vineyard vines hat//ray ban sunglasses//lilly pulitzer dress//j. crew shorts//jack rogers sandals//kate spade cross body//j. crew seersucker swimsuit//j. crew striped shirt//sole society wedges//kate spade scalloped bag
Any cap will do, really. Hats are great for a day by the pool, a walk down the beach, or just any old day where you don't feel like figuring out your hair (something I'm much too familiar with.) They're the perfect lazy-day accessory.
I love, love, love my Ray Ban Clubmasters. They're the perfect accessory for any outfit, especially on a bright day. They look great either on, atop your head, or tucked into a shirt collar. Plus, it doesn't hurt to protect your eyes from UV rays.
Lilly Pulitzer makes some great white dresses, such as the one above. Summer is the perfect time to pull out all the white you painstakingly put away after Labor Day.
If they weren't already, printed shorts are a huge trend this summer. I've seen them everywhere, and have even purchased a few pairs myself. I also love the flowy, softer, and less structured printed shorts that are trending right now such as these from J. Crew.
Two words: Jack Rogers. These sandals are a summer staple. I want them in every color in every style. They go with any outfit, whether it's shorts and a t-shirt, or a cute day dress. Another few sandal options: these and these from Steve Madden.
Cross-body bags are wonderful for summer. I always find myself out and about and a purse is the last thing I want to deal with. It's great to be able to sling one across your shoulder and forget about it. Kate Spade makes some great ones!
Does this need an explanation? Probably not.
Striped shirts are practically made for summer. You can pair them with jean shorts, jeans, printed shorts, colorful shorts, skirts, etc, etc, etc. Basically, they look good with anything and scream class.
Wedges dress up any outfit. They're perfect for day or night as well. I prefer tan or brown because they match so much, but it doesn't hurt to have a black pair in your closet either.
Because big bags can hold a lot. Summer brings many adventures, and it's always better to be prepared for anything that may come than not. That's where a big bag comes in handy: fill it with snacks, suncreen, etc.
What are your summer essentials?