June Shopping List

by krismkoch

I wish I was organized enough to plan out my shopping list in advance and stick to it, ignoring the barrage of online sales that flood my inbox and tempt me to spend on things I shouldn’t. I am not, but I aspire to be, and perhaps putting it on the interwebz will make me. Even though I may not be a methodical as purchasing a well-thought-out 15 pieces each month, I still love a good list and often spend subway rides home listing out the upgrades my wardrobe needs (especially as the NYC subway system is a wonderful place of style inspiration). When planning my start of season shopping list, I like to focus on pieces I know I’ll wear over and over again. I’ve realized that investing in a few dresses I’ll wear over and over again all season and not mind is worth the money and stress it relieves in the morning, even if by the end of the season, I’m so sick of them, I never want to wear them again. It’s that whole math principal that is actually a really smart way to buy (promise to blog more about  it soon — it will seriously change your life). But the idea is to divide the cost of an item by number of times you wear it to get a good idea of the return on your investment, and I find each season that a few key pieces, which almost always includes a couple pairs of shoes, a couple work-friendly dresses I am so obsessed with (judged by how long I’ve been lusting after them waiting for them to go on sale), a top or two, and a skirt or pair of pants, a jacket, one investment piece I know I’ll wear forever (which could be anything from a stripe shirt to a classic work tote to a pair of goes-with-everything loubs), one fancier item, be it a dress, statement skirt or jumpsuit, that will cover me for engagement parties/weddings/etc. that season, and  some trendy accessories is usually the perf formula to get me through the season with minimal stress.  The trick is sticking to it, taking the hit at the beginning of the season until waiting too long to convince myself it’s something I need and not maximizing the amount of wear out of it, and of course, not falling victim to the endless temptation of other cute things I see online, on insta, or in my inbox. But in hopes for the new summer season and my new short short hair (Did I mention I did the Sienna Miller bob and chopped it all off? Sadly, I don’t feel like I look as cool and hot as Sienna and feel a bit regretful, but I digress…), I will be a new woman, or at least savvier smarter shopper. And as that new woman, here is what I’ll be investing in and wearing this month.

1. MAXI DRESS

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DVF

DVF Two-Tone Jersey Wrap Maxi Dress, $299, theoutnet.com

2. EASY WORK DRESSES

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TIBI

Tibi Satin Poplin Dress, $158, tibi.com

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Cos

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DVF

DVF Taffy Cotton Shirt Dress, $208.80, dvf.com

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SUNO

Suno Embroidered Twill Mini Dress, $297, theoutnet.com

3. LACE TOP

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DVF

DVF Brielle Lace Top, $134, dvf.com

4. CITY TO BEACH SHORTS

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Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang Crepe Shorts, $100, theoutnet.com

5. SLEEVELESS VEST

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IRIS AND INK

Iris and Ink Skye Cotton Vest, $195, theoutnet.com

6. COTTON TOP 

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HELMUT LANG

Helmut Lang Draped Wrap-Effect Crepe Top in white, $115.50, theoutnet.com

7. TIERED DRESS

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TIBI

Tibi Laser-Cut Crepe Dress, $234.06, theoutnet.com

8. PEEP-TOE WEDGES

Vince

Vince

Vince Kostel Slingback Espadrilles Wedges, $297.50, Shopbop.com

9. ESPADRILLE WEDGES

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VINCE

Vince Spencer Espadrille Wedges in grey and black, $295, shopbop.com

 

10. STACKED HEEL SANDALS

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VINCE

Vince Freida Sandals, $297.50, shopbop.com

11. CROP TOP

Zara

ZARA

Flounce Sleeve Eyelet Crop Top, $39.90, zara.com

12. WRAP TOP

TIBI

TIBI

Tibi Bibelot Wrap-Effect Crepe Top in white, $146, theoutnet.com

 

13. BUCKET BAG

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IRIS AND INK

Iris and Ink Brixton Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag in white, $225, theoutnet.com

14. GLADIATOR SANDALS

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SCHUTZ

Schutz Cyby Tall Gladiator Sandals, $260, Shopbop.com

15. TASSLE EARRINGS

Oscar de la Renta

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Oscar de la Renta Tassle Earrings in black and gold, $255, neimanmarcus.com

16. DRAPED PANTS

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TIBI

17. CROPPED JUMPSUIT

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TIBI

Tibi Agathe Strapless Jumpsuit, $486.50, tibi.com

18. SIMPLE BIKINI

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COS

COS

COS

Cos Textured Bikini Top $25 and Cos Textured Bikini Bottom $25, cosstores.com

19. GOLD CUFF

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KENNETH JAY LANE

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Tone Thick Cuff, $70, theoutnet.com

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