How to Build Your Perfect Summer Wardrobe in 5 Easy Steps

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner, and you can bet that fashion girls are already thinking ahead when it comes to buying their perfect summer wardrobes. To ensure you live out your most stylish summer yet in the items that will keep you ahead of the game, we are here to inform you of the five helpful tips you should use when buying the summer wardrobe of your dreams.

There are a few key aspects to reflect on before starting this itemized seasonal shopping spree, including the quantity of use, general trend updates, and of course, Instagram capabilities. (Pics or you didn't wear it, am I right?) By following the fashion girl–approved tips ahead, buying this new summer wardrobe of yours will leave you feeling equipped and ready to face every beach day, afternoon brunch, and impromptu vacation that may come your way. Are you ready to start shopping?

Scroll down to learn about the five ways fashion girls get such a covetable summer wardrobe.

Tip #1: Restock Your Denim Shorts Collection


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Let's face it—your staple summer wardrobe item is bound to be a pair of denim shorts. To ensure you love every single pair in your drawer, toss the ones you no longer love and restock your collection with a few that will keep you happy all season long.

Tip #2: Update Your Weekend Dress Collection


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There is nothing more convenient than having a few go-to weekend dresses on hand at all times. Since the summer can bring forth many spontaneous events, choose dresses that can be styled up or down with ease and that give off that festive warm-weather vibe.

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Tip #3: Invest in "Instagrammable" Shoes


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Having shoes that are so cute you can't help but take a photo of them is never a bad thing. Statement-making shoes like this are also a huge time saver as they liven up a more simple outfit, making you look insanely stylish sans the effort.

Tip #4: Swap Your Purse for a Cute Basket Bag


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Instead of carrying around that oversize black tote you've lugged around all season, lighten up your look with the fresh addition of a straw basket bag. We have been constantly seeing this trend pop up all over the street style scene and retailers alike, as it lends a joyous tone to your summer wardrobe.

Tip #5: Buy Every Instagrammable Swimsuit You Can Find


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This summer, use your swimsuits as total Instagram bait as you soak up as much sun as possible.

Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as,, and She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.