We know that it can be hard to figure out what to wear when faced with fashion information overload–new runway collections, celebrity dressings, and couture offerings that you’re probably not exactly rushing out to buy.
Realizing this, we decided to curate a short shopping list to help you update your wardrobe and stay on trend this season. Tuck this guide in your (designer, no less) handbag and refresh your closet with the following 5 pieces.
No longer relegated to the scuba gear and #surfbordt suits, this soft, flexible fabric is the perfect choice for summer weather. Cynthia Rowley Bonded Shift Dress, available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $395.
2. Radiant Orchid Lipstick
There is a reason Pantone named Radiant Orchid the 2014 Color of the Year. The color translates into many tones fit for outfits, shoes and in this case, lipstick—just one swipe and you’ve already updated your look. MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Asian Flower, available at MAC Cosmetics for $15
3. Printed Pants
Whether floral, tribal or tropical, all prints are welcome this summer. Jill Sander Printed Pant, available at Barneys New York for $680.
If you buy just one pair of shoes this spring/summer, make them mules. This shoe isn’t just for grandmas anymore. You’ll see once you slip into this season’s revamped styles. Jenni Kanye Perforated Pointed Toe Mules, available at ShopBop for $375
5. Matching Separates
We can thank crop tops for bringing this trend onto our radar. A sliver of stomach is not only chic but a good way to air out in the heat. Patterned Top, $34.95 & Patterned Shorts, $34.95 available at H&M.