Summer’s End Editors’ Picks!

We each have a unique relationship with our closet—different tastes and preferences with trends and styles—but a commonality that most women desire is quality and reasonable prices. We all know the feeling of only wanting to reach for the “nicest” item in your wardrobe, because quality feels good to wear. In a world that screams “more, more, more!” in regards to fashion, Darling stands on the principle of collecting less, but more high-quality, staple items that might take a minute to save up for, but will last a lifetime.

Many women’s platforms display items that are WAY out of price range for the everyday woman. But we believe in knowing when to splurge and when not to, and that craftsmanship, fabrics, and where things are made (and by whom) matters.

This product roundup reflects our choices of beautiful products (all under $350!) that will help you build a quality, long-lasting wardrobe.

Maison Du Soir

Cute pajamas that are long-lasting and have a classic fit are hard to find! Often the fabric is cheap and wears out after several washes, but this line is made of fine fabrics and worth the investment. Having a few nice items to wear to lounge and sleep in makes relaxing all the more enjoyable. Made in Los Angeles, Maison Du Soir pieces are understated and practical yet extremely chic with beautiful prints and a variety of styles.

Janessa Leone

A classic style hat is a must because it can add the perfect accent to any outfit. Janessa Leone has some of the most beautiful silhouettes out there at a price that is reasonable and reflects high-level craftsmanship. They even have “packable” styles for taking along on a trip!

Mykke Hofmann 

Designed out of Germany, this line is standout with unique silhouettes and interesting, vibrant colors. The founders share a specific way of perceiving the role of fashion in a woman’s everyday life: What a woman wears should underline her femininity while making her feel strong. The fabrics are soft, luxurious and breathable and the styles range from bold statements to staple shapes. They also produce their line out of Serbia, creating job opportunities and making sure workers are treated and paid fairly.

Mohinders

Based in San Francisco, Mohinders creates casual, handmade shoes made of high-quality leather that molds to your feet over time. They are well-designed, long lasting and use respectful sourcing. These are the perfect go-to for an outfit that needs a touch of effortless boho!

 

Tradlands

Simple staples are a must to complete most outfits, so having nice go-tos for t-shirts and sweatshirts is necessary. Tradlands nails that perfect “boyfriend yet feminine” cut every time and has a great price point.

Sophie Monet

 

This jewelry line is extremely unique, handmade out of Venice, CA with various styles made out of wood. The pieces range from subtle to bold styles and add the perfect statement to any outfit. This line innovates every season, bringing in new stones and metals as well; it’s the perfect mid-century meets natural, earthy appeal.

Rachel Pally

Handmade in Los Angeles, Rachel Pally creates beautiful contemporary collections that go from day to night, work to play, plus size to bridal and even maternity! She has something for everyone and her prints and silhouettes fill a need in any closet for that whimsical, feminine look. Made of soft rayon, linen and other breathable fabrics, her pieces are conscientiously manufactured and will last a lifetime.

Ephemera Swim

Ephemera is a swimwear from that was founded in Paris and is now located in Sydney, Australia. This line offers chic swimsuit styles that are characterized by a clean and restrained aesthetic. They use the highest quality Italian lycra and place utmost importance on cut, fit and finish. Their solid, floral and gingham prints are absolutely beautiful!

Takeaway: Quality over quantity is always best. Collect pieces you love that will last and that you feel great wearing! Note: This is not a sponsored post; all reviews are genuine from Darling’s opinion. 

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