Suze Yalof Schwartz, whose advice we sought for this Friday’s Summer-Weekend Favorites, is the editor-in-chief of and For 14 years, Suze was the executive fashion editor-at-large of Glamour magazine. As a fashion expert, she’s been a featured guest on programs such as  The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, The Early Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, E!, Access Hollywood, Full Frontal Fashion, and CNN. 

Suze’s career in fashion has also spanned editorial positions at Marie Claire, Elle and Vogue. She is also the author of Getting Over John Doe and co-creator of the makeup line Makeover to Go.


Favorite summer bright? My favorite bright this season is the tangerine techno stretch cross back fitted dress from Victoria Beckham. It is so chic, sexy, and flattering! 

Favorite summer fragrance? I love MIMOSA eau de toilette from Calypso St. Barth. I get chased down the street and asked who makes that by men, women, and children. It smells fantastic.

“Must have” summer shoes and bag? When you’re five-foot-four, the must-have shoe is a wedge. A nude wedge is a summer essential because it makes your legs look endless and works with everything in your wardrobe. I  love the nude wedge pump (paired with white skinny jeans) from Christian Louboutin. It is perfection. For bags, a bright pink clutch is perfect for every occasion. My favorite is by Claire Vivier. The bigger the better.

Nude wedge pump from Christian Louboutin; Pink clutch from Claire Vivier

Favorite summer wrap? I love the black cashmere shrug from Donna Karan. You can find a less expensive version from dance supply shops. They are so easy and so chic.

Draped Cashmere Shrug from Donna Karan

Your “Go-to” summer uniform? White skinny jeans from Adriano Goldschmied and either a white silk shirt from Zara or bright-colored silk tops from Joe Fresh in New York City, which I have in lavender and poppy!

Jeans from Adriano Goldschmied;  Silk shirt from Zara; Silk top from Joe Fresh

How do you work the same dress when going to two different climates? For the long black dress in the summer, I wear it with skin-toned heels and a big gold cuff. In the winter, I pair it with black opaque tights, a bright shoe, a black blazer ,and an obi leather wrap belt. 

Three “must-haves” in your suitcase for a summer weekend? My long maxi dress by Nieves Lavi. It works for everything and it is silk, so I can roll it in a ball and it does not take up any room. My ‘Skinny Britches’ shaper shorts from SPANX. They are so thin and do the trick. And a strapless bra from Fantasie of England, the only thing that can support my chest. 

What do you use for a weekend bag? I can pack for two weeks with my roller travel bag from Louis Vuitton. A skill I learned from Liz Lange is buying silk or clothing that can roll up and be small.

What’s in your beach bag? SPF 100 sunscreen from Neutrogena, a pair of Jackie O’ sunglasses from Calvin Klein, an orange towel from Tory Burch, and three footballs for my three boys.

Are you are a cap or a hat girl during the daytime? Neither. I am not a hat girl.

Necessary summer indulgence? Jewelry! Other than my link bracelet and watch from Verdura that I never take off and am obsessed with, I love any combination of turquoise and gold especially with all white or hot pink or navy.  I found this double teardrop necklace necklace from Marlyn Schiff in the LA Mart.

Link bracelet and watch from Verdura; Teardrop necklace from Marlyn Schiff


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  • Ridgely's Radar August 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I love seeing Suze here! She always has great tips and I am clicking through to buy her must-haves, especially the strapless bra – so hard to find a good one!

  • quintessence August 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Great summer picks. I live in my AG white jeans all summer as well!!