Top 3 Must-Have Wardrobe Pieces for Summer

top 3 wardrobe pieces for summer

I’m teaming up with my fashionable friends for another style collab, and this week we are sharing our top 3 must-have wardrobe pieces for summer. Summer is by far my favorite time of year. I love the warmth, the sun, the cookouts, the mild evenings around the fire pit, the longer days, and the feeling of sand between my toes.

Dressing for summer is less about layering and more about having a few great wardrobe items that you can put together in different ways. These are my top 3 must-have wardrobe pieces for summer.

1. White Jeans

I’ve written ad nauseum about the versatility and necessity of a great pair of white jeans, so this item has to make the top of my list.

I love to pair them a black and white top for a crisp, chic date night look.


They’re also great paired with bold colors. You can always throw on a blue jean jacket if you’re worried you might get chilly, and the casual blue denim against the crisp white creates a nice contrast.

pink and white

White jeans also look great with pastels.

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I could go on and on, but you get the drift. I’d like to add some “distressed” white jeans to my wardrobe for more casual outfits. I know I’m probably too old, but for some reason I love the casual, edgy vibe of deconstructed denim.

2. Wedge Sandals

Everyone needs a great pair of wedge sandals for summer. I have several, but I really love my new Oasis High Wedges from Payless for dressing up a skirt or shorts.


For more casual outfits, I love these gold Børn Tilda Sandals.

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If you can only have one pair, I recommend a neutral. I love these “tobacco” colored wedges by Stuart Weitzman. I’ve had them for years, and they’re still my faves.

coral shorts3. Easy To Wear Dress

Finally, a versatile casual dress that’s easy to wear is a must. My go-to dress this summer is this Athleta Dot Fuse Dress. I like how I can pair it with sneakers for a casual day of sight seeing.


Or with my embellished black sandals for a work event.

Dot Fuse Dress-2

I could even wear it with a pair of black pumps and go out to dinner if I wanted to. The breathable material makes it perfect for hot summer days, but I can throw a jean jacket on over it for evening if I need extra warmth.

Of course, I have many more indispensable pieces of clothing in my summer wardrobe, but I wouldn’t want to live without these.

Want more summer must-haves? Visit these stylish bloggers to see what 3 pieces they must have in their summer wardrobe: Kristin of BonBonRoseGirls, Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops, Ellen of That Chic Mom, Carly of Thirty Something Fashion, Julie of Mom Fabulous, Audrey of MomGenerations, Felicia of Go Grow Go, Victoria of The Mummy Chronicles, and Maria of Very Busy Mama.

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14 Responses

  1. looking FAB and i couldn’t agree MORE about white jeans and wedges…MUST HAVES for any fashionistas summer wardrobe!

  2. Great picks! I love my white jeans too and have been hunting for a distressed pair, I am distressed obsessed! Wedges are great for that heel feel without the stress on my knee so I love them too and that dress is so versatile, love it!

  3. I have those wedges from Payless and I absolutely adore them! I think they were my best summer investment this year.

  4. Okay, I was going to tally do the white jeans and the dress and didn’t have any pictures I wanted to use. I Love it!!!
    Best picks so far!

  5. Would you believe I STILL can’t find a wedge that like? Every summer I try and never go through getting a pair and I really should since I’m only 5ft tall! That dress however is wowza — sporty and chic…amazing looks and well, you really should be the ambassador for white jeans… go mama go! xoxo

  6. I always love white jeans and am on the lookout for a great pair, all I have are capri styles. That dress, wowzer!! Super cute and I love how you can dress it up or down! You’re a doll!!


  7. I literally just got rid of my white jeans. I hadn’t worn them in over a year and my strict policy of closet removal kicked in. I think it’s because of dresses. I wear a lot of dresses in summer and then winter rolls around and eh. Super cute picks. I love seeing what other fashion bloggers are into!

  8. Just found your blog and I LOVE it!! Where did you find the hot pink ruffle blouse…gorgeous!!

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