Just Our Opinion, But These Are the 22 Most Important Summer Investment Pieces


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There are lots of summer trends worth talking about, and we're covering them all. But which ones do our editors think are worth investing in? To find out, I posed the question to our Who What Wear team so that they could weigh in about the key summer items they love so much that they're willing to pay a bit more for them than just any passing trend. These are truly the new classics they imagine wearing now but also for many seasons to come.

Ahead, our fashion editors are sharing the cool trends they're eyeing and the exact pieces sitting in their shopping carts. From the cult sunglasses you'll be sure to spot on fashion insiders to the jewelry trend that's going viral to heels they're swapping in for house shoes, there are so many epic finds they just told me about. Here, see the cool investment summer trends our editors want you to know about.


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Next, get a look at the going-out looks I'm planning to wear.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.