Here Are 8 Things You Should Buy From Nasty Gal For The Summer

Because Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso's book comes out today and supposedly summer is coming


by Pandora Sykes |
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You might know by now that we’re big fans of the US retailer Nasty Gal – which is weirdly still pretty niche to the UK – and is best described as a fusion of American Apparel, Topshop and Free People.

And we’re superfans of 30-year-old sassy as hell CEO, Sophia Amoruso, who built the brand out of nothing (and whose book #GIRLBOSS comes out today).

So in celebration of the release of Sophia’s ‘fash biz’ tome, we have mined Nasty Gal’s extensive selection of clothes to find you the top picks to buy for June.

Because, yes, even though it’s pissing it down in the UK, summer is apparently on its way and IF and WHEN it does come, we want you to have some appropriate kecks to undulate under the sun in. Here’s hoping.

A fringed denim skirt


Good grief, Nasty Gal’s vintage section is so goddamn good. They regularly get gigantic dumps of vintage Chanel – the logo and 90s bits rather than the fusty old lady bits. We can’t afford it, sure, but there’s plenty that you can. Today’s pick is this cowgirl skirt. Perfect for frolicking around the southwest ranch. Or sofa. Whatever.

Girl Gone Wild Skirt, £58.22

A shark tooth necklace


This is great, because you get layers of fine chains and a ‘statement’ (ugh) necklace all in one. And it’s super cheap. Will look great against a brown chest (hum) and a low tee.

Shark Tank Necklace, £13.07

A Girl Power crop


Just like the one you had when you were 10. Thank goodness, then, for essentially what is a full-scale Spice Girls revival – as aided by Lazy Oaf. Wear with a kilt and channel Suki/Adwoa et al.

Lazy Oaf Weirded Out Crop Tee, £32.67

A wear everywhere black jersey dress


Nineties’ grunge minimalism at its best: wear with trainers or sandals and over jeans for travelling. The split at the back gives it a tiny bit of sauce. And if you’re worried about it being shapeless, just cinch at the waist with a rope belt.

Just Female Nora Dress, £58.22

A sleeveless cricket vest


It’s just like the Rag & Bone one, except wayyy cheaper and the arms got chopped off. Party time! Put a white shirt underneath and go all preppy dude, with some black jeans. Or wear solo, like a rogue cricketer.

Borrowed From The Boys Sweater Vest, £34.46

A tango blazer


Nasty Gal is famous for its ’monos, but it’s this clementine orange blazer that caught our eye. Orange was all over the SS14 catwalks, but it’s decidedly hard to locate on the high street. This one is sharply cut and double breasted – bonus.

Line & Dot Till The Sun Blazer, £78.42

The slide queens


Fine, so you’re not into clumpy eco-mum shoes, but how about when they’re rendered in leopard print ponyskin, eh? These slides – from US shoe giant Jeffrey Campbell – pack a very different punch.

Jeffrey Campbell Menorca Studded Sandals, £80.20

A grungy maxi skirt


The kind of floral skirt you search high and low for, because you need the material to be thin and the print not to be too cutesy. This vintage one is perfect with chunky black boots and a T-shirt if you’re doing the grunge thing, or a camisole and some black slip-ons if you want to keep it clean-lined.

After Party Vintage Soho Nights Maxi Skirt, £52.28

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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