Here's What InStyle Editors Bought (and Swear by) Last Month

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Well, this is what happens when shopping is basically your job. As InStyle editors, we curate, test, and review products so we can promote the best of the best. What does that mean? It means two things: 1. We shop. A lot. Call it borderline compulsive shopping. 2. You can count on us to be on top of this season's must-haves.

Need proof? Here it is: a list of 38 gotta-have-it items that we not only bought but also swear by. Consider it #editortested.

escentric molecules Eau De Toilette

escentric molecules Eau De Toilette
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"Wearing Le Labo Santal 33 everyday earned me the unofficial title of Best Smelling Man at InStyle and I was ready for something new and unique to alternate with. The only ingredient in Molecule 01 is Iso E Super and it's supposed to enhance your own chemistry. It's fresh, summery, and unisex." —Bryan Vargas, Assistant Art Director

Clé de Peau Beauté concealer

Clé de Peau Beauté concealer
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"After waffling over if this concealer was really worth it, I bought it, and am so happy I did! Clé de Peau's concealer is the best one I've ever used." —Macey Hall, Senior Social Media Manager

MONK OIL CITY SKIN POTION NO. 2

MONK OIL CITY SKIN POTION NO. 2
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"Confession: I purchased Monk Oil City Skin Potion No. 2 almost exclusively because of its pretty packaging. But it's the intoxicating blend of essential oils, the reassuring clink of the Rose Quartz Crystal housed within the bottle and the instant om that washes over me with every use that will keep me coming back for more. I'm hooked; I'll never be without a bottle of this stuff as long as I live." —Courtney Higgs, Editorial Assistant

PUBLIC SCHOOL "YANKEES" DAD HAT

PUBLIC SCHOOL "YANKEES" DAD HAT
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"I'm currently very into dad hats. The latest addition to my collection pays homage to both public schools and the Yankees—the best baseball team ever, objectively speaking." —Claire Stern, Associate Editor

CUYANA WEEKENDER BAG

CUYANA WEEKENDER BAG
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"Large enough for a long weekend away and personalized with gold embroidery, this travel bag has taken my upstate trips to a whole new level." —Laura Simola, Associate Art Director

KHAITE DENIM JACKET

KHAITE DENIM JACKET

"Season after season, I always find myself on the lookout for the perfect denim jacket. Despite having at least three that I once thought were just that, this Khaite takes the win. From the gorgeous black and gold buttons to the true-blue denim wash to the oversized cut, you cannot even try to create a more perfect denim jacket." —Elana Zajdman, Accessories Editor

THE ROW SNAKESKIN LOAFERS

THE ROW SNAKESKIN LOAFERS
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"I gravitate most toward pieces that are comfortable and super luxe, so naturally, these The Row loafers are my dream shoe. For casual occassions, I'll wear them with vintage Levi's and a cashmere sweater or a midlength dress or skirt when I want to dress up a bit." —Callie Turner, Assistant to the Fashion Director

J.CREW RUFFLE-SLEEVE TOP

J.CREW RUFFLE-SLEEVE TOP
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"Because I just can't wait any longer for spring to arrive, I spent some time day-dreaming about some new work clothes for warmer weather." —Christina Vermillion, Associate Director of Product

The Underground Railroad by COLSON WHITEHEAD

The Underground Railroad by COLSON WHITEHEAD
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"Spring is coming (I think), and I've been dreaming of Sunday afternoons spent wiling away the hours on a park bench with a good read." —Isabel Jones, Editorial Assistant

GOOP LUMINOUS MELTING CLEANSER

GOOP LUMINOUS MELTING CLEANSER
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"I've been on the hunt for a new facial cleanser and after hearing so many positive reviews of this one, I finally tried it out. Gwyneth is on to something, you guys. It makes my face feel squeaky clean and also super hydrated at the same time. Thanks, GP!" —Janelle Grodsky, Associate Editor

vanessa mooney tassel earrings

vanessa mooney tassel earrings
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"I'd been eyeing these earrings for months but wasn't sure how often I would actually wear them. Needless to say, I've barely taken them off—they take any casual outfit up a notch. I like them best with a simple white t-shirt and jeans." —Tessa Trudeau, Editorial Assistant

STYLESTALKER MIDI DRESS

STYLESTALKER MIDI DRESS
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"I saw this dress and fell in love! It's a beautiful burnt orange hue and drapes over curves in such a beautiful way. It's perfect with a leather jacket thrown over for the current low temperatures and I can wear it on it's own once it heats up a bit more." —LaShauna Williams, Assistant Market Editor

ONLYNY "CITY OF NEW YORK" HAT

ONLYNY "CITY OF NEW YORK" HAT
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"Supreme is getting a lot of action right now (first Louis Vuitton, then NYC's MTA) so I'm questioning whether or not I should become a skater boy. Hey, Avril. Step one: continue to wear this OnlyNY hat that I'm in love with." —Jonathan Borge, Associate Digital Editor

FRANCES VALENTINE COLOR BLOCK BAG

FRANCES VALENTINE COLOR BLOCK BAG
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"After months of being stalked by Frances Valentine Internet ads, I gave in and bought my first FV bag. Love the sporty strap, the pockets and the yellow and red interior details." —Faye Penn, Executive Editor

JOSEPH TRENCH COAT

JOSEPH TRENCH COAT
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"My search for the perfect trench has conculded! I love the stiffness to the fabric and flattering waist cinch, and it hits at the perfect mid calf length." —Ali Pew, Senior Style Editor

H&M PATENT SKIRT

H&M PATENT SKIRT
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"I'm obsessed with everything patent leather right now. Not only is this skirt a lot more wearable than rocking vinyl pants, it will also work well during confusing transitional weather days." —Erin Lukas, Beauty Writer

Maison Louis Marie Perfume Oil

Maison Louis Marie Perfume Oil
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"I love this scent! It always makes me feel great when I wear it and it's definitely de-stressing." —Lisa Martin, Director of Photography

ZARA OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESS

ZARA OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESS
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"This is a great basic that works with any jacket draped over my shoulders. It's the perfect length and transitions really well from day to night!" —Ingrid Frahm, Art Assistant

ALLEGORY STORY LIP GLOSS

ALLEGORY STORY LIP GLOSS
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"Allegory Story is an indie cosmetic company that has become my instant obsession. Their creamy pigmented lip gloss are perfect to wear alone or over lipstick. Not only will the formula hydrate your lips but will leave you with a perfect non-sticky shine." —Jessica Kane, Photo Assistant

LULU MULE

LULU MULE
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"I've found the perfect 'house shoes' for the office that go with nearly everything I own! I love them so much, I'm contemplating the fresh melon shade for the warmer months ahead. (Tip: size up by 1/2)." —Hana Asbrink, Digital News Editor

GUCCI LOAFERS

GUCCI LOAFERS
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"My new morning commute has me walking so much, I needed to up my flats game." —Rina Stone, Creative Director

BALENCIAGA MULES

BALENCIAGA MULES
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"This whole spring in February thing made me temporarily lose my mind and buy these most beautiful and expensive shoes. I'll wear them forever and ever, I promise! —Lizzy Oppenheimer, Senior Photo Editor

UNIVERSAL STANDARD KNOT TOP

UNIVERSAL STANDARD KNOT TOP
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"I love this new brand Universal Standard and I've already bought a couple of pieces—the fabrics are divine and I love the simple, chic aesthetic. My favorite is this knot top in a gray / taupe shade. I plan on wearing it with a maxi skirt all summer." —Selene Milano, Senior Beauty Editor

ZARA POMPOM SANDALS

ZARA POMPOM SANDALS
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"The unseasonably warm temperatures have me dreaming of spring. These sandals are practical, affordable, and fun. Sold." —Jessie Heyman, Digital Features Director

FUUT FOOT HAMMOCK

FUUT FOOT HAMMOCK
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"I wanted a way to stretch my legs while working and discovered the answer via Amazon: a foot hammock! This version was just too cute to turn down, and I have since purchased, installed, and been thoroughly enjoying it." —Mari Kasunaki, Associate Editor, News

ATTICO VELVET POUCH

ATTICO VELVET POUCH
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"I have been dying for something from cool design duo Attico—and this fun velvet tassel bag is it! I love it paired with a t-shirt and blue jeans for day, or a silky robe dress for evening. It is an easy wardrobe update that doesn't break the bank!" —Kristina Rutkowski, Market Editor

SEYCHELLES MULES

SEYCHELLES MULES
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"I've been a slow mule convert. It took me a while until I found a pair that I thought were cute, and these rosy suede heels are the ones. The heel is walkable, the color is on-trend, and they're wide enough that my foot fits without needing surgery on my pinky toe. Win-win." —Olivia Bahou, Assistant Digital Editor

SOLUDOS GLADIATOR ESPADRILLES

SOLUDOS GLADIATOR ESPADRILLES
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"I have a beach vacation coming up next month and was looking for the perfect dressed-up (but comfortable) sandal. I need something for nights out on the town that'll go with a floaty dress or a fun jumpsuit, and this pair looks like a winner." —Sarah Balch, Photo Editor

TED BAKER MIDI DRESS

TED BAKER MIDI DRESS
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"I just bought this Ted Baker dress and I love how it's sexy, romantic, and sophisticated at the same time. The neckline and silhouete are sexy, the florals make it romantic and the length and colors make it sophisticated. To me, it's great for a spring cocktail party!" —Glynis Costin, West Coast Bureau Chief

SWAROVSKI WATCH

SWAROVSKI WATCH
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"This Swarovski watch has become a staple to my wardrobe. It's the perfect shape, curving around my wrist so it doesn't get caught on any of my clothes. It's comfortable enough to wear all day long. And I love the way it captures light with each individual mini crystal without being too flashy." —Shalayne Pulia, Editorial Assistant

sincerely custom necklace

sincerely custom necklace

"I'm a sucker for delicate jewelry. This unique brand creates custom necklaces made from your own handwriting; so you literally write your name on a piece of paper (or whatever phrase you want to wear around your neck) take a picture of it, and email it over. Just choose whether you want silver or gold, and if you want to add diamonds or not (tough choice). Then, like magic, it arrives in an adorable ribbon-tied box at your doorstep. I never take it off." —Kim Peiffer, Executive Editor

& Other Stories hoop earrings

& Other Stories hoop earrings
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"My thing this past month has been supersized earrings—the bigger, the better. Here's a simple pair that's astronomically huge and yet not completely scene-stealing. Call it the Goldilocks of oversized earrings." —Kim Duong, Digitial Fashion Assistant

Pixi Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Rose Oil Blend
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"As a combination skin type, I'm constantly battling it out with facial moisturizers. I need oil-free products to avoid breakouts, yet most of them leave my face uncomfortably dry and back to the drawing board. Pixi's Rose Oil Blend has bridged this gap for me! Adding 1-2 drops into my daily moisturizer is enough to hydrate without the added breakout." —Colleen Lowery, Designer

topshop moto mom jeans

topshop moto mom jeans
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"I finally found my perfect high-waist, straight-leg, slightly baggy jean in the form of Topshop's dark wash mom jean. They were super affordable and look great with both a chunky sweater for a casual office outfit, and a bodysuit and heels for a night out." —Jane Asher, Digital Editorial Assistant

Alice + Olivia lace dress

Alice + Olivia lace dress
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"I've been looking for a dress I could wear to spring and summer weddings I have coming up, and this Alice + Olivia dress fit the bill perfectly. I couldn't wait to cut the tags off, so I've been wearing it on warmer NYC days with a leather jacket and black flats." —Victoria Moorhouse, Digital Beauty Editor

NIKELAB DUNK LUX CHUKKA X RT SNEAKER

NIKELAB DUNK LUX CHUKKA X RT SNEAKER
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"I grew up playing basketball and was quite excited when Riccardo Tisci recently debuted his latest kicks for Nike. Not only do they have courtside appeal, but they are also fashion-forward enough to wear to the shows." —Sarah Cristobal, Executive Features Director

TOMMY HILFIGER SLIDERS

TOMMY HILFIGER SLIDERS
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"Willing spring to begin with these Tommy Hilfiger sliders. It's still too cold to be wearing open-toed shoes outdoors in N.Y.C. but they're great to wear around the house. SO comfy." —Karen Ho, Social Media Editor

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