Beach season is up and running, the ice cream truck is endlessly circling your block and the lightning bugs are constantly sparkling the evening sky. This can only mean one thing—it’s summer and with that comes all of summer’s gifts and glories. From the sweltering heat to summer jobs and internships, it’s the perfect time to experiment with your wardrobe. Currently, fun and adventurous patterns and prints are a huge trend but it’s always good to remember to get back to the basics. This is exactly what this Fashionisto reminded me of. For those days you want to relax and be comfortable while still being effortlessly chic, go for the essentials.
With the summer season officially upon us, there’s no better time to break in your essential go-to pieces. Whether a Fashionista or a Fashionisto, everyone has their outfit basics that they can build any look around. From a nicely broken-in pair of jeans to a neutral toned top, these are the pieces that you can never go wrong with. This Fashionisto’s look perfectly captures the casual preppy look, which is a key summer outfit. From his simple blue collared shirt to his khaki shorts and lastly to his worn in boat shoes, you can’t go wrong with the basics. While basics are versatile for many occasions, they are also perfect to expand upon as well.
How To: To take this look one step further, dress it up a bit. Whether you’re headed to a more formal affair or a dinner, there are many ways you can change this look up while still utilizing the essentials. You can always switch out the collared shirt for a simple button-down and a bow tie. Another option is to tuck in the collared shirt and toss on a leather belt. Either choice will have you greeting summer in a quintessential manner.