This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer (finally), and even though it's only Wednesday, we're already so stoked on the idea of busting out all our summer sartorial favorites. We teamed up with Fashion Toast blogger Rumi Neely, who shared her own thoughts on the hot season's style staples.
"Summer means the opportunity to travel to your favorite vacation spots, and to pick out some key pieces to make sure you stay cool," Neely told us. "This summer, I'm into updating my accessories, zeroing in on a few beach-day-friendly beauty products, and finding a few special pieces that will elevate my entire wardrobe."
Keep scrolling to see (and shop) Rumi Neely's 13 top summer style essentials!
Sexy but easy to dress down, this little leather mini is one I love. Embossed studs mean you get the total look with zero pain.
Are You Am I Kell Macro Embossed Stud Leather Mini ($450)
Keeping my gym wardrobe exciting has an embarrassingly dramatic effect on my desire to work out. The perfect gym shorts are hard to find; these solve the issue of having them too tight or riding up by doing the layering for you. Totally Runyon Canyon–ready.
Live the Process Stretch-Jersey Shorts ($110)
In the hotter months, I mostly just want to scramble around in sneakers or sandals, but when I do want to have a little extra height, I'll be turning to Aquazzura's strappy espadrilles. These are heels I can still manage to be nimble in.
Aquazzura Belgravia Wedge Espadrilles ($405)
Dainty gold necklaces are great to layer with—until they get tangled an hour into your day. I love that this is pre-layered without looking too complicated, and the longer length is really pretty over a loose tank or peeking out from a button-down.
Kristen Elspeth Layered Arc Necklace ($180)
I've officially reached collector status when it comes to triangle bras. This one by Stella McCartney is such a cool combination of pretty and athletic.
Stella McCartney Millie Drawing Lace Soft-Cup Bra ($80)
What are YOUR summer staples? Tell us in the comments below!