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Rather than completely redesigning your wardrobe each season, I’m all about finding transitional pieces that can carry you for multiple months and seasons throughout the year. And although summer might soon be coming to an end, I’m not quite ready to let it go.
With that it mind, here are my four top summer wardrobe necessities… because not all good things need to change.
There are two ways to interpret the summer sandal. There’s the flat sandal and then there’s the heeled sandal. And whether you’re investing in one of these styles — or both — look for a shoe that will last while also standing the test of time. Although it might seem ‘cheaper’ to go for less expensive alternatives, I suggest finding shoes that will last (see my post on Investment Shoes Under $150 for more). If you find a pair of classic sandals, the style will last you for years. So you want to make sure the shoe will last that long as well.
We all know what it’s like to be caught in summer heat without the right clothing. So you’ll understand the importance of a good pair of shorts in your wardrobe. Whether it’s longer pair of shorts, or cut-off denim, find a pair that will always make you comfortable. It’s never fun to pull at a pair of too small shorts. You want to be comfortable while being stylish, so make sure you find shorts that can do both.
As important as shorts are in a summer wardrobe, I also don’t like being without a good pair of capris in the summer. To add versatility in my wardrobe, I especially like to roll regular length jeans, giving a crop look without being limited by the style. In places where summers don’t get to scorching degrees, a capri can be a good day-to-night look that will keep you warm in the night-time breeze. You can see one of my styled summer capri looks here.
Obviously there is very little more ambiguous than the classification of a ‘dress’. There are long dresses, short dresses, fancy dresses and casual dresses. If you wanted to, you could probably get away with wearing nothing but dresses all summer long.
But when looking for the perfect everyday summer dress, look for something that is long enough to keep you comfortable and short enough to keep you cool. Make sure it’s a style (or styles) that you are comfortable in. When it’s hot out, the last thing you want to be doing is pulling at your clothes and wishing you had something better on. My favorite is an a-line dress. I feel good in the style, and it can take me from a sandy beach to a dinner date without even trying.