When it comes to my summer wardrobe, I have a list of trusty essentials I like to reach for every summer. These are pieces that I consider must-haves and that I think everyone should have in their closet during the months of summer. From loose fitting denim to button-ups to basket bags to sandals, there are many summer staples that will keep you stylish and chic. So while you may be getting your hands on the latest fashion trends, it’s important to not overlook these versatile essentials that can be worn multiple ways and work well with different outfits.
So let’s get to it and keep scrolling for a list of my wardrobe essentials for summer!
Oversized Striped Button-Up shirt
A classic button up is 100% a must-have for the season, I wear mine tucked, loose, over jeans (or shorts) or as a throw over swim or tank top. In terms of fabric I prefer breathable material like linen or cotton as they are more practical for hot weather. I definitely get a lot of use out of a button-up and they are a huge part of my summer wardrobe.
Basket bags are always my go-to every season as they instantly give that summer vibe to any outfit.I have a variety of shapes and sizes from mini to large totes! I love to pair them with summer dresses or an outfit as simple as an oversized shirt, jeans and sandals (as seen in this post). They just work so well with multiple outfits.
Slides are ideal for summer because they’re comfortable, easy to get on and take off and so cute. I basically live in slides this time of the year! Slides work well at the pool, beach or wear them with your favorite summer dress for that easy summer look.
I’m such a denim girl – you’ll catch me in denim every season. Now granted, they are not the ideal summer staple but if you get the right pair like a loose fitting denim or straight leg, they work perfectly fine in the summer. I would also suggest styling them with a simple cropped tee or breezy blouse to keep you cool.
I like to invest in a good pair of sunglasses. Not only do they add just the right touch to a look but they protect you from the summer sun. Make sure you purchase ones that offer UVA & UVB to help avoid skin/eye damage. Currently obsessed with black sunglasses, love the sleek look they offer + they make me feel like a total badass (hehe!).
Let’s be honest, jewelry works well every season but what’s so great about jewelry in the summer is that you can put together a minimal outfit and by adding a piece of jewelry, your fit is instantly elevated and at no cost to your body temperature rising. I love to wear chunky necklaces, stacked bracelets & rings, anklets with a simple white tee and shorts! Perfect for when you’re on the go and don’t feel like wearing a ton of layers.