The summer is here and we all know what that means: sweating off your suntan lotion, sandy beaches, music festivals and as many barbeques as you can fit into your schedule.

Obviously, all of these summer pastimes require the perfect wardrobe.  So, I thought I would share my top five wardrobe staples that every girl needs this summer—from the head down!  Plus, updating your summer look gives you the perfect excuse to go shopping!



Flatter Your Face


The right pair of sunglasses is definitely a summer essential. They can instantly make or break any outfit. I always think it is best to have a few options (to be honest you can never have too may pairs) to vamp up a summer look with little effort.  Not only are sunglasses a style essential, they also serve a practical function, protecting the delicate skin around your eyes from the sun.

The safest bet is to go with a timeless frame which will work with any face shape and time of year. Luckily, it isn’t too difficult to find the perfect fashion sunglasses for men and women, so your options are pretty endless.


A Plain White Tee


There really isn’t anything more versatile than a plain white tee.  You can style it with anything, from a dressy skirt to skinny jeans to shorts—making it one of the most important items in any girl’s wardrobe.

While it is ideal to have several different styles in your arsenal, I always recommend a good quality, loose fitted white V-neck tee.  Tuck it in completely, wear it loose or have just the front tucked.  They also look great knotted at the waist to show a little bit of skin, or just leave it long over some leggings with a jacket for that easygoing, casual look.




The Perfect Denim Jacket


Let’s be honest, a good denim jacket will never go out of style; if you don’t already have one in your closet, get one stat! Sometimes they can be a little on the pricey side but it’s a solid investment.  Plus, denim only gets better with wear as it softens to give that vintage vibe.

Denim jackets look good with any outfit, whether it’s over a cute maxi dress, paired with some denim jeans and boots or with that trusty plain white tee.


Mother denim cropped jeans


Flattering Jeans


We have all heard that “no one wears white after Labor Day”, but thankfully that old fable is out of style.  White jeans can be worn all year round but they’re especially great in the summertime when you want to look fresh and easy-breezy. Sure, wearing white automatically puts you at risk of stains, but just be a little more careful about where you sit and what you lean against.


The One-Piece Swimsuit


Bikinis are out and one-pieces are in! This classic bathing suit style was never really out, to be honest, but it has definitely been seeing an uprising lately due to the rise of different playful styles. One-pieces come in a wide variety of cuts, fabrics, prints and styles that can look good on every body type.   A good one-piece suit can also seriously take you far, because not only are they for fun in the sun, you can also pair them with jeans and go out on the street if they are cute enough.

Now that you have your summertime wardrobe staples, it’s time to enjoy the sun, bust out some sunscreen and get to the beach!



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    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      You can never have too many sunglasses! xx

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 11:31 pm

      Absolutely, can’t beat a good pair of sunnies! xx

  1. Radi June 30, 2018 / 12:11 am

    Love summer so much and your list of summer staples. I’m big on sunglasses and lots of bikini for the pool/beach.


    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Definitely important summer essentials! xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      I do loveeee an oversized denim jacket! Thank you for the lovely comment hun xx

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Gotta love that summer dressing, right?! xx

  2. Kinga K. July 1, 2018 / 11:45 am

    Phenomenal pics,your posts are incredible ❤

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Awww thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks doll xx

  3. shveta July 1, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    These are the perfect wardrobe staples for summer and I couldn’t agree more with the jean jacket and plain white tee!!


    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Denim jacket is definitely my number 1 must have – all year around! xx

  4. Vika July 1, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    As usual very interesting! Thanks for the post)

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:16 pm

      You’re sweet, thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Haha, well you never know! Stranger trends have happened! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:32 pm

      We all need one! It’s soooo useful xx

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you darling xx

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      For sure, especially sunglasses and bathing suits! xx

  5. Vika July 3, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Sounds really interesting! Thanks for the post, dear)

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 10:30 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

  6. Stylease July 4, 2018 / 8:14 am

    It was a Great read! 🙂 xo

    • thatnewd July 4, 2018 / 11:31 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  7. Jessica July 5, 2018 / 5:55 am

    Great tips dear. You really can’t go wrong with a plain white tee. It’s such a chic classic, very versatile and easy to style too. And yes, sunnies can go a long way in elevating your look.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd July 7, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Definitely, sunnies are a Summer essential and you can never have too many! xx

    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 1:12 am

      You’re a sweetie, thank you so much xx

  8. Pentene July 15, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I’m loving your list of 5 wardrobe staples every girl needs this summer, and agree! Just the kind of post we need for the season.


    • thatnewd July 16, 2018 / 9:55 pm

      Aww that’s great to hear doll xx

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