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.
Spring is only just beginning yet the slight rise in temps already has me dreaming of the brighter, hopeful summer season ahead. In the sartorial department, summer brings with it plenty of light, cool, and fresh pieces to get excited about. So what exactly should we be adding to our wardrobes this warm-weather season?
I tapped into a handful of savvy fashion experts to share the must-have pieces they'll be buying, wearing, and Instagramming this summer 2021. From bright dresses to spark joy and of-the-moment sandals to wear with them, take a peek below as the world's best shoppers share their must-have picks for the season ahead.
"This season is all about items that will lift your mood and what better way to do so than by adding a pop of color to your wardrobe. This neon dress is sure to brighten anyone’s day, with the drawstring ruching details and the ruffled high-low hem, it’s the perfect fit for outdoor dining dates all summer long."
"I am gushing over retro swimwear for summer and the reemergence of high-waisted bottoms. I will be soaking up the sun in this beautiful two-piece set (both comfortable and flattering)—pairing it with high-waisted denim cutoff shorts for that perfect casual beach day look."
"I consider crop tops wardrobe essentials, especially in the summertime. They are quite versatile, effortlessly pairing well with high-waisted jeans or skirts, of which I have many. This one from Jacquemus is a great option from his iconic Spring '21 runway show."
"Cate Holstein of Khaite can do no wrong, in my opinion. Leave it to her to create the most covetable and summer-appropriate bloomer-style shorts. I envision wearing these with a bikini top or an easy tee (if not the matching bra top!) at the beach or poolside."
"TOVE is one of my favorite brands at the moment. I love their attention to detail and approach to dressing the modern woman. The white dress for me is a must-have summer staple. The ruching makes it especially perfect for dressing up or down."