Building Blocks: 15 Pieces for the Perfect Summer Wardrobe

We know you have a jam-packed social calendar this summer, from attending weddings to going on summer vacation and every happy hour in between. Truthfully, no one really has the time to scour every store and shopping site in search of the best styles of the season, which is why we did the legwork for you to break down every summer wardrobe basic that deserves a spot in your closet and in your suitcase.

Behold the 15 must-have pieces to build a, dare we say, flawless summertime wardrobe. Whether you’re trailblazing in your career or heading off for a daytime adventure with friends, we’ve got the stylish essentials for anything that comes your way. Once you shop our summer wardrobe edit, you’re sure to spend the rest of your summer in the most stylish outfits you’ve built from these core pieces. Go on to see and shop them all.

We’re particularly smitten with the stripes and asymmetric waist on this one.

Available in sizes 2 to 6.

From brunch to the beach, this versatile sun hat works for a variety of occasions.

Available in sizes S to L.

These trousers will take you from the office to the beach and everything in between.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

So crisp.

Available in sizes XS to L.

The vintage jeans you know and love in shorts form.

Available in sizes 24 to 30.

Wear these slides day or night.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

Consider your whole outfit handled.

Available in sizes X to 4X.

For that subtle hint of lace.

Available in sizes S to XL.

This bright floral pattern will make any outfit stand out.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

This lightweight piece was designed with summer in mind.

Available in sizes 2 to 26W.

A stylish, summery alternative to your classic black blazer.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Your closet is not complete without a pair of white sneakers.

Available in sizes 36 to 41.

Nothing screams summer more than a woven bag.

Linen is perfect for the summer heat.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

You can never go wrong with a neutral pair of shoes.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.