The 37 Best Things Fashionista Editors Bought This Year

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From Prada to Crocs.

Perhaps the planned punctuations to life — weddings, holidays, promotions — didn't live up to your expectations this year, or maybe you felt like you had more bad days than good. End-of-year reflections bring everything that's happened over the last 12 months to the surface, and while it's easy to fixate on the things that went wrong, there's a way to find joy even in something as insignificant as a Skims bra purchase.

We, at Fashionista, were lucky enough to pick up a few closet additions this year that made us smile, and in an effort to close the 2021 chapter on a positive note, we're sharing them in the galleries below.

From party-ready heels that passed the New York Fashion Week five-mile test to a checkered dog knit, and from splurges on Prada to comfort-first buys on Crocs, our favorite purchases are made up of items both big and small. Read on to get more info on our best buys of the year, and maybe even snag one (or two) for yourself.

Tyler McCall, Editor-in-Chief

<p><strong>Larroudé Dolly Sandal in Gray Crystal, $375,<a href="https://rstyle.me/+XuBq1VF30coMTcqvG8PSpw" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:available here" class="link "> available here</a>:</strong> Have you ever seen such a fun shoe in your life? They're comfortable, too: I even walked five miles in these during New York Fashion Week without complaint — the ultimate test of any shoe.</p>

Larroudé Dolly Sandal in Gray Crystal, $375, available here: Have you ever seen such a fun shoe in your life? They're comfortable, too: I even walked five miles in these during New York Fashion Week without complaint — the ultimate test of any shoe.

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Ana Colón, Senior Editor

<p><strong>Batsheva Smock Dress in Black Embroidered Cotton, $200, <a href="https://batsheva.com/collections/dresses/products/smock-dress-in-black-embroidered-cotton" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:available here" class="link ">available here</a> (sizes US 0-14): </strong>Over the past two-plus years, I've grown my shapeless dress collection, my personal favorite section of my closet. This Batsheva style has become one of my most-beloved and most-worn pieces. I love the fabric, and the pearl buttons along the neck add such an elegant touch. </p>

Batsheva Smock Dress in Black Embroidered Cotton, $200, available here (sizes US 0-14): Over the past two-plus years, I've grown my shapeless dress collection, my personal favorite section of my closet. This Batsheva style has become one of my most-beloved and most-worn pieces. I love the fabric, and the pearl buttons along the neck add such an elegant touch.

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Stephanie Saltzman, Beauty Director

<p><strong>Alix Yang Thea Hoops, $109, <a href="https://alixyang.com/collections/hoops/products/thea-hoops" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:available here" class="link ">available here</a>: </strong>These flat, squared-off hoops are the latest addition to my jewelry collection, and I love that they're classic but a little more interesting than basic round hoops.</p>

Alix Yang Thea Hoops, $109, available here: These flat, squared-off hoops are the latest addition to my jewelry collection, and I love that they're classic but a little more interesting than basic round hoops.

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Dhani Mau, West Coast Editor

<p><strong>Everlane Oversized Alpaca Crew, $100, <a href="https://rstyle.me/+E-Qnt07Pg3nb09dTXUi_fA" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:available here" class="link ">available here</a> (sizes XXS-XXXL):</strong> This sweater may be simple, but there's something about the soft, stretchy feel and oversized fit that makes it nearly impossible for me to wear anything else on chilly days.</p>

Everlane Oversized Alpaca Crew, $100, available here (sizes XXS-XXXL): This sweater may be simple, but there's something about the soft, stretchy feel and oversized fit that makes it nearly impossible for me to wear anything else on chilly days.

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Liza Sokol, Senior Audience Development Manager

<p><strong>Gentle Monster Kings L1, $280, <a href="https://shop-links.co/cgcL2XCM7Ld" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:available here" class="link ">available here</a>: </strong>My minor sunglasses addiction didn't stand a chance against these retro aviators in a fun shade of tortoise.</p>

Gentle Monster Kings L1, $280, available here: My minor sunglasses addiction didn't stand a chance against these retro aviators in a fun shade of tortoise.

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Dara Prant, Market Editor

<p><strong>OffHours Homecoat, $295, <a href="https://offhours.co/collections/shop-all/products/michelangelo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:available here" class="link ">available here</a> (one size): </strong>This comforter-like robe is the sartorial equivalent to cozy and the perfect quilted security blanket. I don't think I would have gotten through the past few months without this super-soft cotton gem. </p>

OffHours Homecoat, $295, available here (one size): This comforter-like robe is the sartorial equivalent to cozy and the perfect quilted security blanket. I don't think I would have gotten through the past few months without this super-soft cotton gem.

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