In this post I would like to talk about my personal top ten summer must-haves. Items and accessories that, in my opinion, should never be missing from every woman’s summer wardrobe.
Of course, it’s all about choosing a personal version adapted to our style of the summer must-haves!
1 – WHITE JEANS OR PANTS
The first item that, in my opinion, cannot be missing from any summer wardrobe is a nice pair of white jeans or pants.
The important thing is to find a cut that suits us and our body shape.
And this year it’s as easy as ever. Because, really, at the level of jeans of pants literally everything is in fashion.
For example, we can create a Total White look, white from head to toe. Or maybe play with different shades from white to light beige.
But even bright colors that we maybe wear especially in summer look good with a white jean. It acts as a raw canvas and allows us to create perfect pairings even with the colorful and craziest garment of our summer.
In addition, white ties in nicely with natural fibers. So green light to leather, straw, jute – all those materials that are present in our accessories in summer. Or, we can pair them with statement jewelry pieces or fashion jewelry.
White at the same time enhances such pieces, but also dilutes their effect, still making them chic and elegant.
2 – A PAIR OF FLAT SANDALS
Another summer wardrobe must-have is a nice flat sandal.
I also dedicated an entire article to chic summer sandals. I find that a flat sandal really help us create great summer outfits.
For example, if we visit art cities full of cobblestones or other difficult terrain, they are simply perfect and very practical.
We can walk for hours and our feet breathe. Then, if perhaps we have had a nice colorful pedicure first, a pair of low sandals stands out even more.
I mean, at least one is needed! Even better to have two, one basic and one a little bit more elegant and evening, maybe with some small studs or rhinestones.
Here I have curated a small collection of some of my favorite styles.
3 – A PAIR OF HEELED SANDALS
Still talking about shoes, the ideal is also to invest in a nice sandal with a bit of a heel.
Especially for our summer evenings-those where we want to look chic and elegant and show off maybe some nice slender tanned legs.
I especially fell in love with this model from The Drop, the super fashionable and trendy brand from Amazon Fashion. I already own it in 4 different colors because it is simply perfect is super comfortable.
4 – A SMALL-MEDIUM CROSS-BODY BAG
A medium-small cross-body bag in a light color that goes from day to evening without a hitch is truly a must-have piece for summer.
It doesn’t have to be too big-it has to be small enough to be elegant even perhaps for an evening or a happy hour. At the same time, it must be roomy enough to hold all the bare essentials.
Also maybe a micro trousse with a nice tinted lip gloss or a bronzer for the last touch-up, plus of course a cell phone and wallet.
Some of my favorite cross-body bags:
5 – QUALITY T-SHIRTS IN NEUTRAL COLORS
A summer wardrobe essential is t-shirts in basic colors.
The T-shirt should be chosen carefully ,because if we opt for those ultra-thin models that we often find in chains, they will not do well in hot weather.
After an hour in the heat, in fact, they will be completely wrinkled, and that is hardly an elegant effect.
I choose them very carefully on point, especially in neutral colors-in my case black and white.
With perhaps some hints of taupe, beige or gray as well.
They must fit femininely, but never tightly. At the same time, they must also be of a good heaviness, made of sufficiently supportive cotton, perhaps with a very small percentage of spandex.
My favorite T-shirts are from Amazon Essentials and, unbelievable but true, they are excellent in quality, they keep wash after wash, and they are also very inexpensive. I am linking them here because they really deserve it.
6 – ONE LINEN OR COTTON SHIRT
Another great summer wardrobe classic is cotton or linen shirts. Maybe even in cotton poplin, in short in a fabric that is natural and also fresh!
These shirts, even long-sleeved ones, keep us cooler very often than many little polyester tops. In fact, they have the power to let our skin breathe and protect us from the merciless rays of the sun during the day.
Above all, they are so chic! Far more than any low-cut top.
Those also, of course, have their place. Perhaps for an evening when we want to be particularly feminine or a sunny day out.
But a nice white cotton or linen shirt – I personally prefer cotton because I don’t like ironing in the summer-maybe white or light blue, is a real summer must-have.
A black linen shirt is also fine if you love black. Even in summer, in fact, there is nothing wrong with it, but having a light-colored one in your closet is super useful to be chic in summer.
7 – A STYLISH AND CHIC TOP
Another summer wardrobe essential is a nice, chic, elegant top. Minimal or over-decorated, sexy or more low-cut, the choice is yours.
It can be paired with white jeans, for example, to immediately create a look suitable for a thousand occasions.
Choose it according to your taste and physicality. You can find some everywhere!
8 – A MIDI OR MAXI DRESS
A super summer classic that is also a very trendy garment is a beautiful midi or maxi dress.
We can range freely on lengths. The important thing is that it does not end in a particularly wide place on our body. So if, for example, we have important calf, let’s choose a slightly longer model that perhaps enhances a nice thin ankle.
Conversely, if we have a slender leg we can stay on a slightly shorter midi dress.
These dresses have so many merits: they keep us super cool during the day, they also hide a few extra pounds, and they are super stylish in the evening.
Just maybe pair them with a nice pair of high rope wedges if they are more the boho-chic kind or with a sandal with a bit of a heel if they are a little bit more elegant outfits.
Here you find a small selection of my favorite summer dresses.
9 – A TAN LEATHER BAG
Going back to accessories, a tan-colored bag for me is an essential piece of the summer wardrobe.
Of course, straw and canvas bags also go a long way. Maybe with some contrasting play or lettering they can certainly be very summery. There are even designer and luxury ones, like these.
However, leather gives that elegance that in my opinion no other material can give.
Above all, it looks great with all neutral summer colors, but also with brighter colors.
In the winter I don’t use it that much, but now that we are in the summer I am using it really a lot and I really like it because it ties in with so many things I have. I also own sandals and wedges to go with it.
I mean, over the past few years I’ve really realized how important it is to have leather accessories in your wardrobe, especially a nice handbag!
And here you find a video about some of the best designer handbags under $1000 (turn on subtitles and subscribe to the channel for more inspiration and ideas!)
10 – AMONG MY FAVORITES SUMMER MUST-HAVES, THERE’S ALSO JEWELRY AND FASHION JEWELRY IN PROFUSION
Finally, one last summer must-have is jewelry.
It’s really worth putting them on the list, especially when we’re a little bit tan!
Maybe a nice pair of bright earrings that reflect light well, but also nice necklaces worn on raw linen, or nice bracelets.
These are all accessories that look their best in summer!
So green light to all metallic effects, because they reflect light well and tie in well with the tan as well as the color.
Yes also to jewelry with turquoise or coral stones and materials, but also colored stones that stand out well against the tan.
All this can’t be missed among our summer must-haves!
+A FINAL BONUS: COLOR, COLOR, COLOR!
Finally, especially this year which is the year of rebirth also through the vibrancy of our outfits, a colorful touch absolutely cannot be missed .
I am a lover of neutral shades. But even I don’t give up a splash of color during the summer.
Play around and especially with shades and tones of color that particularly suit you. If you don’t know what they are, read this article on color theory!
You can also switch to brighter shades than you use the rest of the year, if you regularly go to the beach and are tanned, for example, because you will also easily be better off with brighter, more intense colors than you would be comfortable with in the city.
So take advantage of the many bargains and the many physical and online stores for some super colorful shopping!
Of course, each summer must-haves list should be customized and adapted to one’s own taste and style – so that fashion becomes a valuable ally in creating the best version of ourselves!
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