October 1, 2022

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Shop the Best Fashion Items That Launched in February 2021

Fashion

Every new fashion item we’re coveting this month.

We’re at that weird moment at the end of a season when our mindset has jumped ahead to spring while our body remains firmly planted in the dead of winter. As I type this, new collections flood my inbox, yet snow falls outside my window—sound familiar? Regardless of this confusing dichotomy, it is a great time to take stock of our current wardrobes and fill in the holes with items that will ease the transition to a warmer season—light jackets, layering staples, and sneakers—while also keeping in mind our current state of WFH-oriented lifestyles and that storied newfound appreciation for comfort, a phrase we’re sure you’re as tired of hearing as we are of typing. All that said, continue scrolling for a little transitional-style shopping inspiration.

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Bevza Tree of Life Top

$528

We’ve already explained how excited we are for the return of tunics, so it’s not much of a surprise this made it onto our list. We love the duo of a tunic layered over a pair of wide-leg points. Extra points if you add an interesting belt!

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Maria McManus Skater Short

$420

Maria McManus launched her eponymous line this month, and we are head-over-heels obsessed. We love the idea of styling this skater short with a tall boot until the temps warm up and then swapping them for a loafer come summer.

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Vince Pleated Dolman Sleeve Dress

$495

This plum-colored frock has us seriously lusting after warm weather. The relaxed fit means this elegant ensemble would be comfortable enough to WFH in, and as an added bonus, the crinkle pleat detail ensures you won’t notice any wrinkles.

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Mother The Mended Maxi Skirt

$310

Mother’s new 21-piece capsule collection dubbed “60% Mother” is made from excess fabric, damages, and overstock from past collections mixed in with vintage pieces from local rag houses and extra scraps. Not to mention, we love the patchwork DIY appearance.

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House of Aama Silk Wrap Skirt

$265

House of Aama’s nude capsule collection is a sartorial celebration of the various shades of Black women’s skin, and is also created from eco-friendly textiles. We love the skirt, but highly recommend investing in the entire three-piece set.

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Judy Turner David Pullover

$495 $243

Judy Turner is an up-and-comer in the realm of knitwear—we’ve repeatedly caught ourselves lusting over her quarter zips and knit shorts. Be sure to scoop this one up while the price is reduced!

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Coach x Champion Leather Shorts

$495

We always love a good high-low collaboration in fashion, so we were thrilled to hear about the partnership between Coach and Champion. The leather facade on these shorts is perfect for your next WFH loungewear ensemble.

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Comme Si La Boxer Classica, Silk

$198

Comme Si’s “Great Indoors” collection is exactly what we want from our loungewear. There’s something intensely indulgent about lounging around in a pair of silk boxers all day—and as long as you are dressed appropriately from the waist up, no one needs to know!

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Dior ID Sneaker

$1,150

Most of us already have a white sneaker (or six) in our repertoire, so when one comes along that captures our eye, there’s reason to celebrate. The versatile Dior ID sneakers will literally pair with everything in our wardrobes, from denim to track pants and anything in between.

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Uniqlo Jersey Over Shirt Jacket

$40

As warmer temperatures are *technically* on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about our transitional wardrobes. This unisex shirt/jacket is the perfect layering staple to carry us through the next few months of ever-changing temperatures.

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Alife x Champion Xavier University Hoodie Sweatshirt

$89

NYC lifestyle brand Alife teamed up with Champion and Urban Outfitters to offer an HBCU capsule collection which pays homage to the historic Black institutions of this country. We can’t wait to add one of them to our ever-growing collection of sweatshirts.

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Marla Aaron Take A Seat for Restaurants Chair

$250

One of our favorite jewelry designers, Marla Aaron created this sterling silver chair as an ode to the alarming number of empty restaurant seats that currently decorate city blocks of New York City—and will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds to World Central Kitchen. The chair can stand alone or hook onto a chain.

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Untitled in Motion Wakewear Set

$496

Untitled in Motion has perfectly captured this moment in time by designing a set they’re calling “wakewear,” because aren’t we all donning sleepwear round the clock these days? The bright pattern on this particular set has us anxiously anticipating warmer months.

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Veja Condor Low Top Sneakers

$144

We’ve been a fan of Veja’s everyday sneakers for a while now, so we were thrilled to hear they were launching running shoes. We plan on wearing these to work out and for all our daily outings.

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Alexander McQueen The Short Story

$1,990

You really can’t go wrong with the purchase of a classic black leather mid-sized handbag. They never go out of style, and you can pair them with practically anything. We are big fans of Alexander McQueen’s most recent short rendition of their “The Story” handbag series.

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Eberjey Beatrix Secretary Underwire Bra

$65

These days, we are trying to devote a little more attention to what goes under our clothes—case in point: sexy but comfy lingerie. We love Eberjey’s chic yet comfortable bra that lacks the traditional padding we are beginning to lose interest in.

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Maje Monette Striped Edge Sweater

$265

Not a vest per se, but this sleeveless cardigan definitely checks that trend box. We love finding ways to subtly incorporate color into our wardrobe, and this does just that. We can’t wait to pair with a white button-down and jeans.

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Toit Volant Verona 2.0 Organic Twill Dress

$238

Remember sleeveless dresses? Yeah, we don’t either. For now, we will be layering a chunky knit over this voluminous confection, but come warm weather, all it needs is a simple pair of sandals.

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