I write about fashion, a lot. But despite the illusion that fashion editors are constantly making orders with a full wardrobe of amazing clothes, in reality, my shopping habits are much more prudent. This month, however, has been much different. During the height of the season I very much fell into the “a closet full of clothes with nothing to wear” trap, so I decided that a mini overhaul was in order. There were a few trends that I was interested in test driving—like tie-waist tops and Y2K-style pants— as well as a few staple pieces I’ve had saved in my mental mood board for years.
Let’s just say I went a little haywire with the buy button: my fingers cramped from constantly typing out my card information and I got to know my UPS delivery man on a first name basis. A lot of boxes came my way, but not everything I bought made the cut. There were some duds, but the try-on process is all in the game of fashion, right? If you’re anxious to see what I ordered—good because ahead I’m sharing all the items that I ended up buying (and actually kept) this month. From cool sneakers that are bubbling up among the fashion crowd, to “new classics” from emerging designers, keep reading to see what made my “keep” pile.