Summer Wardrobe Staples

Happy Hump Day friends!

I am love, love, loving that the middle of the week is already here! A three day weekend every now and then sure is good for the soul.

Today I am sharing my personal list of Summer Wardrobe Staples. I think every lady should have these pieces to build upon in their summer closet. With Memorial Day weekend being the official start to summer fun, I thought it only fitting to post this week. Nordstrom is also still running their Half Yearly Sale through the end of the month, so I found many of the pieces for today's post on sale through their site!

First up on the list is a classic pair of tortoise sunglasses. I'm partial to the Kate Spade cateyes shown in my collage, especially because they are currently on sale for under $100! Here are some other great picks:

A bright summer sundress that can be worn to both daytime picnics and nighttime soirees is a necessity in your summer closet, and it's probably no surprise to y'all that Lilly is my go-to for these and I am just a tad smitten with this one that is featured above. Because not everyone is a Lilly fan, though (gasp!), I am also sharing some fabulous non-Lilly finds!

For the Lilly lovers...

And for the rest of you...

Just as you need a versatile sundress, a versatile tunic will also be a piece that you'll find yourself wearing again and again all summer long. A cute tunic can get you from the beach to dinner in no time through the simple switch up of accessories! I'd wear the Rikshaw Designs tunic pictured above with flipflops over a bikini poolside and then throw it on over some white skinnies with sky high wedges and a big necklace for dinner!

White bottoms of any sort have always been a summertime favorite of mine. In fact I specifically had a white denim pair of shorts in 3rd grade that were probably closer to gray because I wore them so much! White bottoms scream crisp and clean. If you had to buy just one pair, I'd vote for tight white skinny jeans, but if you're like me, you'll find you can't resist many different summer white styles.

In terms of summer shoes, I'd argue you could probably make it through the entire summer with just 2 pairs: 1) a pair of flat gold sandals and 2) a pair of neutral tan or brown wedges. There's nothing like a trusty pair of gold Jacks to get you through any and every occasion and you'll find yourself pulling out wedges when you're feeling bold and adventurous!

And last, but certainly not least, to top off all your summer looks, go for gold accessories! Nothing looks as good on a tan as gold jewels! I am majorly lusting over the Bourbon & Boweties gold arrowhead bangle right about now!

Do you have these staples in your closet?

Anything I'm missing and should add to the list?

What are your favorite places to shop for summer clothes?

Have a great day!