10 best summer style must-haves

The summer solstice means longer days and fewer layers. Say hello to sunshine with these cheery, easy-breezy pieces that were made for fun and frolicking.
10 best summer style must-haves

Alvaro Goveia

10 summer style must-haves

Stripe to it

Stripes are always in style, and this drapey tank with an oversized side pocket is a warm-weather  essential best worn under a lightweight blazer or show it off on its own.

Skargorn x Madewell #21 striped tank, $59, Madewell

beautiful woman wearing a striped tank top

Lighten up

Trade in your dark denim for a white-hot pair that you’ll want to live in for the next couple of months. The essential summer denim: A slim silhouette in a premium stretch denim that's not too tight.

Tip: Opt for one size smaller in this style as they (slightly) stretch out after a few wears. Also, go the extra mile a make this pair custom, by choosing the petite or tall size option (online), if applicable.1969 always skinny jeans, $70, Gap

10 best summer style must-havesGap 1969 Always Skinny Jeans

Contrasting cover up

Embroidered detailing cascading down the front and delicate lace detailing on the shoulders, pop this blouse over a bikini or wear it with shorts.

Avani buttondown, $88, Anthropologie

10 best summer style must-havesAnthropologie

Fancy in floral

This flowy maxi has that boho-chic vibe but the graphic black and white print makes it feel modern.

First kiss print maxi, $153, Free People

10 best summer style must-havesFree people maxi

Short and shimmery

Leave your sun-faded shorts for the backyard and beach. This gorgeous pair of embellished shorts is meant for wearing with heels and pretty blouses.

Embroidered shorts, $99, Zara

10 best summer style must-havesZara shorts

Strap it up

The sexy summer sandal: An ankle-strap with a pointy finish and a very wearable heel.

Tibi, $267, Piperlime

10 best summer style must-havesTibi sandal

It's in the bag

From work to the beach, pack up all of summer in this roomy and durable cotton canvas bag. J. Crew teamed up with this classic brand to remake this heritage bag and we're happy they did.

Steele Canvas Basket Co., $172, J. Crew

10 best summer style must-haves

Hats on

The quintessential summer hat: lightweight and super-chic.

Hat Attack Panama Hat, $70, Club Monaco

10 best summer style must-havesPanama hat

Metallic flat

A flat to go anywhere in this season's shade: silver. The gladiator shape and slight heel make this sandal perfect for day and night.

Allie Metallic Gladiator, $184, J. Crew

10 best summer style must-havesMetallic sandal

Bansky bottoms

Go on and try on some print this summer. These stretchy, mid-rise bottoms instantly make any outfit cool, then mix and match with more pattern on top.

Bansky pant, $177, Kelly Wearstler

10 best summer style must-havesBansky pant


Subscribe to our newsletters for our very best stories, recipes, style and shopping tips, horoscopes and special offers.

By signing up, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.