Fashion People Told Me 23 Pieces They're Buying for Summer

I always like to get insight into what fashion people are buying before they're actually wearing the pieces, so I went straight to the source to find out exactly what insiders are planning to add to their carts right now. Specifically, I had summer in mind and wanted to get a preview of all of the cool finds that are primed for their vacations and new-season wardrobes, so I asked them to spill the details on the finds they're currently eyeing.

Ahead, take a look at the exact items the fashion set has on their radar for the coming season. From the designer heels that are set to reach cult status to the cutout dress primed for wedding season to the swimsuit trend that is about to break, there are so many stunning items to know about. Here, see what made the cut, starting with some picks from my personal summer shopping list.

Kristen Nichols, senior editor, Who What Wear

Shop my picks:

The perfect dress for everything from a date night to a vacation.

I'm adding a bit of color to my summer wardrobe with this classic swimsuit from Eres.

Athletic sneakers are the next trend I want in my wardrobe.

Libby Jane Page, senior market editor, Net-a-Porter

Shop Libby's picks:

"I'm looking for sandals that I can live in all summer long—for day, night, work, and the weekend. This pair from The Row offers the perfect balance between chunky enough for day but elegant enough for evening. My go-to outfit will be these slides with longline linen shorts, a simple white tank top, and an oversize raffia tote."

"For summer, I always look to a good sundress for its versatility and effortlessness. Its slip-on ease makes it a must once temperatures start to rise. I love this Bondi Born style, as it can work for day as much as night. I'll be pairing mine with black leather sandals."

"When it comes to summer style investments, Loewe's basket bags are the ultimate must-have. I love this one with leather straps, and the overlaid logo makes it extra special—its oversize style means I can carry a ton for those long summer days."

Tiffany Hsu, vice president of womenswear and kidswear fashion buying, Mytheresa


Shop Tiffany's picks:

"We love this piece by Nensi Dojaka x MyTheresa. We have seen a lot of minimal fabric with maximal exposure on swimwear that was inspired by last summer's hottest trends. We love wearing this as both a swimsuit or as a top with a simple suit."

Shop the matching Bikini Bottoms ($175).

"A continued trend from last season, '80s visor-inspired eyewear is both retro and futuristic. We have seen sporty versions from Balenciaga and more glamorous styles from Saint Laurent and Versace. Style with a white T-shirt and relaxed trousers for an effortless look."

"The platform shoe is the new shoe trend on the block after the debut of the infamous Versace platform. Here is a super-modern and stylized version from Bottega Veneta that can be worn with a floral minidress all summer long."

"The body-con jumpsuit is one of the biggest trends this summer, and Saint Laurent's '70s jumpsuit is one of the most coveted. It's really a timeless trend that you can style with a barely-there sandal and sleek evening bag."


TyLynn Nguyen, model and creative consultant


Shop TyLynn's picks:

"These will be my go-to sandals for the season ahead! I will pair with swim, daily outfits like jeans and button-downs, and also date night with sexy summer dresses."

"This will be beautiful with a sexy silk dress at night or a tee and jeans during the day, keeping your hair hidden away from environmental elements like the sunshine and city pollution like smog."

"Such a perfect bag for busy days—it fits so many things, and its neutral color allows you to pair it with anything!"

Géraldine Boublil, designer and creative consultant


Shop Géraldine's picks:

"I am obsessed with flats, and these in white leather are so chic."

"Because we always need a light, cozy knit during summer nights."

"It's hard to dress up when the weather is really warm. This dress is easy to wear yet still elevated."

Nicole Akhtarzad, senior market editor, Who What Wear

Shop Nicole's picks:

"I'm a big proponent of still wearing jeans in the summer, and my secret to not overheating is breezy tops like this one."

"Something about this dress really struck me the moment I saw it, and weeks later, I'm still not over it. I love how you can wear it with flat, strappy sandals, or heels depending on where you're going, and the muted print makes it feel very wearable."

"Does it count if I already bought them? Like every other fashion person, I've been obsessed with every new Cagole piece Balenciaga has come out with lately, and while the viral boots are amazing, these felt like the most reasonable option for the months ahead. And they just happen to be the perfect complement to the above minidress!"

Courtney Grant, vice president of buying and merchandising, Elyse Walker

Shop Courtney's picks:

"My style is pretty laid-back, so I'm always looking for a new sexy shoe to bring some heat to my summer wardrobe. I can't stop thinking about these Bottega wedges. They're the perfect blend of '90s minimal and polished modernity—everything I need!"

"I'm always on the hunt for new summer dresses that feel both effortless and unexpected, and this Esber crochet maxi delivers on both fronts! I'm already getting excited for all the ways I can style her. Beach, drinks, weddings, she does it all!"

"Denim bags are an absolute must this season—there are so many good options, from Gucci to Bottega, it's hard to choose! Right now, I'm really into structure, so the Balenciaga Hourglass just hits different!"