I’m not gonna lie, I’m a tad jealous of girls who can come up with a super stylish and very put together summer outfit that’s new and different at every party. I used to have that type of time and energy – from scouring blogs to get inspired to spending hours in the store to find just the right outfit.
Yeah, those days are gone. I don’t have the time and quite frankly, I’m lazy. I just need to have an outfit I can count on for whatever the fashion situation calls for. And, if you’re like me, there are a few things you should have in your closet so you’re always stylishly prepared.
The easiest way to look good (and dressed up if need be) is to throw on a maxi dress. If you plan tearing up the town this summer, a slim fit is the way to go. But, if your summer plans call for strolls on the beach or having lunch pool side, a breezier fit is a better option. No matter which way you go, make sure you pick one that’s fun – bright colors, bold prints, or asymmetrical hems- there are plenty of styles to choose from.
Let me tell you, my cut off denim shorts are my jeans of the summer. They literally go with everything! Pair them with a tank for a summer BBQ or an office blouse for a house party. When shopping for a pair, get a dark wash (that color is the easiest to dress up!)
Black, Bejeweled Sandals
The last thing you want to worry about when you’re putting together your outfit is trying to figure out what shoes you’re going to wear. Or worse, having to change up your outfit because you don’t have a pair of shoes to go with the outfit you chose. Eliminate those headaches all together with a pair of black, bejeweled sandals. Black goes with everything and the jewels take your outfit up a stylish factor without any effort on your part.
Striped Tank Top
If your summers are anything like mine, 90% of the summer events are on the casual side. That means tank tops are a seasonal must have. But you don’t have to go with just any tank top or have a ton of them in different colors either. I find that even one striped and fitted tank top can go a long way in keeping your fashion options open. Besides giving you a more polished look, you have a few colors you can play with when accessorizing.
Bright, Statement Necklace
Speaking of accessories, if there’s any piece of jewelry you need to have this summer, it’s a statement necklace. It can dress up anything – maxi dress, tank top, T-shirts, and anything else you have in your closet. In the two minutes it takes to put it on you’ll instantly be put on fashionista status.
Your turn! What are your summer must haves?