11 "Boring" (But Brilliant) Items You Need to See You Through Summer

Summer is almost here (finally!), so it's time officially to get our warm-weather wardrobes into gear. While there are plenty of cool trends for the taking this season (tie-dye! shell jewelry! sporty sandals!), it’s the “boring” but essential basics that we're honing in on today. These are the types of trusty pieces you can always rely on no matter the occasion, and while basic in nature, they remain striking in their simplicity. These staples will unquestionably see us through the sweltering summer months in style. So whether you’re spending summer in the city or jetting off to a faraway location, below we’ve rounded up the easy, simple separates for your day-to-day as well as your upcoming vacations. From one-and-done jumpsuits to sleek, walkable sandals, add these to your cart for your effortless summer looks.

The Sun Hat

A cool sun hat is the answer to any summer hair woe. (Frizz and sweaty strands, begone!) Not only will it protect you from the sun, but a chic hat will make also your whole summer look infinitely cooler. Opt for an of-the-moment bucket hat that can be rolled up for easy packing.

The Beach-to-Bar One-Piece Swimsuit

A chic one-piece not only serves you for a day at the beach, but add a chic midi-skirt or pants, and it will also swiftly take you into the evening in style. A trending one-shoulder silhouette looks particularly striking and can easily pass as a chic top. 

The Wear-With-Everything Sandals

Sure, there are plenty of crazy, cool, colorful, and chunky sandals you can get your hands on for summer, but for true versatility, a pair of minimalist and sleek walkable sandals will get you through every situation this summer. 

The Modern White Tank Top

The humble white tank top is having a resurgence this summer. Opt for a modern silhouette like a high neck and texture like a ribbed fabric for a cool-girl look.

The Effortless Shorts

An effortless pair of shorts is easy to throw on in lieu of your heavy jeans. A high-waisted linen or tailored pair that falls mid-thigh is a great option to keep your look polished.

The Statement Sunglasses

You can't get through summer without a pair of sunglasses. Go for this season's trending shield or oversize shades for an Insta-worthy look.

The Little Floral Sundress

The frock of all frocks to see you through summer. A pretty floral sundress that can be dressed up or down is truly your summer savior for day, night, and every occasion in between.

The Perfect Gold Hoops

There are plenty of fun jewelry trends to up the ante of your outfits, but a pair of not-too-big, not-too-small gold hoops will be the ultimate versatile piece you can wear to work, on the weekend, and beyond.

The Insta-Worthy Straw Tote

Just one scroll of your Instagram and you're likely to spot the Loewe straw tote bag—an absolute favorite among fashion girls right now. It's perfect for throwing all your summer beauty and fashion essentials into.

The One-and-Done Jumpsuit

Sartorial summer stress, begone! For the easiest two-minute, no-think summer outfit, a one-and-done jumpsuit is your chicest option. Easy to dress up or down with the simple addition of heels.

The City-Chic Midi Skirt

At this point, animal print is basically a neutral—and so easy to pair with anything in your wardrobe—from white tees to sneakers. It's also the perfect summer option to wear to work.

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