Add Instant Polish To Your Look With These 11 Warm-Weather Basics

Invest in these 11 summertime essentials and you’ll always have a sharp outfit option in your closet. Scroll through to see how to look put together, without a whole lot of effort, this summer. 

Lightweight Blazer
Babaton for Aritzia Dante Blazer ($125)

Want to wear your favorite t-shirt to work? Just throw on a lightweight blazer and you’re office-ready. 

Fitted Denim Jacket
Citizens of Humanity Borderline Jacket ($288) in Summer Fling 

Top off your daytime look by layering a slim-cut jean jacket over your outfit. 

Sleek Sunglasses
Elizabeth and James Richmond Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses ($190) in Shiny Black

No time for makeup? Hide the evidence behind a pair of stylish sunglasses. 

Sleek Sleeveless Dress
DKNY Sleeveless V Neck Dress ($295) in Orchard

Keep it simple in a go-anywhere monochrome shift dress this summer. 

Bright White Jeans
J Brand Skinny Maria Jeans ($176) in White

Crisp white jeans always offer an elegant yet effortless vibe. 

Heeled Sandals
Acne Studios Slingback Sandals ($490)

With heels, you can get away with wearing a more laidback outfit, while still looking put together. Go ahead, try it! 

Cropped Skinny Jeans
J. Crew Selvedge Toothpick Jeans ($188) in Cherish Wash

Sure slouchy jeans and sporty sweatpants are comfortable, but if you want to instantly look sharp, go for your favorite cropped skinny jeans instead. 

Gold Jewelry
Maya Brenner Designs Mini Number Necklace ($240) in Gold

Dainty gold jewelry is the chicest way to add a subtle touch of shine to your outfit. 

Leather Crossbody Bag
Rag & Bone Enfield Mini Bag ($550) in White Croc 

Rather than a bulky oversized purse, opt for a functional and convenient cross-body bag.

Sleeveless Black Button-Up Blouse
Theory Duria Sleeveless Silk Blouse ($190) in Black

You can’t go wrong with a black blouse—it will never let you down. 

Fresh White Sneakers
Superga Cotu Classic Sneakers ($65) in Total Alluminum 

Want a comfortable shoe option without looking sloppy? Try a pair of fresh white sneakers.