Happy June everyone!
With summer only 19 days away, I rounded up my top 10 summer wardrobe-essentials.
It is never too early to get a head start on your summer wardrobe-essentials. All these must-haves are timeless, so rest assured they will be your go-to season after season and definitely worth the investment.
Let’s begin with the classic white button-down which can be worn day or night, tied in a knot, and paired with cutoffs for a day at the beach or tucked into a pair of denim worn with a strappy stiletto for an evening cocktail.
Frank & Eileen makes a lightweight soft version as does Alex Mill.
If you prefer an oversized style, it’s worth checking out this shirt by Nili Lotan.
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When it comes to the white tee, I am big on the cropped look. I will typically pair the cropped white tee with high-waisted anything, ie jeans, trousers, and skirts. X Karla is a favorite of mine and I also came across another winner by Amo.
For your basic waist-length style tee, Rag & Bone is my go-to. For a dressier, more elevated, and slightly oversized option, I love this one by The Row.
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I recently published a full-on summer sneaker wish list post but for purposes of this summer wardrobe essential post, I narrowed down the options to the fresh white sneaker.
The Novesta high top, Reebok vintage sneaker, and The Row’s leather low-top sneaker are at the top of my list.
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Love me a black swimsuit any day. They are simply chic and I especially love to pair them with a pair of white beach pants.
I am most partial to Eres swimwear but Solid & Striped is another favorite brand of mine. For some cut-it-out action, Beach Riot makes this wow-worthy bathing suit.
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Tan/brown sandals are another summer wardrobe essential. They will work with almost any outfit combination and you will flat out slide into summer with any of these babies.
Madewell makes these affordable go with anything slides. These nude TKees flip flops are also affordable, are a no-brainer which I literally wear all summer long. I am swooning over these lust-have options by Soulier Martinez and Saint Laurent.
Both are quite glamorous if you ask me.
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There is something so French about the straw bag. Perhaps because images of Jane Birkin and Bridget Bardot summering in the South of France come to mind.
I have a full-on obsession with Loewe bags and this whimsical conch-shaped cross-body bag has my name written all over it. I am also all about this charming Poolside straw bag with pink shell floral arrangements. As an FYI, this cutie is currently on sale.
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Nothing says summer like a crisp white dress and/or sweet floral print dress. Reformation has super flattering floral printed styles to choose from. For those who prefer a fresh white dress, Mara Hoffman’s linen midi dress is a flattering option and this Staud midi dress is effortless and timeless plus who doesn’t love a balloon sleeve? For those who prefer to show some more skin, consider leaving a few of these mother of pearl buttons unfastened.
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Next up on my summer wardrobe essential list is the classic blazer – great for layering over a tee or even draped over a cocktail dress. As a side note, the blazer is an all-year-round essential. If the blazer is made of a summer fabric, it can still work as a transitional piece – spring into fall.
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My summer wardrobe is never complete without a high-heeled summer sandal. For a neutral that will pair perfectly with almost anything in your wardrobe, try these cord and raffia mules by Bottega Veneta. PS. They also come in black. If you prefer a kitten heel, these tan suede open-toe sandals with a sculptural heel are super cool (and more affordable relatively speaking).
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Last but not least, is the denim essential. I also recently published a post on my favorite denim of the moment but I added a few more to the list such as these fab high rise wide-legged jeans by Citizens of Humanity as well as these relaxed jean shorts, also by Citizens of Humanity.
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I hope this 10 summer wardrobe essentials list will inspire you on your next shopping outing and as I always say…you are never fully dressed without a smile – the #1 wardrobe essential.
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