Awesomeness continues after advertisement
It’s finally summer, and who doesn’t love the transition our closet endures as we move from cold weather style to warm weather trends. Summer dresses! Shorts! Sandals! It’s super easy to just throw on a tank and cutoffs, and though that’s a totally adorable ready-to-go outfit (and a classic for good reason), summer is the perf time to explore new trends that you can’t try during the winter (mainly because you’ll freeze), while also maximizing your wardrobe so you can minimize your pit stains.
Below is your ultimate summer wardrobe checklist so you’ll always look haute — not hot.
Awesomeness continues after advertisement>
1. The Slip Dress
The nifty ’90s fashion staple looks like it’s here to stay a while. It’s the perf silhouette that works for both day and night, and a fun printed version screams summer vacay. For cooler evenings, slip on a cardigan or leather jacket. ASOS Cami Slip Dress, ASOS, $20.
2. The One-Piece Swimsuit
The one-piece is our new fave go-to. It’s chic, it works for all body types, and you can easily wear this from the beach to the boardwalk. Simply pair it with some cutoffs and sandals, and you’ve got yourself a new outfit! Scoop Back One-Piece, Urban Outfitters, $69.
3. The Slip-On Shoe
One of the best things about summer is the easy breeziness of slipping on and off your shoes because, um, NO SOCKS! A slip-on shoe goes amazing with both casual shorts and super cute dresses that works both poolside and on the street. Chillax Breton Stripe, Keds, $45.
4. The Denim Romper
A denim piece is essential for any wardrobe for any season. Put a twist on the tried-and-true classic denim look with summer’s fave fashion piece — the romper — that looks crazy trendy but is also soooo comfy. Roll-sleeve Denim Romper, Gap, $55.
5. The Ruffled Skirt
Ruffles are huuuuuge this season, and if you’re sick of shorts, then a mid-length skirt is your next best thing. The ruffled detail makes the look work for both brunch with Mom or a night out with your squad. Plus the pink is THE hue of summer and makes everything sooooo pretty. Ruffled Skirt, Zara, $20.
6. The Logo Tee
The logo tee is all the rage right now, proving that you are what you wear. Choose your fave graphic tee that perfectly describes you and pair it with jeans for a casual picnic in the park with bae, or with a mini skirt for a fun night out at the local carnival. Cropped Tee, Forever 21, $15.
7. The Statement Top
You def need a head-turning top that’s totally summer. For the perfect summer look, go for a top that is lightweight with tons of pretty delicate details that works for both a pair of skinnies, shorts or a mini skirt. A white off-the-shoulder top basically screams Hamptons. Off-the-shoulder blouse, H&M, $20.
8. The Straw Hat
Whether you’re sunbathing by the beach or reading by the pool, a summer straw hat is a MUST. It not only protects your face from the sun, but it’s effortlessly chic and will never go out of style. Like, ever. Straw hat, Aldo, $20.