Can you believe May is half way over? We certainly can’t! The days are getting longer and we’re soaking up every last minute of sunshine! All of this warm weather has us ready for summer, but also made us wonder if our closets were ready for summer, too. The key to a great wardrobe is having a mix of versatile pieces that can be worn in multiple ways. We know you love a good style that can pull double-duty! So, we want to help you get the absolute most out of your summer wardrobe. Here are our top ten summer essentials that every woman needs in her closet.
1. Maxi Dress
Although we love ALL dresses, maxi dresses just may be our favorite. These breezy dresses are elevated enough for date night, but comfortable enough for all-day wear. Our Sunset Season Maxi Dress features a gorgeous tiered skirt, pop-color tassels and flattering vertical stripes, making it equally perfect for a beach vacation or a weekend farmer’s market.
Just like dresses, jumpsuits are such an easy one-and-done outfit. We love how easily jumpsuits can be dressed up or down, fitting for so many occasions. Our Open Road Romper is made of a super-soft knit jersey fabric, making it as comfortable as your favorite pair of pajamas. See our favorite ways to style a jumpsuit in a recent blog post.
3. White Jeans
For those casual occasions where you still want to look polished, enter: white jeans. White denim is the dark denim of summertime — elevated, classy, but still casual. White jeans are like a blank canvas — they truly can be paired with just about anything: a flowy tunic, cute blouse, breezy tank or even a basic tee. White jeans are a summer staple that you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over.
4. Pull On Shorts
Shorts are the summer item that you’ll live in 80% of the time, so you need to find a comfortable pair you love. Our Cool Breeze Shorts are easy, flowy and effortless. A pull-on pair is essential for maximum comfort and all-day wear.
5. Basic Tee
A cute tee is one of the most versatile items in your closet year-round. It can be worn alone or layered under a jacket or cardigan. You can dress it up with a skirt or cute pair of pants or wear it casually with pull-on shorts. Having a great basic tee (or a few) is absolutely essential in getting the most out of your closet. You’ll thank us later!
6. Breezy Tank
Too hot for sleeves? Go for a breezy tank top. A tank has the same versatility as a tee, but is better suited for super hot days.
7. Denim Jacket
A denim jacket is another item that can truly go with just about everything. Pop it over a dress or jumpsuit. Layer it over a tee or blouse. Wear it on the weekends with leggings and sneakers. Although essential year-round, a denim jacket is a great piece to have on hand for cooler summer nights.
Sandals are THE shoe of summer (and the best excuse to get a pedicure)! Although it’s fun to have multiple styles of sandals, if you have a neutral, comfortable pair, you only really need one pair. Whether you prefer slides or something more strappy like a gladiator sandal, make sure you have a versatile pair that you can wear with everything in your closet.
Between long walks with the family, vacation sight-seeing and weekend errands, it’s easy to get a lot of steps in during the summer. Make sure you have a comfortable pair of sneakers that you don’t mind pairing with shorts, jeans or leggings.
10. Straw Hat
Last, but certainly not least, our favorite summer accessory has to be the straw hat. A summertime classic, a straw hat is the perfect outfit completer, instantly adding personality to your summer outfit. Pop this on with your dress, jumpsuit, jeans or shorts for a fun twist on your look.