Summertime Staples

Six Essentials Pieces for Your Summer Wardrobe

The Fashion Experts

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Terri Holley

Owner, Embellish Collection

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Janet Miller

Owner, Irma Marie

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Ani Yacoubian

Buyer, Yacoubian Tailors

The Print Maxi Dress

Beat the heat this summer with a print maxi dress, the piece that transitions seamlessly from day to night. “The maxi dress is the ultimate staple for the early summer months (before you’ve developed your summer glow). Dress down with cute flats and your favorite hat at the beach or pair with a strappy sandal for the perfect summer wedding look.”

The Lightweight Cover-Up

Love your layers year-round with a lightweight cover-up, the garment that offers comfort and a casual sophistication. “Even on the hottest days, you should always be prepared for going into air-conditioned venues. Whether it’s your favorite denim jacket or a neutral cardigan or wrap, you will need something to keep those shoulders warm!”

The Classic White T-Shirt

From silk to cotton, crewneck to V-neck, a white t-shirt is the iconic piece your summer wardrobe needs. “The classic white t-shirt is one of the most versatile pieces you will ever purchase. You can layer it with a blazer for an everyday look, dress it up with a big necklace, or throw it on with a pair of shorts on the weekend.”

The Denim Shorts

Denim is the backbone of a wardrobe in any season. And with so many varying silhouettes and washes now available, denim shorts have become a summer must-have. “Not only are denim shorts an easy staple, but I especially love denim Bermuda shorts. You can wear them long with a tasteful blouse, or roll them up and pair them with a great t-shirt.”

The One-Piece Swimsuit

While any swimsuit you love will do, it’s hard to beat a classic one piece for a figure-flattering fit. “One-piece swimsuits are everywhere this season! You can find one for every age, style, and body type. Whether you choose a chic solid or a fun print, this style is sure to be a summer favorite.”

The Neutral Sandals

Nothing says summer like a pair of cute and comfy sandals. For those times when you’re on the go, pull out this staple (in colors like tan, nude, or bronze) for an effortlessly stylish look. “Find a great pair of neutral sandals, preferably with a little height, in a wedge style that goes with everything.”

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