Summer Style Must-Haves: ESSENCE Editors Reveal Their Ultimate Wish Lists

ESSENCE editors are dreaming big this summer! From chic denim to eye-popping shoewear these are the top items on our style wish lists this season.

Dominique Hobdy May, 18, 2016

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Rihanna wore this on a beach in Barbados. Therefore, I will wear it on a beach in Barbados. - Joslyn Winkfield, Photo Editor
Marques'Almeida Frayed-edge halterneck denim top, $303,

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I’m from New England, so anything with stripes is a win. I am picturing taking sailing lessons in Newport or chilling with a picnic spread in Martha’s Vineyard. - Joslyn Winkfield, Photo Editor

Santa Maria Striped Romper, $98,

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I already have it in oxblood and I love the neon for the summer.- Lauren Porter, Assistant Editor

Rebecca Minkoff 'Leo' Envelope Clutch, $95,

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I need these in my life. -Lauren Porter, Assistant Editor

Women's Birkenstock Arizona Sandals in Copper, $135,

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This is a super cute and perfectly-sized crochet carryall for all of my summer essentials. - Nykia Spradley, ESSENCE Beauty Editor

Sophie Anderson Lilla Crocheted Cotton Shoulder Bag, $290,

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Sun hats aren’t my style, but this cool visor totally is! I plan to rock a few different styles this summer. -Nykia Spradley, ESSENCE Beauty Editor

90210 Mita Visor, $138,

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I’m like a seven year old in many ways: pom poms and fringe produce huge smiles. -Pamela Edwards-Christiani, ESSENCE Beauty & Style Director

Mabu by Maria BK Embellished Leather Sandals, $200,

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My go-to summer look is all about maxi dresses. Francesca’s is one of my new faves for unique, but classic pieces. - Andrea Jordan, ESSENCE Assistant Beauty Editor

Aubreanna Crochet Maxi Dress, $48,

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"A classic nude sandal is a must. I love these strappy heels." -Andrea Jordan, ESSENCE Assistant Beauty Editor

Watch Me Wow Natural Lace-Up Heels, $26,

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Summer weddings are so fun and this is perfect. - Andrea Jordan, ESSENCE Assistant Beauty Editor

Vine Jacquard Juliet A-Line Dress, $1895,

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“I’m trying to commit to not wearing black this summer. This mustard yellow bodysuit is easy to dress up or down—and, with a price tag under $20, it’s super affordable!”

Crossover Bodysuit, $16,

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"I love that distressed gear is chic now. These sneakers look worn in when you buy them so you never have to stress about scuffing them. The more wear and tear, the better!” -Virginia Lowman, Assistant Beauty Editor

Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Super Star Metallic Distressed Glittered Leather Sneakers, $455,

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"I love long earrings because they elongate the neck. I’ll wear one at a time and pair them with diamond suds and other funky pieces for the perfect earring cocktail.” -Virginia Lowman, Assistant Beauty Editor


Chan Luu Gold-plated earrings, $55,

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I'm in love with this scarf. Like, real love. I can't wait to wear it in a million different ways. - Dominique Hobdy, Contributing Style Editor

MDS Stripes Striped All Purpose Scarf, $145,

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I've recently discovered that this dress is sold out but I refuse to accept it. I'm sure it'll come back and when it does I'll be on it like a hawk. -Dominique Hobdy, Contributing Style Editor

Alice McCall Red Room is on Fire, $199,

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"After years of feeling insecure about my stomach, I bought my first high-waisted bikini last year, and I absolutely love it. I’m ready to bring that look to my everyday life!" Taylor Lewis, assistant editor

Studio Ruffle Crop Top, $60,


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