Hello there style seeker! Let’s talk about summer wardrobe essentials. Also known as the pieces you’ll be wearing (and loving) all summer long.
The chances are, if you’re here, you get the idea behind the capsule wardrobe. You throw out all the stuff you never wear and revamp your POV with core pieces that just go well with everything you’ve bought in this life (or at least over the past few years). The post you are reading right now is the very concrete and helpful summer edition of all mentioned above.
The summer wardrobe philosophy is so simple and yet complicated. All pieces in your closet have to be breathable, allowing you to look and feel marvelous, no matter if you’re on the go or staying in. They should be versatile, so you can create outfits without having to wake up six hours earlier to do so. And bonus points if they are eco-friendly because you know, the planet.
It took me some time but I’ve managed to round up all summer clothing essentials that are going to become your new BFFs when the nights get longer and the drinks get colder.
Scroll down to find out how to build a summer wardrobe that’s fun, comfortable, and sustainable altogether. All items in this edit can be mixed and matched for countless outfit combinations. They can be the perfect base for any summer capsule wardrobe. Oh, wait a minute, they already are.
10 SUMMER WARDROBE ESSENTIALS YOU MUST OWN IN SUMMER 2022:
1. Oversized Linen Shirt
If you think the white oversized linen shirt does not belong in every wardrobe basics checklist, then we can’t be friends. Well, I guess we could, but I’ll definitely keep an eye on you.
Made from an eco-friendly cotton blend, this long-sleeve shirt is what you’ll be wearing from early June through late September. Either with light-washed denim to the office or with a swimsuit underneath for the moments you just have to throw something on and head to the beach. Can’t believe how much I’m craving summer right now! More than a chocolate. And that’s a lot.
2. Plain Cami Top
The best thing about this perfectly plain crop top is its versatility. Is it one of the ultimate summer capsule wardrobe essentials? Yes. Is it made from a super soft material? Of course, it is. What can you put it together with? Pretty much everything apart from another crop top.
It’s perfect for the fall as well! Imagine a camel coat, high-waist jeans, and chunky boots. But since we are still talking (read: dreaming) about summer and do not want to shift the focus, opt for denim shorts and nice vintage accessories. It’s how supermodels wear it. Hailey Bieber can confirm.
3. White Linen Blazer
Summer is all about feeling carefree, comfortable, and in general, just the way you are, as Bruno Mars would say. Most of the time this means white.
The fit of this white blazer levels up your style game immediately. Whether you are going to a formal business cocktail party or exploring the hot spots downtown, it will make you look confident, stylish, and sexy in your own skin. If it’s boiling hot, don’t put anything under it. A pair of earrings and a couple of rings are more than enough.
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4. Linen Wide Leg Culotte
Alright. If ‘skinny jeans’ is written right next to your name in the fashion history book, I bet you are rolling your eyes right now. Since Rihanna (yes, RIHANNA) and Kate Middleton are loving them, I suggest you take a closer look at these white cropped culottes too.
The wide-leg shape fulfills three roles more than well. 1, making the trousers airy, 2, elegant, and 3, easy to coordinate. Think of a small clutch, striped blouse, and your hair down. Add a pair to the cart and become a duchess or diva of your own.
5. Beige Organic Cotton Cropped Tee
This organic cotton cropped tee is going to fit seamlessly into your IG account. Let me tell you why. It’s made from organic cotton, so you can talk about sustainability all you want. It’s in a neutral tone, so you can create many different outfit reels with it. Plus, it’s going to match your iced lattes in the morning.
Above all that, it’s a comfortable and eco-friendly choice. Even though we try to minimize all redundant purchases, we can never have enough beige clothes around us. Easily one of our spring summer wardrobe essentials.
6. Flat Black Sandals
As I have recently realized, finding comfortable flat shoes is no joke at all. TBH, this is why I consider a pair of black sandals essential for your summer style game. I love this option from Alohas! Their maxi double layered sole promises comfort while the straps offer additional fashion points.
FYI, they would look great with a straw bag and a floral shirt. If you are feeling extra on any particular day, keep in mind that they are offered in 23 additional colors and patterns. OMG, right!?
7. White Linen Cropped Shirt
Since the beach and the leisure time have pretty much been the point up until now, maybe it’s time to think about some summer work wardrobe essentials. I know, I know, but I feel like we have to.
Get Everlane’s white cropped shirt, for example. Its notched collar looks stunning, while the sleeves’ cut makes the piece elegant and casual at the same time. Most of us love the home office, but when you have to go to the actual one, what would you be wearing, if not a classic white shirt? It’s worth the money. Plus you can style it with everything else on this list!
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8. Timeless Sunglasses
No, no, no. No! It’s not possible to give the summer wardrobe essentials 2022 what it needs without a pair of timeless sunglasses. Black sunglasses, in particular. Everyone from Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour to Zendaya and Sydney Sweeney have been fascinated with both their simplicity and sophisticated elegance.
While you may use them to hide from the sun, they are also great for covering your face when an awkward social encounter is about to happen. Same applies to the moment when you realize the bartender didn’t quite understand your cocktail order. And especially when you’ve made too many orders at that specific beach bar.
9. Black Swimsuit
I’m not sure if someone could have predicted the grand return of one-piece swimsuits when it happened a couple of years ago, but jumping on the trend train here is for a good reason. Definitely a summer wardrobe essential for moms and those who prefer covering up in the scorching sun.
Just like black dresses, black swimsuits compliment all body types and needs. Yes, it can hide or outline certain areas of your body while giving you a confidence boost for the first pool party of the season. Coordinate this gorgeous swimsuit with the oversized linen shirt and black sunglasses above and be the person everyone wants to talk to. It’s really that simple.
10. Tailored Linen Shorts
Look up spring summer wardrobe essentials in any search engine and prepare to be amazed. Tailored linen shorts are in all of them! This pair from & Other Stories is detailed with press creases and duo slanted pockets for ease of use and comfort. You can easily dress them up or down depending on what you pair them with. 100% versatile and 0 regrets.
I don’t think you need any more convincing than that. This list has it all. Complete your wardrobe basics checklist and get your summer mood ON.
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