The Hunt: 7 Really Specific Fashion Items I’m After Right Now

Confession: I do a lot of online shopping (shocker, I know). But between reporting on emerging trends and putting together shopping edits of what to buy for the current season, I’m scanning thousands of products in a given week. You’d think that because of this, I’d be adding things to my personal cart all day long but the truth is I’m a bit pickier when it comes to what I’ll add to my own closet. If you’ve ever wondered what a fashion editor’s shopping cart actually looks like, you’re about to find out.

I could be alone here, but sometimes I get the urge to shop for really specific pieces. It happens at random: one day I might come across a cool inspirational image that sparks my interest for a certain piece of clothing or sometimes I notice different versions on the same sartorial theme and make it my mission to track down the best version. Either way, I’m currently on the hunt for the following seven items that span everything from funky cowboy boots to non-basic tanks.

Ahead, take a look at my fashion-editor shopping list for the rather-specific items in my cart now.

Weird, I know, but athletic shorts are suddenly all I want to wear. Thanks to the designer versions from Prada, Coperni, and Ganni, the humble and nylon track short just shot up to the top of my wishlist. I like the idea of styling them with sporty sandals and a simple tank.

I recently pointed out that fashion people are breaking co-called “rules” by wearing tall boots with their denim shorts this summer. And not just any boots, but cowboy boots with funky patterns and vibrant colors. There’s something unexpected about wearing a statement pair—they don’t go with anything so they kind of go with everything, you know?

If there’s one accessory trend that’s dominating this summer, it’s retro aviators. The chunky frames and warm orange tints have a grandpa-chic vibe that enhances any outfit.

If you saw my closet, you’d understand what I mean when I say that I hoard plain tank tops like they’re going out of style. I have plenty of standard styles so right now I’m all about tanks that have a little something extra to them, whether that be a cool cutout or an asymmetric neckline.

Do you ever see a single outfit image and suddenly crave a specific piece to add to your closet? That’s what happened when I spotted Danish It-girl Emili Sindlev styling a pair of relaxed utility trousers with a few simple basics. They lend a cool feel to casual ‘fits.

You might have heard these referred to by other names like resort or beach shirts, but the silhouette comes from a Cuban dress shirt called a Guayabera and while it’s traditionally a menswear piece, I’m convinced I need one in my arsenal. Plenty of fun options exist that are easy to layer over swimsuits or bra tops.

No summer wardrobe is complete without a bucket hat and while my collection already features several, I’m eyeing these styles that come with adjustable ties. They lend a sporty feel to the warm-weather accessory.

Next up: Nordstrom Just Dropped Tons of Fall Items—I Frantically Added These 29 to Cart