The First 14 Pieces You Should Buy in 2014

We may be stuck in the thick of winter with its multiple snowstorms and single digit weather, but that doesn't mean every palette in our lives has to be gray. In fact, 2014 Resort and Spring collections have served as a colorful inspiration board, and, as we're revamping our closets with the turning of the calendar, we're looking to invest in some good new stuff that's markedly 2014.

So what should you buy first in the new year? Here’s a list of 14 items to start 2014 off on the fashionable foot.

Image: Bry Crasch/Bustle 

Printed Dress

With the proliferation of designers specializing in creative color combinations, prints are here to stay.

Clover Canyon Twist Scarf Print Scuba A-Line Dress, $295, nordstrom.com

Graphic Shift Dress

The shift silhouette is all the rage this year and it’s super flattering.

Kate Spade New York Julian Dress, $398, bloomingdales.com

Hawaiian and Striped Top

Clearly designers are craving sun and surf as much as we are, as evidenced by the tropical elements in their collections. Add in some stripes, and you’ve got yourself a piece that is a sartorial coup.

Kenzo Palm Print Hem Stripe Top, $435, nordstrom.com

Hawaiian Mini Skirt

Short hems were a common theme for 2014, for both tops and bottoms, so this mini is a perfect way to incorporate both the tropical motif and the cropped aesthetic.

A-line Skirt in Hawaiian Mirror Print, $66.67, asos.com

Striped Crop Top

2013 tentatively introduced us to the crop top, but the trend is even more major for 2014. Add on-trend stripes and you’re pretty much good to go.

Torn by Ronny Kobo Emma Crop Top, $198, shopbop.com

Graphic Cropped Sweater

While we’re on the topic of crops, this cropped sweater is both warm and stylish.

Mod Cropped Sweater, $19.80, forever21.com

Plaid Puffer

Who says you need to wear the same basic black down coat or a better-suited-for-a-prepubescent neon puffer to keep warm? This plaid version is a sophisticated take on the tartan trend.

Hunter Plaid Checked Down Coat, $280, bloomingdales.com

Pantone Color Of The Year Clutch

2014 has been crowned year of the radiant orchid, a delightful mix of lavender and fuchsia tones. 

Cole Haan Parker Weave Envelope Clutch, $99, lordandtaylor.com

Emerald Earrings

Still obsessed last year’s color, emerald? Maximalism is a major 2014 trend so these over the top earrings are the perfect way to mix your nostalgia with your fashion-forward style.

Oscar de la Renta Crystal Vine Clip Earrings, $290, net-a-porter.com

Slouchy Pant

After several seasons of tailored trousers, the new pant is all about mimicking the look and feel of sweatpants without sacrificing style.

LA’t by L’Agence Slouchy Pants, $125, shopbop.com

Denim Dress

The staple material for classic jeans, denim, is now everywhere — on dresses, hats, skirts, even shoes.

Jonathan Simkhai Blocked Denim Tee Dress, $345, shopbop.com

Textured Pants

Last year everyone was obsessed with printed pants, but 2014 is all about the texture.

 Tory Burch Harp Textured Straight-Leg Pants, $325, cusp.com

Open-Weave Sweater

Like pants, tops are becoming increasingly tactile and this boxy version is a great transitional piece.

Sam & Lavi Luca Basketweave Textured-Pattern Top, $118, saksfifthavenue.com

Vibrant Suede Booties

Colorful suede is another major trend that is easy to incorporate into your current winter wardrobe and is the perfect way to spice up those drab cold-weather staples.

Lara Manni Ankle Boots, $160, yoox.com