Summer Style Essentials

My summer wardrobe has been revolving around a few style essentials. I’ve stocked my wardrobe with these seasonal must-haves and it’s made getting ready in a pinch so much easier.

1. White Denim. In my opinion, almost everything looks better with white denim! Most tops look that much more fresh and summery when paired with white jeans instead of your basic blue. Just like regular denim, they can be dressed up or down and go with just about everything! Especially on cool summer evenings, you’re going to want a pair of white jeans.

2. Floral & Leafy Prints. I can hear Miranda Priestly now… “Florals for spring. Groundbreaking.” I’m not telling you anything you don’t know with needing some floral prints and patterns in your wardrobe. But leafy prints, however, are a little bit more trendy. I’ve long been a fan of the beachy, relaxed feel that leafy prints have. And I especially love any piece that combines the two! It’s easy to wear floral pieces over and over and over again since they usually have so many pretty colors in the print.

3. Leather Sandals. Having a great pair of go-to leather sandals is key. Whether they’re metallic gold or silver or your basic cognac color, you want a pair of shoes that you know you can throw on with just about anything.

4. A Fun Bag. Personally, I’m all about lightening up for summer. I try to carry my large bags less and opt for a clutch or cross body bag whenever I can. I’ve been carrying this fun wicker clutch non-stop!

5. Pilot Sunglasses. There’s nothing more chic than a great pair of aviation-inspired sunglasses! I got this Coach pair from Sunglass Hut a few weeks ago and I can’t stop wearing them. I love how the subtle white rim pops just a little bit!

What are your summer style essentials? It’s always fun to hear what everyone can’t live without!

Thank you to Sunglass Hut for sponsoring this post!

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  1. 7.31.14
    Monica commented:

    Gorgeous outfit! The top is really beautiful!:)


  2. 7.31.14
    Mira commented:

    Beautiful summer look. Esp. love the cute floral top 🙂

    xx Mira

  3. 7.31.14
    Natali commented:

    Perfect shoes and sunnies! You look gorgeous head to toe 🙂

  4. 7.31.14
    Emma commented:

    Very pretty floral top, with the white jeans it looks super summery!

  5. 7.31.14
    Heidi commented:

    I’m all about the crossbody bag in the summer time so my hands can be free to hold an ice beverage, ice cream, etc or be ready to chase after one of my dogs! Love your essentials.

  6. 7.31.14
    Ella commented:

    God I love that ring! And that clutch is adorable! Really cute post, Jess 🙂

  7. 7.31.14
    Heidi commented:

    Love everything about this, Jessica! That printed top is perfection.

    Heidi D.

  8. 7.31.14
    Kayla commented:

    LOVE that clutch – so super cute! And I totally agree-I try to opt for a cross body as much as possible.
    PS-you hair has been looking SOOO fab lately! love it!


  9. 7.31.14
    Melissa commented:

    LOVE this look from head to toe Jess! So pretty on you and those shoes are amazing

  10. 7.31.14

    love the sandals- they are the perfect color & are so simple they can go with everything!

  11. 7.31.14
    Agi commented:

    Cute outfit Jessica!!!! Love the floral top.


  12. 7.31.14

    Perfect outfit for summer!

    Liz @
    Style Me Wednesday blog link-up

  13. 7.31.14
    Andrea commented:

    Love this look on your…your white jeans are perfect!


  14. 7.31.14
    seasonallychic commented:

    Love this post on summer staples! SO true that when you have basic essentials it is easy to style an outfit! Thanks for the tips!

  15. 7.31.14
    OhBuoyBoston commented:

    Adorable outfit! Add in a simple maxi dress and you’ve summed up our summer look.
    Oh Buoy Boston

  16. 7.31.14
    Becky commented:

    Love that clutch!! It just screams summer!!

  17. 7.31.14
    Vera Sawicki commented:
  18. 8.1.14
    Allie commented:

    Beautiful outfit! Love the shades <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  19. 8.1.14
    Lindsay commented:

    Cute top!!

  20. 8.1.14
    sasa commented:

    Beautiful outfit, Jessica:)

  21. 8.1.14
    Sam commented:

    Great outfit!! I really love your sandals. I’ve been on the hunt for a great pair of heeled sandals that are comfortable to walk around in the city.

  22. 8.1.14
    Sam commented:

    Great outfit!! I really love your sandals. I’ve been on the hunt for a great pair of heeled sandals that are comfortable to walk around in the city.


  23. 8.2.14

    Love the top! So summery! 🙂


  24. 8.2.14
    carsla commented:

    Fabulous flowy floral! Wishing you well this summer! ;D

    ♥ | | xoxo

  25. 8.3.14
    Ilona commented:

    Love the clutch! It’s super cute

  26. 8.4.14
    Juliet commented:

    Such a cute summer look, I’m loving the floral top!!! New post is up check it out!

  27. 8.6.14

    Your top is so pretty:)