The term "the dog days of summer" was definitely coined in reference to these long, hot July days. As much as I love summer, when it's in the 90s every day with no relief in sight, I'm kind of over it. The only thing getting me through it is my summer wardrobe, which I try to keep stocked with as many airy, easy pieces as possible. The new arrivals section at every retailer is still filled with tons of pieces that fit into this description, so my wishlist is long at the moment.
As a fashion editor, I'll be the first to admit that I buy more "fashiony" items than the average person, but I also love wearable, accessible, versatile items that I think would appeal to anyone who does or doesn't work in fashion. Below, you'll find some of my favorite things right now, including the best Levi's jeans, chic summer accessories, and lightweight dresses from some of yours and my favorite brands. Stay cool and scroll to shop!
Not all masks are created equal—this pretty silk one is perfect for hot days.
Aimee Song is making me want to buy this.
I've been wanting a Hunza G swimsuit for years, and I'm not sure what I've been waiting for.
Oliver Peoples x The Row shades are a very worthy investment if you want to splurge.
Read all about how jazz pants are a thing right now.
Every fashion person's favorite top comes in a chic new color (that will sell out).
I'm in the process of retiring my crazy sunglasses in favor of more neutral ones.
A good 50% of my summer wardrobe consists of tie-dye, so I'll take it!
These feel much fresher than super short blue denim cut-offs.
Next up, what my fellow editor Nicole wants from Nordstrom this summer (and she's a picky shopper).
Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.