As a fashion editor by trade and lover of shopping by no choice of my own, I would say it's never too early to start working on your next season's wardrobe (even if, in this case, summer is still technically over a month away). After all, it can't hurt to be prepared for the possibility an unexpectedly early warm day and if you predominately invest in basics (like I do), then you can never really go wrong with a purchase, anyway.
On that note, today, I'm sharing the "boring" but crucial summer-ready pieces I'm already adding to my cart simply because, well, I just can't wait. From simple sandals to essential shorts to cute cardigans, just keep scrolling to shop all six of the must-have categories and, of course, get a little styling inspiration by way of Instagram while you're at it.
Button-downs are always considered an essential wardrobe basic, but lately, they've been more prominently featured in my IG feed than ever. I love the above styling as well as the idea of wearing one open with a tank under or as a swimsuit cover-up.
Yes, the cardigan obsession continues, and summer is still a great time to wear them. Whether it's as a top or a light layer, I'm already eyeing a handful of lightweight styles for the months ahead.
Lately, I've been more drawn to basic (or should I say classic) swimwear styles as opposed to their trendier counterparts, and with the temperatures finally starting to rise, I think I can justify buying a suit or two.