The must have items in your closet for the summer

Ahhhh, summer. Is there anything better than summer? Okay, ice cream might come pretty close, but you know what I mean. As the sun finally comes out of hiding, the trees are in full bloom, and hordes of people descend on the beach, it can be difficult to work out what to wear during the summer months. After all, we wish we could wear a bikini all day every day, but we have a feeling our boss and our college lecturer would have something to say about that. So what the heck do you put in your closet when you stow away all of your scarves and sweaters? What are the must-have items in your closet for the summer?

A trusty white tee

We know what you’re thinking – a white T-shirt is so boring, right? WRONG! A white T-shirt is a staple in any summer wardrobe and can be one of the most versatile pieces in your fashion repertoire. Yep, this bad boy can be worn for any occasion and spice up your outfit with its stark color and its simplicity. Wear it underneath a summer dress to add a little somethin’ somethin’ extra, go casual with cut-offs or jeans with a tee, wear it with quirky culottes, or break up a funky skirt with a white tee. Honestly, the opportunities are endless.

Midi Skirt

If you’re still loving maxi skirts and miniskirts, you need to get with the program, because it’s all about the midi skirts this summer! These knee length beauties are perfect if you’re a little conscious of your legs, but also keep you cool and collected in the heat. One of the best things about these skirts is that they can be dressed up or down. You could shove on skirt and a T-shirt for a trip to the beach, or you could play up the skirt with a silk shirt for something more evening-orientated. As if that wasn’t enough, you have all kinds of colors and patterns to choose from. Go wild!

Denim shorts

I mean, can you really go wrong with denim shorts? No matter your shape or size, there will always be a denim short that fits you. You might go short and flirty to show off a bit of skin, you might go retro with frayed hems, you might go stylish with some high-waisted beauties, or you might go cool and quirky with a mom-style short. Wear these shorts with the top of your choosing, with white sneakers, boots, flip-flops, heels or more. You can really pair these things up with anything. Trust us.

Straw hats

You know what? Hats are SO in this season, which means you need to go shopping right now and add one to your wardrobe. You may be wondering what the heck we mean when we say ‘straw hat’ but it’s not too difficult, don’t worry. You can choose what kind of style you want, as we all suit different hats. You might go for a floppy hat, something a bit more sturdy, or something a bit more vintage. There really are no rules when it comes to summer accessories, so work it your way.

Denim jacket

Okay, so you should totally have a denim jacket in your closet anyway, but we’ll forgive you if you go out and buy one right now. We’re all about the retro in 2018, and ‘00s grunge is being made cool and fashionable again – so you need to add a bit more denim into your life. You can even do double denim if you fancy it. It’s totally do-able. A denim jacket can be paired with any outfit. It can make a smart outfit casual, you can add it to the top of a summer dress, or you can go super grunge and wear all-black. After all, it’s our favorite color. Even in the summer.

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