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.
Recently, I've been thinking about investing in my first designer watch as I'm consciously buying less, but focusing on adding forever pieces into my wardrobe. Cartier has some of the most iconic timepieces, including this beautiful design from their Panthère collection that I can't stop thinking about.
"I love that this raffia bag is so structured and polished. You can wear it with a swimsuit or get away with wearing it with something much fancier. Plus, as far as designer bags are concerned, the price is pretty reasonable."
"I like to invest in a new pair of sunglasses every summer and have been veering more toward timeless styles as opposed to trendy lately. These Garrett Leight x Clare V. sunglasses (which are a favorite of Jennifer Lawrence) look good on every person I've seen them on, so I think it would be safe to order without even trying them on."
"I'm not a huge heel person, but I do love a little added height, so a block or kitten heel is my go-to. In the summertime, sandals pretty much go with everything, so it's worth investing in a neutral pair that you'll wear often. I've recently bought a white pair, and this black one is on my list. I can see myself wearing it casually with jeans or dressed up with a going-out dress."