My Summer Wardrobe Consists of Just These Pieces

Now that we're in August we're in full-on summer mode. But don't fret if you think you've missed out on the best summer clothes, especially if you've seen all the sales going on, as there are plenty of incredible warm weather-friendly pieces to pick up. In fact, if you've not had the changes to hone your warm-weather capsule, then now is the time to discover the pieces that really matter for your wardrobe when the temperature starts to heat up. Whether that's for your holiday packing list, a great outfit for the weekend or even the office, there are some key items that everyone needs in their summer closet. 

To help you identify exactly what you need to navigate the next couple of months in serious style, I've whittled down nine key buys that come with influencer approval as standard.


Slouchy Jumpsuits
(Image credit: @monikh)

Style Notes: Faithfull the Brand's linen jumpsuit was a must-have amongst the style set last summer, and for 2019 its floral all-in-one is set to be just as iconic. Look for relaxed silhouettes and '60s-esque prints to nail the Ibiza-ready vibe. 

Related: Summer 2019 Fashion Trends: Looks You Need to Know


Sunseeker Dresses
(Image credit: @brittanybathgate)

Style Notes: Stripes are a sartorial mainstay, but in summer they're given a pastel overhaul to create the sunseeker stripe. Reminiscent of deckchairs, wear yours with white accessories for a fresh finish. 

Related: We Try Before You Buy: 9 High-Street Pieces Destined for Cult Status


Souped-Up Basket Bags
(Image credit: @monikh)

Style Notes: Basket bags have had a bit of an upgrade this season with jewels and shells. Invest in one of these key styles or, if you're feeling crafty, try upgrading a plain style from last year by sticking on some gems of your own. 

Related: I'm Sceptical of Expensive Hair Dryers, But Dyson's Might Actually Be Worth It


Maxi Skirt & Crop Top Co-Ord
(Image credit: @slipintostyle)

Style Notes: You heard it here first—maxi skirts are making a comeback. Banish all hippy connotations by investing in a style with a matching crop top. 


Simple Chain Anklets
(Image credit: @styleheroine)

Style Notes: Anklets were high on the sartorial agenda last year, but now the chunky shell styles of 2018 are being replaced by simple chain iterations. 

Opening Image: @handinfire

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.