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The Summer weather is well and truly here and I don’t know about you, but I am loving the sunshine and being able to have my windows open. But, is your basic Summer capsule wardrobe ready?
With the sunshine set to stay it is important to have your basic staples in your wardrobe to help create cute Summer outfits. The staples allowing you to mix and match so you have a variety of Summer outfits for all occasions.
So, whether you are starting from the beginning to make your Summer capsule wardrobe, or you just want to update your classic pieces, this post is for you. There are 8 Summer wardrobe essentials you should have.
1. A pretty Tankini
One staple of your Summer wardrobe should be swimwear. A popular form of swimwear is tankinis. These types of swimwear are popular because they are really flattering for all body shapes and sizes. You can tankinis in a range of styles, so you can pick one that suits what you want. So, whether you are hitting the beach or the pool you will confident and comfortable. Lands’ End tankinis offer style and comfort in many fashionable designs. Lands’ End offer a range of tops and shorts, so whether you need different sizes for your top and bottom, or you just want individual pieces, their swimwear collection is for you. They are a brand that places importance on comfort, using softer fabrics, so you will get a comfortable fit and wear every sunny day.
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2. White trainers
Trainers are my favourite footwear to reach for and Summer is no exception. They are comfortable and can be a great finish to a lot of Summer outfits. There is something about tanned legs and white trainers. You get that fresh clean look and can be paired with shorts, skirts, jumpsuits, dresses and leggings. They are definitely a functional classic Summer essential. My go-to for white trainers are Converse and Nike Airforce 1s.
3. White t-shirt
Again, something about tanned skin and a white t-shirt is Summer vibes to me. A classic short sleeved white t-shirt is an all-year round staple. You can pair it with shorts, maxi skirts or dresses and many more items. It gives you a fresh look that works well if you are wanting to wear a statement pair of shorts, trousers or jacket.
Whether it is denim, soft lounge-style shorts or sports shorts, they are a must have for Summer. They can be a great bottom choice if you are heading to the beach, pool or doing an activity, that will help to keep you cool and still catch a tan too! However, you can also purchase smarter black shorts for example and pair them with a cute blouse or shirt for an evening, which would be a great choice for a Summer formal occasion.
5. Summer dresses
There are so many Summer dress options in stores and online to fit everyone’s personal preference. Skater dresses can be really flattering which you can pair with trainers or sandals. But, you also have maxi dresses that can be paired with the same footwear or even a white short sleeve t-shirt underneath. There are so many colours and designs to choose from which makes it an easy way to add colour and prints to your Summer wardrobe. I have a Micky Mouse skater dress (something very much out of my comfort zone) and my loved navy and white striped skater dress. Dresses can be an ideal option for anyone who doesn’t feel confident enough to wear shorts, but still wants to feel cooler on a sunny day.
As the weather heart up for some trainers can feel stuffy or uncomfortable and prefer to wear Summer footwear. Sandals or sliders can be a great choice to wear with your Summery outfits, plus gives you the opportunity to show off your pedicure too! These types of footwear are ideal for a day at the beach or the pool because of how easy they are to take off and put back on. Just make sure they are comfortable so they don’t rub! Be sure to check out Shoe HQ that has a great selection of comfortable sandals and sliders to shop and explore.
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Now that I wear contacts, I am loving wearing my sunglasses and that I am not constantly squinting in the sunshine Not only do sunglasses protect your eyes, they can add the finishing touch to your cool Summer outfits. There are so many different colours and styles that you can go to Primark and buy a selection of sunglasses, that you could pair with multiple outfits.
8. Summer trousers
So, they can be called various things trousers, yoga pants, joggers trousers but they are thinner trousers that can have that balloon/jogger style and fit. You have a lot of them online in Shein for example that are floral. They can be paired with a plain white t-shirt. It can be another great choice if you are wanting to add some bold colourful prints into your wardrobe.
These are my basics that can make your Summer capsule wardrobe to create cute and comfortable outfits. Other Summer basics that you can include are:
- Jean jacket/Light jacket
- Hat/Baseball cap
- Capri pants
- Linen trousers
- Vest tops
- Linen blazer
- Small handbag
- Beach bag
Do you have your Summer wardrobe ready? What are some Summer essential pieces do you always have? I’d love to hear in the comments.