The Fashion Memo

Most Wanted

A curated roundup of the best new fashion arrivals, hand-picked by our editors

Words Colleen RossFashion editor Viktorija Tomasevic
Clockwise from top left: shirt, Isabel Marant; dress, Christopher Esber; earrings, The Ysso; sunglasses; Bottega Veneta Eyewear; bag, Gabriela Hearst; jeans, Slvrlake; flat sandals, Chloé; heeled sandals, Proenza Schouler; tote, The Row; ring, Sydney Evan; Superkind Fortifying Moisturizer, Tata Harper

As the mercury rises, the promise of warmer days naturally brings a sense of ease and lightness to our wardrobes. With the need to stay cool in the heat, Christopher Esber’s ‘Stone Cavern’ maxi dress becomes the perfect choice for navigating summer dressing in style. “The weather is finally taking a turn, and while I’m scoping out the dresses already in my wardrobe and planning their first outing of the year, there’s always room for one more – and this Christopher Esber style has got my attention,” says junior market editor Abbi Minchin.

Designed in a slinky silhouette, it’s detailed with skin-revealing cutouts and natural stones for a chic, beachy feel, and comes in the prettiest ice-cream shade. “The pistachio hue almost passes as a neutral, which makes it an easy way to incorporate color for those who rarely experiment with it,” says Minchin. What’s more, it’s a style that can be dressed up or down with a few simple swaps: “I’ll be wearing mine with flat sandals for a casual take, and to events with heels and Gabriela Hearst’s ‘Demi’ clutch, which is almost ornamental in structure and a great option for dinner or a party.” The sumptuous toffee colorway is exclusive to NET-A-PORTER this season.

Summer in the city calls for versatile separates that look and feel cool, and Slvrlake’s jeans hit the sweet spot. Handmade in Los Angeles from rigid blue denim, they come in a relaxed wide-leg shape that will go with almost everything. Complete a chic daytime look with Isabel Marant’s broderie anglaise ‘Bilya’ shirt and a wear-anywhere tote. “Nothing says summer like a raffia bag, and this one by The Row has the NET-A-PORTER team pining. The top-handle design will take you from office to beach, lunch and beyond,” says Minchin.

Finally, if you’re celebrating Mother’s Day in the US or Europe this weekend, Sydney Evan’s ‘Small Luck’ signet ring is steeped in symbolism, making it a meaningful gift for the mother figure in your life, while Tata Harper’s ultra-silky Superkind Fortifying Moisturizer from our NET SUSTAIN edit is a real treat for anyone who deserves a little pampering. And stylish moms everywhere will adore Bottega Veneta Eyewear’s cat-eye tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Browse more in this week’s New In.