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.
If you’re new to Most Wanted, 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.
This is the third in a series. Check out Melly’s Most Wanted picks from March here.
Read on to discover what Melly loves for April. Check back next month to InsideChic and see what made her May list. It’s going to be a good one—summer is AMAZING!
WHAT PIECES MUST OUR READERS GET THIS MONTH?
The Navy Puff-Sleeve Dress My favorite stretch poplin fabric in an easy dress with pockets—just add statement earrings and a sandal.
Embellished Linen-Blend Dress Lightweight and so versatile. I’ll wear it alone as a dress or swim coverup, or with white jeans. No jewelry required!
Blue Fringe Jewelry This bib necklace was inspired by the natural flow and beauty of waterfalls.
White and Goldtone Earrings These golden dipped earrings make a statement and complement a column of black or navy perfectly.
Black Button-Detail Dress Our new poplin long shirt dress is such an easy “go to” addition to your wardrobe. Style this silhouette breezy and loose, with a straw hat and bag for a sunny spring day.
Billow-Sleeve Top My favorite Chico’s shirt—I own both the white and the black versions. Inspired by Florida’s blue skies, this color will complement any hair and skin tone.
WHAT INSPIRED THIS COLLECTION’S BEAUTIFUL COLORS?
April’s color inspired Nature…sunsets, sun rises and the ocean. April’s prints were inspired by the movement of water across sand, shells, fossils and coral.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPRING RITUALS? WHAT ARE THEY?
I have a spring-cleaning routine for myself, my horse and our home and garden! For self I take care of my annual checkups, get a haircut and treat myself to a facial.
For my horse…the first bath of the season, annual vaccines, a mane and tail trim, and winter blankets to clean and store.
My home gets a thorough scrub! Magazines get recycled and my winter sweaters and coats (like my horses’) get cleaned and stored.
But my favorite ritual is to spend hours in our garden, tilling and prepping it to seed, with the promise and delight of a future bounty of flowers and veggies.
Shop the complete list of Melly’s Most Wanted items.