I'm an Amazon Shopping Editor, and These Are the 10 Things I'm Buying for Spring
Do you smell that? Spring is *finally* in the air, which means my Amazon cart is full of goodies to prepare me for the new season.
If you haven't been keeping up with my seasonal Amazon purchases, the TL;DR is that I like to treat myself when the weather changes. There's usually a fashion trend I need to hop on or something I'm missing that could be useful for the new season — in this case, it's a steady supply of white tees and a cute reusable water bottle for longer days spent outdoors.
Plus, it's just fun to give myself a reason to shop even if I don't actually need something specific. Do I need another color of my favorite slip dress? Not necessarily. Am I going to get one anyway? Yes.
Here are the 10 things from Amazon I'm buying to officially ring in spring:
- Hanes Perfect-T Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $8 (Originally $16)
- Tronjori High Waist Wide Leg Pants, $34
- Sygy Large Gold Hair Claw Clips, 4-Pack, $9
- The Drop Ana Silky V-Neck Midi Slip Dress, $50
- Ohora Semi-Cured Gel Nail Strips, $14
- Superga Cotu Classic Sneaker, $43–$62 (Originally $65)
- Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Straw, $40
- Yeoreo High Waist Smile Contour Seamless Leggings, $17–$29
- Stone & Beam Fan-Embossed Planter, $30
- Klorane Aquatic Mint Detox Shampoo, $20
Hanes Perfect-T Short Sleeve T-Shirt
I bought this Hanes t-shirt to test out last month because I realized I am severely lacking in the white tee department, which I consider a spring wardrobe staple. I've collected a couple that just haven't hit the mark, and even though I want to replace them, I find it hard to spend upwards of $20 on a simple shirt. Fortunately, Hanes' Perfect T actually is perfect — and only $8. Made out of 100 percent cotton, it's thick and only slightly opaque, complete with a flattering cut that's not super slim or boxy. I'm stocking up.
Shop now: $8 (Originally $16); amazon.com
Tronjori High Waist Wide Leg Pants
I'm trying to become a Cool Pants Girl this spring, which mostly means I'm forcing myself to expand outside of my usual jeans or leggings. After being inspired by the bell-bottom queen herself, Marisa Tomei, I've decided to add these pretty flowy pants to my wardrobe. (One shopper even said they felt like Tomei's Marvel character, Aunt May, wearing them.) The Tronjori pants come in 28 colors, including neutrals like black and brown, and bolder shades like jade green and lilac. A handful of people said they were "pleasantly surprised" by how flattering, stretchy, and high-quality the pants are; I also personally love that they're high-waisted.
Shop now: $34; amazon.com
Sygy Large Gold Hair Claw Clips
According to Sally Singer, Amazon's Head of Fashion Direction, "gold hair jewelry" is in this spring. I often clip my hair up, so adding these pretty gold claw clips to my cart is a no-brainer. I love that they'll add a little sparkle to any outfit and also match the gold jewelry I always wear. Plus, a pack of four is only $9. Score.
Shop now: $9; amazon.com
The Drop Ana Silky V-Neck Midi Slip Dress
Another trend you can expect to see this season, according to Singer, is "Crayola colors" — a.k.a wearing bright and saturated shades. While I already own The Drop's silky slip dress in olive green and rusty orange, I've been dressing brighter this year, so I'm adding another one to my collection in a vibrant blue. It's slinky, sexy, and makes a great layering piece.
Shop now: $50; amazon.com
Ohora Semi-Cured Gel Nail Strips
I've basically stopped getting manicures thanks to these semi-cured gel nail strips. Ohora's nail wraps not only last a long time, but they're also uper easy to use and come in so many fun designs. It takes me about an hour to precisely place them on my nails, trim, file, and then cure them for a few minutes with the brand's mini UV lamp. They are simple to remove (I just gently pop them off with the wooden stick that comes in each set) and don't damage my nails. I'm eyeing this glittery yellow and mint combo, which gives major spring vibes.
Shop now: $14; amazon.com
Superga Cotu Classic Sneaker
I definitely don't need another pair of sneakers… but I can't resist adding Superga's classic Cotu sneakers to my spring wardrobe. First of all, I'd like to see what all the hype is about — not only do supermodels and the royal family love them (even Princess Diana wore them in the '90s), but they're InStyle-editor approved and have won over 2,400 Amazon shoppers to boot. The white Supergas are also on sale right now for as low as $43, so in my cart they go.
Shop now: $43–$62 (Originally $65); amazon.com
Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Straw
Every time I'm out of my house for longer than a couple of hours, I regret not bringing a water bottle with me (especially when it's warm out). I have a couple of reusable water bottles at home, but they're either a bit too bulky to carry around or aren't easy to drink out of, so I'm finally investing in a Hydro Flask with a straw lid. The 24-ounce bottle is slim, and I love the bright color options — I'm going with green.
Shop now: $40; amazon.com
Yeoreo High Waist Smile Contour Seamless Leggings
Just because I'm trying to wear leggings less doesn't mean I won't be wearing them at all this spring, especially while running errands. I've been seeing these contoured leggings on everyone, and I want in on the booty-boosting illusion they give. Thousands of customers love them — one shopper even said they're the "best leggings" they've purchased on Amazon, raving that the pants are "very comfortable, squat proof, and compliment your figure nicely by holding you in…and accentuating your butt."
Shop now: $17–$29; amazon.com
Stone & Beam Fan-Embossed Planter
I'm a plant mom, so I'm planning on majorly revamping my plant babies after a dreary winter. In addition to investing in a couple of more plants, many of mine need to be replanted in larger pots. I own a couple of gorgeous planters from Amazon's in-house brands Rivet and Stone & Beam, so I'll be adding a few more to my collection to get ready for the process. I've had my eye on this embossed one for a while, and I'm excited to plant my sprawling aloe vera in it.
Shop now: $30; amazon.com
Klorane Aquatic Mint Detox Shampoo
Klorane gifted me a couple of things from its plant-based hair care line recently, and I'm already prepared to get another bottle of the Aquatic Mint Detox Shampoo. The gentle shampoo targets scalp buildup and has a cooling effect, so it'll definitely be my go-to as the weather warms up and I'm outside more often. It leaves my hair feeling really clean, shiny, and fluffy, which is perfect for someone like me who lets their hair air dry.
Shop now: $20; amazon.com