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I feel like summer hasn’t really started (unless it did and I just didn’t get the memo!) and for me, that means hitting the ‘refresh’ button on some of my favorite summer staples that I wear on repeat, year after year.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pieces that will make getting dressed in the summertime a snap…
1. White Pants
I always teased my mother about her obsession with white pants but I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! I could live in white pants during the hot months. Not only are they full coverage for more dressy occasions, they’re versatile enough to go with almost every top/blouse you throw on.
**Word of caution: avoid ketchup and red wine!
2. White t-shirt and tank top
If I wear one thing more than any other in my closet, it’s a basic white t-shirt. I usually grab one from a less expensive shop so I’m not shelling out major bucks for basics.
I also can’t stress enough how important it is to own several tank tops to wear under sheer blouses or as a base for layering. Again, I usually pick up a few every so often to keep them bright and fresh!
My favorite places for basics:
- Old Navy
3. Black t-shirt and tank top
This is basically a copy paste moment from the above but again, always great to have those basics for layering!
4. Slip-on sandals
As someone who pays attention to trends every season, I’ve noticed a theme among footwear producers. There’s usually a standard sandal or wedge that gets a slight makeover each summer. Same shoe, small stylistic difference.
I always recommend a brown, black, and white slip on sandal that’ll last you for several seasons.
My favorite places for summer sandals:
- Old Navy
5. Easy cotton dresses
For those quick errand runs, leisurely shopping, or even casual dinner, dresses are a ‘win’ in my book. I opt for midi dresses as I am 5’9 with long legs and don’t feel like constantly tugging at my hem or being worried about showing too much. (Can I get an amen from the tall ladies?!)
As for fabric, cotton dresses are an A+ as cotton lets you breath and keeps you cooler than synthetic fabrics.
And for color/pattern, I usually stick with block colors so I can mix and match. I’ll throw on a jacket if it’s chilly or a fun necklace for a pop of sparkle.
Favorite places for dresses:
- Old Navy
There are a few accessories that I will *always have on hand to create a great summer outfit with as little thought as possible.
I always have multiple sizes of gold hoop earrings, a thin patterned scarf, and a woven brown leather belt. You can find these accessories pretty cheaply and in tons of fun options!
Best places for accessories:
- Luv Aj (for more expensive jewelry)