06/24/2010 04:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Intermix's Fashion Director on How to Dress to Beat the Heat

Sari Sloane has a knack for seeking out the next big thing in fashion, long before it ever goes mainstream -- a skill that certainly comes in handy when you're the fashion director of the mega-designer boutique chain, Intermix. The native New Yorker joined the Intermix team back in 2002 (after a brief stint in the buying department at Bergdorf Goodman) and spearheaded the Manhattan stalwart's coast-to-coast expansion. Heather Summerville, a regular contributor to The Inside Source, eBay's online style magazine, recently caught up with the busy new mom to chat about fall trends, maternity dressing, clothes to help stave off the summer heat and how eBay has become one of her favorite spots for antiquing. Here is an excerpt of that interview. For the full article, click here.


The Inside Source: We're in the middle of dressing for sticky summer days, what are five things on your must-have summer wardrobe list?

Sari Sloane: Great white tees and tanks, long cotton skirts, floral dresses, Missoni kaftans, nude colored bikinis and metallic sandals.

TIS: What are a few trend pieces that we should all indulge in right now?

SS: Summer cargos, menswear-inspired silk shirts and easy summer dresses.

TIS: What should we be looking for to get a head start on fall?

SS: There are lots of great trends for fall: lots of amazing shoes and cool furs to wear. We love our Brian Atwood Maniacs in army green--an exclusive color for Intermix! We're also excited for the new booties by contemporary designers Pura Lopez and Jean Michele Cazabat. The Chloe OTK boots have us swooning, and we've re-cut our best-selling Sergio Rossi peep toe pump in a great new lizard material. And for fur, our exclusive vests from Yves Salomon and Wyler are pretty amazing.

TIS: We hear you're a pretty big eBay shopper. What are you usually perusing?

SS: I do my best antique shopping on eBay.


Sloane turned her expert eye to eBay and unearthed a pair of vintage cat eye shades, a Josef Hoffmann ashtray and a platinum-plated Leica. To read the full article, click here.

** Portrait of subject provided by Sari Sloane. Additional images courtesy of eBay. **