With summer just around the corner, you may see lots of ads showing off summer fashions for kids. Most of the ads will show different styles and colors of several tops, shorts, dresses and sandals. But what are the essential pieces for summer this year? Below is a list of the top items to have for staying summer fashionable!· Pillowcase dress – The pillowcase dress is a super cute and comfortable clothing item for summer. They are just what the name implies. They are very free flowing, nothing too tight or constricting to inhibit summer play. Many of them have a tie going through the neck line to tie the dress. That’s it! They are very simple. You’ll find many different colors and designs. Don’t forget the bloomers as it is a dress. You’ll find these from about $25-$60.· Sandals – A good pair of sandals is essential for the summer season. Whether you choose pink and flowers for girls or brown for boys, the key is to make sure they will last all summer long. There is nothing worse than buying a pair of sandals and having them fall apart midway through the season. Expect to spend anywhere from $15 -$35 for a good, quality pair of sandals.· Sunglasses – A must for adults, but don’t forget about babies too. Summertime is a great time for kids to relax and take a break from school. So that also means more outdoor activities. Buy your kids a good pair of sunglasses to protect their developing eyes from the sun. Kids of all ages need them. Look for a pair with a soft silicone brow and nose piece. Kids will need a good, breathable strap as well to help them stay on. Expect to pay $15 – $30 for a pair with a strap.· Tunic & leggings set – These are such a great item for girls of all ages. A couple pairs of leggings and a few tunic shirts and you have a versatile summer essential wardrobe. These sets can also be dressed up with a cute bow or headband. The prices for these can vary, around $30 – $45 for a set.· Swimsuits – This seems like a given since summer and swimming go hand in hand, but notice the “s” on swimsuits. A few swimsuits will definitely serve you well this season. Boys trunks can be paired with all sorts of t-shirts, for instant water fun. Girls can wear swimsuits with a cute pair of shorts. Purchase a few and they will certainly get their use. Expect to pay anywhere from $20 – $50 for swimsuits.There’s the top items for a fun and comfortable summer season 2010. Enjoy!