It’s summer - the days are longer, and the weather is warmer. As the temperature starts to rise, you may find yourself rummaging through your wardrobe for something comfortable and cute to wear to help you combat the relentless sun.
Fortunately, it’s possible to look put together without melting the second you step outside. The key is to stock up on the essentials; these pieces help anchor your outfits but can also be worn alone - great for those days when nothing in your closet looks appealing.
So, if you want to elevate your style this season, continue reading and learn more about the summer staples you need to keep you feeling cool and looking cute during the warmer months.
1) White Dress
Think crisp white linens on the clothesline fluttering in the warm breeze. White sundresses are essential in the summer - they’re easy to style and ultra-comfortable. Whether you prefer mini, midi, or maxi lengths, a breezy sundress can easily be dressed up or down, making it a must-have for your summer wardrobe. Simply style it with a pair of sandals and a cardigan or denim jacket to keep you warm in the evenings.
If you’re looking for a white sundress to add to your collection, our Ruffle Swept Mini Dress is the perfect choice, as it strikes the perfect balance of casual and chic.
2) Tank Tops
No summer wardrobe is complete without tank tops. Not only will they keep you cool, but they’re also highly versatile. You can wear them alone or over a breezy, button-up top or jacket. We recommend collecting a few neutral colors (white, black, gray) for effortless styling. Wear them with a pair of jeans or shorts and minimal accessories for a quick outfit that still looks put together.
Another favorite basic of ours? Tees! While it’s not the most exciting piece in your wardrobe, it certainly has value. You can pair your tee with virtually anything - jeans, shorts, skirts, etc. Plus, it’s more forgiving where sweat is concerned, making it ideal for those sweltering days. The best part? You can never have too many tees! Our Sunshine & Coffee Tee, Day Dreamer Tee or Double Ruffle Tee are all different but all feature relaxed silhouettes you'll love in the summertime.
A pair of shorts will be a lifesaver in the summer. We suggest collecting a variety to wear for multiple occasions. For example, casual denim shorts are a great go-to for everyday activities. Additionally, a pair of tailored shorts, like our Twist Bow Shorts, are suitable for fancier events, like date night or a graduation ceremony. Pair them with a blazer, sandals, and accessories, and you have a summer-friendly outfit that will keep your legs cool.
5) Open-Toed Sandals
While high heels are undoubtedly fun, sweaty feet and five-inch heels don’t make the best combination. For everyday wear, opt for a pair of flat, open-toed sandals that allow your feet to breathe/ Choose a neutral shade that you can wear with dresses, jeans, shorts, and more.
6) Sun Protection
Some last-minute summer essentials include sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Keep both on hand to ensure you don’t forget them while you’re out and about.
So, now that you’ve filled your closet with these summer essentials, you can face the upcoming warm months in style and sweat-free. Let us know your favorite must-have summer pieces below!