Monthly Must-Haves

Melly’s Most Wanted: August Edition


Melly, Head of Design at Chico’s

You’ve watched her during Chico’s Facebook Lives, sharing the details and inspiration behind our unique collections. Now, Melly, our Head of Design, chooses her most-wanted pieces, trends, colors and more each month for her Most Wanted series.  

Melly’s official title is VP of Design at Chico’s, and she’s a veteran in the fashion and retail world. She was also a senior instructor at Parsons School of Design in New York. 

Check out Melly’s Most Wanted picks from July here.

Read on to discover what Melly loves for August. Check InsideChic next month and see what made her September list. Fall is on the way!   

WHAT PIECES MUST OUR READERS GET THIS MONTH? 

Light as a feather, our new ramie fabric is perfect for now and for layering later.

Our functional crossbody gets a chic update with a touch of snake and a sporty stripe.

Billow sleeves give the classic striped shirt a modern update. 

No need to give up your light-colored denim. Our new sea salt wash is perfect to wear now and into fall. 

Just add a statement necklace to this vibrant hue to make an entrance. 

Comfort soles and just enough heel height to make these perfect for all-day wear. 

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR TRANSITIONING OUR WARDROBES INTO FALL? 

Swap your tees for crisp shirting and invest in a new lightweight layer: ruana, cardi or shacket (shirt-like-jacket).

WHICH CHICO’S JEAN IS YOUR GO-TO/FAVORITE FIT? 

Our DefineMe Denim demi boot jean in our new sea salt wash. I love a light-colored jean year-round. This is a perfect transitional color and a great leg shape to wear now with sandals and later with a bootie.

WE KNOW YOU LOVE TRANINING WITH YOUR EQUINE PARTNER. WHEN DID YOUR LOVE OF HORSES BEGIN? WHAT MAKES THEM SUCH SPECIAL CREATURES?

I fell in love with my first equine at age 5. My family and I moved next door to a Horse Riding School in the countryside of England. Horses have such huge personalities and are such sensitive souls, but once you have earned the trust of your equine friend, you have it and hold it forever.

THIS OR THAT?

To help you get to know Melly a little better, we asked her to choose between “this” or “that” everyday joys.  

Concert or play? CONCERT

Paperback or e-book? PAPERBACK

Salsa or guacamole? GUACAMOLE

Midi or maxi (dresses)? MIDI

Slim leg or boot leg (jeans)? BOTH!

Shop the complete list of Melly’s Most Wanted items. 

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