Summer Clothing Staples for your Closet


summer clothing staples


Light weight cardigans, rompers, bralettes, bodysuits – we've got the perfect checklist of summer clothing staples for your closet so you can be ready for whatever you have on your calendar this season. From baseball games to summer weddings, we have everything you need for any event you might find yourself at this summer. We highlighted our go-to for each type of style so you can start to stock up your own closet with customer faves.

basics for summer closet

Bodysuits: Free Soul Short Sleeve White Bodysuit 

Bralettes: So This Is Love White Lace Bralette 

Lounge Sets: Honorable Mention Red Star Print Sweater Tank/Shorts

All your summer outfits can start from basics just like these! Build off of them to create the best outfits.

Layering Styles
layering styles

Cardigans: Here Without You Black Cardigan 

Kimonos: Pleasant Appearance Leopard Print Kimono 

Denim Jackets: Stay Beautiful Dark Wash Denim Jacket 

Graphic Sweatshirts: Athletic USA Flag Sport Grey Sweatshirt

Hoodies/Pullovers: Stylish Splendor Pink Hoodie

Summer is infamous for the heat outside and the too cold temps inside. Be sure to have plenty of layering pieces in your closet for those occasions!


Tops for your summer closet

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Graphic Tees: Raised on 90s Country Cream Graphic Tee 

Tanks: Alright Tonight White Knit Halter Tank 

Blouses: Let Me Adore You Blue Button Front Gauze Blouse 

A good variety of neutral tops make it easy to mix and match pieces all summer.


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Bra Tops: Let's Seize The Day Hot Pink Bra Top 

Leggings: Take A Hike Black High Waisted Leggings 

Biker Shorts: Jump Through Hoops Black Short Length Biker Shorts 

Tennis Skirts: Potential Energy Black Active Tennis Skirt 

Athletic Shorts: Errands To Run Lilac High Waisted Athletic Shorts 

In and out of the gym, these styles are essential for any wardrobe!



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Chambray Shorts: Send A Note Medium Wash Chambray Frayed Edge Shorts 

Beach Pants: Stolen Kiss Taupe Beach Pants 

Denim Shorts: Rivera Daydream Light Wash Button Fly Rolled Hem Jean Shorts 

Paperbag Shorts: Bayside Stroll Navy Paperbag Linen Shorts 

Effortless options for wherever the day may take you!

Instant Outfits 

instant outfits for summer

Shop Rompers/Jumpsuits

Maxis: Set Yourself Free Black Maxi T-Shirt Dress 

Midis: Stunning Statement Mauve Ribbed Midi T-Shirt Dress 

T-Shirt Dresses: Basically The Best Mauve T-Shirt Dress 

Romper: Anything You Need Black Romper 

Jumpsuit: Impression Of You Black Ruffle Jumpsuit 

Sets: Meant To Be Two Piece Black Set 

Overalls: Daily Visit Medium Wash Denim Overall Shorts 

Nothing is better than an instant, one-and-done outfit!


swimwear for summer

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One Piece: Tropic Sand Dunes Taupe Ribbed One Shoulder Animal Print Swimsuit 

Two Piece: Stunning Summer Nights Hot Pink Bikini Top/Bottoms 

Cover-ups: South Beach Swimsuit Romper Black Coverup

Is it summer if you don't have new swim?


accessories for summer

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Sun Hat




Claw Clip

The finishing touches to any outfit!



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Sneakers: The Jenny White Solid Sneakers 

Sandals: Desmond White Stud Detail Sandals 

Neutral Heels: Deandra Nude Strappy Platform Heels 


If you've got these go-to shoes in you're closet, you're set for the summer!



summer staples blogYour one stop shop for cute summer outfits! From simple summer outfits to the latest summer fashion trends, every wardrobe needs at least one of the styles! Can you check these must-haves off your list?


bralettes, bra tops, bodysuits, simple summer outfits

Back to the Basics

These basics are the heart of your summer wardrobe! Anytime you are looking for outfit inspiration take a second look at your favorite bodysuit, bralette, or set to get your outfit started. Neutral bodysuits especially can be styled in endless combinations by layering other prints or pieces or pairing them with different types of bottoms.


cute summer tops

 Let's Talk Tops

Top off your staples with a trendy cropped tank to pair with any denim short, a casual fit for those more on-the-go outings, and a smocked blouse for a comfy but cute styling piece. Finally, add a neutral pullover like the Unwritten Path Ivory Thermal Pullover to your closet staples for those cooler summer nights.


summer shorts, pants

 Bottom[s] Line

While various washes of denim shorts may be more obvious choices for your summer staples, we also have a few other bottoms to highlight for this season. Chambray shorts are perfect to throw on over a swim suit and pair well with a graphic tank or tee for a more casual summer day look. Paperbag shorts are so flattering and certainly a bestseller this year. The Bayside Stroll Paperbag Linen Shorts just got restocked and are sure to sell out again for the second time! Last but not least, knit, beach pants are great for what they're named for - the beach! However, they are also fun to style with a tied up button blouse.

summer rompers, jumpsuits, dresses

Instant Outfits

One and done outfits like dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, and two piece matching sets are great for those annual summer events or last-minute plans you find yourself needing an outfit for. A dressy romper and romantic dress is an essential for any summer wedding. If you’re planning to travel this summer, a comfy casual romper, effortless shift dress, or vibrant matching set should definitely be staples in your wardrobe. 

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Suit Up!

No summer wardrobe is complete without swimwear! Solid swimsuits can be timeless additions for every new swimsuit season. Owning a one piece, two piece, and a cover-up or kimono covers all the basics for any vitamin sea you’ll be enjoying this season. Want to know what is trending this summer? Check out our 2021 Swim Trends Guide.

summer accessories

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All the Accessories

We can’t say this enough - it’s all in the details! Neutral toned hats can spice up any simple summer outfit and also protect you from the sun. Our bestselling pair of sunglasses, Smoke in Mirrors Square Frames, pair with any outfit you have in mind (which also keeps your bag lighter when you’re on the go). Layered jewelry like our Cheers to Forever Half Moon Necklace is vital for that summer sparkle.

summer shoes

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Shoes Wisely

True: A girl can never have too many shoes. We are checking off the must-haves for your shoe wardrobe. Summer sandals, slip-on sneakers (to pair with those on-the-go outfits), wedge or platform sandal (for those dressier occasions), and a staple pair of flats are the four essentials we recommend to get you through the season!

summer trends

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Summer’s Hottest Fashion Trends

claw hair clips

We’re summarizing summer’s hottest trends with 6 cute summer outfit ideas. An oversized, distressed denim jacket like Shades of You is perfect not only summer, but all seasons. Layering a plaid blouse over camis or cropped tees is another go-to styling idea. The Endearing Memories Pink Plaid Blouse is just one of many plaid style you have to choose from. Vintage inspired graphic tees and sweatshirts are certainly trending this year. Champagne Weekends is one of the new designs to hit the site. One of our favorite ways to style a denim jacket or graphic sweatshirt is with white sneakers. Luckily, the Jenny White Sneakers  got restocked just in time for summer! A more timeless trend that’s back this year is a chambray dress. Marketside City Tiered Babydoll Denim Dress just went live and is sure to sell out! Complete any of the above summer looks with a throwback claw clip just like you did back in the day.

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