We’ve all seen those images of impossibly pristine walk-in closets on Pinterest and Instagram — the ones with hyper-organized racks of clothes. Bags and shoes march in militant rows, T-shirts and jeans are perfectly folded and stacked, and seemingly not a thread is out of place. Meanwhile, my own wardrobe looks like absolute chaos in comparison, especially by the end of each season when I've grown bored of keeping things organized. But with the dawn of a new season around the corner, it's time to revamp your wardrobe and stock up on summer style staples.
Set aside a few hours on a Saturday afternoon to clear out the pieces that you never wear, especially the ones that don’t give you some sense of joy or pride. Sort them into piles to donate, sell, and trash, and then neatly hang all of the keepers back up — after a quick re-org, you’re sure to have some extra space.
We tapped go-to summer style brand Havaianas to help us identify nine must-have wardrobe pieces. Finding the perfect go-with-everything pair of sandals is always high on the style necessities list, and the brand just released its first eyewear collection to cover even more of your sun-splashed fashion needs. Next on your essentials list is a top handle bag, vintage-inspired denim, and anything gingham. The style mantra come summer will certainly be easy does it.
For best results, go into the summer with an open mind, a clear heart, and a new handbag. Lighten your load with a mini bag in a sweet pink hue — the perfect pop of color for any outfit.
Rebecca Minkoff bag, nordstrom.com.
A metallic sandal is always an on-trend footwear bet for the warm weather season. This stylish neutral pair will definitely complement all of your favorite dresses and shorts this summer.
Havaianas flip flops, havaianas.com.
The patchwork jean is undoubtedly the denim to have and to hold this season. Try pairing the statement piece with an easy white T-shirt, layered necklaces, and your favorite sandals.
Levi’s jeans, anthropologie.com.
Ruffled Around The Edges
There's nothing more fun and flirty than a ruffled skirt. We can't get enough of this striped version that will work anywhere — from the office to the beach.
Topshop skirt, topshop.com.
Color Block Cool
From celebrities to street style stars, color block glasses have been spotted everywhere. Try your hand at the splashy silhouette with these cool turquoise and clear frames, which are easily adjusted for a comfortable custom fit.
Havaianas sunglasses, havaianas.com.
All Dressed Up
Go into wedding season strong with a versatile floral frock that works for every type of nuptials. For a beach wedding, pair it with a simple set of flat sandals, or dress it up with nude heels and statement earrings for more fancy affairs.
ASOS dress, asos.com.
Crochet For The Win
Upgrade your poolside pieces with a statement-making bikini, like this crochet number. When you're not at the pool, pair the top with high waisted shorts or pants. Done and done.
Kiini swimsuit, net-a-porter.com.
Slip into a polished mule for every occasion this summer. We are particularly partial to this pair with an unexpected lucite heel.
Tony Bianco mules, revolve.com.
Gingham is set to be the print of the summer. Combat the freezing temps in your air conditioned office space with this breezy long sleeved top in the pattern.
Zara top, zara.com.
This post is sponsored by Havaianas.