Summer Essentials

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This month’s linkup is about Summer Essentials and I am all about focusing on the essentials right now and am really weighing the idea of a capsule closet for each season, but more on that some other time.

Here are my top five summer essentials and some of the things I’m eyeing for my summer capsule:

WHITE TEE // This is an absolute staple in my closet. I love a god slub neck or a u-neck as it’s a little less structured than a real v-neck and much more flattering for my shape than a crewneck. Try this sleeveless version, short-sleeve tee, or this scallop edged one.

DENIM CUTOFS // It is so hard to find the perfect pair that hits you just right and flatters your thighs. Personally I’ve never gone this route, but I’ve heard that thrift stores are a gold mine for these.

BIKINI // Bathing suit shopping is by far the worst! I always buy suit separates and tend to lean towards string bikinis so I can buy bigger sizes for more coverage, but tie them tighter so they fit. Try this white scalloped one, a traditional black one, or this fun polka dot pattern.

LEATHER SANDALS // I love me a pair of sandals. I even owned 6 pairs of flip flops at one point, but I have pared it down to two pairs of navajo Jacks, a pair of Jack wedges, a nude stacked heel pair, a snakeskin pair with bling and a new pair I just got from Joie. Ok so maybe I have a few too many, but who cares? They barely take up any space and can really transform an outfit. Try this pair in gold, this with the rhinestone detailing, or my trusty preppy pair.

DRESSES// Dresses are hands down my go-to item every day of the week. I live in dresses after the temps hit 60 and you’ll very rarely catch me in pants from spring til late fall. Try this LWD with embroidery detail, this fun pop of color, or this striped version.

What’re your summer essentials?

Other bloggers participating in this month’s linkup:

26 and Not Counting // Alyssa J Freitas // soak and simmer // The Not Quite Adult // Carrie Loves // The Yuppie Files // PRBlonde // Knowing Kelly  // Something Good // Feathers and Stripes // Cassandra Monroe // Otherworldly // Sunny Side Up // Life Modifier // Leigh Clair
Rae Loves // Rose Colored Water // Rossetto // Fashion to a T // PreppyPanache // Emilie Lima Burke // Ember & March // Business Betties
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