5 Designer Pieces You Need This Summer

5 Designer Pieces You Need This Summer

In ninety degree weather and with gorgeous city gardens, Fire Island retreats and South Hampton beaches, us city folk are overwhelmed with exciting ways to spend our summer in The Big Apple. There’s fresh drinks, fine food, perfect suites at five-star hotels, celebrity events and underground bar-crawls, but most importantly, there’s summer fashion. New York fashion has always been seen as one-of-a-kind, much more inline with relevant seasonal trends and much more willing to break style boundaries (and get away with it). This summer is no exception. Take a look at our top five brands of the moment and shop some elegant must-haves to rock this season like the urban beach babe that you are. 

Kestrel Beach Bags

With beach-inspired prints and fun summer hues, Kestrel’s new line of luxury beach bags gives us all the Miami art-deco feels. Both sophisticated and practical, these gems with bring a refined edge to your summer fashion game while brightening up any chic outfit you choose to pair them with – we’re thinking white flowy dresses, golden sandals and mimosa brunches under the sun. 

BELUSSO Swimwear


Featuring a gorgeous selection of swimsuits for every type of lady, BELUSSO’s newest collection goes from sporty to chic and from edgy to conservative. With pieces designed in sexy cutouts and other, more classic athletic styles, BELUSSO offers one-pieces at around the $200 - $300 price point, with separates retailing at about $200 each. A celebrity favorite, this colorful brand is known for its bright graphic prints and innovative fabrics with flattering silhouettes. Plus, if we’re following style advice from the flawless forms of Jessica Biel, Eva Longoria, Chrissy Teigen and Miranda Kerr, then BELUSSO for the summer is the only way to go. 

Vint & York Sunglasses

In our opinion, nothing is more essential under the bright rays than a great pair of sunglasses. Whether you’re looking for city fancy, beach hippie or somewhere in between, Vint & York have the perfect vintage models just for you. The most popular themes (shown above) and our personal favorites, are: The Copa, The Beesknees, The Fitzgerald, On the Up and Up, and Chelsea. The options are endless. Though you may need more than a pair to go with your diverse and super-chic summer wardrobe, V&Y sells luxury at incredibly affordable prices, so believe us, you get much more than you pay for. That’s the dream, right? BRB shopping for sunnies. 

Breezy Day-to-Night Outfits by Heidi Merrick

The LA-based designer practicing sustainable production, has brought us the most luxurious and feminine gowns we could have asked for, this season. With models that go from day to night and casual to red carpet elegance, Heidi Merrick is what all our most fashionable paradise dreams are made of. The elite collection known for its high-quality fabrics, seemingly effortless draping and flawless tailoring, is produced locally in LA – but we know it’ll shine like never before on our tan city bodies while aboard rosé-filled yachts and Manhattan balconies. 

Sarah Flint Shoes

The NYC-based designer known for her luxuriously intricate sculptural designs and goddess-like taste, has brought us the ultimate collection of fresh summer shoes for the season. With glorious models for every occasion, Flint’s lace-up ballerinas in cream are surely our top choice for a bright Sunday out with friends near the seaside. Handcrafted in Italy but with the edge of the big city, Sarah Flint’s shoes are the perfect mix between timeless elegance and young flair. Shop shop!

City girls in summer couture? Yes please. 

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