1. Fancy White Blouse
No well-rounded closet is complete without a better-than-basic white shirt. It’s the cure-all to mornings when you need to get ready in a flash yet still look perfectly chic and fresh as a daisy. With so many styles to choose from—Barneys has a stunning assortment from designers Nina Ricci, O’2nd, Nili Lotan, and Atlantique Ascoli to name a few—there’s a unique yet classic white blouse ready and waiting to come through in the clutch.
2. Utility Jacket
Barneys SVP Sarah Blair tops off her Alaïa dress with an unexpected nod to the uniform in a faded green anorak by Junya Watanabe. A hooded multi-pocket jacket that you can rollup—and consequently unroll—with ease for travel is a no-brainer. The fact that it adds a roughed-up element of surprise to an otherwise classic feminine look gives this outerwear piece gold stars for working overtime.
3. Oversize Poncho
Who doesn’t want to be wrapped in cozy layers of Chloé (or insert favorite designer here) via swaths of luxurious fabric when traveling away from home? Envelope yourself in beautiful textiles and stay warm, cuddly, and à la mode.
4. Deep Red Moto
There’s a good chance you already own a little leather jacket of sorts—quite possibly even a solid motorcycle jacket—so we don’t need to wax poetic about the thrill of this comfy for commuting, ready for anything, authentically cool wardrobe essential. Something we do want to call out this season is color. The outfit below with a black moto jacket is sharp. The outfit as worn with color—sharp and fresh. For a happy spring pick-me-up you can wear right now, go for bold by trying something vivid and slightly outside your closet’s comfort zone.
5. Structured Top-Handle Bag
This top handle satchel from Dolce & Gabbana is the carry-all that promises to keep you organized when you’re on the go. Flap closure for safe-keeping, convertible shoulder strap, durable grained leather, and some lovely interior pockets make the Miss Sicily bag a win for Paris Fashion Week and other stylish adventures.
6. Destroyed Denim
Andrea Tocco, Barneys New York buyer, opts for a pair of reconstructed jeans from new denim label we love, RE/DONE. The reworked denim is soft, doesn’t stretch out with multiple-day wear, and the medium blue finish pairs well with almost anything.
7. Silk Scarf
Adorning your décolletage with a silk scarf is like adding a fun little exclamation mark to the end of the sentence. First you had your outfit…and now you’ve got your outfit complete! The pop of color and pattern at the neckline adds a bit of whimsy and interest, bringing together all the ensemble’s elements.
8. Low-Heeled Oxfords
Add a little spring to your step—without getting wobbly—in a pair of lace-up shoes with just a wee bit of height. On days you know you’ll be hitting the pavement for hours with the possibility of over-the-shoulder smiling and posing, a sturdy, well-made shoe will save your sole and give you the confidence to strut hard.
9. Statement Sunglasses
The iconic, glamorous accessory that’s equal parts utility and fabulous is one adornment every fashion week show-goer can’t live without. Front row flashing lights, the abundance of sunshine pouring down on Paris this week—a pair of sunglasses will shield you from all that brilliance like a charm. Once perched upon your pretty face, your chosen standout sunnies will speak volumes of your personal style.
10. Wide-Leg Pants
An easy pair of pants that feels like a skirt but gives you free reign to move around in leaps and bounds is as essential as it gets in our book. The modern, fluid silhouette takes on a sporty vibe when worn with athletic sneakers—just another way to up the functional ante with panache.