Summer Wardrobe Essentials For Women

Building a summer wardrobe essentials closet will make summer as easy, breezy as a mid-July day.  With summer being so short no one wants to waste time indoors picking out an outfit for the cookout or a swimsuit for the weekend beach party. Planning your wardrobe ahead will save you time so you can get yourself outside and into the warm temperatures, without looking messy AF.

Keep on scrolling to find out what you need in your closet this summer! A few of the pieces can even be rolled over into the cooler months.

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Striped Swimsuit

SwimsuitA striped swimsuit looks great on every body type. Double it as a bra underneath see-through or wide open tops.

I, myself own this one and just recently wore it on a trip! After finding this gem, I WILL NEVER GET A SWIMSUIT FROM TARGET EVER AGAIN. The fit is spot on and it is super comfortable. I found it way more flattering on my body than swimsuit purchased at department stores.

Made from nylon, polyester, and spandex the overall feel to this bikini is comfortable and sturdy. 

Being made from genuine quality material allows it to stand up to water when it gets wet so it’s not see-through. I lived in the ocean while wearing this and zero nip peeks occurred!

This specific swimsuit has straps that provide a comfortable fit around any size boobs. My boobs are a bit smaller so I found that wrapping the back tie strap around my back first and then tying it in the front allowed for a more comfortable fit.

These bottoms are super comfy and fit with your body, instead of trying to fit your body into the bottoms. Reread that and I promise you it will make a light bulb go off inside your head. The end result is more flattering and no muffin top action occurs.


Women’s stripe bikini bottom is available in:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Yellow
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Floral Tie Waist Skirt 

Here is a little gem that can be worn year round.

In summer use it as a cover-up, pair it with some sandals and a tee for a casual look or pair it with a plain worktop, pumps and you’re fancy work jewelry for the office. In fall simply pair it with a jean jacket and in winter throw on some cute booties. With a piece so versatile, there really is no reason for you not to treat yo self. 

This skirt is made to be tied around you, and therefore is custom fit to any waist! There is no elastic waistband so you can tie it as tight or as loose as you desire. 

A white slip is found underneath that goes down to right above the knee so you don’t have to worry about your undergarments being see thru. 

The bottom is very flowy and you will feel like a princess walking around in this skirt.

Tie waist skirt comes in the following colors:

  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Light blue
  • Pink
  • White
  • Red
  • Blue
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Tank Top Romper

Romper Yes, another striped item here! See a popular pattern for this upcoming season? If you just said no Linda, you need to slap yourself.

This romper is going to be a bit different from the rompers you probably already own. For starters, it is a tank top and the bottom will come mid-shin. For really short girls this will come down a bit lower on your shin, but won’t look like high waters!

I am 5 foot 2 and 3/4 inches tall, yea the 3/4 is important to count, and the bottom hemline sits between mid-shin and ankle length on me, which is very flattering for my height.

Vertical stripes on the pants make anyone’s legs look longer, which is every girl’s dream! Fake it till ya make it, and with this romper my legs make me seem a bit taller than what I am.

Horizontal stripes on the top are a nice accent to the bottom and make for a visually appealing eye line. The top has a cutout in the back that sits right above the high waistline.

Some reviewers say it runs a bit small for them so it is suggested you size up! It is made out of non-flexible cotton/canvas material so if you are hesitant about sizing up or not, I suggest you do: especially if you want it to be a bit more comfortable with wiggle room.

Available in:

  • White/Gray
  • Blue/White
  • Green/White
  • Khaki/White
  • Eggplant/White

All the colors available are natural which means it pairs well with any jacket, blazer or cardigan. Accessory options are also endless so have at it! And did I forget to mention, it has pockets?!

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Need some shoes to go with all these wardrobe essentials? Check out this summers must have footwear! 

Bamboo Bag 

Bamboo bags are one of the poshest must-have items of the summer.

This bag is great for any fashionista or nature-loving women out there! My fellow vegans will be happy to know this bag is made out of 100% natural bamboo and is 100% handmade! 

The bag comes with a cute scarf that you can choose to tie around the handle the bag or it can be used in your hair or around your neck!

Handwoven bags may look unconventional but they are not! Spaces left between each bamboo straw are not as bag as they look close up. You can place your phone, keys, and wallet comfortable inside without fear of it falling out.  

Each bag is sprayed with special environmental protection, so the bamboo will stay fresh and will be resistant to molds, pests, mildew, etc.

If you aren’t a fan of this style or size, click here to see more available options! As you can see from the picture here, the bag will pair well with the striped options that are popular right now! It’s a win-win.

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Rainbow Cardigan 

Do I really need to explain why you need this in your closet!? It’s comfortable, cute and just makes you smile by looking at it.

Made from 100% acrylic material this rainbow cardigan runs a bit longer on the long end. 

If you aren’t a rainbow type of person, take a peak with this link because it is available in a few different striped color options.



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Top/Bottom Two Piece Matching Set 

For those who think they could never pull off a two-piece top and bottom set need to slap themselves in the face and get some of that spicy confidence.

Not only are two-piece sets an instant fashion standout, but they are so convenient. Two-piece sets mean you don’t need to worry about matching tops and bottoms, it’s already done for you.

These sets are available in numerous color, patterns, and styles. Some tie in the front, some tie in the back, some have short sleeves and others have little straps. With so many options you are guaranteed to find something you love!

Made from 100% polyester each of these can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion you are going to.

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Vintage Sunglasses 

Channel your inner John Lennon this season and get some round sunglasses! Not just any round sunglasses, but choose ones like these with big lenses. If you are afraid to wear big lenses just remember, big lenses slim any face! It’s really a win-win.

These trending sunglasses area available in silver, grey, black, rose gold or gold frames. Lens are offered in the following colors:

  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Grey
  • Black
  • Pink


Throw away your square frames and get yourself some funky frames instead. This season is all about shape and movement. Sunglasses are one of the standout accessories so you want something that will be a real head turner!




Another big trend with sunglasses is going to be chains this year! Go ask your grandma if you can borrow one of her glasses chain and pop it on sunglasses you already own for a quick change up. 


While chains may seem funny they are all over the fashion runways and once you look at them long enough they actually seem charming.

Peek my favorite chains with this link here! You get a set of 6 different chains all for under $15! It’s a great way to stay up to trend if you don’t want to purchase a new pair of sunglasses. Having a set of chains makes it easy to switch up without having to spend time trying to match your outfit to your chain.



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Final Thoughts

Trends come and go, but basic wardrobe essentials tend to stay the same year after year. This may not be the most basic list of wardrobe essentials, but they are pieces for the more playful at heart. If some of the colors or patterns aren’t you style then make sure to click on the link so you can see other options that are available. Sometimes it pays to step outside your comfort zone and try new styles. Ya never know, something you’ve always written off before can become your new favorite piece!

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