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Fashionista's April Shopping List: 27 Items Our Editors Love

From keeping up with Zendaya’s unmatched “Challengers” press tour ‘fits to following performances (and street style) at Coachella to streaming Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” pretty much non-stop, it’s been a busy month for team Fashionista. But, don’t worry: We still found plenty of time to unwind with some retail therapy.

It’s the season for revamping our sneaker selections (see: stylish suede kicks and comfy slip-ons), though we haven’t forgotten about our beloved ballet flats just yet. We’re also filling up our warm-weather mood boards with vacation-ready sets, stylish springtime dresses and an eye-catching swimsuit. Ahead, check out all of our favorite fashion finds from April.

Cos Square-Neck Knitted Slip Dress, $135, available here (sizes XXS-L): “I anticipate this being my go-to ‘dressy but not too dressy’ dress for the foreseeable future. The minimalist silhouette makes me feel like ’90s-era Kate Moss, and the tightly-knit fabric hugs the body while still being super comfy and easy to move around in.” —Dhani Mau, Editor-in-Chief

Dragon Diffusion Bamboo Triple Jump Mini Bag in Tan, $317, available here: “This cute little woven leather tote seems like the ideal bag for summer: It’s diminutive, but fits all the essentials, and has a laid-back vibe I love.” —Stephanie Saltzman, Beauty Director

Loewe Relaxed Fit T-shirt in Cotton, $330, available here (sizes XXS-4XL): “I’m, unfortunately, one of those people that makes a piece of culture their entire personality in the aftermath of its release — which means, I’m pretty much thinking about ‘Challengers’ and only ‘Challengers’ right now. (No, really: I’m listening to ‘Yeah x10’ as I type.) So, of course I’ve got my eyes on an ‘I Told Ya’ T-shirt, and Jonathan Anderson is one step ahead of me, releasing a Loewe one for… $330. Maybe I’ll succumb to it (another win for capitalism), maybe I’ll attempt to DIY one. Either way, ‘Challengers’ is the mood board for spring and summer.” —Ana Colón, Deputy Editor

Margaux The Demi Jane in Black Nappa, $275, available here: “Yes, I’m still on a Mary Janes kick, and this super-simple ballet flat style is strikingly perfect. Something about the ultra-skinny strap and subtly rounded toe makes them seem Parisian and chic as hell.” —Steph

Pítusa Crochet Patchwork Top, $118, available here (sizes Petite and Standard) and Crochet Patchwork Fringed Skirt, $120, available here (sizes Petite and Standard): “I didn’t go to Coachella this year, but this would have been one of my most-liked outfits if I had. From the patchwork design to the adorable summer motifs, it’s the perfect sunny outfit for festival frolicking. I was worried that the sizing options (Petite or Standard) wouldn’t work for my XL hips, but luckily the material and waist band are stretchy enough to feel comfortable. Saving this for Coachella 2025…” —Savannah Sitton, Contributing Market Editor

Jared Charm’d by Lulu Frost Diamond Letter Charm, $500, available here: “Ever since Taylor Swift posted this photo of her in a Lulu Frost initial necklace, I’ve dreamt of having one myself. As opposed to the oversized one Swift sported, the brand has released a smaller version in partnership with Jared. Plus, you can hook it onto your chain of choice and mix-and-match with it.” —Brooke Frischer, Staff Writer and Social Lead

Theory Linen Blend Patch Pocket Blazer, $150 $120, available here (sizes 0-12): “I always like to carry a linen blazer in the spring and summer when I’ll be out all day and want to stay cozy by nightfall. Theory’s mint-colored option has a nice, oversized fit, which is key for not looking too formal.” —Andrea Bossi, Staff Writer

Reebok Club C 85 Sneaker, $80, available here: “I run my sneakers into the ground before ever searching for a replacement (seriously, there’s a tiny hole in my old pair’s sole that I chose to ignore), but I finally found a worthy sneaker successor. These off-white kicks look great with my favorite jeans and with a casual sundress. I initially picked these up for their versatility and vintage feel, but my feet feel cushioned and cozy any time I wear them.” —Catie Pusateri, Contributing Writer

A New Day Crepe Puff Short Sleeve Midi Dress, $35, available here (sizes XS-4X): “Don’t sleep on Target: It only took seconds for me to snag this lightweight, crepe, polka-dotted midi dress off the rack immediately after I came across it. I love that the design fits just loose enough that I can breathe without losing all my shape. As the weather has steadily gotten warmer, this find has also become an ideal transitional piece that’s super easy to throw on for day-to-day wear.” —Janelle Sessoms, Staff Writer

Krewe Margaret, $295, available here: “I’ll be channeling my inner Tashi Duncan in these frames all year long. (I told you I’m obsessed.)” —Ana

The Brigitte Satchel by Melie Bianco: Oversized Edition, $148, available here: “It’s about time I show some love to the one bag I’ve been carrying on repeat for months. As the name suggests, it’s the larger version of the viral knot bag, and it’s perfect in every way. I love its catch-all abilities to turn into bottomless black hole, but in an organized Mary Poppins way thanks to the buttoned sleeve compartment (meant for a laptop or books), interior zippered pocket (wallet) and two interior sleeves (lipgloss, phone, etc.). I truly have carried this vegan leather bag daily since I got it in December, without, somehow, collecting any signs of wear.” —Savannah

Rachel Antonoff India Dress, $328, available here (sizes XS-XXL): “I admit, it’s rare that I don’t fall in love with something Rachel Antonoff puts out. But this dress has caught my eye for its adorable ribbon-and-bow pattern, its vibrant light-blue color and its sweet ballgown-like silhouette. It’s very much a modern Cinderella vibe.” —Brooke

Hoka x FP Movement Clifton 9 Sneakers, $150, available here: “While I’ve long since given up on ever being a runner, I’m hoping my first pair of Hokas (via a limited-edition collaboration with FP Movement) inspire me to kick my walking and hiking routine up a notch this spring and summer. They’re as soft and cushion-y as everyone says.” —Dhani

Fanm Mon Mina Dress, $449, available here (sizes XXS-XXL): “Like a very large portion of Netflix subscribers, I have ‘Bridgerton’ on the mind — so this Fanm Mon dress struck me as very appropriate for a promenade. Paging Nicola Coughlan’s stylist.” —Ana

Gentle Monster x Jennie Barrette Glasses, $380, available here: “I have been on the hunt for some wearable, actually cute eyeglasses, and this pair from Gentle Monster and Jennie’s new collab has my heart. I love the thin metal frame trend and am especially obsessed with the crystal hearts that line the arms.” —Brooke

Generation Love Alida Pinstripe Shirt, $215, available here (sizes XXS-XXL): “I have been trying to change my habit of reaching for T-shirts by reaching for… shirts that feel like slightly elevated T-shirts. I like how this top has a comfortable, breezy fit while having some extra pizazz thanks to its pinstripes and shiny buttons.” —Andrea

J.Crew Classic Mariner Cloth Boatneck T-Shirt, $49.50 $22.50, available here (sizes XXS-3X): “I’ve been oddly drawn to boatneck tops lately (and boat shoes! I guess it’s a theme?), and I’m a big fan of the slightly boxy, cropped shape of this shirt, which has become my go-to for days when it’s too cold for short sleeves, but too warm for a sweater.” —Dhani

Rykä Devotion EZ Slip On Sneaker, $110 $96, available here: “With shoes, I tend to fall into the bad habit of sacrificing comfort for style — even with my sneakers. This pair, however, deters me from that: The blush pink colorway is what first caught my eye, but the cushioning insole, slip-on fit (big win for someone who never unties my laces) and intentional design to a woman’s unique foot shape is what keeps me coming back for more.” —Janelle

Taylor Swift “The Tortured Poets Department” Gray Cardigan, $70, available here (sizes XS-4XL): “Did I scream out loud in public when I got the notification that ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ cardigan dropped? Maybe. It’s not the boldest of the album-accompanying cardigans Swift has released, but its beauty lies in its simplicity: It works with a variety of outfits for an undercover Swiftie moment and matches the album’s melancholic style. If you need me, I’ll be swaddled in this cardigan while sobbing to ‘So Long, London.'” —Catie

Norba Flared Legging, $155, available here (sizes XS-L): “Personally, I can never have enough leggings, and I found a pair that ticks all my boxes: The sleek elastane-blend fabric is thinner and lighter than most other of my leggings (making them perfect for summer workouts). The ultra-high waistband is double layered, which prevents rolling. And the zippered ankle is an extra bonus for when I want to show off my footwear. The brand doesn’t carry my usual XL size, but I’m pleased that the large is stretchy enough for me.” —Savannah

Stella McCartney Elyse Veuve Clicquot Platform Sandals, $1,125, available here: “These shoes don’t just look cute in their butter yellow color, and feel comfortable, but they’re also incredibly cool in their construction: Stella McCartney uses a plant-based leather, made of grape waste from Veuve Clicquot’s winemaking, and corks for the soles.” —Andrea

Reformation Irene Linen Jacket, $268, available here (sizes XS-XL) and Aubree Linen Dress in Sundried Tomato, $98, available here (sizes XS-XL): “I love that this linen set feels vintage-y and modern all at once. I’m drawn to the boxy cut, square neckline and punchy tomato color, and honestly can’t imagine a dreamier vacation look.” —Steph

Buck Mason Coastal Linen Rib Tee, $128, available here (sizes XS-XXL): “If you want to invest in a good T-shirt, look no further: I love that this Buck Mason tee is slightly fitted (but not uncomfortably tight) while being made of a soft, ribbed material.” —Andrea

Everlane The A-Line Denim Short, $68, available here (sizes 23-33): “Shorts are one of my fashion foes. We’ve rarely gotten along, meaning I spend most summers alternating between flowing skirts and athletic leggings to avoid them. But I’m ready to reconcile, especially since this pair of high-rise shorts caught my eye as a departure from the cheeky shorts of my past, and mentally transported me to a summer of casually chic outfits (and no thigh chafing).” —Catie

Freda Salvador Jada Square Toe Ballet Flat, $350, available here: “I had been craving a pair of square-toe flats in my rotation, but hadn’t found one I loved — until I saw these, made of woven black leather to match my favorite bag of the month. Not only are they compliment magnets, they’re so comfortable to walk in. The leather is soft and light, which began molding around my foot after a few wears. Only con is I do get heel blisters from the seam, so I wear them over leg warmers, which is super cute anyway.” —Savannah

Agent Provocateur Rayne Swimsuit, $250, available here (sizes 1-4): “As much as I appreciate a spunky two-piece or basic one-piece, I also love the sexy, out-there swimsuit. The tan from this one may be… an interesting pattern, but its cutouts make this piece feel so unique. Honestly, it’s not just for the pool or beach either: I’d tuck this into some jeans or shorts for a tank-top look, too.” —Andrea

Cled Dangling Ring, $200, available here: “I first laid eyes on this charm ring at a showroom, and it left a significant mark on my psyche. At Present kindly gifted it to me — I love the molten gold band and rosy sea glass, plus, the movement of the charm soothes my ADHD, like a fidget spinner, when needed.” —Savannah

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