I Took Aritzia's Spring Arrivals for a Test-Drive—15 Items I'm Freaking Out Over


Welcome to Let’s Get a Room, a series where editor Eliza Huber heads to the dressing room to try on pieces from your favorite retailers, buzzy items, and new collections. Think of this column as a detailed guide to the pieces that are actually worth buying and the ones that, unfortunately, looked better online—no returns necessary.

I used to live in SoHo, New York City’s main shopping district, which resulted in my spending a lot of time popping into store after store every time I needed a pick-me-up of any kind. My job leaves me pretty up-to-date with new arrivals, but living among every store under the sun took things to new levels of market knowledge. Now that I’m on the Upper West Side, my random shopping trips are less frequent, so when I do stop in somewhere, I have to spend a good chunk of time there to really embrace what’s new. Aritzia is one of those shops that I knew like the back of my hand a year ago. When I visited the SoHo flagship recently, I needed at least an hour to stroll through the spring arrivals, and then I did it again to pick out what I wanted to try on. After grabbing a cappuccino inside—IYKYK—I got to work diving into the latest drop after being away for far too long.

Ahead, get the inside scoop on 15 of Aritzia’s best new arrivals for spring, including pieces from the retailer’s in-house brands such as Babaton, Wilfred, and Denim Forum as well as outside additions from Levi’s, all of which I tried on IRL when I took over the SoHo store’s epic dressing-room situation one weekday morning. There are dressed-up ensembles in the form of skirts and suiting and casual combinations featuring denim shorts and jeans that still manage to look refined and ready for any occasion. Pretty much, everything you need to know about Aritzia’s most recent drop is a quick scroll away—enjoy. (I know I did.)

@elizagracehuber wearing a gray blazer and white skirt from Aritzia.

When I’m putting outfits together, no matter what the occasion is or where I’m sourcing from, Prada is always the blueprint. When I spotted this white A-line skirt at Aritzia, I knew that I had to go full Prada F/W 23 with the look and style it with a contrast-color blazer and the kitten heels from said collection that I just so happened to be wearing during this try-on. I’m obsessed with how vintage this look feels while still remaining modern and relevant. The skirt is dangerously pretty, but the look really does revolve around this nipped-in gray blazer that’s incredibly high-quality and fits in all of the right places.