The Results Are In—These Are Our Editors' Favorite Summer Pieces

I don't know if it's because it's the start of the new season, but my team has been in a spendy mood. We can't stop sending each other all the insanely fun pieces we've discovered during our shopping escapades, like the easy-to-wear, on-trend fashion finds we've spotted from MICHAEL Michael Kors.

The latest summer drop is a delight, featuring bright handbags, voluminous dresses, flatform sandals, and more items that can instantly elevate your closet. So if you're curious about the specific things my fellow editors and I have been eyeing, I got you. Keep scrolling to get a glimpse at what's in our carts. 

"My closet mostly consists of neutral pieces, but after more than a year of basically being inside, I'm ready to have some fun with my clothes this summer. This dress is the perfect flowy cut, and the psychedelic print is just what I'm looking for: on-trend for the season and equal parts funky and bright." 

"Had you asked me a few years ago to wear these sandals, I probably would have laughed and said no. The joke's on me I guess because now this style is seriously all I want to wear. The chunky sole makes them feel casual and cool, but the snake-print embossed leather elevates them, making them the ultimate sandals to pair with everything from dresses to jeans."

"I love cat-eye sunglasses and classic aviators, and I feel like these marry the two perfectly. They're cool and sophisticated and can easily make any summer outfit."

"I'm in the mood to wear fun colors this season, starting with this striped dress. This piece is so easy to throw on with a pair of white sneakers or slide sandals for just about any summer outing."

"Speaking of sneakers, this zebra-print pair is really doing it for me right now. I'll wear these on my daily walks with leggings or with a shorts suit for that sporty-meets-tailored look that's currently trending."

"A bold bag, preferably in a trending color like tangerine, will instantly add personality to any summer 'fit. This one is just big enough to carry the essentials: sunglasses, credit card, lip balm, face mask, and phone."

"Day dresses have taken over my summer wardrobe. Anything relaxed-fit and 100% cotton is always a fave for staying cool during hot weather, and I truly love a short dress with long sleeves. This one gets a thousand extra points for coming with both cute cutout details and lining, saving me the headache of figuring out what to wear underneath. Other designers, please take note."

"Flat sandals are my jam, and Caitie and I are both super into this style. Also, as someone who exclusively buys accessories with gold hardware, I got very excited about these buckles. I love the accentuated rubber tread as a little nod to the chunky-soled fall footwear we've invested in the past couple of years that I think will be on-trend for some time yet. (Plus, so comfy.)"

"Anything menswear-inspired is generally my cup of tea but especially when it comes to chunky, statement timepieces. I love what a watch can do for an outfit. It brings a dressed-up look back down to earth, making it feel more daytime-friendly. It makes a pretty, floaty look feel more intentional and interesting. This one is so good as a statement piece with a really minimalist look—say, wide-leg trousers, a racerback tank, and slides—but layer it up with bracelets for an extra-summery vibe."

"I'm all about pink right now, and I have my eye on ombre pieces this season. This dip-dye effect is basically the 2.0 of last year's tie-dye trend. I also love cashmere as a summer layer to combat aggressive air conditioning. For balmy nights spent outside, I'll be styling this lightweight sweater over my shoulders."

"White sneakers are always a good alternative to flats or sandals. Pair these with baggy jeans and a halter top for the ultimate Y2K vibe. Not only will they elevate your look, but they'll also keep you extremely comfortable."

"I always love to have one oversized tote in my rotation, and this straw one just gives off such summer vibes. It's perfect for stowing all of my daily essentials in—whether I'm headed to the beach or to the grocery store."

"I thought that the animal-print trend would have quieted down by now, but no—it's here to stay. I'm not mad about it, though. I'm always here to spice up my regular rotation of solid colors. This zebra hoodie is the perfect option for summer days at the beach."

"Going-out season is coming back. I'm officially reteaching myself how to wear heels and on the hunt for some fun ones to debut when I finally get back on the scene. And IMO, you can't go wrong with snake print." 

"I'm here for a statement bag, but I always make room for one that will just go with everything I own. I love that this one has an easy chain strap so I can throw it on and go."

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