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May 24, 2020

Style Staples For Summer

Something I’ve been working on over the last year is investing in fewer, high-quality clothing pieces vs. more less expensive ones. I want to get a lot of use out of the items I purchase and prefer them to be very versatile so I can style them in several ways. As much as I love a floral print or a striped pattern, I find I wear these types of pieces in my wardrobe less than the solid color pieces because they are so distinct. 


Today I’m sharing my top seven style staples for summer. I basically thought “if I could only have seven items in my closet this summer, what would I want them to be?” These pieces are items I already own and wear all the time! They are comfortable, cute, and functional which is so important to me. I have shared a few options for each category that you can shop by clicking on the image. 

White Wide-leg Pant

I feel like white pants just look like summer. I have been loving the high-waisted, wide-leg style especially in whites and creams. You can go for a soft linen material like this pair from Abercrombie & Fitch or a thicker material like this pair from Everlane

T-shirt Dress

If you read my blog post on the best dresses for spring and summer, then you already know how much I love T-shirt dresses. They feel like you are wearing PJ’s and can easily be dressed up or down. My favorite ones are the front pocket Tee style dresses from Everlane. 

High-waisted Jean Shorts

A pair of cut off denim shorts is a classic must-have for summer. I personally love the high-waisted style that has a 3-5-inch inseam. These high-rise Mom shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch have a nice amount of coverage and come in six different washes. 

Slip-on Sandals

I love slip-on sandals mostly for the connivence. I’ve had sandals with lots of straps and buckles that are cute but take several minutes to get on and off. I love being able to quickly throw this style sandal on to get out the door. I wear these footbed sandals from Freepeople often and have these waterproof Birkenstocks on my wish list. 

Sun Hat

A straw sunhat is a must for laying by a beach or pool, but I also love when a style can we worn with casual outfits as well. These wide-brim options like this one from ASOS can really elevate a sundress and of course help protect from harmful sun rays. 

Basic White T-shirt

A basic white T-shirt is an essential year-round for me but especially during the warmer months. I love the crewneck style best like this one from Madewell and have fun styling it in different ways such as tying a front knot or tucking it into my shorts. 

Round Frame Sunglasses

Round frame sunglasses have a fun, retro feel and are flattering on many face shapes. After years of purchasing many cheap sunglasses and never being truly happy with how they looked on me, I decided to invest in this pair from Ray-Ban. Since these were an investment for me, I do not plan on wearing them in situations where they could get grimy or potentially break but I love having a high-quality pair that is also flattering. If you also love this look but do not want to pay for the Ray-Ban ones, I found this similar dupe at Anthropologie for $38. 

I hope this post helped you think about what your style staples are for summer and got you excited to dress for the warmer weather! I also hope it encouraged you to pick out more versatile, high-quality pieces the next time you shop to make sure you get a ton of use out of your purchases. If you liked this post feel free to save the image below to Pinterest or share the link on any social media platform. Your support is always appreciated!

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