This is arguably the best time to shop for your summer wardrobe, as most swimwear collections, sandals and beach cover-ups have now arrived—and many are now on sale. So what are some of the most stylish women we know buying this summer? I had some of our favourite editors, influencers and seasoned beachgoers share their summer wish lists. It was the perfect task for a nosy shopper like myself.
There were some common themes in my email chains. Timeless Pearly earrings made it onto more than one wish list, and strappy By Far sandals are another clear success story. There are a few items that I now want to add to my own shopping list, including some rainbow hair clips from Etsy and a swimsuit made of recycled materials from Arket.
Personal shopper Bettina Looney and Vogue's Donna Wallace provided some insights into the best luxury pieces to invest in. But I also turned to some of my fashion high-street shoppers too, so the list below includes amazing pieces from Prada and COS to The Row to & Other Stories. Keep scrolling to see what stylish women are putting on their wish lists for summer.
Emma Hill, Influencer
Bettina Looney, Personal Shopper and Stylist
As a luxury personal shopper, it is Bettina Looney's job to track down hard-to-find pieces for her clients, so she knows the items that are worth investing in.
Karina, Fashion Influencer
Rachael Clifton, Fashion Influencer
Rachael Clifton's Instagram account is one to follow if you love relaxed, tonal outfits, and this summer, she is after linen and printed dresses and is sticking to a brown-and-beige colour palette.
Brittany Bathgate, Fashion Influencer
Influencer Brittany Bathgate has a really defined minimal aesthetic, and this summer, she's into Arket's sustainable swimsuits, checked midi dresses and pleated skirts.
Donna Wallace, Fashion and Accessories Editor of British Vogue
It's Donna Wallace's job to know what are the next big accessories, and her summer wish list includes barely there strappy sandals and earrings by the new buzzy label Timeless Pearly.
Lily Russo-Bah, Founder of Beach Flamingo
If anyone knows how to assemble the perfect holiday wardrobe, it's the founder of vacation shopping destination Beach Flamingo, Lily Russo-Bah. Her two go-to swimsuits this year are a tiger-print bikini by Rixo and a checked swimsuit from Solid & Striped.
Marissa of Rue Rodier, Fashion Influencer
Paris-based fashion influencer (and Who What Wear columnist) Marissa of Rue Rodier has her mind towards sandals right now. She's got pairs by Staud, Fendi and ATP Atelier on her summer wish list.
Sara Brown, Fashion Designer and Influencer
A side-effect of scrolling through Sara's Instagram page is wanting to wear more colour, and her summer wish list is an explosion of prints and rainbow brights. Race you to those Etsy hair clips…