The Pieces Our Fashion Team Keeps Coming Back To
Published on: July 28, 2022
Recently, on the walk to lunch, one editor noted that she’s repurchased the same pair of sandals every summer for the past few years. Which got the rest of us thinking: What’s the item you can’t stop buying? Here, five editors’ proven picks—the pieces that, despite trend-churn, will always have a place in our wardrobes.
creative and editorial fashion director
I’m always buying some variation of these baggy, curved-leg pants—I own all the ones below and many more. They’re great for travel, the office (a little cooler than your average jeans), even weekends. I usually tuck something in to give me a waist and balance out the wide legs. Best of all, they work with sandals, flats, sneakers—anything.
Somewhere between finding Waldo as a child and obsessing over Jane Birkin as a teen, I fell in love with the striped shirt. Lucky for me, we just launched the perfect one: It’s lightweight enough to wear in the sun, and the long sleeves are perfectly suited to summer nights. I’ll be pairing mine with structured shorts to elevate it from casual to French-girl chic.
I’m a hoop girl. I own them in all shapes and sizes, from teensy to oversize. So here’s some intel I’ve gathered over the years: If you’re looking for a Goldilocks pair (not too big, not too small), get the goop ones. Laura Lombardi makes cute—and affordable—options from recycled brass, which is cool. And if you’re going for something on the heavier side: Lobe-support patches work. Recently, I’ve been eyeing these silver hoops from Spinelli Kilcollin—they’d complement my Petunia ring nicely.
associate fashion editor
I live for voluminous puff-sleeve dresses—especially poplin ones. I love how they can be worn casually (to the office with a flat sandal) or dressed up with a heeled sandal, jewelry, and a fun lip. They are no-brainers in my book.
junior creative copywriter
White dresses are a hardworking staple in my closet—and yes, I’m a proponent of wearing white year-round. Aside from being a one-step outfit, a white dress always looks pristine and polished. Whether the silhouette is breezy, body-skimming, or utility-minded, the effect is the same: effortlessly chic.
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