To all the haters saying, "This summer is a wash," I say, have a little imagination! Sure, summer 2020 is looking a little different than we thought it would at the start of the year, but just because travel plans may be dashed and access to a beach or pool limited doesn't mean that summer is officially canceled. Or at least, I'm trying to convince myself that it's not. In my neck of the woods, it sure feels like summer and a big part of celebrating my favorite season is through what I wear. Hey, I'm a fashion editor, after all.
So although my dreamy Italian getaway may no longer a thing, I'm putting all my energy into dressing as if it still were happening. A wise person once said that thoughts become things, so with that in mind, I've created an epic summer vacation wish list to help me manifest a vacation state of mind without even leaving my apartment. It includes everything from floaty dresses and pretty tops to swimsuit coverups and easy sandals that, under different circumstances, I would be packing into a suitcase right about now.
Life is really what you make of it, so continue on to peruse the 26 glorious items I'll gladly wear at home (and save for a future vacation one day).
This casual dress trend is the kind that's easily dressed up or down.
The official start of summer is getting closer. Do you have your anklet?
Gotta have a pair of easy denim shorts on lock. These fall at my ideal length—not too short but also not awkwardly long either.
I'd wear this with the above orange two-piece set to let everyone know just how "extra" I am.
Anyone else in need of a swimsuit that's trendy, but not too trendy? This is the answer.
I'm always in need of a fun piece to wear with all my basic tops, and I think I just found the one.
I'm buying this to make my picnics and market runs feel more vacation-worthy.
You thought you'd get out of here without seeing another pretty sundress? Nope.
Take a look at the back of this dress if you know what's good for you.
This proves my theory that crochet makes everything more summery.
Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.