10 Must-Have Summer Pieces, According to Fashion Influencers

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Though summer is shaping up to be a bit different than expected this year, there are still plenty of fun style moments to be had. Sundresses and bikinis should very much be part of the equation, as should shorts, sandals, and sunglasses. If you've started to think about freshening up your assortment of warm-weather pieces, a wish list is a great way to narrow in on the styles you want to secure (not to totally influence you, but we're kind of obsessing over sherbet hues, romantic silhouettes, and long shorts at the moment). That way, you can make smart shopping decisions and not add everything that catches your eye to your cart or scoop up all the latest summer trends just because they're fresh and new.

A unique approach to your summer shopping that we're all for this season? Finding out what stylish fashion influencers are coveting for sun-filled days and balmy nights. So we tapped some of our favorite Instagram It girls to find out what items they're planning to buy for summer. Of course, we took all the aesthetics into account, making sure to reach out to stylish ladies who tend sporty, minimal, eclectic, and glamorous.

From the cutest coordinated set from Revolve to a superpretty printed dress and a versatile bikini that can be styled as a crop top with jeans, flowy pants, or a skirt, ahead, discover 10 summer must haves, according to fashion influencers, plus their tips for styling each piece for a double-tap-worthy look.


Shea Marie's Summer Must Have: A Versatile Bikini

"Even though most of our summer plans aren't looking as we expected, I'm still going to be wearing my swimsuit even if it's running through sprinklers on the lawn. I love this Grace suit because it's incredibly chic and doubles as a crop top when you wear it with a skirt or loose pants."


Claire Most's Summer Must Have: A Coordinated Set

"Pastel colors are always a good idea for summer! Buying a set allows you to wear the items in different ways: you can wear them as a set, only wear the skirt, or [wear] the top with a cute pair of jeans. I would wear it with sneakers because I love being comfy! Something I love about it is that you can wear [it] during the day but also for a date night."


Jeanne Grey's Summer Must Have: Biker Shorts

"Cycling shorts for sure! Paired with anything for an instant effortlessly chic moment. I love that you can go both high fashion and super relaxed with heels or sneakers. Not to mention, work out in them too! I couldn't live without them if I tried!"


Anne-Laure Mais's Summer Must Have: Animal-Print Heels

"I love [these heels] because you can wear them with a lot of things, even if it's a strong piece! You can wear them with a white summer dress or a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt. I can [wear them] to drinks with my friends (when we can) or for dinner at a friend's place."


Denise Mercedes's Summer Must Have: Denim Shorts

"These American Eagle denim cuff shorts come in all sizes, they are high waisted, and have an amazing stretch. I would style them with a cropped tee and some chunky sneakers for a fun and casual look!"


Nnenna Echem's Summer Must Have: A Printed Dress

"I love this dress from Faithfull The Brand. It's the perfect length for summer. I would style it with an oversized blazer in a fun color and open-toe shoes. It's the perfect dress."


Alyssa Coscarelli's Summer Must Have: Bright Sandals

"I saw these By Far sandals on Instagram and haven't been able to stop thinking about them since. The silhouette, the color, the kitten heel! I can see myself wearing these with little minidresses or jeans and a tank all summer long. In fact, I may just go ahead and add them to cart right now."


Kelly Augustine's Summer Must Have: Biker Shorts

"Obviously, with the times we are living in, this summer is all about comfort over anything else. My must-have summer item for 2020 is biker shorts! Biker shorts are at the top of my list because they are extremely comfortable and so versatile. You can wear them around the house with a tee, or throw on a jacket to run errands. On dressier days in the house, I wear a button-down shirt and tie the shirt in a knot."


Jannel Varona's Summer Must Have: Sunglasses

"Even though summer will look a lot different this year, I still love a good pair of sunnies to wear on the roof! It's an accessory that will transcend any season. I love styling them with staple pieces because it's a statement all on its own. I particularly have Le Carré in Tortue from Aperçu Eyewear."


Thora Valdimars's Summer Must Have: A Metallic Dress

"I love this metallic dress by Rotate; it's so comfortable as it has long sleeves and is midlength but with a supersexy V-neck. I love to wear it casually with sneakers, but it's also divine with a pair of killer heels. I have this amazing terrace that I still haven't decorated properly. I want to finish doing that so that I can host a barbecue for my dearest friends at home and wear this."