Can you guys believe that spring is basically over? Some cities may still be feeling chillier temperatures, while others are already feeling the heat. Either way, the transition from season to season is always a tricky one and also the perfect time to make some changes to your wardrobe. Every season has its list of essential pieces, and I’ve gathered ten for you that are ideal for the summer months. From bathing suits to sandals and so much more, I’ve broken down everything you’ll need to make this transition a smooth one.
White One-Piece Bathing Suit
This year it’s all about the white one-piece. We’re living in a time where one-piece bathing suits may be more popular than a traditional bikini, and there are a ton of options to choose from. Apart from being very form-flattering for all body types, some colors can amplify your summer tan and glow. This year, I love a white one-piece for summer to kick off beach season.
We can all use a great jumpsuit or two. This wardrobe staple is easily one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing to wear and the most transitional. You can wear a jumpsuit from anywhere to brunch with your friends to a date night, and it always works. Jumpsuits also come in a variety of styles and fabrics, so there’s something for everyone.
White Button-Up Shirt
I truly believe that a white button-up shirt belongs in every woman’s closet, and they’re not just for the summer. However, we know that summer is the biggest time of the year to pull out the white pieces from our closets. Pair a white button-up shirt with your favorite jeans or shorts and throw on your favorite pair of shoes while you’re at it.
I love wearing cropped denim because I’m petite and they flatter my height the most. I also think that cropped denim can work for all heights and better show off your favorite summer shoes. When the seasons get warmer, I like to switch over to light wash denim and white denim for a softer color palette. You can choose from wide-leg cuts to skinny jeans or whatever is your favorite style of jeans.
Day to Night Dresses
Transitional dressing is extra important for summer because it’s essential that we stay comfortable throughout the day. One way to do so is by finding dresses that work for both day and night. It’s likely that your schedule is busier in the summer, because of work, activities, and travel. Dresses are also super comfortable, easy to wear and easy to pack. Wearing the appropriate dress can get you through a busy day at the office followed by drinks after work.
One of my go-to summer pieces is a simple bodysuit. They complement everyone’s figure by already being tucked into your jeans or whatever bottom you prefer to wear. You don’t have to worry about any material bunching up when you sit or move around, making everything so much easier. I like trying bodysuits that come in different styles such as lace, ribbed or a bandage finish.
It’s no secret that I love slides, and I even went as far as designing my own! The right pair of slides can complete any outfit, and very comfortable. Depending on your style, you can opt for a closed-toed pair or open-toed sandals—both are appropriate for summer. I prefer wearing neutral colors to mix and match with all of my other summer pieces.
I’ve already shared my favorite bag styles of the year with you guys, and you could expect to see straw bags everywhere this summer. From straw bucket bags to totes and satchels, they’re so easy to find and shop for. Plus, the best part is, of course, the fact that they go with every outfit you can think of.
I feel like sunglasses are one of every girl’s favorite accessories. Once you find which style looks best on your face, it’s like you can’t get enough. Of course, the sunnier days ahead are just an excuse to add more to your sunglasses collection, and what better way to make a statement? Choose some fun colors or bigger frames to try this summer.
Wearing any kind of hair accessory is a great way to add some fun to your looks. In the summer you’ll see everyone wearing all kinds of accessories, and mainly a lot of hats. Not only do hats help protect you from the sun’s UV rays, but they’re also a fashion statement of their own. If you’re not into wearing hats, try adding other accessories such as hair clips or a bun cuff.