Summer Clothing and Shoes Shopping Guide | 2013 May Must Haves! by Chi Diem Chau May 4, 2013 15 Reactions 62 Shares 7 12 26 17 I can never have enough army-green jackets, and now I can add to that list with this Current/Elliott The Infantry jacket ($266), which Gwyneth Paltrow was recently spotted wearing while traveling. I'm particularly drawn to the cropped sleeves and boxy cut. — Melody Nazarian Start Nothing says "summertime" like this amazing Gypset Coco Dashiki dress ($350). The yellow print would look amazing against sun-kissed skin, and how cool is the raffia sleeve detailing? — Chi Diem Chau What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 / 45 Whether or not you have a vacation planned this month, you can get yourself in a tropical mood with Samudra's Rocky Point Pouch ($65). I love the beachy photo print, and the sturdy canvas structure makes it ideal for bringing to the beach or the park. — Britt Stephens What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 / 45 After explaining the wonders of wearing a crop top this season, I'm dead-set on trying the trend myself. I'm looking forward to wearing this Le Mont St. Michele Cropped Hawaiian-Print Tank ($395) with a high-waisted denim pencil skirt — after all, if you're going to go '90s chic, you might as well go all the way. — Britt Stephens What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 / 45 As the weather gets warmer, I want everything to feel lighter. So, this Bags in Progress Drawstring Bag ($240) in nylon feels like just the right weight. The camouflage pattern goes with everything, and the cheerful yellow trim screams Summer. And you won't see this on everyone you pass on the street — yet. — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 / 45 I'll be kicking my chambray love affair into overdrive with this ASOS shirtdress ($63). I plan on working it with white laceless oxfords and a floral varsity jacket for an outdoor music festival. — Mandi Villa What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 / 45 Lucite is all the rage this season, and I'm loving this Juicy Couture Wide Lucite Bangle ($30, originally $48). It's available in several widths and colors, so I'll be able to stack them up for a funky look, or throw one on for a pop of color. — Jen Michalski What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 / 45 I can never have enough army-green jackets, and now I can add to that list with this Current/Elliott The Infantry jacket ($266), which Gwyneth Paltrow was recently spotted wearing while traveling. I'm particularly drawn to the cropped sleeves and boxy cut. — Melody Nazarian What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 / 45 Balmy Summer days can often mean losing track of time. To combat that this Summer, I'm going to make sure I'm always wearing a timepiece like Daniel Wellington's Classic Oxford ($195). The rose-gold face keeps the watch on trend, but the slim profile means it won't weigh you down. — Justin Fenner What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 / 45 Shoes that are comfortable and chic sometimes feel like an impossibility. Enter these Vince Two Piece flats ($295) to prove us all wrong. The pointed toe and open sides are flattering on the leg, and you can tell how soft the leather is just by looking at them. — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 / 45 I can't get enough of this gorgeous draped Helmut Lang Glassy top ($195). It would look just as amazing under a blazer for work as it would later into the evening, worn alone with a pair of printed shorts and heels. — Chi Diem Chau What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 / 45 Stripes are a classic and one of my go-to prints, plus I love boyish silhouettes, so these Gap striped boyfriend roll-up shorts ($45) will be in heavy rotation. That price tag is pretty sweet, too. — Melody Nazarian What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 / 45 3.1 Phillip Lim's cotton jersey tank ($115) puts a fun twist on the classic I Heart New York shirt. Though it's a bit of a splurge for a cotton tank, I can't wait to pair it with some skinny black jeans and red lipstick. Next stop: the new Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. — Jen Michalski What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 / 45 I'm always looking for footwear that is just as comfortable as it is fashionable, and I think I've found just that with these Soludos raffia espadrilles ($65). I can envision spending all Summer in them — they'll bring everything from my denim cutoffs to dresses to life. — Melody Nazarian What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 / 45 I'm pretty obsessed with Rachel Comey's Spring collection and would love to add this denim Ficus dress ($429) to my warm-weather rotation. Pair it with strappy flats and I'm ready for wherever the weekend takes me. — Chi Diem Chau What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 / 45 Just looking at this Topshop yellow lemon bandeau bikini ($64) makes me happy, so it will be coming with me on all my upcoming pool and beach getaways. I also love that it features a subtly retro feel that will go great with my favorite cat-eye sunglasses." — Melody Nazarian What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 / 45 Jenni Kayne's Multi-Stripe Pencil Skirt ($495) is perfect for wearing when the weather heats up. I'll be wearing it with a silky, tucked-in blouse and heels for the office, and then taking it into casual territory for the weekend with a gray V-neck tee and Converse sneakers. — Britt Stephens What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 / 45 The "buy a pair, give a pair" initiative behind Warby Parker makes loving these Madison sunglasses ($95) all the sweeter. Between the statement red frame color, classic silhouette, and do-good cause, it feels like a real win-win eyewear situation. — Marisa Tom What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 / 45 Cut to Summer and all I want to do is throw on one great dress and be done with it. This Opening Ceremony Austin dress ($450) is exactly what I need. The cutouts give the cute cut a little edge and make it a perfect piece to take out on weekends — minimal effort required. — Hannah Weil What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 / 45 From the luxe python texture to the vibrant color palette — you know what it is: black and yellow, black and yellow — these Marc by Marc Jacobs sandals ($287) speak for themselves. — Mandi Villa What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 / 45 I can never have enough studs in my life, and since I recently lost my favorite pair during a Coachella trip, these Katie Diamond Astrid studs ($150) are sure to subdue my woes. — Chi Diem Chau What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 / 45 The overalls trend is getting pretty huge, but I'm kind of confused as to why they went out of style in the first place! While I've had a set of vintage Levi's in my closet for a while now, I'm hoping to update them with these Etoile Isabel Marant Jason Linen Overalls ($385). First of all, they're linen, which means they'll be incredibly soft and comfortable, and great for throwing on over a bathing suit during a park day. Second, I can still spice them up for going out with a tissue-thin tank, bright bra, and high-heel ankle boots. Totally unexpected, and totally versatile. — Britt Stephens What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 / 45 From the trendy shape to the bright floral pattern, these Kate Spade New York Della Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($138) are at the top of my list for Summer accessories. I can't wait to wear them with . . . just about everything. — Jen Michalski What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 / 45 With frequent beach trips planned this Summer, I need a cool carryall to hold all of my necessities. I adore this Leghilá neoprene tote ($161) because the neoprene textile makes it water-repellant and I can't get enough of the bold colorblocked detail. — Chi Diem Chau What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 / 45 Sure, these Isabel Marant Howlite beaded earrings ($165) may be a bit of a splurge, but I can't help but think that they'd go with almost everything I'll be wearing this Summer. I've got music festivals on the brain, and while the point is to keep things simple, I think these dangling boho earrings will add just the right amount of dynamic. — Marisa Tom What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 / 45 I'm in love with these ASOS Jewel Perspex Disc Earrings ($33). Clear details are a huge Spring trend, and they're an easy way to get a bit of color into your look without going overboard. I think they'd look great with a white tee and jeans, as well as a black maxi dress for going out at night. — Britt Stephens What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 / 45 If, like me, you're the kind of guy who wants to experiment with patterns, but doesn’t want to be the guy whose pants are festooned with embroidered sailboats or lobsters, a pair like these Ikat Shorts from Wings + Horns ($185) are a good way to ease into the trend. — Justin Fenner What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 / 45 It's easy to justify the price tag of these Ancient Greek Sandals ($390) when you focus in on the details. Between the raffia fringing, the leather laces, and the cool buckle closure, I foresee that these sandals will be my go-to for both casual days and nights out. — Meg Cuna What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 / 45 For some it's sunglasses, others a covetable bag, but for me, my outfits aren't complete without a statement-making watch. When I spotted this neon creation from Nixon ($119), I knew it had to be added to my watch collection immediately. The brilliant hue, oversize face, and lightweight composition radiates Summer fun. — Mandi Villa What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 / 45 I fell in love with the intricate patchwork pieces on the Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 runway, and I love that it translated so beautifully into my favorite fabric! This Proenza Schouler Colorblock Denim Skirt ($295) would be great for work with a silk blouse, and easy weekend perfection with a simple white tee. — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 / 45 Of all the clothing I own, I over-index the most in denim shirts. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for one more when it's as deliciously soft as the American Eagle Denim Girlfriend Shirt ($45). Perfect for packing for a weekend away, it can top everything from a cute printed skirt to cutoffs to a bikini. — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 / 45 The cutest kind of totally walkable sandals come in the form of these Dolce Vita Elka cutout sandals ($169). The perforated detailing feels almost like eyelet and the metallic heel lends just a little flash — they're sure to get you noticed (from the ankles down, at least). — Hannah Weil What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 / 45 What's not to love about this Club Monaco Rowan skirt ($130)? It's colorful — in a very impressionist kind of way — without seeming loud; plus, the cut is flirty and flattering. I'm looking forward to wearing this with tamer pieces, like one of my beat-up white tees. — Marisa Tom What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 / 45 If you're like me, you're counting down the days until Summer Fridays. It will come sooner than you think, and this Everlane Weekender ($95) will be your perfect weekend travel companion. Stash all of your weekend getaway essentials and go! This bag gets bonus points for also fitting inside an overhead compartment. — Meg Cuna What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 / 45 From the distressing to the relaxed fit and high waist, these Washborn Destroyed boyfriend jeans ($106) are the perfect Summer pair — and the ankle crop makes it even easier to show off my favorite Summer sandals, too. — Hannah Weil What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 / 45 Summer is near, and I can already picture myself relaxing on the beach wearing this fun Michael Stars Deep Shade Hat ($58). Its bold stripes are colorful and stylish, but most importantly, it'll keep this pale redhead from catching too many of the sun's rays. — Jen Michalski What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 / 45 When the weather warms up, I need lightweight blouses that are also workweek appropriate. This Dolce Vita Alma Top ($176) is breezy and romantic with sheer lace panels, contrast embroidery, and a scallop bottom hem that can also work on the weekends with a pair of Levi's cutoffs. — Meg Cuna What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 / 45 I'm a creature of habit and normally stick to my classic wayfarer sunglasses all Summer long. This Summer, I'm resisting the urge for sameness and giving these matte cobalt Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses ($165) with a flashy mirrored lens a try. They'll add a fun touch to my habitually monochromatic looks. — Meg Cuna What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 / 45 How can you deny this eye-catching Stella McCartney faux alligator clutch ($1,515)? Its holographic finish and patchwork-like appearance makes it feel really special — and it guarantees that any outfit will be a little bit less boring. — Marisa Tom What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 / 45 It's hard figuring out what to wear to the office when it's hot outside, but I found the perfect solution thanks to this Wilfred Sabine dress ($165). I plan on making good use of this airy, light, yet still work-appropriate piece all season long. — Chi Diem Chau What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 / 45 Orlebar Brown got famous for making no-fuss swimwear like the Bulldog Mid-Length Swim Shorts ($265). Who wants to mess with a drawstring or a difficult set of snaps when easily adjustable side tabs will do? — Justin Fenner What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 / 45 It's no secret around here that I love that Olivia Palermo brand of styling — like taking a shift dress and adding something sexier, like these Zara lace-up sandals ($129), to it. I love a great, unexpected detail that makes an outfit infinitely more special — these shoes are the ticket to that kind of look. — Hannah Weil What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 / 45 Because we can't always wear the Spring dresses we want to work, I'll rely on this fresh, white Club Monaco Brooke tote ($298) to give my office look a lift, even if I'm just wearing my go-to skinny jeans. — Hannah Weil What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 / 45 This Friend of Mine Rocketman Snake Skirt ($220) is an interesting Tarzan-style, crossover split skirt that sits above the knee. It's slim, tailored, and kind of like a skort, but not in the traditional sense. — Meg Cuna What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 / 45 While some people love animal prints, I love animal motifs. And elephants with their trunks up are a symbol of good luck, so why not wear this adorable Me & Ro Paisley Elephant Pendant ($140) every day? — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 / 45 There's nothing easier or more comforting to throw on in the Summer than a polo shirt, and Michael Bastian's collaboration with Uniqlo offers them up in an array of colors and fabrics. They're each priced at $20, and I can't wait for them to go on sale May 10. 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