All the Summer Items I Bought Because of Instagram

I can't seem to keep my fast little fingers from scrolling and swiping this season. This is all thanks to Instagram, of course—I'm currently dealing with major summer sensory overload as I swipe through photos of my favorite fashion muses frolicking in Italy to images of juicy fresh fruit laid perfectly next to chic straw bags on picnic blankets at the beach. Unquestionably, Instagram has also inspired some of my favorite purchases of the season, from seashell jewelry to beaded bags. To save you ample time scrolling (and to buy you more time basking in the sunshine), take a peak at some of the most stylish summer items blowing up on Instagram.

"Naked" Sandals

Sensuous, strappy, and barely there, "naked" sandals have been seen on fashion girls all over Instagram. Think of them as the equivalent of the slip dress.

This chic white pair I scooped up also comes in vibrant pink and metallic silver. Perfect for day and night.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 10.

Transparent Accessories

I can't get enough of transparent accessories. Mostly because of their versatility—you can wear them with practically every outfit, as they don't have a color to clash with.

This is perfect if you don't want people to see the full contents of your bag but still want to try the trend. Plus it looks much more expensive than it actually is.

These Who What Wear collection slides (such a steal!) are smart enough to wear to meetings and casual enough to wear to a pool party.

Available in sizes 6 to 11.

Little White Dress

Summer simply doesn't feel like, well, summer without an effortless little white dress. 

Simply add nude flat sandals.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Seashell Jewelry

This beachy summer trend has been blowing up my Instagram feed, and I can't seem to get enough. I'm layering on multiple shell necklaces for a statement look.

Cool girls around the globe have been donning Wald Berlin's stunning seashell-and-pearl pendant necklace. I'm layering mine with this Shashi one below.

It makes me want to bolt to the beach ASAP.

Beaded Bags

It's time to trade your leather purse for a beaded beauty instead. Beaded bags can vary in price, but there are some decently priced finds to be had that will add just the right of-the-moment touch to your outfit.


I have a weakness for buttons. There's something about their simple yet sophisticated look that wins me over every time. I've bought two button-front dresses for summer—one for the weekend and one for work.

Currently living in this chic midi dress on the weekends.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

This professional yet summery button down frock takes me from desk to drinks in style.

Available in sizes XS to M.

Colored Sunglasses

Nothing says fun in the sun like a pair of tropical-colored sunglasses. This season's bright, bold shapes come in an array of silhouettes to suit every taste and face shape. 

Candy colored shades add a vibrant touch to my everyday outfit.

Rainbow Stripes

From dresses to jewelry and strappy sandals, rainbow-colored stripes are reigning supreme this summer. I've picked up multicolored bracelets for some serious arm candy, as well as vibrant shoes to add some extra oomph to my outfits.

I always get in the party mood when I slip these on.

Available in size IT37.

I stack these with my gold bracelets for a bold look.

The Floral Print Dress

A breezy floral dress will never go out of style; they're perfect for every day-to-night summer activity. Wear yours with sandals, white sneakers, or wedge espadrilles, and transport yourself to the South of France, Italy—wherever your heart desires.

I opted for a floral print in the standout green hue that's all over Instagram.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Puff Sleeves

Charming puff sleeves continue to be a hit among fashion girls on social media. There are plenty of cool blouses and dresses to be had—it's time to channel your inner romantic!

Wear this adorable cropped top with high-waisted shorts or jeans.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Two words: utterly charming.

Available in size P.