8 summer wardrobe essentials

It’s mid-summer and the time in the season where we are all getting tired of our wardrobes. Am I right? 

If you have the itch to buy something new, here are ten essentials you won’t regret purchasing, and I promise you’ll enjoy this season and next summer! {Some of them you can even wear into Fall.}

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite trends and current pieces in each category below, including as many sale items as possible.

Happy Shopping!

 

Denim shorts. Click back to this post to learn why denim shorts are at the top of my “summer wardrobe essentials” list. The pair I am wearing here are my all-time favorite cut-offs and are worth the slight splurge. I have worn them more than any other item in my wardrobe this summer!

Here are some other denim shorts to shop ::

A White Bag. Those of you who follow me here on the blog and on Instagram regularly probably thought I was going to say “Off the Shoulder Top after seeing this pic! While I do LOVE off the shoulder tops/dresses and while this one is one of my very favs, I had to include a white handbag on the list. Why?! Because it literally goes with everything and adds a refreshing “pop” to any outfit. I love my white bag with neutrals, denim and brights. The bag I am carrying here has been going everywhere with me and is currently 40% off!

Here are other white bags to shop ::

A Glam Flat Sandal. Looking glam doesn’t have to be uncomfortable, and, thankfully, fun flat sandals are everywhere this summer. I personally love the lace-up versions like the pair I am wearing here, and find them to be surprisingly flattering on the leg…even muscular calves like mine! {This pair is under $60 and available in lots of colors. I highly recommend them!}

Glam flats to shop :: 

A Fabulous Cover-up. In the years of editing women’s wardrobes, I’ve realized that few women put money and effort into swim coverups. I’ve noticed most women use old sundresses, teeshirts and/or shorts for coverups and then remark that they don’t love how they look poolside on vacation. I’ve come to realize personally the power of a cover-up that makes you feel flattered and fabulous. A great coverup helps us all feel more confident at a pool party, walking around a resort on vacation, a pool-side lunch, etc. {The coverup I am wearing in this pic is linked here.}

Some fab cover-ups to shop ::

A Striped Top. Click here to go back to last week’s post to read all about why stripes are so timeless and why every woman needs a great-fitting striped top in her wardrobe. {Click here to shop the top I am wearing here.}

Here are a few of my current favs ::

A Little White Dress. A white dress is a blank canvas for endless accessory options, as well as places to wear it. Click here to read about how the rules about wearing white have changed. The dress I am wearing here is my favorite this season, and I have worn it so many different ways. 

Here are some other versatile white dresses ::

Tasseled Jewelry. Tasseled earrings, necklaces and even bracelets are one of the biggest accessory trends this season, and an inexpensive way to add color and pizzaz to your summer wardrobe.

Shop some of my current favorite tassels here ::

A Kimono. I am new-covert to the kimono and a huge fan! I love that a kimono can transition from a swim coverup to a statement layering piece that can be worn out on the town. Kimonos are trending this summer, but are a classic piece to own. Wear one over shorts, white jeans or even a sundress…as well as a bathing suit, of course! {Shop this one here.}

Stylishly yours,

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  • Kathryn

    So many good choices! I want to make sure that you’re doing the Nordstrom sale post again, right?! I can’t wait to see your picks… I always buy off of your list!

    • lauren@editbylauren.com

      Thank you so much! And yes, I will start posting my Nordstrom Sale picks at midnight Wednesday night!! I have lots of fun posts planned, and info about what is coming will be up on the blog Monday. Stay tuned! 😉

  • lapampashop@gmail.com

    Wow!! You are looking superb in these awesome tops and shorts. Your bags with your dresses looking amazing, I have no words for it. These are marvelous. Your pics are motivating me to always live fashionable and stylish, especially in summer. It is just brilliant thanks for sharing this with us.

    Thanks
    Adena Harel
    http://www.lapampa-shop.co.il

  • lapampashop@gmail.com

    Wow!! You are looking superb in these awesome tops and shorts. Your bags with your dresses looking amazing, I have no words for it. These are marvelous. Your pics are motivating me to always live fashionable and stylish, especially in summer. It is just brilliant thanks for sharing this with us.

    Thanks
    Adena Harel
    http://www.lapampa-shop.co.il

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