I’m a Fashion Editor & Here’s What I’m Buying for Summer
I have an admission: I’ve spent the last few weeks at home shopping up a storm. I’m ready for scorching temps, diving into the ocean and afternoons spent drinking rosé...or at least my revamped wardrobe is. Wondering what you should stock up on for summer 2020? Take some cues from my shopping list and buy these ten must-haves, ranging from super trendy to undeniably cozy.
1. La DoubleJ Jennifer Jane Botanical Print Poplin Babydoll Dress
Busy Phillips has become my quarantine fashion icon. I mostly marvel over her daily routine that’s regularly documented on her Instagram: enjoying alone time on her cute balcony, sipping rosé, rocking oversize sunglasses and, most importantly, wearing a billowy floral summer dress. The more tiers and the more romantic the pattern, the better.
3. Tory Sport Tie-Dye Seamless Bike Shorts
I’ll be honest: I’ve been living in leggings since quarantine started months ago. But once Memorial Day rolls around, I plan on swapping them out for bike shorts. The only requirement? They must be soft to the touch and flattering (because unlike a model, I actually have thighs).
4. Wesley Rivington Ribbed Tank Top
Now is as good a time as any to stock up on a whole new arsenal of basics you can rely on. While I’ve got my white T-shirt collection down to a tee (sorry, had to), my grungy tanks from 2019 needed an upgrade. I was particularly drawn to these ribbed styles, all of which have a unique neckline going on.
5. Timeless Pearly Baroque Pearl and Gold-Plated Choker Necklace
All the important people in my life (see: my boss, my best friends, the family members I’m not currently quarantined with) are only seeing me from the shoulders up. Which gives me a great excuse to dress up my upper half with some cute jewelry. So, I’m dedicated to wearing playful, colorful necklaces that remind me of my childhood but don’t look like an arts and crafts project.
6. Jacquemus Camerio Ombré Swimsuit
While I’m usually more of a bikini girl, I’ve been gravitating towards sexy one-pieces lately. Namely, high-cut legs, low-cut backs and vibrant punches of color to pull it all together. Bonus points for a suit (like the ones linked below) for midriff cutouts.
7. Poolside Bags The Essaouira Daisy Straw Tote
My summer plans are up in the air, but my goal is to squeeze in at least a few beach days. Which is why I’m stocking up on a new straw bag now. And worse comes to worse, it will look mighty cute toting my groceries home.
8. Rebecca Minkoff Olive Elbow Puff-Sleeve Sweater
A sweater in June, July and August? You might be wondering. But hear me out: I always feel chilly in air conditioning, it’s not quite a long-sleeve knit and look how cute (and on-trend) those puff sleeves are. Have I sold you on the summer sweater yet?
9. Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick
Lately, I’ve taken a whole new approach to makeup. Now, less is definitely more. And if I can stock my minimal makeup kit with multitasking products, all the better. This eco-chic blush stick can obviously be used to add some color to my cheeks, but I also brush some on my lips for a little extra pop.
10. Leset Lori Brushed Stretch-Jersey Soft-Cup Bra and Lori Burnout Brushed Stretch-Jersey Track Pants
Since becoming a professional lounger (90 percent of the time, you can find me on the couch), it’s seemed inevitable that I would invest in a knit set. It could be a tank with cute shorts or a risqué knit bra and cropped knit trousers to match. Regardless, it feels nice to put on an actual outfit—even if it is glorified PJs.