The Wardrobe Staples You Need This Summer

The Wardrobe Staples You Need This Summer

It may be daunting to figure out your signature summer style. Vintage? Bohemian? Preppy? Edgy? You may be thinking, why can’t I have it all? Here’s a secret: you can have it all. A summer wardrobe to me is something that can be riskier than your usual attire. Some trends that have been seen on models and bloggers alike that I have loved are oval or round sunglasses, gingham print, mom jeans, camouflage pants, off-the-shoulder tops, mesh body suits, layered chokers and necklaces, hoop earrings, and basket bags. I wouldn’t necessarily wear all of these items at once, but I have definitely been taking these trends on myself.


The first staple I’m going into depth on is the gingham print trend. For spring and summer, floral is usually most girls’ go-to. I would call myself girly but I don’t really enjoy wearing floral unless they are just the right kind. The gingham trend is a great substitute if you are wary about floral. Most tops being sold with gingham print are eye-catching which still screams girly. I style my gingham top with medium wash mom jeans with frayed hems, lots of layered gold necklaces and chokers, an olive green cadet hat, checkered vans, and gray oval sunglasses.

Another staple that is perfect for summer is layered necklaces and chokers. I don’t know why, but I always feel like an Italian grandma but chicer when I layer a lot of gold necklaces together. If you don’t own any, a great tip I have is to check thrift stores. People surrender their unwanted jewelry constantly, whether it’s random gold chains or gold chains with pendants. The layered looks are typically styled with off-the-shoulder tops, V-neck tops, and wrap tops.

The last summer staple I will go into depth on is the basket bag. Baskets aren’t just for picnics—who knew? Basket bags give the ultimate Jane Birkin vibe. Pair the basket bag with mom jeans and a breezy top or a wrap dress for the ultimate no effort summer look.

Have you been styling these trends? If so, show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista.