Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Summer is one of the best seasons of the year (third to spring and fall, of course) and I tend to spend the entire season in the same bathing suit, cut off shorts, and t-shirt but it’s important to remember that you can’t spend every second at the beach or laying by the pool soaking up the sun (and if you’re doing that, don’t forget the SPF!). Luckily for us, there’s been some awesome trends lately but don’t forget about the basics – stripes, wedges, and bright colors). Don’t worry, you can shop all these pieces at the end of the post!

Swimwear // Swimwear of any type is key for the summer months (duh) and I am absolutely loving all of the suits that are out this summer (both one- and two-piece)! We’re lucky ladies to have such fabulous pieces and styles to pick from, there’s such an awesome array for all body types (find more of my favorite suits here).
Wedges // I’ve always been a heel gal, but I finally realized the importance of owning a great pair of wedges (about time, I know). It’s insane how functional wedges are – seriously, you can wear them with literally everything. I absolutely love these Tory Burch ones, but there are so many other (and more cheaper) options out there for every budget! P.S. If you don’t own a pair of tan/nude wedges, go buy a pair for yourself, right. now.
Romper // Rompers are the new pink. Seriously. I’ve been swooning over all of the options, styles, and colors available and the functionality of them (there’s that word again). I’ve never been a huge fan of dresses – not because I don’t like the look of them, but because i have a terrible habit of sitting like a man (oops). Rompers might be a pain when it comes to going to the bathroom, but they’re the best to throw on when it’s hot, as a coverup for the beach, for a casual barbecue, or a fun date night out with the girls! Not to mention, a great alternative to the typical dress for all you man-sitting girls out there (HOLLER).
Earrings // I don’t tend to do a lot of accessorizing, but I’ve been loving the look of dangly earrings lately! They add such a fun flair to any outfit and there are so many choices out there for every type of girl. Kendra Scott earrings are a great investment, I highly recommend them, and come in so many styles and color options!
Strips // ‘Cause, duhhhhhh. Stripes are the perfect addition to your favorite summer-time styles and truly reflect the nautical aspect of the summer months. There are so many ways to play around with stripes, not only with solid colors against stripes but also with pattern play. Stripes and florals? Yes please. Stripes and leopard print? Hell yes. Stripes, leopard print, and polka dots? I’m in love.
Bucket Bag // I was unsure of the bucket bag at first, but there are some awesome ones out there! I told myself I’d invest in one the next time I get paid, and I definitely have my eye on this one. It’s the perfect shade of tan, the perfect size, and great for all of the summer day trips I (hope) will be taking!
Sneaks // When I’m on those fun summer day trips with my super cute bucket bag, I need to be sure my feet are given some TLC so what’s better then a cute pair of sneaks? Sneaks are a necessity for any tourism you might take part in, yard work, and lazy Sunday’s spent doing errands. Both Nike and New Balance have some really fun, versatile sneaks out in so, so many color combinations and they look fab with any type of outfit and can add such a fun athletic flair to an otherwise feminine outfit!
Sunnies // Just like you have to protect your skin from the UV-rays, it’s important to protect your eyes from the UV-rays as well. Very few people realize that sunglasses are to protect your eyes, not just to help you see better on those summer sunny days. Be sure to be conscious of the risks and damages of UV-rays!
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What are your summer wardrobe essentials?
Xo, Rach

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  1. June 2, 2015 / 5:10 PM

    lovely picks! love the brown backpack!


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  2. June 2, 2015 / 6:11 PM

    Thanks girl!

    Xo, R

  3. June 13, 2015 / 8:02 AM

    I love them all!! I need to get my hands on a pair of Karen Walker sunnies so so badly!

    Xo, R

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