21 Pieces That Made It From the Black Hole Known as My Shopping Cart to Checkout


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Letting fashion items I'm lusting after pile up in my shopping cart is a professional hazard at this point. After all, I spend a huge part of my day as a fashion writer discovering new brands, looking at fresh arrivals, and deciphering which pieces are worth investing in. You can't blame me a girl for finding more than a few items to add to my own wardrobe, right? Though not every piece makes the cut, there are a select few that make it all the way to checkout.

This summer I've invested in a variety of pieces that range from closet staples to trendy statement pieces. There are linen tops, splashes of tie-dye, beautiful handmade jewelry, sleek sandals, and even a Hawaiian shirt that would make your dad proud. Ahead, see which 21 pieces I took the plunge with for the next few months, and if any of them also happen to resonate with you (I sure hope they do), shop your favorites and get going on the perfect summer look.

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Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)