The trick to a successful seasonal wardrobe is all in the basics. And when it comes to summer, basics are what we rely on. We’re talking white linen shirts, airy skirts and throw-on dresses – the cult faves that keep sweating to a minimum and comfort to the max. With summer basically upon us, we’re on the hunt for new basics to fall in-love with, and to give our style a bit of oomph.
HOW TO APPROACH BUYING YOUR BASICS:
As for buying basics, we’ve hacked it. It all comes down to investing in the right pieces and being meticulous in your style choices. Consider what your go-to outfits usually consist of and what you already have in your wardrobe. Also, think about what you like to wear and what you feel good in. This way, you’ll be sure to make choices that work with your current wardrobe and personal style, meaning last-minute and even lazy day outfits will turn out super chic and on-trend. To make the process even easier, we’ve picked out the staple items we can’t live without this summer. (Literally. Take our kidneys, but not the linen shorts!)
A PAIR OF TRUSTY LINEN SHORTS
An absolute essential, linen shorts are a summer staple. Not only are they easy to wear, but they’re the ultimate for moving-around/jumping-around activities. If you’re running around after little ones, these will get you through somersaults in the sand and all those impromptu running races.
A GO-TO STATEMENT SKIRT
Every summer wardrobe needs something bold, bright and beautiful. And a statement skirt is what we’re reaching for every time. Soft, flowy and flattering, statement skirts are the perfect solution to pull together a quick and easy outfit. Just add a simple black or white blouse.
A THROW-ON-AND-GO MAXI DRESS
We love a good maxi dress. Easy. Breezy. Stylish. They also beat the summer heat better than any other item in your wardrobe…
STRAPPY TAN SANDALS
Always classic, they go with everything. From gladiator to Grecian styles, the more straps the better. Here are some of our favourites, to make your feet look oh-so elegant.
A BEACHY RAFFIA BAG
For an on-trend and beachy addition to any outfit, a casual woven raffia bag is the way to go. Go for boxy rectangular shapes or round designs for an added statement.