With a new season upon us here in New York and the wardrobe swap done, I've turned my attention to the shopping list and have been figuring out what's needed to complete my Summer wardrobe. This is by no means a big list but we all have gaps to fill for various reasons when it comes to a change in season...I had forgotten how hot it gets here! Throughout the review process I realised the abundance of timeless styles out there that will always play a part in our Summer wardrobes. So here are the classics that are worth investing in to see you through many a Summer ahead:
This might seem like an obvious one, denim is of course a staple no matter what the season! But when it comes to Summer not only are denim jeans and shirts on high rotation but style options extend to dresses, skirts, camis and even footwear. Select styles you love and that aren't too trend driven (I'm looking at you floral embroidered denim!) and you'll have an anchoring piece for so many outfit combinations. A staple denim item will serve you well for years to come!
Straw is more focussed on accessories but that being said you get more mileage out of your accessories so they're well worth investing in. A straw hat and straw bag will see you through so many occasions during the warmer months, taking you from the beach to a BBQ with ease. And being such an iconic and Summer-centric fabrication this trend is not likely to be going anywhere anytime soon!
You'd struggle to remember a Summer season where nautical themes didn't take centre stage...and rightly so, they're a classic Summer look and have been since forever! Don't be shy when it comes to colour, while navy and white will always be the stripe du jour combination choose bright or soft Summer hued stripes to match your style and wardrobe colour palette. Investing in beautifully striped pieces is a fail safe way to ensure any garment or accessory will last for seasons.
Wether you're going head to toe white or just adding one white piece to your look you can't deny this colour completely reflects the feeling of Summer. Any fabrication, any cut, any style will look instantly warm weather ready in white. Embrace this chic, simple, fresh and clean colour through absolutely any item in your Summer wardrobe and don't be afraid to go all in!
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