4 Must-Have Summer Wardrobe Staples

 Everyone should have a few staples in their summer wardrobe. While trends are wonderful, no wardrobe is complete without a few fashion essentials. From a cool maxi dress to a simple white shirt, they are essential pieces that you rely on to create just about any chic outfit.

If you want to give your style some pop this summer, it’s a good idea to know what the must-have essentials are for this sunny season.

Here’s a list of my favorite must-haves to complement any summer wardrobe:

Jean Jacket

A classic jean jacket is a go-to jacket for spring and summer nights. It’s an instant update to your outfit. In any season, layering is the one of the best ways to add style.

A jean jacket like this Robyn jacket is the perfect addition to elevate your summer outfit. You can pair it with a maxi dress, white jeans, or a cute romper.

Not only does it look great, a jean jacket is the perfect way to stay warm when the temps drop in the evening. Jean jackets give an easy, relaxed vibe that complements summer. Wear it with a little white dress, culottes, or even a dressy skirt. And don’t be afraid to mix denim pieces, too!


White Denim

Nothing says summer like white jeans. White skinny jeans are a must have for spring and summer. They can be worn with just about anything from day into night. White jeans look especially trendy when they have ripped, distressed, and cuffed bottoms. You can pair white jeans with sandals, sneakers, and colored pointy-toed pumps. Some of my favorite white denim is from L’agency. These Margot Cropped High-Rise Skinny jeans are perfect with a lightweight sweater or an oversized blazer.

White jeans over countless styling ideas, and they’re great for keeping cool during the warmer temperatures. If you’re going on vacation to a warm location, white jeans should be a staple in your packed wardrobe. The only thing to remember when it comes to white jeans is to keep the right balance with a pop of color.


Sunglasses can completely change your summer look. Even with casual outfits, sunglasses can really pull your look together. And not only are they fashionable, they are functional too! It’s important to protect your eyes with a good pair of sunglasses.

I am always on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses every summer. My absolute favorite brand of sunglasses is Celine. They have a huge selection of trendy sunglasses like this fabulous aviator style. This brand can be quite pricey, but you can find a good amount of Celine sunglasses for a better price at Gilt.


Espadrilles are definitely the must have shoes for the summer. They are your go anywhere shoe whether it’s the beach, the office, or date night. Espadrilles have been around for centuries. In fact, they were the go-to footwear in Spain since at least the 14th century! The oldest pair of espadrilles dates as far back as 4000 years ago.

Espadrilles add a wonderful Spanish twist to any summer look. I splurged this year and got these lovely espadrilles from Valentino. I have been eyeing them since last summer, so I treated myself. These beautiful shoes have exquisite detail and are so feminine. I also love these fabulous Saint Laurent Tribute T-Strap Leather Wedge Sandals with sundresses and maxi dresses. If you aren’t in the mood for a wedge espadrille, how about a pair of flat ones? These Mesa Wraparound Espadrilles by Steve Madden are super light, cute, and comfortable. Plus, they are incredibly affordable and come in a variety of colors.

What are some of your summer staples for fashion? Leave me a comment and let me know!