Shopping with the Pros: Best looks for your summer wardrobe
Summer is underway, but that doesn't mean that summer shopping has to end! In fact, now is the perfect time to spruce up this season's wardrobe, with gorgeous pieces filling our favorite New York boutiques. We swung by a handful of those shops with one goal in mind: To find out what those in charge think you should buy at this moment. All we have to say now is: Get ready to shop.
Ruby and Jenna Top, $58 (above)
"It looks great with any bottoms, from ripped jean shorts to colored skinny jeans."
-Barbara Lubel, owner of Ruby & Jenna (1282 Broadway, 212-564-6935)
Minnow Bathers Bikini Top, $75, and Bottom, $75
"Minnow Bathers' suits are vintage-inspired, but the prints are completely modern and fun. The best part is that we currently have several tops and bottoms that you can mix and match to create a custom and unique suit that you will look and feel amazing in."
-Mary Mangiliman, owner Dalaga (150 Franklin St., 718-389-4049)
Timo Weiland Dress, $375
"The sweetheart cut is flattering on almost any girl and the subtle vents on the sides give it a downtown edge.
-Tiffany Bainbridge, store buyer at Pas de Deux (328 E. 11th St., 212-475-0075)
Dezso Pouch, $65
"My friend Sara Beltrán takes photos during her travels and puts them on these amazing pouches, which make great makeup bags, clutches or wallets."
-Winnie Beattie, owner of Warm (181 Mott St., 212-925-1200)
Antipodium Top, $180
"This is the perfect statement top to go with a skinny jean. Its sheer silk is great for summer nights, and the color is just a perfect contrast to the metallic orange collar."
-Phillip Salem, owner of OWEN (809 Washington St., 212-524-9770)
We See Stars Necklace, $38.
"This piece is so beautifully simple. It works as a layering piece or can be worn easily on its own."
-Bernadette Libonate, owner of Milly & Earl (351 Graham Ave., Williamsburg, 718-389-0901)