A Stylist Told Me All the Cool Pieces She Can't Wait to Wear This Summer

In our Ask a Stylist series, we're tapping a new expert each month to weigh in with all of their style insights. Return each week for a professional's perspective on what to know in fashion.

This month, our Ask a Stylist expert is Rachael Wang, an NYC-based stylist who already weighed in about the sustainable brands she always wears, and she has a lot more to share when it comes to all things fashion. Since we're headed into summer, I was curious to find out what is on her shopping list for the season ahead, so I asked her to spill the top picks she's eyeing right now.

Ahead, Wang is sharing the exact items that are sitting in her cart for summer and tips for how to style them. Her stylist-approved summer shopping list is sprinkled with a range of directional basics that are equal parts cool and functional. She also has an incredible eye for sustainable brands that have designed their collections with eco-conscious practices like upcycling, so you'll find plenty of labels here that you'll want to have on your radar. Here, see her top summer fashion picks.

Nylon Shorts



Shopping Item #1:

"Men's fair-trade, recycled nylon shorts that I plan to wear with an oversize button-down and flat sandals on hot summer shoot days." 

 Oversize Striped Button-Down Shirt



Shopping Item #2:

"Organic cotton striped button-downs—equally perfect on Zoom calls or as a beach cover-up."

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Mix-and-Match Bikinis



Shopping Item #3:

"Mix-and-match bikinis allow a bit of personality to come through at the beach."

Acetate Sunglasses

Shopping Item #4:

"Bio-acetate sunglasses made from renewable sources instead of oil-based ones. Fun eyewear isn't a substitute for a smile but sure helps show a little personal expression while wearing a mask."

Bucket Hat



Shopping Item #5:

"Upcycled bucket hat because sun protection is nonnegotiable!"




Shopping Item #6:

"A fun and fashion-y OhSevenDays upcycled sundress found on one of my favorite new conscious-fashion multi-brand retailers, SlowCo."