New year, new closet! Invest in these five essentials, and you’ll look super stylish all the way until next New Year's!
Leather graces the runway season after season. From leggings to blouses, leather accents are the easiest way to look downtown cool. If you want to splurge on one piece, go for a cute jacket because you’ll be able to layer with sweaters and scarves for winter and fall, pair with a flowy tee for spring and roll up the sleeves with cut-offs for summer.
Our pick: While this biker style might be a splurge ($395), it will last you a lifetime.
We saw new twists on the classic white button-down all over the spring runways. Everything from oversize styles at DKNY to embellished options at Rachel Comey. The best part about a classic shirt? You can wear it with pretty much everything! Trust us, the perfect white shirt will become your staple in 2013.
Our pick: We love this oversize style tucked into a pair of jeans.
Not a heel girl? Try a pointy flat this year. You can dress a cute style up or down with a pair of skinny pants and a tee for the weekends, or a pencil skirt and blazer for the office.
Our pick: Try a colored flat with a fun print to add a pop of fun to your feet.
Give your classic black bag a break, and try a colorful printed option this year. From Fendi to Marc Jacobs, we saw graphic totes all over the runways, so it’s your turn to give this hot trend a test drive. Try a tote size that you can easily transition from the office to a night out with the girls.
Our pick: This tote is bold, yet subtle — perfect for day to night.
Let’s be honest, a pair of killer shades will never go out of style. And if you don’t have a go-to pair yet, you need one! Especially in a classic wayfarer style that will continue to be on trend year after year.
Our pick: You can't go wrong with a pair by Ray-Ban. You'll have them forever!