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While there are definitely warm-weather occasions that require a little more planning (like weddings or date nights), there are must-have summer pieces that can add the perfect finishing touch to just about anything in your seasonal wardrobe! Keep scrolling to shop the style staples on our list for summer.
1. Anthropologie, Liberty Sling Bag, $78
This chic, everyday bag comes in ten different color/pattern combinations *and* is made with 100% cruelty-free materials. Plus, it’s juuust big enough for all of your summer essentials.
Trucker hats are back and we’re here for it. Our current fave: this gorgeous green option from Clare V.!
When the temperatures reach the double-digits, shorts are a must. Opt for something soft and breathable, like these comfortable linen shorts from Michael Stars Paulette. They come in a handful of colors, so you can totally stock up.
You don’t have to be heading to the pool or the beach to tote around a chic basket bag! We’re obsessed with the leather trim details on this Ulla Johnson silhouette — these details make it a solid contender for your everyday summer tote.
These earrings are *everywhere* and for good reason — they add the perfect touch to any ensemble.
6. Macy’s, Calvin Klein Jeans, Women’s Embroidered-Logo Button-Up Shirt,
Out of all the must-have summer pieces on this list, *this* is the one you’ll definitely want to wear the most. A crisp, oversized button-up can be a blank slate for your best outfits. Dress it up or down!
While we love a good pair of statement sunglasses, there’s something to be said about an original classic.
This hat manages to keep the sun out of your face *and* look incredible with anything and everything.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of white jeans. Pair it with a patterned top, your favorite tank… the options are endless!
Make sure your summer wardrobe contains at least one little black dress that you can wear day or night! We love this square neckline and flowy details on this one!
Another must-have summer piece? Denim shorts! Shop 8 denim short styles we’re loving at the moment!
Allison Wheeler is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.