Whenever personal stylist and brand consultant Amanda Murray pops up on my Instagram feed, it’s not merely an outfit photo, it’s an event. As an editor, it’s my job to keep tabs on what stylish people around the world are wearing, so it’s safe to say that I see my fair share of daily outfit images. However, Murray stands out from the pack: whenever she posts a picture you can be sure it will be nothing short of a look.
The London-bred New Yorker spent years working as a stylist for legendary department store Barneys, and consequently, her closet is filled with top-notch pieces. The notion of treating designer fashion like precious artifacts on display is not a concept you’ll find on the stylist’s feed; for Murray, fashion is meant to be worn. Sometimes that means running errands in a Rick Owens coat or grabbing breakfast in head-to-toe Dries Van Noten. Personally, I never previously contemplated ready-to-wear Prada suitable for my midday trips to the bodega, but consider me influenced.
What I respect most about Murray’s style is that she knows what she likes and doesn’t stray from her own unique tastes–with Dries Van Noten (she likes to call the designer Papa Dries) and Prada among two of the brands you can spot her in most. To shed some light on which trends and items I should have my eyes peeled for this season, I asked Murray to run me through her spring shopping list. Just a fair warning, you’ll want to bookmark these picks for later. Read ahead to see them all along with more outfit inspo as styled by Murray.