South Carolina-born designer Hunter Bell tempers her taste for frills with sharp silhouettes and an of-the-moment palette that includes classic black and playful pops of color. Take your pick of the summer-perfect styles here, from pleated peplum dresses and handkerchief-hem tops to anything-but-basic jumpsuits, shorts, and printed blazers.
Just add jeans for easy, instant allure.
Silk certainly conveys luxury, but the sumptuous fabric is also breezy and breathable enough for the summer heat. We’ve rounded up a mix of endlessly versatile frocks here — from modish shifts with delicate pleats to printed shirtdresses, halter maxis, and sweet floral tunics — from in-demand labels like Vanessa Bruno, Helmut Lang, and Vena Cava.
Signature head-to-toe pieces, suited to your city look.