37 Things That’ll Take Your Summer Style To The Next Level

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1.

A romper you can throw on and not have to worry about having a Marilyn Monroe moment as you walk down the street.


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in navy and black).

2.

A pair of paperbag shorts that’ll be your new go-to picks because they’re cute, lightweight, and will make you feel oh-so good.


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Promising review: “Some of the reviewers say the fabric is cheap, but I think it’s a great material for summer. It’s cool and lightweight, but still hangs nicely and doesn’t wrinkle. Maybe some of the lighter colors are see-through, but the navy isn’t. Also, they don’t ride up like most shorts do. I like having the pockets to slide my hands into (I wouldn’t use them for carrying anything). Overall, these were a good buy. I have a tough time finding shorts that fit right and are somewhat flattering, and these shorts managed to do that.” —C. Parkington

Get them from Amazon for $0.27+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 24 styles).

3.

A bodycon midi that’s anything but basic. Throw this on with some heels or sneakers and a jean jacket, and you’ll feel so put together.


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Promising review: “This dress is so cute!! It really hugs and accentuates your curves. The fabric is super soft and almost fleece like on the inside. (But it’s not see through or light.) It is so comfy I could literally sleep in it. I bought it for New Years, but 10/10 would wear for any occasion.” —Julianne

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 11 colors).


Forever21

Get them from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

5.

A tie-front dress – you could tell your friend where you got it when she asks, or you could simply say, “Sorry, my hands are ~tied~”.


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Promising review: “I am obsessed with this dress. It is much better than I expected coming from Amazon, especially for this price. The material is definitely the type that needs to be steamed well to get the wrinkles out, but other than that, it’s great! It fits true to size. If anything, it’s a little more scandalous than I thought because it does show more cleavage, and you can’t really wear a bra with it, but overall it’s a great dress.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 25 variations).

6.

A pair of chambray shorts for when you want to wear comfy shorts but *should* wear something that’ll make you look more put together. These shorts are the best of both worlds.


Madewell

Promising review: “These shorts are so comfortable. Perfect for days when you want the feel of athletic shorts, but a more put together look. I’ll be living in them this summer. I wear a 26 or 27 in Madewell jeans, and the small in these fits me perfectly. They sit just a little above the hips.” —Philippa

Get them from Madewell for $39.50 (available in sizes XXS-XXL).

7.

Some Sanuk Yoga Sling sandals that’ll make you feel like you’re walking on a cushy yoga mat all day long…because, well, you are.


Amazon

Promising review: “I am OBSESSED with these sandals! I work in a preschool and am on my feet for almost 9 straight hours a day. I needed something comfortable that looked professional enough for work, and casual enough to not be too pretentious. Enter Sanuk sandals. I had mild pain in-between my toes (where the thong split is) for the first day or two while they stretched a bit. But these are so comfortable that by the end of the day, I’m not anxious to kick them off and put my feet up—I feel ready to continue on doing things! I will recommend these to anyone looking for foot-comfort, especially in an active work field.” —Michelle W

Get them from Amazon for $13.91+ (available in whole sizes 5-11 and in 40 colors).

8.

A flounce halter top you can totally rock on your next summer date night.


Loft

Get it from Loft for $34.50 (available in sizes XXS-XXL, XXS P-XXL P, and 14-26).

9.

An off-the-shoulder shirt that’ll keep you cool and collected even if it feels like you’ve stepped into a pot of soup when you step outside.


Amazon

Promising review: “I actually purchased two of these shirts. I love them both! They fit just as described. The material is super soft and lays perfect at just the right places. It can be worn tucked in or left out, either way looks great. I am more than happy with my purchase and will be getting these in more colors. This is truly a shirt that is made for everyone.” —TGirl

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (availble in sizes XS-XXL and in 20 colors).


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Promising review: “This dress is so comfortable. I like the fit and flare style. It’s fitted just under the bust. It is also great for breastfeeding! I do wear a cami under since the V is a little deep. I wish there were more colors available.” —Stefanie Tatum

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 30 variations).

11.

A straw bag designed to be a great beach bag…but you can totally still rock this as an everyday tote, too.


TJ Maxx

Get it from TJ Maxx for $29.99.

12.

A pleated midi skirt that’ll really ~maximize~ your style. Pair this with a striped top to ~mix~ things up.


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS-4X and in floral and rainbow).

13.

A pair of comfy cotton linen shorts perfect for a day full of running errands that you totally have *not* been putting off for the last month.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love those shorts! They are so soft and comfortable! I also love the fact the they have pretty deep pockets. They are the perfect length for everyday wear, and the color is lovely. The only thing is that the holes where the string comes out of seem a little flimsy. So far nothing has ripped though, so maybe it’s fine.” —Johnson

Get them from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in five colors).

14.

A maxi to make you feel like the summer boho goddess you have always wanted to be.


Shopbop

Get it from Shopbop for $229 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

15.

An off-the-shoulder maxi designed to make you feel like you’re walking a runway when you’re really just walking down the street. Just imagine it blowing in the breeze as you strut, not walk.


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Promising review: “This is a beautiful dress! I have received so many compliments, and this is going to be a summer staple. PLUS, IT HAS POCKETS. What I love about this type of cold shoulder dress is that underneath the ruffle, your arms go through arm openings (like a regular dress) so that the top of your dress stays in place. So, it can be a cold shoulder dress or a large scoop neck dress as a result.”—Heather

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 10 colors).

16.

A floral maxi that even a summer shower won’t stop you from rocking.


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Promising review: “I love this dress. It’s perfect for my body type. I ordered two more. It’s lightweight without looking too cheap. It’s flattering for larger busted gals and modest. I’m taking it to Africa so I have a modest lightweight piece. And I will totally keep it as a wardrobe staple as a teacher.” —Esther

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes 14W-26W and in 28 styles and colors).

17.

A sheer kimono designed to look just as good with jean shorts and a tank top as it does over a swimsuit.


Amazon

Promising review: “I’ve been wanting one of these forever and I’m glad I found this. It has been a hit every time I’ve worn it. I recently used it as a swim suit cover on a spa day with the girls and I got so many compliments. I’m gonna order two of the other colors today. I’ve washed it 3 times and hung dry. It is a very thin material and drys fairly quickly.”—Kennis M.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-5X and in 39 styles).

18.

A deep-v maxi dress with a tie back so you can customize it to make it fit perfectly.


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Promising review: “I love this dress! It can be dressed up for a wedding or down for a casual brunch. I normally wear a small, and it fit perfect. The strings are ridiculously long, but that makes it fun to customize the ties and fit. I love this dress so much I ordered a second one in a different color!” —ashley

Get it from Amazon for $12.77+ (available in sizes 0-10 and in five colors).

19.

A pair of sandals designed to match basically everything you already have in your closet. You can slip these on and be good to go.


Nordstrom

Get them from Nordstrom for $39.95 (available in sizes 5-11 and in gold, rose gold, and silver).

20.

A pair of jeans you won’t have to tell a ~white lie~ about – you’ll want to tell to everyone you know about how great these pants are.


Amazon

Promising review: “Love, love LOVE these jeans!! A little spandex goes a long way! I have worn these 3 times since I received them, and they are form fitting but not tight and they don’t stretch out as the day goes on. They wash well without shrinking. And the length is perfect.The skinny leg allows them to be dressed up or down. And best of all the rise is just right. I have a short waist and long arms and legs with a pear shape. These will be my go-to jeans for sure.” —Beverly Clark

Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes 26-34 and in 24 colors).

21.

A striped buttondown you can wear with the sleeves rolled up all summer and then transition it into the fall as well. We love a shirt that can do both.


Anthropologie

Get it from Anthropologie for $98 (available in sizes XXS-XL, XXS P-XL P, and 1X-3X).

22.

A pair of cat eye sunnies that’ll make you look so chic, you’ll say, “You’ve got to be ~kitten~ me right now” every time you wear them.


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Promising review: “I’ve been wearing these sunglasses for about 3 years now. I’ve purchased them in many colors but the black will always be my favorite. They’re super cute, stylish, affordable, and blocks the sun really well. There’s nothing more I could ask for in a pair of sunglasses.” —Jnayp

Get them from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in 33 varieties).

23.

A blazer designed to make you feel like you’re on fire as you head into work and show everyone who’s the boss.


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes 1X-3X and in four colors).

24.

A silk cami you can just as easily pair with a skirt for a night out with your girls as with a blazer to look super professional for your big presentation at work.


Amazon

Promising review: “I already got one in another color! I’m pear shaped and usually a M in tops, and I got a 4/6, and it fits great. It’s super sexy and cute for summer!” —danielle habash

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4-14 and in six colors).

25.

A skirt that’ll put a ~wrap~ on anyone who says you don’t need more clothes in your life. You don’t need that kind of negativity.


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This is my new favorite summer skirt. I’ve worn it a few times already, and every time I wash it, I pull it out of the pile and wear it again immediately. The wrap is comfy, but adds a bit to the skirt, and it looks great paired with a basic tee and sandals.

Get it from JC Penny for $14.80 (available in sizes 2-18 and in blue, yellow, and green).

26.

A pair of cotton trousers to wear when you can’t even *think* about wearing jeans because it’s just too damn hot.


Amazon

Promising review: “I’m so glad I ordered these. I wasn’t sure this style would look good on me but I was pleasantly surprised. I love them! They fit perfectly based on the size chart. The wide legs and cropped style is very chic. They’re lovely with a simple T-shirt, cool earrings, and flat sandals. They’re perfect for summer and my upcoming Caribbean vacation.” —Caroline Baez

Get them from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in sizes S-5X and in 14 colors).

27.

A boho-inspired maxi skirt – you’ll wonder how you ever lived through a summer without it.


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Promising review: “I LOVE this skirt! I was so excited to get it in the mail, and I wasn’t disappointed!! The color is sooo much prettier in person, and the fit is just perfect for me. It is good quality, and you can’t beat the price. I will be purchasing this in another color for sure. Totally worth it!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in seven colors).

28.

A boxy tee with a pattern that gives you the chance to show a little skin without feeling like you’re showing off everything.


Nordstrom

Promising review: “Yes, there are holes, and a sports bra or cami is required, but it’s not nearly as revealing as I thought it would be. I am so happy I took the chance and ordered it. You’ll love it, too, if you enjoy wearing relaxed tops.” —Flo7

Get it from Nordstrom for $40 (available in sizes XS-L and in white and pink).

29.

A halter mini just begging you to take it on a tropical vacation (or a local beach or pool if a tropical vacay just isn’t in your budget right now).


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Promising review: “Typically I don’t purchase clothes online because I’m rarely happy. It doesn’t fit, it’s the wrong item, it’s not comfortable, it’s misleading and doesn’t look like it did in the picture. Regardless of the reason, I’m sure many of you can relate. This dress is my exception. I’ve received so many compliments on it. It’s beautiful, comfortable, and extremely lightweight! I would recommend this to anyone and would definitely purchase again!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 22 varieties).

30.

A straw hat – once you wear it to the beach, you’ll realize how great it is and end up wearing it all the time, even when you’re just out and about.


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Promising review: “I love this hat!! It is so adorable and it goes with so many outfits! Would make a great vacation hat as well! I love how you can adjust it if need be. My cousin wanted to borrow it for a last minute trip and she bought one as soon as she got back because she loved it so much and got compliments on it!” —Jennifer Alviso

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 33 colors).

31.

A tee to show the world exactly what you’ve been spending your Sunday night doing (i.e. waiting for Reese to *finally* throw that ice cream at Meryl).


Etsy

It really doesn’t feel like Sunday night unless my roommate and I are on our couch watching the women of Big Little Lies. This shirts shows your support and admiration for the Monterey five and everything they’re going through in season two.

Get it from PopSpring on Etsy for $24.95+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in five colors).

32.

A v-neck jumpsuit you can have on hand for the next nice event you have to go to when you just don’t feel like wearing a dress.


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Promising review: “I love this jumpsuit! It’s very simple! I’m 5’2” and petite, so finding jumpsuits that fit well isn’t easy. This one fits AMAZING! It’s not too long or too short. The color is so cute, and I love the material! It’s very comfortable, and you don’t get too hot in it. I love that you can wear it on its own, or with a shirt underneath. It can be worn casual or a little dressed up. It’s definitely a favorite it my closet!” —Kennedy Steffes

Get it from Amazon for $22.59+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine varieties).

33.

A romper that’ll make you say, “den-umm, I need this immediately”.


ELOQUII

Get it from ELOQUII for $89.95 (available in sizes 18-28).

34.

A deep-v crop top you’ll be ~V~ excited to add to your summer wardrobe rotation.


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Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

35.

Biker shorts to throw on with an oversized t-shirt and feel extra cool in. 😎


Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $9.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X and in gray and red).

36.

A pair of slip flowy pants just begging for you to take them on your next vacation. These will look great exploring a new city *or* on a beach. The versatility is amazing.


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Promising review: “These pants are gorgeous. The length was nice, and the pants were so comfortable and flowy. When I walk up and down the stairs, I hold onto them like a princess dress, but, yeah they’re gorgeous. They goes great with a white top especially.” —Alexia

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 4-12 and in four varieties).

37.

And a t-shirt that looks almost as cozy as you will be snuggled under a blanket during a bonfire that ends a magical summer day.


Free People

Promising review: “I love this top. It’s nice and lightweight for summer. Like others said, it runs large. I’m normally a medium and purchased a small. It’s still a bit large for me, especially because I don’t have much on top. But it looks cute with a cami or bralette underneath.” —LydiaW87

Get it from Free People for $68 (available in sizes XS-XL and in nine colors).

Me when someone asks me to do something in July or August:


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