The Official Guide to Shopping This Season's Most Covetable Items

summer dresses and accessories

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Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one Who What Wear team member or friend of the brand will share the top 30 fashion and beauty finds on their current wish list.

I'm always giddy at the first sign of warm weather, but this summer, there's a lot more to get excited about. For starters, the possibility of dressing up to meet friends on a more regular basis. Hey, maybe I'll even be packing a bag for an actual vacation in the near future. As you can see, I'm really setting my hopes high for a fun and fashionable summer.

To go along with my dream summer, I naturally need a dream wardrobe, too. I decided to curate a wish list from my go-to for the best of the best brands and trends: Moda Operandi. After all, I deserve something (or two or three somethings) special to kick off my summer in style. Breezy dresses, chunky footwear, statement bags, and jewelry—it's all here. Plus, it's all available to buy now and pay for over time with no hidden fees thanks to Affirm. So go ahead, get that dream ticket item you've been eyeing… I know I will.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $26 per month.*

I can't emphasize enough how much I love this white linen dress. I wore it with chunky sandals, but sneakers would look just as cool.

 

With Affirm, get it for as low as $36 per month.*

Every summer wardrobe could use a woven bag. This one is just large enough to fit all of my essentials without entering into tote territory.

With Affirm, get them for as low as $57 per month.*

These chunky padded slides are a bit on the pricier side, but I'm going to get so much use out of them. It's all about cost per wear!

With Affirm, get it for as low as $13 per month.*

I can't tell you how many compliments I've already received on this necklace.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $81 per month.*

Pale yellow is a big color trend right now, so this knit is a no-brainer. Plus, the dreamy shade is exclusively available at Moda Operandi. Even cooler: There are at least five unique ways to style this sweater (peep the site to see them).

With Affirm, get it for as low as $34 per month.*

The micro polka dots and ruching on this tank are two qualities I just can't pass up. I'll be wearing it tucked into loose high-rise denim.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $15 per month.*

Pearls are getting a very fun, modern twist lately, and I'm here for it.

With Affirm, get them for as low as $63 per month.*

Another pair of dreamy slide sandals I recommend—ideally worn within 100 yards of the ocean.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $34 per month.*

It's the cutouts for me.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $23 per month.*

Zoom in and you'll see this gingham bag is actually beaded. You're welcome.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $29 per month.*

Leave it to Jacquemus to make the perfect everyday bodysuit.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $45 per month.*

If you find yourself by a pool this summer, I sincerely hope it's with this gorgeous tote bag next to your side.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $181 per month.*

I can't wait to wear this on a vacation with a swimsuit. (Yes, a swimsuit!)

With Affirm, get it for as low as $15 per month.*

Don't worry, this crop top comes with a very chic matching midi skirt.

With Affirm, get them for as low as $97 per month.*

The first time I go anywhere it's socially acceptable to wear heels, you better believe it will be in this rhinestone pair. Go big or go home, right?

With Affirm, get it for as low as $361 per month.*

Allow me to introduce you to my absolute favorite hue this popular Bottega bag comes in.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $46 per month.*

This dress is best worn to dinner somewhere along the coast of Italy. You know, if you can swing it.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $10 per month.*

These earrings make me smile!

With Affirm, get it for as low as $54 per month.*

The perfect cardigan for those nights when the temp drops below 70°.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $37 per month.*

Square-frame sunglasses are a must right now.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $59 per month.*

Hailey Bieber wore this dress recently, and now I can't stop thinking about it.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $35 per month.*

I have one word for this bag: adorable.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $18 per month.*

This dress can go from casual to fancy in moments—it's all about the accessories.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $24 per month.*

A fun scrunchie for when you're in the mood to be extra.

With Affirm, get them for as low as $48 per month.*

These might seem like statement sneakers, but I promise they go with a lot.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $163 per month.*

This bracelet is a fun addition to my daily stack.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $31 per month.*

Remember what I said about cost per wear? This swimsuit can double as a bodysuit.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $61 per month.*

Show me a cooler ring. I dare you!

With Affirm, get it for as low as $36 per month.*

The scrunched fabric makes this top a winner for me. I'll pair it with high-rise trousers for an elevated look that's still summer-appropriate.

With Affirm, get it for as low as $10 per month.*

In case you haven't noticed from all of my picks above, bright-colored jewelry is having a big moment this season. It also happens to put me in a good mood, so the more pieces the better.

See more of the fashionable retailers that offer Affirm's savvy pay-over-time services at check out.

*Your rate will be 0% APR or 10 to 30% APR based on credit and is subject to an eligibility check. For example, a $700 purchase might cost $63.25 per month over 12 months at 15% APR. Payment options through Affirm are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and down payment may be required. CA residents: Loans by Affirm Loan Services, LLC are made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lender license.

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