Whether you’re flying away to a tropical island or spending some quality time at home this summer, there are some essentials you need to have ready. The season is all about layering light pieces, which is great for mixing and matching. You can do a lot with a little – just make sure you have the right clothes to work with. Here’s a rundown of the must-haves:
Melissa Odabash Louise Cheetah-Print Silk-Chiffon Kaftan: This amount of cheetah print on the average day might overwhelm, but not when you’re poolside. This way even when you’re totally covered up, you can get wild. On NET-A-PORTER for $665.
Levi’s Modern Rise Demi Curve Cropped Skinny Jeans: It’s easy to spend tons of money on jeans, but the best isn’t always the most expensive. At Levi’s for $68.
Vineet Bahl Embellished Chiffon Maxi Dress: The key to a relaxing vacation is minimalism. This airy maxi can take you from breakfast to beach naps to poolside drinks. On NET-A-PORTER for $430.
Alice + Olivia Puff Skirt Dress: Have a few summer weddings on your calendar? This is a great dress to invest in for the bridal season because it can just as easily be used for dates or even just the average day of looking cute! On Shopbop for $596.
Rick Owens Lilies Contrast Scarf Lapel Cardigan: An often forgotten summer essential is the light sweater. From chilly plane rides to long walks on the breezy beach, you’re going to need a little something extra. At Barneys New York for $675.
Other summer essentials: