Since Memorial Day weekend is officially behind us, we are officially declaring it the season of summer. And as the temperatures rise, we find ourselves drawn to pieces that are easy and fun.
Los Angeles-based designer Nancy Stella Soto creates small, unique collections of handcrafted pieces, each one with an artisanal feel.
This week’s Most Wanted item has summer written all over it. This gingham top is lightweight so you know it can withstand the heat. The red-and-white checkered pattern is stitched together straight down the middle but doesn’t line up, which makes for an interesting visual dynamic.
It can be paired with straight-leg denim for a more traditional look, or ruffle-hem culottes for a more fashion-forward vibe. Whether you’re off to a picnic or picking up some things at the drugstore, this top will be with you wherever you go.
Nancy Stella Soto Cotton Gingham Sleeveless Top, $310, available at Assembly New York.