Build Your Summer 'Fits Around These 9 Brands and You'll Win Best Dressed

I think the most fun and exciting season to shop for is summer. While fall seems to be a crowd favorite (I also love layering), it's nice to shop for a season where thoughts of, "Will I be warm enough in this?" are nonexistent. A time period that was made for self-exploration and adventures requires an excellent wardrobe, and you have to let me help you get there.

We all have those brands that we know and love all too well. The identity and aesthetic behind them become a part of us and I can personally name a few that have defined seasons of my life. I've been stalking my favorite brand's spring/summer collections since last fall, and after thorough research have determined that the below nine are must-know names in fashion. Just a few pieces from their collection can make such a great impact on your wardrobe.

1. Cult Gaia

Best Summer fashion brands



The Cult Gaia website has become my own personal summer mood board. Do you ever feel like one clothing item is stalking you and demanding you add it to your cart? That's definitely the case for me in this scenario. I feel like everywhere I turn on the world wide web leads me to an item by this dreamy brand.

This is the dress that follows me everywhere. I might just need it in every color.

The obsession I have with its dresses is real.

2. Open Edit

Staples that I can wear on repeat are the bread and butter of my summer wardrobe. I look to brands that I can stock up on without breaking the bank so Open Edit is a clear winner for me. I could live off of its assortment of effortless pieces alone.

3. Who What Wear Collection

Speaking of killer wardrobe staples, Who What Wear Collection is the brand to know for an elevated take on the classics. Call me biased, as this is our namesake brand, but the obsession is real on my end. You'll easily build out a fabulous summer wardrobe with these pieces on hand.


After being out of stock for months, it's so good to see the Drew back in action.

This is such an easy dress to throw on on a summer day.

4. Bronx and Banco

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Looking to make a statement? Well, you've come to the right place. Bronx and Banco is the destination for party-ready dresses that will have you dancing the night away.

You can't go wrong wearing this for a night out.

5. Faithfull the Brand

My obsession with Faithfull the Brand is on another level right now. Its easy-to-wear dresses and chic separates seem like the perfect summer uniform. But at the end of the day, it's really the prints that have won me over.

Best Summer fashion brands



I think it's pretty well known by now that every fashion girl lives for a Jacquemus summer. Bright colors and beachy designs make it the one-stop-shop to nail the cool-girl aesthetic. Every piece feels unique and special.

You're going to want a few pairs of pants that look like this.

7. Andrea Iyamah

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Ready for a getaway? Andrea Iyamah can take you there. Her collection of sophisticated swim and easy-to-wear dresses was made for your next travel destination. Or just take the vacation to your own city when the weather warms up.

The details on this dress are everything.

We love a good high-waisted bikini moment.

8. Staud

This brand is a universal fashion-editor favorite. During fashion week, I attended the brand's preview with my team and we took our dear sweet time looking at every single item in the upcoming collections. The excitement was real, so I'm calling Staud a must for building out your summer wardrobe.


I've been neglecting my flats, so I'll be adding this pair to the cart.

9. Reformation

Best Summer fashion brands



Easy summer style has always lived at Reformation, and its current collection is the best we've seen by it yet. There's something for every woman, and I'm currently having an internal battle between the sleek city-girl aesthetic and the cottagecore princess lok. I'm putting that discussion on hold and browsing through its new arrivals in the meantime.


Regarding the aforementioned cottagecore girl comment.

And here's to the sleek city girl.