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Melly’s Most Wanted: The May 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.  

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 fourth in a series. Check out Melly’s Most Wanted picks from April here

Read on to discover what Melly loves for May. Check InsideChic next month and see what made her June list. Summer is just getting started! 

What Pieces Must Our Readers Get This Month?

melly's most wanted
Orange Tie-Back Trapeze Dress

Tie-Back Trapeze Dress I love this new statement color dress. Pair it back to red accessories for a fun, vibrant combo.

melly's most wanted
Lemon T-Strap Sandals

Lemon T-Strap Sandals Add a little whimsy to your feet. It will bring a smile to your day.

melly's most wanted
Jute Tote

Jute Tote Intricately woven and so versatile. Carry it everywhere.

melly's most wanted
Cutwork Sleeve Top

Cutwork-Sleeve Top A dramatic sleeve statement on a breezy summer top.

melly's most wanted
Seed Bead Earrings

Seed Bead Earrings A super light-weight graphic statement.

melly's most wanted
Tiered Linen Dress

Tiered Linen Dress Feminine and flowy. The epitome of the summer sun dress, new and dramatic in black.

melly's most wanted
Warm-Toned Wood Bead Jewelry

Warm-Toned Wood Bead Jewelry Colors reminiscent of the summer sunset.

melly's most wanted
Zenergy® UPF Notched-Neck Tank

Zenergy® UPF Notched-Neck Tank The notched neckline is so flattering. Wear it as a match back to our Zenergy® crops. 

melly's most wanted
Zenergy® UPF Cargo Crops

Zenergy® UPF Cargo Crops My go-to comfy pants. Utility details make them practical and chic.

melly's most wanted
Suede Fringe Sandals

Suede Fringe Sandals Suede fringe for fun texture. Perfect for summer!

melly's most wanted
Black Wood Bead Necklace

Black Wood Bead Necklace Timeless and versatile. You’ll wear this forever.

Melly's most wanted
Black Trim Fedora

Black Trim Fedora Add a classic fedora for sun protection and instant summer vibes. 

Tell us about the Chico’s new sandals and what you love about them.

A super-comfy cushioned foot bed and a chiseled toe shape give our sandals a modern vibe whilst the whimsy of fringe, raffia, beading and stones add jewelry to your feet! 

Why are they the perfect complement to the Chico’s wardrobe?

We wanted to create the perfect pairing to any of our summer outfits, to give our customers complete “head to toe” styling options. 

Summer will be here soon. Any travel plans?

Fingers crossed: the South of France. 

What do you enjoy most about this time of year?

Outside patio dining and sharing the bounty of salad and vegetables from our garden with friends. 

This or that?

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

Early worm or night owl?
NIGHT OWL

Bubble bath or massage?
MASSAGE

Sweet or salty? (snacks) 
BOTH!

Pool or beach?
BEACH

Floral or geo? (print)
GEO

Heels or flats?
FLATS

Hoops or studs? (earrings) 
STUDS

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

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