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6 Summer Essentials You Need in Your Closet

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Happy first day of summer! While scorching temps may not be everyone’s favorite, it’s so nice to welcome warmer temps, beach days, iced coffees, and of course, summer essentials.

The great thing about all these essentials is that they can be mixed and matched with each other. I love it when you can actually get multiple wears out of your items and not just spend money on a trend that only lasts for a couple months!

Whether you have plans to travel far and wide this summer or have an 8-5 you gotta stick around for, here’s a list of 6 summer essentials you need in your closet this season!

6 Summer Essentials You Need in Your Closet

1. Something straw
Are you tired of seeing straw items around yet? I for one am a huge fan (if you couldn’t tell) because it’s quintessentially summer and the natural material looks great with anything! Straw items may come “in and out” as far as what’s hot at the moment, but rest assured natural items like this won’t ever go out of style. So whether it’s a bag or a hat, stock up!

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2. Gold jewelry
When accessorizing, gold jewelry is the go-to summer choice. Dainty pieces that you can layer match the easy vibe of summer and look great with everything, especially white!

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3. Prints: Gingham, stripes, & polka dots
Nothing new here. Gingham and polka dots always seem to make their way back as the “it” print. These prints are also great for print mixing! And stripes are well, stripes. The perfect nautical vibes.

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Related: A New Way to Wear the Polka Dot Trend

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4. Something linen
Linen is big right now. It makes a great summer material because it’s so easy and casual. It’s basic enough that it could be layered and paired with other things.

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5. Shoes: espadrilles & slides
These two shoe styles are pretty big this season! Easy to see how though. They’re simple enough to go with anything but cute enough to stand out! I wear my black & white espadrilles all the time, but I also get compliments on them all the time so who can blame me 😉

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6. White dress
Switch out your LBD for your LWD. It’s the perfect thing for summer! Not only is white carefree and easy to match with everything, but it will make you look super tan too!

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What summer staples are you excited about this year?

Cheers to what’s hopefully a great summer!

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.