A Summer Shopping List

Alexandra Sukin

By Gusty Pohlman ’15, contributor

When I think about the transition from winter to summer, not only do I think about the warmth, the pool, the beach, and the absence of homework, I think about clothes. Shoes. Shirts. Dresses. Bathing suits. I think about shopping. With so many places to go, and so many brands to choose from, it can be stressful! Here is my top list for summer shopping: Forever XXI is a great place to begin. Considering the seemingly endless choices trendy, up-to-date- clothing, you will most definitely require plenty of time here—online or in stores. So don’t hesitate to bring your friends!

Forever XXI is not tailored to any specific style. Each section of the store carries a different flair. Whether your unique style is girly-girl, athletic, boho-chic, or preppy you will find an area of the store that’s right for you. And with the shockingly low prices on everything from summer dresses to high waited shorts, you will get the most bang for your buck. Hurry in! Under 5$ summer staples are being sold now! These cheap accessories are perfect for completing any outfit.

Pac Sun has to be one of my favorite summer stores. Embodying the California lifestyle, the clothes are beachy, pretty, sporty, and will make you feel like a surfer-girl. Pac Sun always carries the latest styles and the latest colors and patterns, so you never have to worry about feeling outdated. With Pac Sun, you can “swing into the season with lace, fringe & flutter tops”. From tribal print shorts, to ombre sun-dresses, to floppy hats, to crop tops and bathing suits—every summer essential is right here. Don’t miss out! Carrying such brands as Roxy, Billabong, and Bullhead, Pac Sun will not only have cute clothes, but also stylish bathing suits. Don’t forget to check out The Kendall and Kylie Collection in stores now! This line is inspired by the two Jenner sisters, who were born and raised and California. Their exclusive collection embodies the Cali spirit through a wide range of stylish and chic items.

Tired of the hipster, tribal, or boho look? Then look no further. Lilly Pulitzer is the perfect store for you. With the new summer collection in stores, you are bound to find the most preppy and beach-chic clothes ever designed. The dresses come in countless styles, sizes, and patterns. It doesn’t matter if you are a women or girl, curvy or slight, or modest or flashy—you will find something that fits you. Don’t hesitate to purchase a little from every pattern you see. Lilly Pulitzer is not only up-to-date and trendy, but timeless and un-aging. Appropriate to wear to almost all summer events, Lilly Pulitzer clothing is worthy of purchase. Stop in to the newly-opened store at the Kenwood Mall, and don’t forget to snap a picture of the Lilly print jeep in the front with your smart phone. Don’t wait!