Summer is coming. It's like, officially days away. I want to spend as much time as possible enjoying all the sunshine and amazing weather and less time in my closet trying to figure out what to wear! Standing in front of a closet full of clothes and thinking “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” is kind of the worst, right?! That's why I'm all about closet staples and tried and true favorites. These summer closet staples will help you combat those “nothing to wear” moments and throw together a summer outfit that looks cute and will get you out the door in a flash!
#1: TORY BURCH MILLER SANDALS
Tory Burch Sandals: These are my fave flip flops of all time ever. Period. End of story. They're insanely comfortable. Like walk all over Europe comfortable-which I did! They're just a little bit fancier than your average flip flop, which is perfect because they can be easily dressed up or down. You cannot go wrong with adding this sandal as a summer staple for your closet!
#2: MZ WALLACE TOTE
MZ Wallace Tote: This is my ultimate EVERYTHING bag because it squishes into the smallest corner of your suitcase and pops out looking perfect, it wipes clean, has removable zipper pockets on the inside. This bag is the perfect summer closet staple because it goes with me to the beach and workouts and is seen in the hippest places from New York to LA. I'm obsessed. Which is why I have included it in this bag guide! It's definitely on the pricey side and although I really think it's worth the investment, I found a super similar but cheaper version here!
#3: BLACK ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT
If you have been wondering what style of swimsuit to choose for the summer, then I absolutely recommend a black one piece! It's the perfect summer closet staple because the color and style is timeless. I tried on the very best, highly-rated one pieces and coverups in this post for those of you who are looking for a swimsuit that will last all season long! And because I LOVE a good deal, I also tried on some crazy affordable swimsuits in this post!
The cut of this cute black one piece swimsuit is like whoa flattering. The bum coverage is especially on point! It has seriously PERFECT bottom coverage. The ruffles are so so cute and the lace up back is so fun! Proof that a black swimsuit can be anything but basic! Get ready to fall in love with it this summer.
This classic black one piece never goes out of style! I really love the way the exposed seams on this one slim and elongate while also adding a bit of interest! And a halter neck is also so flattering on so many different body types.
And THE PRICE on this cute one piece swimsuit was the #1 selling point for me. Under $20 for a suit that looks just as cute as a department store swimmer? Yes please!!!
#4: RAY-BAN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES
Ray Ban sunglasses: I really, really love these sunnies because they’re so lightweight, and you can wear them all day without a headache. These are one of my favorite summer closet staples, because you can wear them with your dressiest outfits or running errands in yoga pants and a tee!
#5: WHITE V-NECK T-SHIRT
Madewell V-Neck Tee: I cannot go a week without wearing this tee. I've bought this shirt over and over and OVER again. It's the perfect closet staple to throw on with jeans or with some shorts and a lightweight kimono! AND it's under $20.
#6: DENIM JACKET
Denim Jacket: Summer nights can still get a little chilly-depending on where you live! I've had this cute jacket for a few years now, and I'm still totally in love with it! This denim jacket is a great closet staple because it's super soft and the fit is super flattering-other jean jackets can sometimes be boxy! The exact wash of the jean jacket that I'm wearing is sold out, this is the exact same denim jacket in a different wash but that same perfect comfy fit and under $100!
#7: SWIMSUIT COVER UPS
Black swimsuit coverup: This LBC (little black swimsuit cover up) is the perfect pretty little thing to wear from your hotel room down to the pool if you're living that resort life. Between the long sleeves and slightly heavier fabric on this swimsuit cover up, I think it's little too warm for a HOT summer day at the beach, but it's totally gorgeous and provides great coverage if you're just wearing it to and from the pool.
I looooooove how light and airy this blue cover-up is. This one is totally perfect for a beach vacation! It's under $100 and also comes in pink and black so I might need the whole trio!
#8: WHITE CONVERSE
Chuck Taylor sneakers: Comfy is one of my love languages and Chucks fit the bill! I love throwing these on with EVERYTHING in the summer! They honestly never go out of style, which is why they are an amazing summer closet staple!
Black One-Piece Swimsuit
Black Swimsuit Cover Up
Tory Burch Sandals
Black MZ Wallace Tote
Scallop One-Piece Swimsuit
Maxi Dress Swimsuit Cover Up
Rockstud Flip Flops
Rose Gold MZ Wallace Tote
Pink Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses
White V-Neck T-Shirt
Photos by Arielle Levy
Those are some of my very favorite summer closet staples that I've worn year after year! What are yours? Let me know in the comments!!