Welcome to our World's Best Shoppers series, a monthly feature in which we tap into the shopping leaders of the fashion world—the best fashion directors, buyers, and stylists—for sartorial insight on what to buy each season.
Now that summer is officially here, it's time to get our warm-weather wardrobes into gear with a few key pieces to keep us looking chic and on-trend throughout the season ahead. So what should we be buying, Instagramming, and lusting after this summer? To inspire our new-season purchases, we tapped into nine influential women working in the fashion industry to see exactly what they're adding to their own carts this month. From effortless cotton dresses to head-turning bikinis, scroll below to get your sartorial juices flowing this season and shop their must-have summer picks.
"We have a beautiful assortment in Net-a-Porter's Summer Shop, and this June we are celebrating our 20 Year Anniversary at Net-a-Porter and I couldn't be happier with some of the latest brands and exclusive product that we launched. Whether it's new brands such as Arizona Love, Call Del Mar, or our exclusive capsules from brands like Tove and Paco Rabanne. We also have a lovely cotton edit from Molly Goddard using her signature ruffles in easy cotton shapes."
"We have seen a huge shift in how women are dressing and comfort is key. People will be looking for maximum impact with minimal effort. The not-so-simple white cotton dress is a key piece in everyone's wardrobe this summer from brands like Cecile Bahnsen, Gabriela Hearst, The Row, and Jacquemus who all have beautifully simple yet sculptural white dresses that we will all be itching to wear."
"This week, we launched an exclusive two week pop-up with Gabriela Hearst benefitting Save the Children. The gorgeous bags are perfect for summer, and the charitable component adds a wonderful reason to purchase them."
"One of my favorite trends for summer are trekking sandals! I love the white ones from The Row, they’re versatile and super comfortable to wear. Perfect for the city or on the beach. I think it’s pretty cool to wear holiday styles in the city."
"The latest trend I truly love are thin knit dresses – this summer it’s all about the body. Fine knit pieces are so comfortable and you can wear them from day to night, at home or out. It’s super sexy and you can easily dress up or down with matching accessories."
"Since many of us will still be in virtual hangouts for the next few months, I love these rainbow studs to dress up an easy white-tee look. Plus, the brand is emerging, L.A.-based, and female-founded—all things we love to support."
"The 11 Honoré private label Kelli jacket is lightweight and versatile, it can take me anywhere (or nowhere during quarantine). I wear it with jean cutoffs, over sundresses or swimwear, tied like a kimono or draped open and tied in the back. This is the piece for everyone."
"Neutral pieces are always my go-to, especially in the summer. I purchased the 11 Honoré private label Jada skirt because it is a wardrobe staple all year round. Even though we're going out less these days, this skirt is a great way to look and feel your best—it is the effortlessly chic feel I look for in pieces. I pair it with an easy T-shirt or a button-down tied at the waist. The ruching detail across the midsection adds a little something extra to the piece."
“This is the perfect summer dress for me, it's romantic without being over the top. I'm gonna dress it up on a summer evening but I'm also going to wear it over jeans during the day to add a juxtaposition to the sweetness of it.”
“I love the lightness, length and texture of this shirt. Perfect for the balmy days in NY. You can wear it over denim cutoffs or team it with a white wide legged linen pant for an effortlessly chic look. It's also perfect for the beach to wear over a swimsuit—it elevates your entire beach look.”
"Tohum is one of my favorite jewelry designers. The heart necklace is an inspirational statement piece. Moreover, Tohum will be donating 10% profit our of their Cuore collection to the Haller Foundation in Africa supporting sustainable farming and education for communities."
"I live in my Margaux city sandals. They are super comfortable and have the perfect heel height. I pair mine with my favorite summer dresses to cut off shorts. They are so versatile and the ankle strap hits in the perfect place it makes my legs look miles long!"
"My dry-cleaner has been closed since the start of the pandemic so finding washable pieces that look cute and require easy care has been important. I discovered the Ecru brand and am living in their pieces. I'm currently obsessed with their T-shirts and tops. They are so soft and lightweight!"
"I love platinum jewelry mainly because the metal is so brilliant in its sparkle and gets even better over time. I live in my platinum born collection jewelry. Whether it's my go-to hoops or the necklaces that which can be layered and worn at different lengths. I even like to wrap mine around my wrist as a bracelet. Platinum is so durable and lightweight its perfect for every day."