With summer officially here, if you haven’t prepped your closet with summer wardrobe essentials, it’s time to get to shopping!
We all love a good fashion trend. The jumpsuits in the 70s, the suspenders in the 80s, the bucket hats in the 90s, the double denim in the early 2000s… humans have worn it all.
But what would these trends be without some good basics to complement them?
The beauty of basics is their versatility and timelessness. When will you not need a nice white tee or a denim jacket?
Keep reading and find out 10 wardrobe essentials for this summer (and for others to come). By the end of the article, it might be time for a little shopping spree!
10 Wardrobe Essentials for This Summer
With certain pieces of clothing, you simply can’t go wrong.
They go well with pretty much anything and can work for any occasion. The following 10 essentials are precisely that type of garments, which is why we believe you should have them in your wardrobe.
One extra tip before we get into it: if you can’t find pieces that you like in the mall, why not look online?
The Internet is like a giant mall and the options are endless. Shops like Lulu & Rose, for example, have most of our Summer essentials and even more. And you can get them from the comfort of your own home!
We know what you’re thinking… “But white shoes get dirty so easily!”
That’s no excuse! White sneakers give you a fresh, casual look. Plus, they match most outfits, so they’re the easiest go-to you could have in terms of shoes.
During the day you’ll probably be wearing sandals, but the sneakers are the perfect option for Summer nights.
Crossbody bags are fashionable and convenient. They’re not too big like Summer bags tend to be, and they lay comfortably on your shoulder. You won’t even notice you’ll carrying a bag with you.
Out tip: go for bright, colorful crossbody bags. It’s Summer, after all!
The second pair of shoes we recommend are ballet flats.
Firstly, they could not be more comfortable on the feet.
Secondly, depending on the rest of the outfit, they can be appropriate for any type of event. Wear them with a tank top and jeans and you have a casual look; pair them with a nice dress and some jewelry and you got yourself a formal outfit.
Denim jackets were very popular during the late 1800s and beginning of 1900s. Back then, they were used for formal occasions, but nowadays we use it when we want a laid-back look.
They’re the perfect mix between simplicity and trendiness, which makes them work perfectly with a lot of outfits.
Is there anything more comfortable for Summer than a maxi dress? We believe the answer is no.
There are maxi dresses for every single style there is. Tight on the body or loose, with one color or a crazy pattern, neutral-colored or bright-colored, closed or with a split… you’ll have a lot of decisions to make.
We can guarantee you that you’ll find a maxi dress that you love and you’ll want to wear it every single day.
Nothing says summer and beach season like a straw hat.
Wear one and you’ll look fresh and trendy while protecting your face from the sun rays.
From oversized hats to visors, berets, and caps: straw hats are cool in all shapes and forms. And if you’re not a fan of the typical straw color, the variety of colors is just as big: black, white, blue, multicolored and many more.
A pair of white jeans can make your outfit look a million times fresher and lighter.
Plus, as chich as dark pants might be, you don’t want to wear them during the Summer. They absorb more heat and will end up making you feel extra hot (and not in a good way).
So whether you choose boyfriend jeans, palazzos, harem pants or any other style, white is always a good choice for the hotter days.
After the sneakers and jeans, the timeless white t-shirt.
There’s not much to say about this piece of clothing, except that it is probably the most basic, yet most essential one in a wardrobe.
You can wear them with a pair of jeans, a maxi skirt or a dress on top, and chances are that it will look good. So it’s perfect for those days when you don’t feel like putting that much thought into your outfit!
Slouchy trousers aren’t as basic as some of the other essentials in this article. But we couldn’t resist adding something a little more exciting to the list!
This type of trousers is very comfortable and let everything breathe since they are pretty loose.
Pair them with a white t-shirt, a nice belt, and white sneakers and you have the perfect outfit for a casual day. And if you need to switch to formal mode, simply take off the sneakers and put on a fancy heel.
First and foremost, you need to protect your eyes from sun damage. So whether you’re into fashion or not, sunglasses are a must-have for Summer.
But more than that, the right pair of sunglasses can bring a simple outfit to life and make you look as cool as can be.
When it comes to sunglasses, trends come and go quickly. Our advice is that you buy a pair that you like and that fits the shape of your face. And then just rock it!
You Do You
Most of the pieces we listed go well with any style.
However, fashion is all about individuality. So if your list of wardrobe essentials is a little different than ours, it’s totally okay. You do you!
And if you want some more tips on fashion, beauty or lifestyle, have a look at our website. We have plenty of other articles that might just have the answers to your questions!
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