The Only 7 Items You Need in Your Closet This Summer

7 must-have fashion picks for summer 2020

This summer, we’re keeping style simple. If you want to give your closet a subtle update but don’t know where to start, check out our top 7 items for the season.

Versatile, easy to style and wearable this summer – and beyond. These 7 pieces will slot perfectly into any wardrobe and mix and match with casual and dressy styling.

Get a chic and stylish designer look for less this summer and spice up your wardrobe with 7 easy to wear pieces that you’ll wear time and time again.

White Puff Sleeve Dress

Number one on our list this summer? A white puff sleeve dress. Here, you can go mini, midi or maxi, depending on your style. But the style details you want to look for are puff, exaggerated sleeves or shoulders, feminine ruffles or tiers, and extra volume.

This stunning Alice + Olivia dress ticks all the boxes.

With a feminine ruffle neckline and cute puff short sleeves, the dress nails the trends while remaining timeless. Plus, you’ll be styling this with anything from thongs or flat sandals to sneakers or strappy heels for a dressy dinner. Truly versatile.

This is also a stunning dress if you have a bridal shower or bachelorette party on the horizon this summer.

Love the look but prefer separates?

We’re obsessed with this Faithfull top which serves up a similar aesthetic but you can style this with classic denim cut-offs. Perfect for vacation.

Angular Mules

If you’re buying one pair of heels this summer, they have to be inspired by the ‘shoe of the season’ - the padded Bottega mules.

This angular heeled mule exudes this season’s vibe and we love how versatile it can be. The perfect pairing to straight-leg or wide-cut jeans, it also pairs perfectly with a feminine frill mini skirt or dress.

But let’s get real, $1k for a pair of shoes isn’t for everyone. So, we wanted to seek out the look for less.

Discover the perfect dupes from Jeffrey Campbell or Schutz for a very similar look for a fraction of the price.

The key to this look? Sharp, angular lines, and a single chunky strap over the top of your foot.

Simplicity is key with these mules from Jeffrey Campbell. The abstract kitten heels add another level of trend to your look. Perfect to pair with cropped pants.

Take it up a notch with these clear strap mules from Schutz. Nailing the look, this pair ticks off the angular heel and the chunky single strap while serving up a chic and simple color palette of options.

White Linen Button-Down

Next up – the white linen shirt.

It could be seen as a classic but certainly still very on-trend, this piece is a must on our summer 2020 shopping list.

Slouchy and loose-fit are key style features when you’re looking for a chic shirt that looks both expensive and contemporary. Leave fitted and skin-tight button-ups in the closet this season as they’ll look dated – and they’re just not comfortable!

This safari-style look from Frame gets extra points for the double pockets and collarless finish. Size up for extra slouch and style with anything from tailored shorts to denim. Simply add a few layers of delicate gold jewelry to complete the look.

Bermuda Shorts

Short shorts are out. Long, knee-length Bermuda-style shorts are in. And it’s a better and more polished look than you might have first imagined.

Think effortlessly cool tailoring, high waists, and feminine fabrics and colors and you’re a million miles away from ill-fitting Hawaiian board shorts.

This pair of Bermuda shorts from Alice + Olivia prove this point to a tee.

In stunning candy pink satin, these shorts are a whirlwind of femininity. A great power look as a summer alternative to a suit, you could wear these for anything from an important work meeting or event to a wedding.

If you want to get extra – finish the look with the matching satin blazer.

Dad Jeans

We’ve heard of mom jeans. We’ve even heard of boyfriend jeans. But the jeans of summer 2020 are actually from dad.

Who’d have thought it, ey?

So, what are dad jeans and how are they different?

This season, dad jeans are HUGE and the look is seriously cool and comfy. Waistlines are high, which keeps the jeans ultra-flattering. But the rest of the jean is loose-fit and relaxed. Hemlines are full-length and subtly tapered which creates a difference from classic wide-leg cuts.

Free People’s Frank jean is perfection.

Because this denim is just SO good, grab it in white too and your summer 2020 denim collection is officially complete.

Sheer Tie-Dye

We’ve mentioned tie-dye a lot recently. 1. Because it’s such a big trend for 2020 and 2. Because it’s such an unexpected return of the ‘70s print.

But how to do tie-dye for summer? And make sure you’ve got a piece you’ll be wearing way into fall and winter too?

Opt for sheer and go for a layerable turtleneck for ultimate versatility points.

This Sanctuary option serves up serious 2020 vibes. But the cut and fit mean you can style it differently for each season.

Wear with denim shorts or a ruffle black mini skirt this summer and layer with strappy satin dresses into fall. When it comes to winter, you’ll be styling it with leather pants and it’ll still be right on-trend.

That’s what we call a style must-have.

Linen Blazer

Our last pick is a classic summer piece that’s made a big comeback for summer 2020. The linen blazer. And although white or pastels might seem like the obvious choice, a softer cream or beige will actually serve you for longer.

Oversized and linen go hand in hand so sizing up in this style works perfectly. Plus, this Michael Kors blazer is double-breasted which makes an oversized look feel even more expensive.

Note the price – Reduced on Shop It To Me from $225 to $157.50!

Layer this blazer simply through the summer months with denim cut-offs and a simple white tank or tee. But also style it with a slip dress and chunky mules for the perfect summer evening look.

The best thing about this blazer? It goes with everything. Denim of all styles and washes… Check. Ruffle dresses, satin slip dresses, maxi dresses… check. Black leggings and a crop top with sneakers… check.

These are the kind of pieces that stay in your wardrobe for years to come. The perfect must-have staple.

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