05/04/2005 at 01:00 AM EDT
"There was a Southeast Asian vibe. Who would've thought military wear could be sexy?"
Ruffle miniskirt, $128:212-965-9090
2. Ashley Paige
"I admire her unconventional knit bikinis. One of my favorites was the backless one-piece that cuts J.Lo-style in the front."
Candy-striper cutout suit, $325; 323-460-6700
3. Rachel Pally
"These caught my eye. All of my friends have at least one pair in their closet."
Cropped pant, $184; 818-762-3274
4. Ella Moss
"Ella Moss creates the West Coast version of Hamptons yacht wear. Ensembles for milling around during the day can be dressed up for a party at night."
Atlantic mosaic-print halter dress, $152; 212-249-7858
5. Jenni Kayne
"When the lights went up, out came a finely tailored pinstriped waistcoat....I now understand what all the buzz is about!"
Pin-striped military jacket, $860; 310-550-5900