There are many reasons that we love summer: the best action movies of the year arrive in theaters, there are all sorts of awesome musical festivals, and it’s considered socially acceptable to roam around in a bikini top. However, know what our fave thing about the return of summer is? The clothes. Okay, we know such a revelation isn’t exactly jaw breaking, but in spirit of all things mercury rising, here are our five things you need for summer.
1. Cropped Top
The cropped top is a cool kid staple from the 90’s, but this season’s iteration is even more fierce than the ones from the Clueless generation. Why? Because we’re no longer pairing our cropped tops with crunchy hair and scrunchies. Instead, it’s all about doing cropped in an undeniably sleek way and incorporating ladylike elements, such as…
2. High-Waisted Shorts
Denim is undeniably casual, but we are definitely fans of the resurgence of high-waisted denim. Why? Because it’s still cool, but it also gives you an hourglass figure. Plus, as we already mentioned, it looks chic when paired with a feminine and flirty cropped top. Of course, you can’t have a summer outfit without…
3. Chunky Printed Heels
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this heel is all sorts of hot. Not only does the chunky heel and hidden platform make it easy to add height to your frame without sacrificing comfort, but this shape is definitely on trend. Of course, we also like the fact that the patterned sole adds some much needed kick to any ensemble without any extra effort on your part.
4. Printed Scarf
You already know that tribal prints continue to be all sorts of stylish, but there’s another reason we love this scarf for summer: it’s lightweight and as such, will add some pop to your outfit without causing you to overheat. Plus, we’ve all been out and suddenly realized that it’s kind of chilly thanks to a light breeze. The easiest thing to do in this situation? Wrap the scarf around you and continue to have a fabulous night with the girls.
5. Luxe Shades
A good pair of sunnies keep the sun out of your eyes, prevent ocular damage, and allows you to hide any evidence of a late night. But, there’s an even more important reason to fall in love with these designer-inspired sunglasses: they’re so trendy it hurts and the circular frame will keep you looking stylish even if you’re only heading to the grocery store.
What are your must-have items for summer? Anything we missed?