Summer Wardrobe Essentials

May 30, 2018

For every weather change there’s a wardrobe change, and with the weather turning hot hot hot as of recently, my summer clothing has finally started coming out of my closet! With so many cute options out there for summer and so many different places to buy them from, shopping for summer clothing can be overwhelming. I went through my own closet and narrowed down all those options to these summer wardrobe essentials. They’re the perfect closet staples to kick off your summer wardrobe!


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Sundresses and rompers are my go-to throw on outfit in the summer. They’re so easy to wear, and take from day to night with a simple accessory or shoe change. I usually have a couple of staple sundresses or rompers that rise above the rest each summer, and I try to make sure that they’re ones that can also double as coverups! If you’re traveling, not having to take extra coverups along to go to the beach is such a space saver.


Denim Skirts/Shorts

Denim skirts and shorts are a really casual option that are perfect for festivals, fairs, and more! Denim skirts are easy to make just a little bit dressier with cute top and a pair of wedges. Whether your a skirt or a shorts type of gal, I recommend buying them high-waisted. High waisted skirts and shorts are perfect for pairing with a cute crop top, or even for front tucking a longer shirt for an effortless, relaxed look. {This} is the brand of my favorite pair of denim shorts, and I’m so in love with how stretchy and comfortable they are!



Summer is definitely the season of bralettes! Bralettes are an amazing comfy lounge option, or can be a cute detail layered underneath a shirt.


Matching Set

I am 100% a fan of the matching set! A matching set is cute while worn together, but also has endless styling options as separates! Buying the right matching set can give you a ton of different options to play with your summer wardrobe, especially when traveling {because again, space}.


Crop Top

I’ve seen dressy crop tops and I’ve seen casual crop tops, but regardless of whether you like playing dress up or keeping it casual, a couple of basic crop tops that can be paired with any skirts or shorts in your closet are a must! I recommend making sure you for sure have at least one white crop in your collection, that’s probably my most worn color!


Silk Camisole

Honestly, a nice silk camisole is just a year round closet essential. They can be worn dressed up with a skirt and to dinner, or dressed down front tucked into a pair of denim shorts for a fun casual day. Silk camisoles also layer really well with lightweight layers on cool nights! I’ve linked both silk and polyester options below!



Summer. Swim. Is any explanation necessary? Whether we want to admit it or not, there’s that one swimsuit that rises above the rest – the trick is just trying to find it!


Everyday Shorts

A chino short is an ultimate summer staple. They’re dressier than a denim short, but still casual, making them more appropriate for day to day wear! I have the scalloped pair below, and am loving how the scallops are a nice subtle detail to make my basic everyday outfits a little more interesting.





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  1. Gabi says:

    I’m all about matching sets lately. And for summer they are priceless!


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