The 3 Most Versatile Summer Staples You Can Buy

We all know that great style is not limited to a certain clothing size. That’s where The 12ish Style comes in—a fashion blog by Katie Sturino dedicated to women sizes 12 to 18ish. In her new column for Who What Wear, Katie will offer up her shopping tips, styling tricks, and outfit inspiration for women who aren’t a size 2.

When summer hits, so does the urge to wear less clothing. I’m talking way less—an 80-degree day is no time for extra fabric. I for one couldn’t be more excited to get outside and into summer, but building a daytime look that can quickly and stylishly transform to evening without adding layers? That’s not as easy as it sounds.

The trick to setting yourself up for day-to-night success is to do more with less. Think look-at-me patterns, punchy accessories, and statement shoes. All are certainly hard-working on their own but make an even bigger impact when worn together.

Keep reading for my tips on how to take the most versatile summer staples—a romper, dress, and jumpsuit—from day to night without a cute jacket in sight.