The day we switch our closets over from knits and padded layers to a rainbow assortment of cropped crochet tanks and breezy linen blouses is the most wonderful time of year. Not only does it mean that winter's glacial wind has finally softened to become a sun-bathing whisper, but it also signals a sartorial refresh: If we hibernated in earth tones and wool, we can reemerge in daring silhouettes and bright colors.
This year's reemergence feels particularly special after a prolonged period of dormancy. There's a sense of urgency to get out and be seen like never before and we, at Fashionista, are taking it as a cue to invest in super-special pieces that will help us stand out for many springs and summers to come. With that in mind, we turned to Nordstrom's designer offering to pick our warm-weather must-haves.
From timeless leather bags in poppy hues to the most perfect daytime dresses, click through to see what Fashionista editors are buying — and lusting after — for sunnier days ahead.