There are several pieces of clothing that are listed as everyone’s summer wardrobe staples. I assume that denim shorts and maxi dresses are likely to appear on that list. Not every trend of the season are Fashionista/os’ cup of tea, so staples are pivotal when celebrating the summertime. How often can you wear a sassy printed jumpsuit in a week versus a solid maxi or distressed shorts?

My Fashionista this week sports a black maxi dress with a twist. The slit in the back is a delicate touch to a floor length dress and adds space for her legs to move around. This easygoing number is made simple as she accessorizes with gold toned jewelry, a clutch and sandals. Her gold choker necklace with teal embroidery adds just the right amount of pizazz to the neckline. She incorporates a splash of color with a mint clutch to carry the small necessities. The classy bow also keeps her outfit youthful. She accessorizes more with simple gold Alex and Ani bracelets, and completes the look with neutral tan sandals. The Fashionista adds an optional chambray shirt to keep the casual vibe that could be easily wrapped around the waist.

The summer is heating up, so the best way to toss on easy ensembles is to stick with staples! I personally choose loose tank tops and white denim shorts. However, the Fashionista’s maxi option is a clever go-to.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Use jewelry wisely to spice up a simple look! Gold matches darker skin tones and silver matches lighter skin tones.”