Karla Martinez’s Top 10 Picks for Spring


Spring is slowly coming to New York, where it’s sunny and unseasonably warm—just in time for New York Fashion Week. While I was lucky enough to have scored this season’s coveted blue-pleated Prada skirt at the brand’s new store opening in Paris last month, I might not be so lucky when it comes to the items on this fantasy list. But one can always dream, right?


Prints were everywhere for spring, but I want to mix up the florals by throwing some love birds in there; I like to think they are inspired by the Angry Birds App!


I probably won’t be the one wearing this Balenciaga hat, but I would love a pair of the jeans that went down the runway.


These peplum tops that came out in pairs were my favorite looks—paired with a simple pair of pants, this is exactly how I want to wear the peplum this spring.


Who can resist a bit of gold? Gucci always makes a luxurious bag, and this 20’s inspired chain bag is perfect for a late night party in Paris.


Spring is the return of bright earrings—I fell in love with this pair by Jamie Wolff.


The pajama look is one of my favorites of all time—wear print-on-print or with separates. Stella McCartney’s is incredibly chic and dressed up.


An Hermes bag is always a classic, but this new style for spring is the perfect day bag for anyone. I will keep dreaming about this for a few seasons!


The only way I want to do Sporty is the Givenchy way: army green peplum jacket and slim trousers!


I love this new line Honor. They make soft and delicate pieces that are a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe, especially the pastels.


Modern and graphic with a little bit of Rock Chic, inspired by our March story shot by Craig McDean and styled by Edward Enninful (check back here in next week to see it!), Yves Saint Laurent always knows how to give a new edge to the loafer.