What a Fashion Editor (Who Lives in the South) Is Buying for Summer

Given that the closest fashion capital to where I live is 500 miles away, I get that the South isn't the most obvious place for a fashion editor to live, but it makes more sense for me than it appears. Long story short, I'm originally from Louisiana, but after moving away for college, I eventually ended up in NYC and then Los Angeles, where I started working at Who What Wear. A couple of years ago, we had to move to Raleigh, North Carolina, for my now husband's job, and there you have it. I'm a fashion editor who lives in the South, working remotely as a Who What Wear editor.

If you've ever been to the South in the summer, you've probably noticed that it's hot and humid, and people dress accordingly. Truth be told, I'm much more influenced by my years spent living in Los Angeles than the South's aesthetic, but I have had to adjust my wardrobe for my new lifestyle and climate. And since the temperatures are rising (as in 95 degrees here this weekend), and summer shopping season is in full swing, I'm sharing my summer shopping list below. 

A tie-dye tee just feels right in the heat.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These Zara sandals are super simple, and that's what I love about them.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

This is the top I'm wearing in the above photo, FYI.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

I'm trading my black leggings for this cool beige pair this summer. 

Available in sizes XS to XXL.

I'm not really a skirt person, but I'm a this skirt person. 

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

You'll find me wearing this over bikinis and white T-shirts.

Available in sizes XXS to XXL.

I've been wearing these with every color under the rainbow.

I finally found the perfect white jeans.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

I predict this will make me feel like I'm on vacation at all times.

Available in sizes S to M.

Summer pretty much requires a fun new pair of sunglasses.

I suddenly want all of my shirts to have summery motifs printed on them.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Patiently waiting for this flattering waitlisted bikini to arrive in stock.

Available in sizes XS to XL. Shop the bottoms here.

I've been wearing this breezy blouse with denim shorts and over swimsuits.

Available in sizes XS to XXL.

I personally think these are even better than the brand's It bags.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

Cute little tops like this are a summer staple.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These classic Everlane shorts are quickly selling out in every color.

Available in sizes 00 to 16.

I'm not sure that cuter rompers exist.

Available in sizes 0 to 3.

I love a fancy pool slide.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

I have a habit of buying a new Christy Dawn dress every summer. My eye is currently on this one.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Wish me luck with the 100% humidity to come…