The Group Chat Asked What To Buy RN—I Promptly Sent These Recommendations


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Random people I've never met DM me about fashion advice, so it's only fitting that as the resident shopping expert of my group chat, my friends would do the same. And while the barrage of shopping texts usually comes at a constant flow, this month's concern follows along the lines of what most people are thinking about this time of year: how to look cute when it's blazing hot and you have a million trips ahead? For some context, my friends are mostly trend-curious creatives in their late 20s and early thirties. However, they're still aiming for a polished look that screams "I have my stuff together." Fortunately for them, we're in peak quiet luxury, so there's no shortage of options that hit all of those points. But my suggestions weren't all poplin button-downs and tailored dresses—I also recommended a few statement prints and jewelry to add a dose of visual interest.

Consider this your full invite to the group chat—keep scrolling for all of the top-tier buys I highly recommend. 

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.