The 40 Best Things Fashionista Editors Bought This Year

From perfectly practical wardrobe staples to impulse purchases we don't regret at all, here are our savviest 2018 shopping scores.
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Street style at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Photo: Imaxtree

Street style at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Photo: Imaxtree

It’s been a long 12 months, and before we kick 2018 to the curb, we're looking back at all of the most memorable, game-changing fashion and beauty things that went down. Follow along with us as we look back at the year in review.

As a team of women who spend an above-average amount of time in the presence of (and learning about) clothing, accessories and beauty products, it's only natural that, every so often, we come across something that must be ours. Pulling the trigger on a high-end item can be an exhilarating and excruciating experience at the same time, but when you end up with a piece you really love — and that you know you'll wear for seasons to come — the sticker shock is soothed by the fact you've made a worthy investment.

In 2018, a year that likely triggered a stress-driven impulse purchase (or five) for most of the population, we at Fashionista emerged with a solid list of both fashion and beauty buys that we're still pretty stoked about going into 2019 — and that we're eager to share with you. The recommendations in the galleries below come with first-hand approval from our editors; in fact, we rely on office word of mouth so heavily that you'll find a couple of the same picks were made by different staffers. If that doesn't convince you that we've compiled this out of the goodness of our hearts and not as some sneaky #sponcon deal, we don't know what will.

While we may be looking forward to putting this dumpster fire of a year behind us, we'll be more than happy to keep these remnants of 2018 with us when January rolls around. Read on to get more info on our best purchases of the year, and maybe even snag one or two for yourself.

Alyssa Vingan Klein, Editor in Chief

Tyler McCall, Deputy Editor

Maura Brannigan, Senior Editor

Dhani Mau, West Coast Editor

Stephanie Saltzman, Beauty Editor

Maria Bobila, Senior Associate Editor

Whitney Bauck, Assistant Editor

Dara Prant, Editorial Assistant

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