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The It List: LA’s Most Stylish Women Are Buying These Items This Summer

A cheat sheet to the season's hottest trends, according to experts.

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Summer is here and I'm excited to have finally returned to living in some sense of normalcy. Now that we've fully resumed our everyday lives, there's so many places to be this summer which means so many looks to come up with. With such a joyous occasion as outside being fully open, my excitement fades when facing the reality of also having absolutely nothing fun to wear. As we reunite with the world, I want my outfits to match my energy with each look giving everything it's supposed to give.


I'm eager to fill in the gaps of the missing pieces needed to complete my feel-good outfits. Whether basics or statements, I'm on the hunt for effortless pieces to take my summer style to the next level.

I decided to get word from the most stylish women I know to dish out what items are worthy of attention this year. Whether dressed up or casually, these fashion forward women are not only wearing the hottest looks but know how to make each piece her own. Sharing their must-have summer items, scroll to check out what these LA "It Girls" are adding to their looks this season.

1. Bold & Colorful Accessories 

Chanise (@chanise.chanise)

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Boutique Owner of The Style Animal

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"My must-have items currently for the summer are bold and colorful accessories."

Known as "candy rings," colorful acrylic jewels are stacked everywhere. Reminiscent of the early 2000's, big bold statement rings are making a strong comeback. This quirky style created with a bubble looking effect is a fun trend I'm definitely adding to cart. Keep the color going by adding bold yet complementary pieces to your look with the full set to match.

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Candy Rings: The Style Animal

Bag: GCDS

Leggings (similar): Farfetch

2. The Satin Dress

Designer of Basixx

Courtesy of Taylor

"Satin dresses are my absolute favorite summer must-have!"

You can never go wrong with a satin mini dress. With unlimited colors and prints, it's only a matter of finding the one that speaks to you. Paired with a sandal or a sneaker, You can't go wrong with this classic summer dress.

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Dress: Macy's

3. Colored Sunglasses 

Courtesy of Amira

Celebrity Stylist

Colorful sunglasses are back on the most-wanted list this season but how do you know which will stand the test of time? While it's tempting to get an assortment of colored frames, it's about style and strategy when avoiding buyer's remorse during the next big eyewear trend. Stylist Amira Vee suggests a classical red squared designer frame as a chic must-have designer eyewear for everyone.

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Sunglasses: Farfetch

4. Asymmetrical Everything 

Victoria (@v.styl)

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Celebrity Stylist 

If you haven't hopped on the asymmetrical trend by now, you have a lot of catching up to do. Super modern and chic, asymmetrical designs can take a basic piece to all new heights. One of the most stylish trends for summer, this look is universally complementary on all body types.

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Top: Line by K

Skirt: Zara

5. A Portable Fan

Sandra Jay (@sandra_jay)

Courtesy of Sandra

Professional Fashionista 

"Besides the Tom Ford Disco Platform Silver heels that cost an arm and three legs, a must-have summer item for me would be a portable fan," Sandra Jay explained. "LA summers can get hot, and what better way to be a Hot Girl while in these streets with a portable fan. I literally can't leave my house without my FanC fan paired with a cute pair of shades."

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Portable Fan: FanC

6. Sky High Platforms

BT (@btmarie)

Courtesy of BT

Celebrity Stylist 

Wardrobe Stylist, BT, names sky high platforms as the summer 2021 trend she's excited to wear. The major height and sleek style of these modern day slides are a fashion girl's dream. With a colorful assortment of styles and heights, there are so many fashionable options to slip into this season.

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Platforms: Simon Miller

7. Nike Air Force 1’s

Genevive

Courtesy of Genevive

"This is my first time wearing Air Force 1's as an adult. I was geeked to start rocking them for the summer."

Stylist

Air Force 1's are a classic that should be in everyone's closet. Paired with just about anything this summer, this is the ultimate must have sneaker.

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Shoes: Nordstrom

8. Babydoll Dress

Londyn (@londyndouglas)

Courtesy of Londyn

Wardrobe Stylist

This year, Target is collaborating with emerging design brands and the Christopher John Rogers collection is by far a favorite. This super chic babydoll dress is the perfect dose of fashion and femininity we all need this summer. The black chunky sandals adorned with emerald stones is a naturally stylish touch to accentuate this warm weather look.

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Dress: McMullen (similar), Zara (similar)

To get your fashion fix and to stay up to date with the latest trends, check out the xoNecole Style section here.

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