how to shop like a nylon editor

all photos by suzanne darcy

our senior digital editor spills.

In an industry where trends change at lightning pace, having a discerning eye for timeless personal style is more important than ever. Your future self (& your wallet) will thank you for not falling victim to embarrassing fads. (Let's take a moment to remember the aughts' strange fashion trends; thanks Paris and Nicole!)

Here, our senior digital editor spills the tea on which spring pieces she's already stock-piling, her ultimate fashion splurge (read: our dream leather piece), and how NYLON office culture has pushed her to take more fashion risks.  
Shop her looks here!
How would you define your style?
Minimalist tomboy-femme weirdo in a hurry. I like soft, structural items in shades of black and white that I can slouch around in. Uniquely cut pieces really appeal to me, like high-waisted pants and sack dresses. Mostly I try to let my lipstick do the talking, though.
What are your 3 favorite things on the NYLON shop right now?
Obsessed with this short checkered dress, these perfect anytime booties, and this statement ring. 
Who is your '90s style icon? 
Jane Lane!
What are some key pieces for your spring wardrobe? 
I'm stockpiling sack dresses, wide-legged pants, and crop tops for spring.
What is one item in your closet you can't live without? 
My leather jacket from Reformation. It makes everything better.
What your biggest style pet peeve?
Honestly, I hate having to wear things that aren't 100% comfortable. Basically if I can't eat a big lunch in it and still feel great, I don't want it on my body. 
How has working at NYLON affected your style? 
The '90s will never die as long as Nylon has any say in it, and I'm really into that! I've started wearing my combat boots with literally everything. 

dress, motel, $60. vest, made for pearl, $740. sunglasses, crap eyewear, $56. watches, rumbatime, $45.  Shop full look here

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."