Here at RIISE, we’re endlessly interested in what stylish women currently have in their shopping cart – and in their wishlists.
First up is Los Angeles-based fashion editor Isabelle Truman, Los Angeles-based fashion editor, to let us in on the pieces and products she’s currently coveting and why. Below, is everything Isabelle’s currently coveting, including the perfect white mini dress for summer and the trans-seasonal answer to the staple that is the tank top.
A few months ago, I saw a stylish woman walking through the picturesque English countryside – okay, the Soho Farmhouse courtyard – wearing a girlish white mini-dress with black platform sandals and one of those ‘90s thick, black fabric headbands in her hair. As someone who almost never wears short dresses and definitely didn’t own one in white, I was surprised by how much I wanted to replicate everything about her look. Once my eyes were opened to the simplicity and versatility of the white mini dress, I quickly realised almost everyone in the Northern Hemisphere right now is already onto the trend, either styling them with loafers and socks to offset the angelic tones or leaning right into the ethereal with satin ballet flats. As simple as this look sounds, it’s not easy to find the perfect hero product: trust me, I scoured the internet before I typed in “white mini dress RIISE” into Google and was served the Hattie Mini Dress by Fredric. I love the feminine puffy sleeves and the detailing on the dress’ bodice that flows down into pleats on the skirt, which not only looks beautiful but accentuates the shape of the body – meaning the dress doesn’t hang off you like a sack (as I’ve seen many others do). I was equally enamoured with the more simple Marta Mini Dress, which is similarly flattering (and looks great when paired with loafers on the streets of Paris.)
I’m a huge fan of Agmes Jewellery and often find myself overwhelmed by what to buy when I start scrolling. These Bubble Hoops feel like the perfect mix of being wearable and statement, something that will elevate any outfit, while not being too loud that they steal the show. AKA everything I want in an earring. Obsessed.
Another very different but equally versatile dress on my wishlist is Umlaut’s Kaya dress. I love everything about Umlaut: from the way the label upends expectations of what a French brand should be, to the way its founders approach sustainability. The Kaya dress with its long sleeves and mid-length feels incredibly wearable, with the hook detailing and leg-slit adding flirty and on-trend ‘90s elements.
Recently, I’ve been a big fan of keeping it quite basic on top and using my bottom half to play with skirts, shorts – jorts even! – and statement shoes. I’ve lived in tank tops in either black or white all summer (in Los Angeles) almost exclusively, sometimes branching out to wear one with a Marine Serre moon logo on the front or mixing it up with different necklines (like this straight one with thin straps). A risk taker! But sometimes the weather and event calls for something a little more covered up, and that’s where Arnsdorf’s Silvia Top comes in. Inspired by a ballet leotard, the top features a wide V-neck front with a small amount of cute gathered material in the centre. The low curve back adds a bit of extra something, something, too.
In a brilliant demonstration of the two opposing sides to my personality (and style), I love the bright, tight Del Villar Sonic dress. it reminds me of an iconic look from Sex in the City that Carrie rocked. The Sonic dress comes in three colours and feels just as “now” as it did when SJP wore this look in the 90’s. I often forget you can layer mini dresses – or anything other than cold weather wear – and love the reminder. It looks equally great worn as a slip underneath a white see-through long dress, and of course, worn alone with loafers and socks, knee-high black boots, or heels for a night out. The fact that this dress is cut from ultra-soft bamboo jersey is just the icing on top.