With the summer season just a couple of short weeks ahead, now is prime time to rejuvenate your wardrobe. While you may have your heart set on hitting the mall in search of the latest trends, you can take it easy on your credit card and shop your closet instead. There are a few tried and true pieces that always make a comeback during the summer season. Make sure your wardrobe contains at least a few of these versatile pieces for a fair shot at a summer filled with style.
Daring Denim Cut-Offs
There is hardly a time during the warm months where denim cut-offs aren’t a good idea. All you need is a couple of reliable pairs to create endless summer ensembles bound to showcase your impeccable style chops. Pair them with a vintage T-shirt, fedora and boots for a festival look, or dress them up by pairing them with a button-down blouse (with matching button pearl earrings, of course!) and wedge sandals.
Multipurpose Maxi Dresses
Cool, comfortable and exceptionally convenient, maxi dresses are a summer staple for myriad reasons. Choose from bold prints, easy, breezy neutrals or styles in statement-making shades to create a look that’s both simple and glamorous at once. Dress maxi dresses up with costume jewelry or keep the look basic by incorporating a pair of sleek sandals. Throw on a denim jacket for a casual look, or add in a blazer for the office. There are tons of ways to take maxi dresses from day to night, seamlessly.
Sleek, Strappy Sandals
You can’t possibly endure the scorchin’ summer heat without a stable pair of sandals. A strappy pair that can jazz up any ensemble is an absolute must-have to navigate the season in style. Opt for a pair of bold gladiator sandals to pair with everything from sundresses to shorts, or choose a pair of sleek, single-strap high heels for a fun night out on the town. While you can certainly choose bold colors that add a unique twist to any ensemble, it may be best to stick to neutral shades that can pair well with anything you’re working with.
Something about summer and fringe just goes so well together. The summer music festival circuit is just one place you’ll find an endless supply of fringe. From fun, crossbody bags to fringed vests and skirts in between, fringed pieces are ideal for creating a bohemian look that’s always in style come summer time. For a fail-proof outfit that can’t be beat, combine a sleek tank top in a neutral shade with a fringe skirt and minimalistic heels.
Surely, your closet is stocked with various blouses. Did you know peasant blouses are among the most versatile of them all? Choose from neutral styles or those in bold prints to compile an endless array of gorgeous outfits. For a boho look, pair your peasant blouse with a pair of trendy flared jeans. To create a fun, going-out look, pair one with leather shorts and sleek heels. All you need is some gold jewelry, wavy locks and a swipe of the perfect nude lipstick to nail the look flawlessly.
Can you find any of these summer must-haves in your closet? What’s on your list of summer style necessities? Let us know in the comments below!