Posted on 05.06.2013

by Ian Bradley

Having worked with the likes of Azealia Banks, Ian Bradley knows a thing or two about the wardrobe essentials you need to make it through anything (yes, even a Twitter feud). So who better to talk to about summer essentials than the New York City-based stylist? In advance of a Downtown Minute with Bradley (tune in this Thursday, May 9!), we got his list of the five things you need to make it through the heat.

1. DKNY Jeans Crochet Drapey Hem Top - $59.59

"’Sheer’ is my favorite color for summer--I love anything see-through. This tank would look awesome over a neon strapless bikini top.”

2. DKNY Jeans Bleached Out Fitted Denim Jacket - $98.50

“I think a jean jacket is a staple for every closet, and this bleached out version is great take on it.”

3. DKNY Jeans Geo Print Asymmetric Hem Jersey Dress - $89.50

“Girls have it easy in the summer; they can just throw on a dress and some lipstick and they're good to go. This dress is a perfect that look, since the print and neat back detail makes it a stand-out piece.”

4. DKNY Jeans Open Back Shirt - $195

“Love this shirt! It's a great twist on a classic; the unexpected peep of skin on the back, is subtly sexy.”

5. DKNY Jeans Ice Railroad Strip Cut-Off Short - $54.50

“I wish these shorts came in my size! Rather than regular denim cut-offs, the railroad stripes give it a fun detail. I would wear these every day, with everything from T-shirts to blazers.”