It doesn’t matter how many trends roll out each season, you still need summer wardrobe essentials that offer versatility, attractiveness and can be added to any outfit to create a fab look. You want to not only appear chic and put together, but you need staples that feel comfy and enhance your figure. Our shopping experts have made a shortlist of the looks that can carry you through a fashionable summer.
1. Boyfriend Jeans
Women of all ages can rock a pair of jeans, and no, you don’t have to constrict your body just trying to put on a pair. Instead, look for the classic boyfriend jeans. These feature a more relaxed fit and are jeans that are comfortable and can work in many outfits.
Fashionista Victoria Beckham looks amazing in a pair with a black turtleneck and black booties. Check out social media Pinterest boards for ideas.
Skip super-tight skinny jeans because that fashion look is taking a break. Boyfriend jeans in a light or medium wash go perfectly with a blazer, tee, sneakers, sandals, or any combination.
2. Embellished Tee
A plain white tee shirt is a traditional basic to have on hand, but since it’s summertime, there is vibrancy all around us and time for playing with beautiful pieces. Spice up your summer wardrobe with a few fab Alfred Dunner tees that come in bright blues, floral patterns, zigzag lace, crochet trim, and other sweet embellishments that help to elevate a classic tee and complete an outfit.
The tee shirt style is timeless, looks great on every figure, and is a layering staple you will reach for over and over again.
3. Maxi Dress
Easy, long, and breezy is what a maxi dress is all about and perfect for those summer days and evenings. Figure-hugging frocks have their moment, but when the sun is out and the temps are rising, you want a flowing, long dress that is lightweight and chic.
A maxi dress offers versatility, comfort, and movement and comes in many patterns and styles. It can be dressed up or down and look elegant for many occasions.
Look for breathable fabrics such as cotton knit with a little spandex for structured maxi dresses.
Rayon is another popular fabric found in many maxis. It is also breathable and drapes well.
4. White Sneakers
If you do not own a pair of white sneakers, well, what are you waiting for?
Seriously, you can do no wrong in a pair of white trainers, and this classic footwear has become more popular than ever. If you need a little height, try a white platform pair. You can also purchase leather instead of canvas to amp up your style game.
White sneakers can be paired with just about any ensemble in the universe. It’s a fashionably minimalistic look and can be worn with leggings, denim, shorts, skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, formal trousers, etc.
Stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Hailey Beiber, and Yara Shahidi are just a few who can’t get enough of the white sneakers look. Try on a pair, and you will be hooked.
5. Straw Hat
Here is yet, another incredible item that will breathe new life into your summer wardrobe, and that is the straw hat. Yes, you can wear a hat and look gorgeous in it. There are multiple styles that come in straw hats, including the big wide brim, the floppy brim, fedora, and more.
A straw hat is not only stylish but protects your face and hair from the strong rays of the sun. Whether you’re heading to the office, to class, to the beach, lake, in the garden, or a stroll in the park, this kind of hat adds the finishing touch to many warm-weather wardrobes.
Summertime should be light, free-spirited, and fun, and your clothing should reflect this wonderful vibe. Trends come and go, and some of us like adding a few to the mix, but when you’re headed for a fashionable season, don’t forget to have those summer wardrobe essentials on hand. They’re easy to wear, comfy, and can create a variety of classic looks as you head out the door.