The Fashion Pieces To Buy This May, According To Our Senior Fashion Editor
Now that I've had my first taste of warm weather, I can't help but fantasize about the outdoor activities that I spent the last six months missing out on. While picnics, beach days, and barbecues may have to be experienced a little differently this year, I've been scrolling through old photos of my favorite dreamy dresses, and statement swimsuits and working on how I can style them for my solo time on my roof or fire escape. The fashion items I'm buying this May are the pieces that can offer me the chance to have fun dressing up again — and can help you do the same.
If like me, you've spent the past two months mostly in some mix and match combination of sweats and sportswear, consider comfy alternatives that feel a bit more celebratory and seasonal. Yes, I've put on jeans a few times now, but I've found that tailored shorts, and loose nightgowns are newly adopted favorites. And for those days when I still think sweats are the best options, colorful, coordinated sets are a welcome break from my usual neutrals. To help you kick start your warm weather dressing, I'm rounding up the pieces I have my eye on — five new ones every week. So, keep coming back for more fun options you can bring home throughout the month.
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Best Fashion Buys: May 18
JW Anderson's newly launched belt tote takes a classic silhouette and adds quirky details like the handles and felt body, which make it feel like a worthy alternative to your go-to bag.
Bright, mood-boosting swimwear makes the prospect of rooftop tanning even more appealing.
A comfy mesh tank is the ideal layering piece for swimsuits or cool tops. Try layering on top of a tee or button-down for a sweater vest effect.
Rouje's latest collection is made of soft, silky dresses that you can cozy up at home in. I'm sold.
Now that I've migrated to Zoom meetings, I love the idea of pairing my professional top with a fun pair of pants.
Best Fashion Buys: May 11
Fun jewelry is such an easy pick me up. I already love Susan Alexandra's colorful bags and I have a feeling her earrings will be just as fun of a wardrobe addition.
After months in standard tees, I'm ready to upgrade to the top 2.0, a high-neck fitted style.
I love the power of a statement bag to transform even the most casual ensembles into something memorable.
As I begin to think about the evolution of comfortable dressing, a knit dress feels like a welcome option. Victor Glemaud's recent launch of curve sizing on his website, women up to a size 3X can try the open-back style.
Sometimes an ultra-luxe basic is all you need to take your wardrobe up a notch. The lightest cashmere tank is a splurge that you'll find yourself never wanting to take off.
Best Fashion Buys: May 4
This '80s-inspired swim suit will be ideal for weekends spent in the sun.
A new comfortable but fashion-forward sandal makes running errands feel a bit more like a chance to dress up.
Though designed specifically for petite women, this small label's romantic pieces work for taller women too.
Tiffany Co.'s latest launch is a colorful statement cuff that will add a modern, sculptural twist to your everyday basics.
Dundas' newly launched activewear collection includes this cool twist on a current must-try trend: the biker short.
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