Here’s What Fashion Editors Are Shopping For Right Now

Lucinda C. Bard

Before quarantine, I frequently strolled into Zara on my lunch break, spent hours considering which second-handGucci loafers would impress my Instagram followers the most (both style- and discount-wise), and set alarms for ungodly hours of the night to shop sample sales going on in far-off time zones (often to no […]

Before quarantine, I frequently strolled into Zara on my lunch break, spent hours considering which second-handGucci loafers would impress my Instagram followers the most (both style- and discount-wise), and set alarms for ungodly hours of the night to shop sample sales going on in far-off time zones (often to no avail). Now, after weeks at home, I can honestly say that I haven’t really shopped at all, or rather, I haven’t actually bought anything. For me, half the fun of shopping is getting to show it off, so without work events to attend or Saturday afternoon lunch dates to get dressed up for, what’s the point?

After seven weeks, though, I’m starting to feel withdrawal. Shopping withdrawal, that is. 

Of course, given the current financial situation, shopping just to shop isn’t exactly in the cards. If I want to make a purchase, it has to be smart, something that I both want and need. For that, I called in reinforcements. To help me determine what exactly is worth splurging on for both my in-quarantine life and beyond, I asked my fellow fashion editors to share what they’ve had their eyes on style-wise, be it matching sweatsuits à la Zoë Kravitz or otherwise. 

From a designer handbag that after months of contemplation was found via The RealReal for a fraction of the price to a pair of athletic shorts that are both perfect for your in-home Y7 classes and bi-weekly walks to the grocery store, the results ahead are just what I needed to sort through my thoughts and get me inspired to shop again. See what eight fashion editors decided was worth spending money on right now by clicking through the slideshow ahead. And if you get far enough, perhaps you’ll discover how I chose to indulge my shopping addiction in quarantine, too.

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"I would without hesitation wear this with my sweats and later level up to jeans or a skirt. I had my eye on it during the runway show so I'm taking it as a sign that it's now available to purchase when I need it the most." <br> <br> <strong>Jacquemus</strong> La Maille Valensole, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.farfetch.com%2Fshopping%2Fwomen%2Fjacquemus-la-maille-valensole-item-15124489.aspx" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Farfetch" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Farfetch</a>
“I would without hesitation wear this with my sweats and later level up to jeans or a skirt. I had my eye on it during the runway show so I’m taking it as a sign that it’s now available to purchase when I need it the most.”

Jacquemus La Maille Valensole, $, available at Farfetch

"These bright sweats from Outdoor Voices have become my go-to for work and walks around my neighborhood — they're a mood booster! Once this is all over, I'm pretty sure I'll keep them in heavy rotation, just maybe not to work." <br> <br> <strong>Outdoor Voices</strong> Cotton Terry Jogger, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.outdoorvoices.com%2Fproducts%2Fcotton-terry-jogger-2%3Fvariant%3D31925600813134" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Outdoor Voices" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Outdoor Voices</a>
“These bright sweats from Outdoor Voices have become my go-to for work and walks around my neighborhood — they’re a mood booster! Once this is all over, I’m pretty sure I’ll keep them in heavy rotation, just maybe not to work.”

Outdoor Voices Cotton Terry Jogger, $, available at Outdoor Voices

"The latest addition to my collection is this lime green bikini from Ookioh. Their swimwear is affordable, sustainable, and always on-trend. While this particular color is quite bold for me, I have been surprised by how much I can style it with." <br> <br> <strong>Ookioh</strong> Como Top, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fookioh.com%2Fcollections%2Ftops%2Fproducts%2Fcomo-bikini-top-comolime" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ookioh" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ookioh</a> <br> <br> <strong>Ookioh</strong> Monaco Bottom, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fookioh.com%2Fcollections%2Fbottoms%2Fproducts%2Fmonaco-bikini-bottom-monacolime" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ookioh" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ookioh</a>
“The latest addition to my collection is this lime green bikini from Ookioh. Their swimwear is affordable, sustainable, and always on-trend. While this particular color is quite bold for me, I have been surprised by how much I can style it with.”

Ookioh Como Top, $, available at Ookioh

Ookioh Monaco Bottom, $, available at Ookioh

"And though I won't be able to wear them outside (yet), their elastic waist makes them the perfect pant to wear indoors and instantly lift up my mood contrary to the three pairs of sweatpants and knit sets I've been wearing non-stop. The price is a lot for a pair of pants, but I know I'm going to get cost per wear even if I wear them to my kitchen and bedroom for the first half of them <em>finally</em> being in my closet." <br> <br> <strong>Julia Heuer</strong> Jack Pants, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmrlarkin.net%2Fstore%2Fjulia-heuer-jack-pants-peter-print%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mr. Larkin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mr. Larkin</a>
“And though I won’t be able to wear them outside (yet), their elastic waist makes them the perfect pant to wear indoors and instantly lift up my mood contrary to the three pairs of sweatpants and knit sets I’ve been wearing non-stop. The price is a lot for a pair of pants, but I know I’m going to get cost per wear even if I wear them to my kitchen and bedroom for the first half of them finally being in my closet.”

Julia Heuer Jack Pants, $, available at Mr. Larkin

"That led me to my new Chloé Faye, a style I've wanted ever since it debuted in S/S '15. Since buying it last week, every single friend I've texted — in all caps — has said it's basically me, in bag form, so I know it was a wise choice on my part. And given the crazy sales happening right now, I can think of no better way to ease the pain of quarantine than treating myself to something I <em>really</em> want. That in and of itself is the greatest luxury. I can't wait to wear her out for real with some '70s wide leg trousers and a vintage blazer once things begin to return to normal." <br> <br> <strong>Chloé</strong> Faye Shoulder Bag, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.therealreal.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomen%2Fhandbags%2Fshoulder-bags%2Fchloe-faye-shoulder-bag-79w73%3Fposition%3D18%23" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The RealReal" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The RealReal</a>
“That led me to my new Chloé Faye, a style I’ve wanted ever since it debuted in S/S ’15. Since buying it last week, every single friend I’ve texted — in all caps — has said it’s basically me, in bag form, so I know it was a wise choice on my part. And given the crazy sales happening right now, I can think of no better way to ease the pain of quarantine than treating myself to something I really want. That in and of itself is the greatest luxury. I can’t wait to wear her out for real with some ’70s wide leg trousers and a vintage blazer once things begin to return to normal.”

Chloé Faye Shoulder Bag, $, available at The RealReal

"Now I use it for literally everything." <br> <br> <strong>Pinzon by Amazon</strong> 300 Thread Count Ultra Soft Cotton Bed Sheet Set, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Pinzon-Thread-Count-Ultra-Cotton/dp/B071LTRQHX/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=white+sheets&qid=1588095892&sr=8-12" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>
“Now I use it for literally everything.”

Pinzon by Amazon 300 Thread Count Ultra Soft Cotton Bed Sheet Set, $, available at Amazon

"I'd been saving up months for these and I got a coupon for some dollars off my purchase so it seemed like the perfect time to take them off my wishlist and make them mine!" <br> <br> <strong>Gucci</strong> Suede Horsebit Loafers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.therealreal.com%2Fproducts%2Fmen%2Fshoes%2Floafers%2Fgucci-suede-horsebit-loafers-792cb%3Fposition%3D75%23%21" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The RealReal" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The RealReal</a>
“I’d been saving up months for these and I got a coupon for some dollars off my purchase so it seemed like the perfect time to take them off my wishlist and make them mine!”

Gucci Suede Horsebit Loafers, $, available at The RealReal

"Lately I've been buying comfy things by smaller brands who have sustainability baked into their DNA. It's my way of supporting the parts of the industry I align with while also acquiring things I can live in while quarantining and beyond." <br> <br> <strong>Entireworld</strong> Sweats, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheentireworld.com%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fshorts-womens-type-d-version-3-grey" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:EntireWorld" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">EntireWorld</a>
“Lately I’ve been buying comfy things by smaller brands who have sustainability baked into their DNA. It’s my way of supporting the parts of the industry I align with while also acquiring things I can live in while quarantining and beyond.”

Entireworld Sweats, $, available at EntireWorld

"Unfortunately, I couldn't find quite the same discount level for you guys as I managed for myself, but here's the same dress for 40% off. If you're looking for something equally as stylish, though, for a fraction of the cost, here's <a href="https://www.zara.com/us/en/textured-weave-dress-p04786071.html?v1=34091601&v2=1445722" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:a similar LBD from Zara for under-$90" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">a similar LBD from Zara for under-$90</a>. Shop away." <br> <br> <strong>Khaite</strong> Allison Puff-Sleeve Cotton Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.matchesfashion.com%2Fus%2Fproducts%2F1282447" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Matches Fashion" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Matches Fashion</a>
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t find quite the same discount level for you guys as I managed for myself, but here’s the same dress for 40% off. If you’re looking for something equally as stylish, though, for a fraction of the cost, here’s a similar LBD from Zara for under-$90. Shop away.”

Khaite Allison Puff-Sleeve Cotton Midi Dress, $, available at Matches Fashion

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