New season, new shopping list. Topping mine right now: a straw bag in a cool shape, a pair of fantastically clunky sandals, and a pair of distressed jean cut-offs that do not make me feel like a Coachella runaway. Here are 10 of the best buys in Philly right now, so you can kick off summer in style.
The Straw Bag
Massive, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink straw bags are ubiquitous come summer. I'm getting my raffia fix with a circular clutch instead. $98 at Anthropologie, multiple locations.
Pair with a white linen button-up, a gladiator sandal and some great shades (they're coming up next), and you're set. Frame Denim Le Cutoff shorts, $158 at Eaves, Wayne.
I love this modern take on the classic aviator shape. Plus, look closely and, I swear, the color looks just like a shell. Thierry Lasry sunglasses, $375 at Joan Shepp, Rittenhouse.
The Crop Top
It's (still) everywhere. I'm updating the silhouette with Cameo's brand-new sculptural top (with matching shorts!). Coming soon to The Geisha House, Old City.
The Beach Sandal
Trudging through sand in flip-flops is no fun. These authentic Pons avarcas stay on your feet and look great. $77 at Style Camp, Chestnut Hill.
The White Dress
It's a summer staple. Plus, at this price, you won't care too much if it's stained and soiled by the end of summer. White lace dress, $72 at Smak Parlour, Old City.
It's the coolest way to tote your stuff this season, and it leaves your hands free for beach towels, ice cream or, you know, a cold beverage. Waltzing Matilda Beau bag, $420 at Waltzing Matilda, Wayne (online only).
Perfect for the beach, a resort pool, or just a particularly hippie-ish Saturday. Pilyq dress, $154 at Everything But Water, King of Prussia.
The Fancy Tee
Even party dressing feels more low-key in the summer. Instead of a dress, opt for cool separates, like this fabulously fancy tee. 3.1 Phillip LIm embellished top, $295 at Knit Wit, Rittenhouse, Margate and Bryn Mawr.