Editor Picks: Top 10 Must-Buys For Spring 2009 – Monique Hankins

Continuing our 2 week series highlighting the StyleBakery editors’ Top 10 must-buys for spring. Check back daily for a new Top 10 list filled with the hottest clothing and accessories to update your wardrobe this season.


Short Sleeve Printed Shirt

The safari look is hot for spring, and this shirt is a simple way to add this trend to my wardrobe without completely committing to it. The classic black and white is timeless, so I’ll be able to wear it for years to come.

$49.50 at express.com


Accordian pleated full skirt

I love skirts, and this one is fabulous because it’s also textured (in the form of pleating), which makes it a little more visually appealing.

$79 at bananarepublic.com


Allen B.® Smocked Waist Floral Dress

Floral prints are always a favorite of mine for spring. This dress can be worn day or night and has an airy, light feeling even though the flowers are on a black background.

$49.99 (sale) at jcpenney.com


Ruched Wedges

Wedges are my essential shoe during spring and summer. These are low cost, not to mention adorable, and I could wear these with so many things.

$26.99 at charlotterusse.com


N.Y.L.A. Whitney Leather Cut Out Bootie

I am usually more feminine and classic when it comes to clothes, but the edgy accessories I saw on the spring runways have inspired me to add a bit of edge my wardrobe — these are the perfect start.

$89.95 at dsw.com


Metallic Pleated Bag

Metallics are a huge trend right now, but that doesn’t mean I want to look like a space chick everywhere I go. I’m loving this tote because it’s on trend without looking trendy.

$44 (sale) at spiegel.com


Turquoise Pendant Necklace

This is a basic gold chain necklace, but the big tourquoise piece makes it very interesting and adds a great pop of color next to neutrals or even your LBD.

$34 at bebe.com


Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour – Vendetta

I’m so excited to see so many “un-spring” nail colors coming out for the season. Chanel is a luxury brand, so while I can’t shell out the money to buy a handbag or item of clothing from them, I’ll splurge on their nail lacquers, especially this new color, Vendetta– so gorgeous.

$23 at saks.com


Merona® Classic Beach Tote

With warm weather comes trips to the beach or pool. This tote is functional and the bright color is cheerful and fun.

$14.99 at target.com


F4930 Sunglasses

I always wear sunglasses, so of course, it’s always fun to add at least one new pair to the collection each season. These retro-inspired glasses are so adorable and the price is ridiculously affordable, I can buy them (and maybe several others) without feeling any buyer’s remorse.

$5.80 at forever21.com

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