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.

Tiffany Hsu, VP Fashion Buying, MyTheresa



"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."

Arielle Siboni: RTW Fashion Director, Bloomingdales



"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."

Libby Page: Market Director, NET-A-PORTER



"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."

Kate Bellman: Managing Editor, Nordstrom



"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."

Caroline Maguire, Fashion Director: Shopbop



"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."

Sherri McMullen, Founder and CEO, McMullen



"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

"The Row's Isara top and Isidro skirt are a great set for dressing up or down. They are perfect for warm summer evenings when you want a little sleeve coverage."

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