You might be already buzzing with excitement planning for your sunny vacation now that summer’s here. But the harder question to answer is: “What do I wear?”
You’re not alone in that thought bubble, so we’ve curated a list of all the items you’ll need to put together a complete 2019 summer capsule wardrobe so you can pack light and still look fabulous.
1. Milkmaid Tops
These tops are the perfect wardrobe choices for weekends on the bay, and they’re not that difficult to score. ASOS, Topshop and Miss Selfridge all have their own versions of this pretty top with shirred bodices, laces, bows, and square necklines.
2. Tank Tops
The tank top’s fame is quickly resurging and is a must-cop summer piece for 2019. Comfortable and versatile, choose tank tops that you can even wear under an office-approved blazer when the summer months are over.
3. Feather-Light Skirt
When it’s too warm and humid to wear jeans and a horror to even consider slipping into a jumpsuit, then a feather-light skirt is your best bet to still look chic without suffering under the sweltering heat. Pair with a nice tea, and fab sandals, and you’re ready to brave the summer sun in style.
4. Floral Dress
Every fashion brand’s summer collection will always have a floral summer dress. Pick a favorite and enjoy the rest of the summer days in style.
5. White Linen Dress
No matter where you live, nothing feels quite as airy as a white linen dress. Embrace the crease-loving fabric and stroll around town or the beach on a hot, humid day in this relaxed piece.
6. Simple Swimwear
Picking a swimsuit can be a chore with all the options available, but in putting together a capsule summer wardrobe, it pays to get a simple bikini or one-piece that will go well with everything else in your closet.
7. Tan Sandals
Tan leather sandals have become a staple summer shoe everywhere and they go perfectly well with any outfit!
8. Woven Basket Bag
This trend has been around for years and is probably never going away, if not, it’s only growing more popular among millennial fashion icons.
You can’t claim it’s already summer if it’s not a sunglasses-everyday-kind-of-season. Pick sunnies that are versatile enough to wear with any kind of outfit and just switch them around.
10. Hair Accessories
Summer is the best excuse to pull your hair to a ponytail the entire day or wear a messy top bun. But we have a reputation to keep ladies, so summer-ready hair accessories are in order. Upgrade your ponytails to colorful clips, scrunchies, hair scarves, or headbands, and slay the day away – icky-hair-free.
Check out the full list on Who What Wear’s blog post here.