The World's Best Shoppers Share the Chicest Pieces to Buy This Summer
Welcome to our "World's Best Shoppers" series, a monthly feature in which we tap the shopping leaders of the fashion world—the best fashion directors, buyers, and stylists—for sartorial insight on what to buy each season.
Summer is just a month away, and I'm officially ready to add some cool, of-the-moment pieces to my warm-weather wardrobe. To get inspired, I reached out to a diverse group of savvy fashion experts to share the must-have pieces they'll be buying, wearing, and Instagramming this summer. From sleek sandals to denim maxi skirts and raffia bags, take a look below as the world's top shoppers share the most stylish pieces for the sun-filled season ahead.
"If I had to choose one piece from the latest Paula's Ibiza collection, it would be this basket bag. Loewe's artistically crafted raffia pieces are carefree and evoke the spirit of summer." — Hsu
"For summer, I love body-conscious pieces with cut-outs and maximum skin exposure. Our Aya Muse exclusives can be worn over a nude slip dress or as a swimsuit cover-up."
"I love anything Y2K-inspired, and the platform thong sandals by Gia Borghini are nostalgic, sexy, and comfortable at the same time."
"These heels are perfect for minimalists. They are chic yet low enough to be worn for a full day at the office and out to dinner at night. They are going to be my new go-to shoes for summer." — Siboni
"I have been waiting for these. They are the perfect summer pants to throw over a bathing suit, but I also plan on wearing mine with an oversized button-down."
"I have a lot of weddings coming up in the next two months, and this dress is one I will have in my summer rotation. It is flattering on a lot of body types and is on-trend with the halter neckline and fringe. I am usually not a big print person, but this one feels just right."
"I am nothing short of obsessed with these pants. I plan on wearing them all summer long with a plain white tee or tank top and sneakers, but I love that they can also be dressed up for a night out."
"There is something about a cotton dress that you know you can wear to work, on vacation, and to a wedding that helps justify your purchase. This is the perfect wear-anywhere 24/7 dress." — Page
"This tote comes with both tan and black trim options. It is the chic, logo-less raffia bag we've all been waiting for, and it's offered at a reasonable price point."
"This season is all about simplicity, and these sleek flip-flops are exactly that."
"I'm in search of the perfect ballet flat this summer. The leather on these Mansur Gavriel flats is buttery soft, and I love that they're timeless in silhouette and feature a modern square toe." — Bellman
"It's probably been a decade since I've had a denim skirt in my wardrobe, so it's a good reason to buy something new. I envision wearing it all summer long with a white t-shirt and a rotation of different sandals and accessories."
"I'm really looking to expand my jewelry assortment this year and think this bold shape from Coperni is a great way to push the hoop earring trend forward. The white enamel is a fresh take on summer jewelry."
"Shopbop has recently launched an exclusive swimwear partnership with Staud just in time for the summer season. I adore the entire collection and absolutely love this vibrant cabana stripe halter one-piece. It's such a standout item—I can wear it to the beach or pool during the day and attend a party right after. Just throw on some denim shorts, and you're good to go." — Maguire
"Denim sportswear is a must for summer. One of my favorites is this denim bustier dress. It's incredibly versatile—you can dress it down with your favorite pair of sneakers for a casual look or style it with heels for a night out."
"I'm feeling the vibe of silver jewelry for this season. We have just launched Jenny Bird on Shopbop, and I have been eyeing these polished silver Simone huggies. They go with every look I have planned for summer."
"This fringe dress is perfect for transitional layering over a tank and with easy trousers or over a slip dress."
"Easy black summer dressing is versatile, chic, and looks great with sandals and gold jewelry." — McMullen
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