5 Summer Wardrobe Refreshes
If you’re as meticulous with your wardrobe as you are with scheduling your week around the new Game of Thrones episode, you might be checking the weather every morning to make sure that you’ve got a weather-appropriate outfit for summer, but (lo and behold) you have absolutely nothing to wear that’ll keep you cool in the sun, comfortable under your blasting office A/C, and fashionably in season. Now is the time to rethink that summer wardrobe! But you’re too busy being amazing to spend hours at the mall? Don’t worry, busy bee, we got you. Check out the only 5 investments you’ll need to keep your wardrobe fresh all summer.
1. Breathable tank tops
Is it hitting 90 degrees or higher this week? Or is June Gloom still haunting your morning commutes? Opt for the number one summer must-have on your next shopping trip: tank tops. Whether you like them relaxed fit, flowy & long, or chic & cropped, make sure you go for something in an airy silhouette or a breathable fabric like linen. Cool at high noon and layerable when the sun goes down!
Break Free Open Back Cami | Lydia Linen Crop Halter Top | Las Palmas Tank Top
2. Print shorts
If you’re stuck on ways to brighten up your wardrobe for the summer, shorts in bold new palm prints and intricate boho patterns should be your first go-to. Not only do they perk up an otherwise monochrome-based closet, they’re more versatile than you think! Play a printed short either up or down with coordinating tops, bodysuits, or a good pair of heels (we’ll get to that later).
Bandit Ruffled Shorts | Palm Life Pleated Shorts | On Tropics Shorts
3. Floral bras for layering
Summer is all about sheer fabrics, crochet, low cut tops, and billowy silhouettes. Why not add some intrigue with a floral bra that peeks through just right? Whether you’re into floral appliques, contrast prints, or embroidered silhouettes, a floral bra keeps an outfit light and feminine with just a hint of flirtatiousness.
Claire Floral Applique Bralette | Secret Garden Mesh Bralette | Elodie Mesh Triangle Bralette
4. Wooded heels
Now that we have your tops, bottoms, and intimates covered, what about your feet? It’s time to let those freshly manicured toes shine with wooden heels and sandals. This retro trend has become a summertime staple with modern updates like studded hardware, strappy details, clog silhouettes, and ankle straps. Opt for leather, suede, platform, sandal, or all of the above. No matter what you choose, it’ll look great.
Steve Madden Estoria Buckle | Elma Wood Heel Sandals | Dolce Vita Sadey Studded Clogs
5. Lightweight throw-over
When the temperature’s dropping from the mid 90’s to low 70’s, it doesn’t matter how warm 70 degree weather seemed just a few months ago. Sudden changes in temperature when that sun goes down gives you goosebumps, and you’ll be glad to have something easy to throw on when it happens. Summer doesn’t mean we don’t get cold! Make sure to carry something lightweight and loose to throw over your outfit. Try neutrals like black and white, or clean stripes in shades of blue or nude.
Every Moment Cardigan | Priya Striped Blanket Cardigan | Cambria Striped Knit Sweater