After a year of not having many opportunities to dress up, it’s time to trade out your loungewear for some summer fashion staples. For those who don’t know where to begin, we’re here for you. Let’s go over some must-have items that will make you feel beautiful and stylish all summer long.
A Chic Denim Jacket
Wearing denim during the summer might seem silly because the days are long and hot, but denim is one of the most versatile materials you can wear – any time of year. Denim jackets, in particular, can go over many outfits without clashing. You can wear them with a summer dress, a romper, a skirt and top, or a dressy outfit. They are light enough where you won’t overheat during the day and warm enough to protect you at night from a cool breeze.
Stylish Linen Pants
Shorts and skirts aren’t your only option. Linen pants are the way to go if you want a lightweight, stylish look. Linen is strong and absorbent, and it keeps you dry on hot, sticky days. You can find pants made of 100% linen, blended linen, and French linen and in different lengths, prints, and colors. If you need to be business casual for work, linen trousers are a wonderful option. On the other hand, if you are having a more relaxed day, drawstring linen pants will keep you cool and comfortable.
Our Pick: Old Navy High-Waisted Linen-Blend Straight Cropped Pants ($34.99, shop here)
Summer Dresses for Any Time of Day
You can’t go wrong with summer dresses: They are lightweight, airy, easy to move in, and perfect for any time of day or occasion. Some styles to consider are classic garden party dresses that you can dress up or down, meadow dresses for days in the sun, or classic satin midi dresses for nights out with friends and dates.
The summer sun can be intense and overwhelming – nothing a good hat can’t fix. Seek out a Mirabel straw hat if you’re looking for a fashionable option that will keep the sun out of your eyes. If you’re looking for a beach hat, a Somerset hat is the way to go. And, don’t forget more casual options like a baseball cap or a bucket hat.
Now that you’re free to go out, meet up with friends, go into the office, and spend time in nature, explore the many possibilities in summer fashion. These staple pieces will have you not only looking good but feeling good. Do you have your own summer staple pieces? Let us know in the comments below!