Fashion Staples You Need This Summer
In addition to ample sunshine, warmer weather and an overall mood boost, summer brings other good news… A whole new wardrobe! Get a head start on your summer wardrobe to score the best summertime essentials before the season’s over!
Keep Easy Breezy in a Romper or Dress
To stand out among the crowd in summer, the ultimate fashion stable is a new dress or romper. Dresses and rompers encapsulate that warm and breezy summer feeling. Feel the fresh air on your skin as yourself free from the snug sweaters and jeans of winter. White is always a staple—but never a must! Pick a light, bright, or pastel color to scream, “Summer!” At the end of the day, no matter what color you choose, you’ll keep it cool, feeling light and flowy in your dress or romper!
Go Simple With Shorts
Another well-worth-it purchase you’re sure to get plenty of wear out of is a solid pair of jean shorts. Whether light wash or darker denim, plain or embroidered, jean shorts are quick and easy to pair with a tank, tee, or bathing suit. For the more carefree crowd, the best thing about jean shorts is that they actually benefit from washing as little as possible—it helps break them in!
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!
Next come accessories, from head to toe! Summer-friendly accessories run the gamut, from hats to sunglasses, bralettes to bags, jewelry to shoes.
Hats complete a summer outfit while protecting your sensitive face and scalp from the sun. Whether you choose a ball cap for the beach, a pageboy cap for a statement piece, or a broad-brimmed straw hat for the pool, hats do double duty, accessorizing your outfit and keeping you protected.
Sunglasses do double duty, too. They keep your eyes protected, while making a statement on your face. Check out the cute sunglasses from MVMT; you can find eyewear in a variety of shapes and colors, ensure you can find the perfect pair to complement your summer look.
Jewelry is also a killer way to complement your outfit of the day. Our best tip for jewelry in summertime: keep it simple. Light bracelets with a single charm or pendant reflect the sunshine, keeping you flashy but still classy. Stack a couple colorful thread bracelets for a beachy look. Pair an anklet with your favorite sandals for a unique and special touch.
A Stylish Bralette
Let’s face it: the less structured clothing, the better in the summer, and undergarments are no different. Bralettes and bandeaus add even more freedom to an already liberating outfit. Paired with off-the-shoulder blouses, opaque or sheer shirts and tube tops, a colorful bralette can add a playful pop to any outfit. The key is to wear them as an accent to a simpler shirt or top in order to avoid clashing colors or patterns.
A New Bag
In the summertime, we often find ourselves toting around a lot of stuff, including all of our accessories, a spare tube of sunscreen, extra makeup, or even a bottle of water. It’s imperative to have a bag that’s able to hold it all. Bags, especially petite purses or backpacks, do the trick—and straw bags have that true summertime vibe.
Straw does miracles when it comes to your shoes, too. Find straw footwear in espadrilles, platform heels and the occasional sneaker or topsider. The perfect pair of sandals tops off the ultimate summer outfit. Let your feet free, show off that new pedicure, and let the sunshine in, all in a pair of sandals!
Last but definitely not least: a swimsuit! One pieces are back in style, but you just can’t go wrong with the classic bikini. Find cheaper options on websites like romwe.com and cupshe.com, or treat yourself to a luxury suit from higher end brands like O’Neill, Billabong and Rhythm. No matter the price, it is important to take proper care of a swimsuit, so that it can last through the summer. Always rinse it immediately after use, and never throw it in the dryer.
The summer brings so many new changes, but none are better than the promise of a brand new wardrobe. Snag some of the above accessories to put the finishing touches on your brand new summertime looks.