Shopping for Summer? These Are the 25 Best Finds, According to Fashion People


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To get an inside look at the pieces fashion's most in-the-know experts have on their radars for summer, I asked shopping insiders to share the exact pieces they plan to add to their wardrobes. Specifically, I turned to some of the best-dressed editors, stylists, personal shoppers, and international product-sourcing specialists to get an inside look at what will land in their closets for summer.

So, what landed on their lists of recommendations? Their picks include some of the biggest summer trends (Did someone say, raffia trend?) and the most-talked-about pieces, including items destined to gain a cult following in the coming months. Everything from summer's best investment-worthy designer bags to vibrant resortwear and wear-with-everything sandals makes up their top finds.

Keep scrolling to discover fashion experts' picks for the best shopping finds of summer 2023.

Alexis Bennett, commerce writer for Vogue


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"I'm taking a practical yet fun approach to summer shopping this year. I want versatile pieces that I can wear both on vacation and to the office, and I'm excited to infuse more color into my wardrobe this season. Vibrant pieces in the new Simon Miller x Mango collection will be the attention grabbers in my summer wardrobe, but I'll anchor those playful separates with minimalist wardrobe essentials from labels like Wardrobe.NYC." — Bennett

Jennifer Nisan, founder and international fashion sourcing concierge for Front Row Live


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"My approach for summer shopping is to aim for lightweight clothing & accessories that still make a statement! This summer, I'm sticking to anything crochet, raffia & lightweight pieces." — Nisan

Ilana Torbiner, stylist and personal shopper


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"I'm all about keeping it easy and simple in the summer. I love anything linen—linen pants with a simple well-fitting tank or with a coordinating linen vest. Australian brands do summer so well—Matteau, Matin Studio, Sir. Dôen and Donni also have some great summer staples as well." — Torbiner

Tchesmeni Leonard, senior fashion editor for Allure, Glamour, and Teen Vogue


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"My approach to summer style is finding a balance between sexy and chic and transitional pieces that can take me from day to night or summer to fall. One summer trend I'm really excited about and [that] offers easy duality is crochet! It's sexy and paired with a chic pair of strappy sandals (heels or flats)- can be worn during the day but easily take you into the night for dinner with friends and a night of drinks and dancing." — Leonard

Nicole Eshaghpour, editor-at-large for Who What Wear


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"Since I spent all of last summer either pregnant or post-partum, this year feels like I'm starting from scratch, and I'm Okay with that! I'm currently investing in all new basics as well as a few key looks for events and dinners but trying to make sure everything I buy will last me longer than just this season." — Eshaghpour

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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 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.