10 Summer Basics

denim dress and vans

10 Basic Summer Pieces

1. Throw it on and go summer dress

For those “I have nothing to wear” moments / when you need to run out the door.

off the shoulder dress
I’m wearing: Zara (no longer available)

off the shoulder dress 2
(Photo: Lulu’s)
Similar: Lulu’s ($59)

2. Easy, breezy cotton top

For when you want to be comfortable and stylish in the heat.

stripes, denim, and vans
I’m wearing: Faithfull the Brand

cotton top
Similar: & Other Stories ($65).
(Photo: & Other Stories) Tempted to get this one too!

3. Denim Shorts

No surprises here.

denim short 2
(Photo: Reformation)
I’ve been wearing these Reformation ones ($98) on repeat.

Budget friendly alternative: H&M ($9.99)
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(Photo: H&M)

4. Statement Tee

For when you want your shirt to do the talking.

graphic tee and shorts
I’m wearing: Zara (no longer available)

Love this one from Everlane ($22).

100 percent human tee
(Photo: Everlane)

5. Cropped White Denim

For breezy summer days and nights.

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I’m wearing: Madewell


& Other Stories ($85)
cropped white denim
(Photo: & Other Stories)

Reformation ($128)

white denim
(Photo: Reformation)

6. Sunglasses

Because being able to see is very important.

karen walker sunglasses
(Photo: Shopbop)

I’ve been wearing these Karen Walker ($250) ones everyday. The classic oversized shape and tortoise shell print will work all year round too.

Budget friendlier alternative (if you still want quality sunglasses): Quay ($55)

tortoise shell sunglasses
(Photo: Shopbop)

7. Straw Tote

Perfect for running errands and carrying the essentials for the beach, errands, and everything in between.

I got this J.Crew version just last week and it’s already sold out.

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(Photo: Sophie with a blog)

Similar version: Etsy ($46.19) that is lined and has a zipper.

straw bag
(Photo: Etsy)

8. Bikini (Classic stripe print)

For all those beach/pool weekends.

striped bikini
I’m wearing: Skye & Staghorn

Budget-friendly option: H&M top and bottom (both for under $40)


(Photo: H&M)

9. Slip-On Sneakers

For when you need to walk everywhere. I’ve had these Vans ($50) for about 5 months and they’ve been with me to Coachella, Spain, and will be with me in Montreal this weekend.

pink vans
(Photo: Vans)

10. Slide Sandals

For letting your toes breathe / showing off your pedicure. Also perfect for when you’re running late.

I’ve been alternating my Vans with these Sam Edelman slides ($54.99).


Chic (handmade in Italy) alternativeM.Gemi ($178)
slides 2
(Photo: M.Gemi)
I recently wrote a review about the brand here.


Disclaimer: Not an ad. Just sharing some summer style inspiration.