With her impeccable taste and sense of current trends, Jamie Chung has managed to catapult herself from reality television star (she initially made a name for herself on The Real World: San Diego) to bona fide fashion star. She never misses a beat on a red carpet, and even in her day-to-day life, manages to look consistently flawless.
When we spotted her (in a very bright pink Martí shift) at Svedka's launch party for their new summer flavours, we wanted to pick her sartorial brain a bit. We had to know: what's her number one shopping tip when she's trying to stock up on summer essentials?
"I have a problem. I usually have an issue buying multiples of one style," Chung told us. "I'm always, 'Ooh, it's three lace skirts!' But in reality, I think one of each is ok. Do you know what I mean?" (Of course we do.)
"Things go so quickly out of fashion," she continued. "Just get one. I'm big on deals, but I feel like if you buy that one key piece and it's an investment piece, you don't have to get rid of it next season. It can transition into the fall. Think long-term."
In that spirit, we've rounded up a few summer staples you can shop right now! And remember, as Jamie wisely advised, you really only need one.
Alexander Wang Diego Dumbo Metallic Bucket Bag ($950) in Rose Gold
There’s no such thing as too much rose gold.
Timeless Little Black Dress
Vanessa Bruno Drape De Laine Drop Waist V-Neck Dress ($289) in Black
Make this simple black dress your go-to for your next evening event.
Madewell Campground Shorts: Rip and Repair Edition ($75) in Reef Break Repair
You can never have too many pairs of jean shorts, in our opinion. This boyfriend style is so cool and weekend-ready.
Velvet By Graham & Spencer Janis Stripe T-Shirt ($55)