- Basic white layering tee or tank
- Sexy heeled sandal
- Flat summer sandal
- Casual dress
- Maxi dress – going out
- Great swimsuit
- Fabulous cover up
- Pair of summer denim
- Lightweight blazer
- Summer blouse
If you are like us, summer is a time where less is more. We tend to wear the same things over and over again, and choose light, airy pieces that we feel comfortable in when the temperature is hot and humid. Plus, we are with our kids, and often are at the beach or pool, or relaxing in our own backyard.
We have put together a list of our “must have” articles that will carry us through the summer, and that will last for many summers to come. Below we show you some of our favorites for the season!
Basic White Tee or Tank
Every women needs at least one of these. I wear my white tank all the time. It’s easy to wear with shorts, skirts, and under jackets. It looks especially clean and effortless also when choosing to dress it up with a maxi or jewelry.
Sexy Heeled Sandal
We need a great going out sandal when we are going out with friends or on a date night. I prefer a strappy sandal or slide myself. Looks great with dresses, skirts, and especially with a great fitted pair of light colored denim.
Flat Summer Sandal
Pick a neutral pair that can be paired with shorts, skirts, dresses and bathing suits. If are able to have many pairs, then you can add more detailed pairs, but at least have one basic pair that is comfortable and versatile.
We love a short summer dress because it is EASY. They can be dressed down for day, or dressed up for evening. Can be worn casual with a flat sandal or sneaker, or dressier with a heel. A short summer dress is our go to instead of shorts!
Maxi dresses look stylish and sophisticated and are perfect for going out or for backyard summer soirees. There are many different styles, so pick one that is most flattering for your shape.
Just because it’s not a bikini doesn’t make it not sexy. One-piece swimsuits have reinvented themselves and many out there are sophisticated, edgy, and fashion forward. I particularly like one-pieces because easier to wear when in the water, as well as when at pool with kids. I also think as we get older, it looks classier. Again…does not have to be frumpy. There are some two piece suits that are better for middle aged women too, and we picked one of our favorite brands.
There are so many beautiful coverups that could be an outfit on its own. Whether choosing a cool Kaftan, or a shorter one, make sure it fits perfectly with your favorite swimsuit. Crochet ones are some of our favorites this season.
Picking a great pair of denim is never easy. Choose styles that are flattering for your body type. There are a few styles that I think are usually great for all body shapes and sizes, and are great for going out in and pairing with a great heal. Since most of us do not wear denim during the day in summer (too hot), I recommend this pair to be dressier so can be worn with heel. Also, keep the color either light or in a white tone.
Light Weight Blazer
We love blazers! They are especially popular for summer 2023, but I feel that a classic blazer never goes out of style. They are great for going out in the evening with a pair of denim (and tank), and sexy sandal. Choose a lighter color for summer, or a classic navy. I personally would pick a fun color to add a pop!
Everyone needs one cool blouse this summer. It can be sleeveless, one shoulder, off shoulder, etc., and can easily be paired with shorts, skirts, or denim. We would pick a fun print that could be worn under a blazer as well.