Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Wanted List: Summer Staples

Summer Staples
Am I the only one that seems to wear the same things over and over again? When I shop, I try to find staples that I can mix and match and wear with a variety of options. I recently picked up a striped tank and a solid white one, and I've already gotten so much use out of them. I work in a more casual environment (and it's also been incredibly warm) but I do try to dress up a little bit for meetings, so it's perfect to wear with a cotton skirt and to throw a blazer on top for the meeting.


I absolutely love this J.Crew camisole - the ruffle detail is fun and flirty to pair with shorts, but it could also easily be tucked in to a skirt or cropped pants for a more polished look. A tote is also a necessity for me -- not just in summer but year round. It seems as though I fill it up a bit more in the summertime, with an umbrella, bottles of water, etc. I also really like mixing and matching swim suits. It's very rare that I buy a matching top and bottom -- instead, I'll buy a print and a solid, or find something that matches a piece that I already have in my bikini drawer.

Last but not least, summer accessories are definitely staples for me. I love the Miller sandal - Stephen gave me a pair for my birthday and I know I'll be living in them all summer. I never leave the house without sunglasses, even if it's raining, as my eyes are so sensitive to sun, and these are on my wish list. And a crossbody is perfect to toss in your tote -- then if you are going out or just need to run in somewhere quickly, it's easy to grab and go.

What are your summertime staples?
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18 comments

  1. Loving that J.Crew cami! The pleated hem is so cute! And love that hat!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Oh that hat is just perfect and I'm on the hunt for a new tote and love the one you picked! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I absolutely need that tank top!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  4. I tend to wear the same thing over and over again but I keep buying more things. Ugh. I love that skirt and bikini! All of these pieces are simple, yet chic and can be worn so many different ways!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  5. I love that pretty crossbody bag! I'm the same way with swimsuits, I think I own two matching sets otherwise it's all mix and match!

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  6. I am all about staples too. Love that black tank.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. I love all these picks! I am a huge advocate for staples! You go girl!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  8. cropped pants and tank tops are my summer must.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  9. I just picked up a similar fedora this morning at Target, I can't wait for the beach!

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  10. I love that hat. It's definitely a summer essential!

    - Liz
    www.LizLizo.com

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  11. This is such a great roundup of items for summer! You'd be so proud - I bought my first mismatched bikini set the other weekend at Target - I typically always match my bathing suits, so I tried to step outside my comfort zone! :)

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  12. I'm totally always wearing the same things over and over so don't think you're the only one :). I love these summer staples that you picked especially the black top!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  13. This is so similar to what I find myself wearing this summer ha. I've been living in neutral tanks, white jeans and metallic sandals!

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  14. Loving all of your finds, and I'm just like you where I like to find staple pieces that I can mix up with others for several options. Loving those sunnies and that bag oh and of course the TB Millers :-D

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  15. The J Crew swimsuit is super cute and of course the TB sandals!

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  16. I love the tote that you chose, it's such a great color for year 'round use!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  17. I have my eye on that TB tote as well! I love that J.Crew top too, it would be perfect for this summer heat! Xo, Stephanie

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