If you’ve been wondering what you’ll be seeing fashion insiders wearing on vacation this summer, you’re not alone. I too have been curious about the new finds and chic summer trends the fashion set will be packing into their suitcases. So I went straight to the source and asked some of the most stylish women from the fashion scene to share what they are buying this year. Ahead, they’re sharing the seriously cool pieces that have landed on their summer shopping lists.
From the latest It shoe that is about to explode to the swimwear trends NYC girls are wearing to the affordable top our editor in chief just spotted from Reformation, these are the 20 must-own items for the season ahead. If you’re currently planning outfits for an upcoming vacation like I am, you’ll want to keep scrolling. Go on to shop the summer vacation clothing essentials fashion girls are investing in now.
Lisa Aiken, Fashion & Buying Director, Moda Operandi
“It is all about the one-piece from Matteau. As a longtime fan of the brand, I’m drawn to their incredibly flattering pieces in clean silhouettes. From rust to rich brown, Ilona Hamer and Peta Heinsen also have the best eye for color.”
“Loewe’s canvas tote has been on my wish list for ages. It's the travel- and city-friendlier version of the signature basket bag. After a few more encounters with it on my Instagram feed, I knew I had to own it.”
"This dress is sexy and a bit impractical, but I knew I had to have it after seeing Rihanna wear it over a decorative bra and cutoff shorts. I'll probably use it as a fun beach coverup that will take me straight to cocktails/dinner."
"My suitcase is full of Réalisation silk dresses on any vacation. Not only do they make you feel super sexy and feminine; they can be dressed up or down in so many different ways. And when suitcase space is at a premium, these dresses are so lightweight that they barely take up much room in your bag."
"These Chanel mules are my new favorite shoes! They can be worn with just about any outfit. If I could only pack one pair of shoes for my vacation, these would be it. A new, fun twist on classic Chanel that will take you from day to night."
Lucy Akin, Founder, Shop Super Street and Ciao Lucia
"I'm really into citrus tones and neons. I love adding a pop of lemon to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. It really brings it to the next level. Imagine this Ganni bag with a white tee shirt, big baggy boyfriend jeans, and a cool neon belt—that's my go-to summer look."