Madewell the Perfect Vintage Straight Leg Jean – Hoye Wash
Madewell’s vintage-inspired mom jeans are cut slim though the leg “to keep the silhouette flattering and not dumpy,” stylist Samantha Brown explains.
Nordstrom Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
This soft cashmere sweater will be a great transitional piece to have as the weather starts to cool off.
Topshop Tia Oversize Weave Faux Leather Tote
For those planning a return to the office, this oversize woven tote bag is roomy enough for schlepping a laptop, water bottle, gym clothes, and more.
Brooks Ghost 14 Road-Running Shoes – Women’s
Strategist managing editor Kelsie Schrader is loyal to Brooks’ Ghost running shoes thanks to their rigid, supportive feel.
The North Face 700 Fill Power Stretch Down Parka – Twilight Mauve
If you’re in the market for a new winter coat, you can’t go wrong with the North Face. This parka features 700-fill-power down encased in a water-repellent exterior to keep you protected from the elements.
Ganni Recycled Wool Blend Scarf
Don’t forget to pick up a scarf, too, to replace the one you accidentally left in a restaurant booth last winter.
Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress
Strategist editor Maxine Builder reports that whether you’re running miles or just running errands, Outdoor Voices’ exercise dress “remains supportive and comfortable, not constricting, all day long.”
Kate Spade Sun Huggie Earrings
Keep a touch of summer with you all year long with these cheerful sunburst earrings.
Levi’s Ribcage High Waist Ankle Jeans – Feelin Cagey
We’ve declared Levi’s Ribcage style the “Goldilocks of jeans” for its high waist, cropped length, and straight-leg cut with an ever-so-slight flare.
Levi’s Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket
Another Strategist favorite from Levi’s, this boxy, oversize jacket topped our list of the best jean jackets. New York–based creative consultant Michele Janezic keeps hers in permanent rotation as summer turns to fall.
Reformation Pratt Silk Midi Skirt
Midi-length silk skirts are very trendy right now. This one can stand alone in warmer weather — and when it gets colder, will also pair perfectly with tights and a cropped sweater.
Circus by Sam Edelman Savanna Sandal
Strategist intern Brenley Goertzen says these Sam Edelman sandals “can be dressed up or worn more casually with jeans.” They remind her of the Camper Kobarah sandals, “but at a more affordable price point.”
Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra
Strategist contributor Brodie Lancaster, a freelance writer who wears an F-cup, recommends Girlfriend Collective’s Paloma bra for larger chests. “The Paloma stays put, is structural, and feels like it’s really supporting my chest without compromising comfort,” Lancaster writes in her guide to the best work-from-home bras.
The North Face TKA Glacier Snap Neck Pullover
Make the most of fleece season in this snap-neck pullover that’s warm enough for evening strolls and good-looking enough for Zoom calls with your boss.
Bonobos Men’s Washed Stretch Cotton Chino Pants
These chinos are crafted with a touch of spandex, so you can still move freely and comfortably in them.
Champion Logo Cuff Beanie
Every cool guy needs an equally cool beanie.
Nike Dri-FIT Static Training T-Shirt
This lightweight, moisture-wicking Nike tee not only looks sleek, but will keep you comfortable throughout your next trip to the gym.
Adidas Adilette Slide Sandals
College freshmen, take note: Our student sources say Adidas slides are the best shower shoes — specifically the black ones with the white stripes. Apparently, they’re “for folks who want to level up from basic Old Navy flip-flops.”
Dickies Reworked Corduroy Panel Chore Coat
Corduroy paneling adds texture and visual interest to this classic cotton chore coat.
Herschel Novel Water Resistant Duffle Bag
Herschel’s Novel duffel bag is a constant companion of Dymphe Mensink, who runs the blog Dymabroad, on her frequent one- to three-day trips. Mensink says she’s been caught in the rain with this bag several times, but her stuff “never got damp.”
Ray-Ban Original 62mm Oversize Polarized Aviator Sunglasses – Gold
When we asked our writers and editors to share their favorite sunglasses, Ray-Bans came up multiple times. The aviator style is a classic for a reason — and they’ll hold up through multiple years of wear.
Calvin Klein 3-Pack Boxer Briefs
Phillip Wong, the co-founder and creative director of Hawthorne, has worn “classic Calvin Klein boxer briefs for as long as I can remember,” he says, adding that “the shape is exceptional, not too tight, and it’s very low-maintenance.”
HOKA Bondi 7 Sneaker
Hoka Bondi sneakers are approved by Strategist columnist Chris Black, who says these shoes “will have you floating” on account of their “unmatched” comfort. Plus, he says, “They will look cool with almost anything.”
Block Stackable Two-Piece Glass Vase – Grey/Orange
This quirky color-blocked glass vase will add a splash of whimsy to your coffee table or mantel.
Aura Carver Luxe Digital Photo Frame
Strategist senior editor Jen Trolio, who has purchased several Aura frames for herself and family members, loves that she is able to add “new photos straight from my phone” whenever she wants, via the frame’s smartphone app. “So could any other family members or friends I invited to contribute,” she writes.
Wild One Leash
Former Strategist writer Chloe Anello received the Wild One leash as a gift and highly recommends it: “It looks good and it’s easy to control,” she says.
Barefoot Dreams Leopard Stripe CozyChic Throw – Graphite/Carbon
Barefoot Dreams throw blankets are beloved by teenage girls for how soft and cuddly they are.
Casper Glow Light – Set of 2
Emmett Shine, the creative director of Pattern Brands, likes Casper’s Bluetooth-enabled Glow Light because it dims and brightens gradually, which can help ease you to sleep at night or wake up in the morning. “It’s great to wake up to to get melatonin going as you open your eyes for the first time,” he told us.
Great Jones Holy Sheet Pan – Blueberry, Set of 2
Great Jones’ good-looking sheet pans were discounted 25 percent during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, but now the savings are even greater: At 40 percent off, this expert-recommended set is a steal.
Our Place Always Pan
Our Place’s Always Pan is an all-time Strategist favorite. Lani Halliday, the founder and owner of Brutus Bakeshop, tells us “the weight, the shape, the size, and the finish are all excellent,” and New York–based stylist Mecca James-Williams calls it the “one pan that can do everything,”
Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair & Baby Set – Oak Black
According to Dave Jacobs, the owner of Mini Jake, a children’s store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — as well as a dad himself — this versatile high chair truly grows with a child, making it worth its price tag. “The convertible Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair provides modern seating for an infant but also can turn into a chair that suits a teenager,” because it can hold up to 300 pounds, he explains.
Vacation Classic Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen
The Cut’s beauty director Kathleen Hou says Vacation’s “very ’80s branding” reminds her of Bain de Soleil’s discontinued cult-favorite sunscreen Orange Gelée. It has notes of banana and coconut, with a hint of swimsuit Lycra.
NūFACE Mini Facial Toning Device
Actress Lana Condor believes in starting anti-aging treatments as soon as possible, which is why she uses the NuFace in the morning to help “wake up [her] skin.” She loves the results and how the mild zapping sensation will “shock her awake.”