Summer is all about relaxed, breezy styles that help you look your best with minimal effort. Stock up on summer essentials to help you put together fabulous outfits in a flash to look stylish for any situation the season calls for. Here are a few wardrobe essentials for summer that you need to get your hands on as soon as possible.
- Polished Yet Casual Shorts Outfit
For a polished yet casual summer look, try a pair of chino or other women’s shorts in a neutral color. Wear it with a crisp summer blouse (white, pastels, and subtle summer prints are all good bets) and a slim belt for a look that is pulled together without being fussy. You can make the look more casual by sporting a tank top underneath, or make it more polished by choosing a longer short length and a lightweight long-sleeve summer blouse. Summer flats or cute sandals make good shoe options for this type of outfit.
- Relaxed and Beach-Ready
When you have a day off and need to be ready for a mini water vacay at a moment’s notice, a simple relaxed outfit will work perfectly. Denim shorts are ideal for a casual summer look—take your pick from classic styles, cuffed options, or even denim cut-off shorts. Top it off with a lightweight, short-sleeved T-shirt or sleeveless summer tank. For a beach-ready look, wear your swimsuit underneath and accessorize with a cute beach bag (which will have all your summer essentials, from beach towels and sunscreen to cover-ups and sunglasses, of course!). Simple flip-flops, open-back sandals, or canvas shoes are perfect for a relaxed outfit like this.
- Cool and crisp in Capris
Another essential summer look is a go-to outfit that can take you anywhere, from sightseeing to errands to lunch out with the girls. Consider sleek capri pants or cropped pants in a white or a light summer neutral paired with a crisp, fabulous summer blouse in a floral, chevron, or other trendy print. Or reverse the look and opt for patterned pants with a crisp white blouse on top. The simple yet polished mix of a solid plus a print adds a splash of summer style. Try subtle jewelry and embellished flats or sling-back sandals with this outfit. A light jacket or summer cardigan can finish the look.
- Summer Blouse
Having a few pieces ready for everyday wear are perfect for putting together your summer outfits. These essentials include well-fitted tanks and tees, lightweight summer blouses, neutral shorts, and summer shoes. Try a combo like a three-quarter sleeve print top with a matching tank underneath, paired with shorts in tan, gray, khaki, or white for an everyday summer look. You can change it by removing the blouse and wearing the tank or tee you’ve chosen alone, especially if you are outdoors and the temperatures heat up. You can also easily change it up by pairing the top with a pair of lightweight linen or other summer pants for the evening.