Are there ever certain items you never realized you actually needed until you came across them? This recently happened to me as I stalked the My Theresa site for casual summer essentials. I created what I like to call a covetable wish list of happy pieces that will be perfect for the upcoming season. I decided to keep my focus on everyday accessories and ready to wear pieces, as I think this summer will be a low key one.
First and foremost, I came across these cool cotton silk blend bandana scarves by Acne. I love the color options – think yellow sorbet, pale pink, and red.
I’m a big fan of scarves and bandanas – they’re an easy way to add style to a basic outfit as well as a pop of color. From a functional perspective – these bandanas will be perfect for situations when I want to slip it up from around my neck and cover my face to fashionably protect myself.
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Another summer essential is the hat – as in we need to protect our skin. Hats also add a certain summer allure and certainly come in handy on those bad hair days. Let’s begin with the bucket hat, which is having a major moment and I’m all for it. This floral Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza has a bohemian vibe and the tropical floral print has me dreaming of palm trees swaying in the breeze.
For those who prefer a more classic silhouette, I am obsessed with this woven straw fedora hat by Maison Michel – trés chic. So into this multicolor pink, orange, and blue style which will add that extra oomph to my white summer wardrobe.
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Clearly, I’m a nudist…at least when it comes to sandals. I am a sucker for neutrals and all these options will work perfectly with any summer outfit.
This espadrille inspired sandal by The Row is timeless and classic as are these Saint Laurent leather sandals. They are a bit on the pricier side but these are what I like to call investment pieces. This style, in particular, is shown season after season so it always stays on-trend.
I think the Gabriela Hearst suede sandals are winners. I love this brand and these cognac brown suede tie around sandals are super stylish in an effortless way.
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I always have to add a sneaker round up just for kicks. Sneakers will continue to be a major part of my summer casual essentials. Since social distancing, I’ve been wearing sneakers most days and my feet have never been so happy.
Of course, I included these white and pink retro Nikes with a yellow swoosh, so darn cool. The size availability is a bit limited so worth checking out these other two colorways here. Also worth noting, if you do come across an item you covet on the My Theresa site but they don’t have your size, be sure to add it to your wish list. When and if the items become available, you will receive a notification.
One more sneaker I need to make mention of are these Asics Gel Kayano
sneakers. This is the one and only style I wear to workout so you can only imagine my excitement when I came across this fashionable version. Just in case you are wondering, I bought the blue tone.
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There are so many great pants/denim I rounded up here.
I want to give a shout out to one of my new favorite denim brands – SLVRLAKE,
and in particular this London high-rise straight-leg style which is super flattering.
PS. I own them in both blue and black. For a bit of color, attitude, and bohemia, these playful denim jeans with colorful patches by Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza are simply swoon-worthy – I know not your classic style but sometimes you need that one piece that simply sparks joy and is a definite show stopper, ya know what I mean?
A few years ago I invested in a khaki cotton high waisted wide leg pant by Dries Van Noten. They remain one of my most flattering pieces which is why I needed to bring this white version to your attention. I seriously recommend you invest these – you will be thrilled.
White denim jeans are essential for summer. For those who prefer a relaxed look, these Citizen of Humanity high rise straight jeans look super flattering. I love that they’re cropped which will save me a trip to the tailor, thank you very much.
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Playsuits are the essential no-fuss outfit that works well from day to night, city to beach town. Check out this leafy motif style by Zimmermann here and this effortless and oh so roomy cotton A.P.C. playsuit here.
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And to top off this round-up, I’ve included these 2 cute button-down shirts by Solid & Striped and A.P.C. The Solid & Striped cabana top had me at Aloha with the blue and white floral print – so lightweight and easy breezy. This A.P.C. subtle blue and white stripe is more on the classic/preppy side and can be unbuttoned, layered over a bikini and denim shorts or worn buttoned-up with white denim jeans.
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Oops! I almost forgot to mention these 3 bathing suits/bikinis from 3 of my fave swimwear brands – Lisa Marie Fernandez, Hunza G, and Solid & Striped.
This white one-piece is classic and fresh – very necessary. This bathing suit by LMF is the perfect shade of pink and I love the belt detail plus I/m a sucker for the retro style.
Which of these casual summer essentials are on your must-have list? Please comment below?