Anyone who takes their wardrobe seriously knows that it's about way more than simply trying out each and every passing trend. Part of being sartorially savvy is staying well ahead of the curve by investing in pieces from up-and-coming designers who are destined to become big. It just so happens that the best time to do so is right now, as your favorite retailers start stocking up on fresh styles and labels ahead of the coming season — and the emerging designers at Shopbop are a really great place to start. Ready to usher in a new class of soon-to-be cult-favorites? Thought so.
Shopbop's great for several reasons. The online store's seasonal sales are a killer way to save on staples and statement pieces alike, its editorial-style trend roundups make refreshing your closet completely effortless, and its curated mix of high and low truly mean it's a one-and-done shopping destination. But did you know it's also a really great resource for discovering your next favorite designers?
Ahead of fall — which will be here before you know it, by the way — Shopbop put together the essential rising stars to stock up on before everyone else does. And with a successful track record to show for itself, you know Shopbop won't be wrong in saying these brands are about to be everywhere.
For statement styles that are ready for fun-filled days and nights, look no further than London-based designer Olivia Rubin and Brazilian brand FARM Rio. While the former looks to rainbows and a candy-inspired color palette for inspiration (just look at this pastel-hued tiered-ruffle confection, $635), the latter loves bold, bright jewel tones and lots of tropical prints. Snag FARM Rio's breezy sunflower maxi dress, $295, or voluminous-sleeved jungle floral top, $125, for weekends and snag Olivia Rubin's playful double-slit sequined skirt, $390, for date night.
TRE by Natalie Ratabesi presents impeccably tailored pieces, like these chic color-block utility pants, $1,295, and wide-leg trouser cut black jeans, $740, while on-the-rise shoe brand Gray Matters is serving up architecturally-sophisticated shoes like these cool kitten-heeled pumps, $560.
And because accessories are not to be forgotten, take DLYP's structural handbags for a spin — this geometric take on the bucket bag, $399 will stand out in a sea of standard iterations. When it comes to jewelry, Maison Irem is new on the scene to share polished, sleek, essential pieces that you can wear with just about anything. The line's T Bar Choker Necklace, $170, is easy to layer or wear alone, and its Freshwater Cultured Pearl Earrings, also $170, are natural statement-makers.
Get a jump start on your style competition by shopping some of the season's best up-and-comers from Shopbop, below.
Birthday party dress? Consider it found. This whimsical tiered ruffle silhouette is made sweeter by a pastel rainbow color palette.
Black sequins and two leg-baring slits give this skirt some edge, while rainbow stripes add a dose of playfulness. Style this for date night or a cocktail party.
Utility pants, but make them very, very chic. Multi-colored panels and cool ankle-length drawstring closure give these pants plenty of interest.
Basic black denim gets a very cool upgrade thanks to TRE by Natalie Ratabesi. These wide-leg trouser cut jeans are polished enough to wear to the office.
Bucket bags are in no short supply, but this one makes a unique statement. A structured shape is softened by a sweet knotted accent, and a magnetic closure keeps belongings secure.
This pleated, snake-embossed leather tote is like the polished, structured, city-bound version of your favorite summer beach bag.
Sleek but striking chain necklaces are trending for the season ahead, so invest in this cool T-bar style to try it out.
Simple hoops receive an elegant, but natural look via stunning cultured pearl drops. Style these with a silk tank now, and with a simple blouse or sweater come fall.
This jewel-toned top proves florals aren't just for sweet spring looks. The bold pattern is a far-cry from prim pastel blooms, and will take basic denim looks up a notch.
This breezy sunflower print dress is just what you need to take you through the rest of summer. With sweet eyelet features that show some subtle skin and a lightweight, slinky silhouette, it'll keep you looking (and feeling) cool.
A structural kitten heel in a scarlet shade and a cool deep-v slit give these pumps a modern vibe. Pair them with cropped pants and an asymmetrically-tailored blouse.