The Ultimate Guide To Summer Fashion Essentials 2017

summer fashion 2017Ahh summer. The time of blue skies and fireflies. Everything seems to be extra bright and fun this time of year, doesn’t it? This seems to be especially true when it comes to summer fashion!

There’s just so much to choose from: flowy skirts, bathing suits, sandals and more. In a sea of possibilities, I’ve chosen a few of my favorite items to keep in a summer wardrobe. Here’s my ultimate guide to summer fashion essentials…

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Tops

Let’s start with tops, shall we? When it comes to summer attire, I believe that only two  types of tops are needed: the basic tee, and a dressy blouse. Why? Because a t-shirt can be dressed up or down, and a blouse will come to the rescue when you need (or want) to look extra fancy-shmancy.

Pants

Here’s where a lot more variety comes in to play. Options include a pair of clean, white jeans, blue jeans, denim shorts, patterned shorts, patterned pants, and overalls. Even if you only have two shirts, this will give you twelve different outfits to choose from!

Dresses and Skirts

Now is the time to let your frilly girly side be free! During the summer, you need two types of dresses: the sun dress and the cocktail dress (because, hello wedding season). And for skirts, whip out the maxis and knee length varieties ladies. My personal favorite style for skirts is boho, what about you?

Jackets

What? Jackets in the summer?? Yup. Because sometimes a little chill can come in the evening, and you want to be prepared and stylish, right? Keep on hand a casual jacket, faux leather, and a kimono (is that a jacket? Let’s say yes). This way, you’ll have a covering for any situation.

Beachwear

Yeahhh buddy. Summertime means pools and beaches. And that means we need bathing suits and cover-ups. I like to wear modest bathing suits, and found some really cute choices this season. As for the cover-ups, you can get one that functions like a dress or a skirt, whichever you like!

Exercise Clothing

It really is easier to workout in the summer, when everything is pretty and bright. It’s just motivational! I know that when I’m wearing some nice clothes to exercise in, I’m much more likely to actually get out there. Get yourself a sports bra, some yoga pants, and a breathable tank top or t-shirt, then get moving girl!

Shoes

Yay for shoes! Sandals, flats, heels, and tennis shoes. Summer shoe choices are just awesome. Especially since you get to show off that pedicure you got recently. Let those feet breathe!

Purses

Besides your main purse, look for a clutch and a beach tote. That way you have a bag for functionality, special occasions, and summer outings. My favorite is the beach tote, so much space to carry things in! Anyone else stuff their purse full of unnecessary items for those ‘just in case’ moments, or is that just me?

Accessories

Sunglasses, hats, and scarves, oh my! Accessories are what really spice up an outfit. So put on that big hat, wear those unique sunglasses, and work that lemon-studded scarf. Wear your clothes, don’t let your clothes wear you!

So there you have it, my ultimate guide to summer fashion essentials. But remember, outward beauty isn’t what really counts, it’s who you are on the inside that matters. A great outfit just helps you get people’s attention so that they can get to know the real you. Think of your clothes as a welcome sign, to invite people to meet you.

Did I miss anything, is there a summer essential you just can live without? Share in the comments below!