There’s nothing quite like scooping up the latest summer trends when the warm weather arrives. But what every closet truly needs are the basics. We’re talking about those classic wardrobe staples that you can reach for every year without fail. We’ve rounded up the essential seasonal must-haves to form the basis of your most stylist summer season yet!
The white T-shirt may just be the most overlooked item of clothing there is. What other fashion item looks good with nearly everything? From blue denim shorts to tailored black pants, a basic white tee provides the perfect backdrop to all accessories and add-ons. Top off the look with sparkly metallic jewelry and you’ve got a look that’s pure summer magic!
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Hear us out. You’ve got all dressed up in a slinky summery dress when you feel that pesky breeze start to pick up. A light denim jacket is the perfect accessory for early mornings and late nights when a light extra warmth is needed. Choose either a fitted moto style that’s nipped in at the waist or, for a more retro feeling, opt for a slightly oversized version with frayed details like Made in Chelsea star Emily Blackwell.
Summer is no time for skintight, restrictive fashion. Warm weather calls for light billowy styles like the classic maxi dress. Choose an airy design in either a solid block color or go for one of the season’s more tropical flowery motifs. Better yet, why not get both?
Nothing conveys cool sophistication quite like classic white in summer. Not only will it keep you refreshed in the searing heat, you’ll also look stunning every step of the way. Best of all, the variety of styles on offer has something for every body type. Straight leg, flared, denim or linen – choose a style that complements your own personal style.
Once the official uniform of French mariners, Breton stripes have come a long way on their style journey. Today it’s a necessary clothing item in every fashionista’s summer wardrobe. Evoking images of lazy days spent on a seafaring yacht, these horizontal blue and white stripes go perfectly with cheeky denim shorts or structured white linen pants.
On the topic of denim shorts, can you every really have enough pairs? It’s no wonder then that they make a return every summer season. And the way you choose to style yours are completely up to you – cute and girly with a white T-shirt and sneakers, or sexy and slinky with a strappy top and stiletto heels.
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They’re everyone’s favorite, yet underrated, all-weather choice of shoes. A pair of classic white sneakers are minimalistic, classic and, above all, versatile. Wear yours with a flirty summer dress for a look that’s cute and oh so comfortable.
What would summer be without the perfect swimsuit? Sure, a string bikini might be the more head-turning choice but, when it comes to summer staples, a trusty one-piece design is much more of an investment piece. Think of all the styling options available. Besides wearing it as swimwear, it easily doubles up as a fitted top under other clothing.
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