When it’s time to build your warm weather wardrobe, there are some essential pieces that work especially well. Namely, a summer dress, mix-and-match capris and a pair of good sandals.
For summer dresses, choose simple but versatile. The kind of pieces you can wear for an evening out or to a religious service or even to work (perhaps with a short-sleeved cardigan). One example is this beaded linen dress from Gillian Grey. This dress is an example of something that works in multiple situations, so it’s a good summer choice.
Capris like these soft wide-legged pair make an important summer staple. Because they’re cropped, they’re cooler than longer pants, while offering more coverage and slightly more formality than shorts. They’re great for a trip to the beach, grabbing ice cream down the street, or spending the weekend at home.
Sandals (which I’ve written about before) are the best shoes for summer wear. But which pair is the essential pair? Something like this crisscross pair is a great choice. You can wear them with just about anything—the low heel works with skirts, capris or pants—and a variety of colors make them easy to match.
What is a “must have” for your summer wardrobe?