I'm Making No Mistakes This Summer—38 Basics I Know I Won't Regret Buying

Summer basics



If you're anything like me, you probably have summer on the brain right now. Typically, the first thing I shop for when a new season is upon us is versatile basics. Then, I watch to see what trends actually stick before selecting statement items that pair well with my basics. I've been combing through all my favorite retailers to find standout picks that really win me over, and I had to share. 

While Summer is usually the season I struggle to shop for most, I know having the right foundational items in my wardrobe will ensure I start the season on a good note. I'm currently planning for lightweight denim, linen pants, breezy blouses, and simple dresses. I found all this and more hiding at Nordstrom, H&M, J.Crew, Shopbop, and more. I did the work to find the good stuff. The best part? Many of these items can be worn year-round, not just when it's 90°F and counting. Keep scrolling to kickstart your best (and most versatile) summer wardrobe yet. 

I'm in need of new tank tops, and this cheap H&M option has already made it into my cart.

This sandal is simple enough to wear with a ton of outfits, but the toe ring detail adds just the perfect amount of interest.

I have a thing for striped poplin shirts, and this one is a need.

I just zoned out and started thinking of how I could wear this.

This already sold out once, so I'm not taking any more chances.

I love the wide legs on these pants, but the pleats really caught my eye.

Can you believe I still don't own a pair of regular black strappy sandals? These will fill that gap in my closet.

While woven handbags were once deemed trendy, they're now a classic style that goes with everything. 

Is this from Zara or a contemporary designer? No one will be able to tell the difference.

Le Spec always offers luxury-looking sunglasses at a much more attainable price point. I'm a big fan.

This navy color will seamlessly blend into your summer wardrobe.

At 5'2", a little kick flare on a trouser always does me good.

This T-shirt can't stop selling out.

I've been considering investing in Birkenstocks for a while, and now that they have an option with a back strap, I'm sold.

Meet my new favorite office-friendly skirt.

This entire outfit just looks so rich.

I've long wanted Miu Miu ballet flats in white, but I can't justify spending that much money for something that might get dirty easily. These Zara flats are much more reasonable.

The best time to wear a striped sweater is all the time.

I can't stop thinking about the foldover waistline.

This material makes this skirt stand out against the rest. 

Just slide these on and head out the door.

It's giving Sofia Richie for under $100.

I've worn this skirt at least once a week since I bought it. 

Trust me, you'll hold onto this for years. 

I'm getting ready to wear white denim all summer long.

These pants with a white tank and a sweater thrown over your shoulder make for the ultimate summer outfit combo. 

I'll be opting for classic loafers instead of boots this summer. 

After seeing this cardigan in person, I understand why it's a best seller. It looks and feels so luxe.

Copy this easy outfit for major compliments.

If pristine white pants aren't your thing, try this bone color.

Another pretty maxi skirt to add to your growing collection.

Denim skirts might be a trend for some, but they're a wardrobe staple for me. Mango makes some of the best.