20 wardrobe staples for summer

wardrobe staples for summer

When it comes to planning outfits for the summer, there isn’t really a set of rules that you have to follow. It all depends on what makes you feel good in your own skin. It is quite freeing to know that you can wear whatever you’d like but along with that comes the anxiety over what to wear. To help with that, we have compiled a list of items that are low-effort and can easily be put together to give you the best outfits for this summer!

You can find many items here that will suit any activities you have planned this summer. Ranging from casual wear to something a little more elegant for a night out. 

Wide leg low rise jeans

A wide leg low rise pair of jeans is a classic. By matching them with a crop top or a t-shirt you can go for the simple look. Or you can dress it up with a button up or a corset top! It is perfect for any setting. 

Wraparound sunglasses

Accessories can be pretty difficult to figure out, especially sunglasses. You can go with a nice pair of wraparound sunglasses. We’ve spotted many models adorning them in all seasons. You can either go with a black or brown pair or if you’d like a pop of color blue is always a good option.

Matching sets

If you want to quickly run out of the door with a low effort put together outfit, you can never go wrong with a matching set. It automatically creates an elegant air and gives your outfit a simple yet effective look to it. You can either go with a sport set if you’re just running errands or you can go with a maxi skirt and matching top for a more sophisticated look.

Corset dress

With all the recent hype around corsets, a good contender is a corset dress. What’s better than to be in trend and highlighting your curves in one go? It’s elegant and understated at the same time and can be suitable for many occasions. 

Shoulder bags

As far as accessories go, a shoulder bag is perfect for a night out on the town. It fits all of the essentials as well as being stylish. They come in many different styles, so you can find the perfect fit for you.

Flared pants

With the return of old school trends, the flared pants are the statement piece this summer. You can wear it in any texture and fabric, in any color of your choosing. Some even go for a patterned look. It is the focus of any outfit excellent for everyday wear.

Go-to white sneakers

Everyone needs one go-to white pair of sneakers. It combines comfort and aesthetic. You can dress it up or down depending on the pieces you choose to go with it. It never fails to impress. 

Crochet dress

The crochet dress has become a trend in recent years because of its subversiveness. There’s something interesting about wearing knit dresses in the middle of summer. It can be a pool-side piece as well to slip on while lounging around the pool.

Maxi skirt

The Maxi skirt is a necessary staple for the summer. It’s flowy and accentuates the figure, you can style it with a large T-shirt for a casual look or with a crop-top or a corset for a night out.


Bandanas are an easy accessory. You can get one in any color or pattern that you’d like, it instantly elevates your look and can make any outfit pop. With the help of mixing and matching colors, you can get a very intentional effortless look.

The everyday crop top

What more is there to say? Crop tops are a great item for everyday casual wear. You can wear them in all cuts and designs to achieve the look you desire. 

The sundress

In the heat of summer sundresses are a nice flowy alternative. You can wear them to the beach or on any adventure you are partaking in. It is a classic in every setting. 

The micro mini skirt

With the 2000’s making a comeback in recent years, so had the micro mini skirt. For a trendy look, you can pair this piece with any item that fits your personal aesthetic.

Tote bag

If you are a person who cares about comfort, a tote bag can be just for you! It is a casual statement piece that can match any outfit of your choosing. It gives a simple yet put-together look.

Parachute pants

Parachute pants are very airy and lightweight, which makes them perfect for summer weather, you can style them with a simple top and it can serve as a statement piece. 

Midi shorts

Out with the old and in with the new! Lately we have seen short shorts go out of fashion and be replaced with midi shorts. It is a great alternative if you want to mix things up. 

Cowboy boots

In the past few years, subversive fashion has had a resurgence and because of that we have seen a lot of people pairing all types of boots with their summer outfits. Out of the boot selection, the most special piece is the cowboy boots. By pairing them with simple casual outfits, you can elevate your look.

Baseball caps

In terms of accessories, baseball caps have become very popular. It is a great tool to combat bad hair days and still look put together. With careful selection, you can even color coordinate with different aspects of your outfit.

Biker shorts

It’s become pretty popular to wear biker shorts, ever since 2019. It is an effortless statement, you can pair them with anything and stick with the trends.

Oversized Tshirt

Oversized Shirts have been a classic for many decades, while still being effective to this day. By accessorizing and pairing it with the right items, you can put together a comfortable yet effective outfit.

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