The heat of summer is officially here, and we are absolutely loving it! We’re currently gearing up to do all our favorite summer things, from cookouts and picnics to drive-in movies and pool days. And for landlocked ladies like us in Tennessee, we can only hope that every summer will include at least one, unforgettable beach trip.
So whether you’re headed to the coast, the lake or the pool this summer, we wanted to make it as easy as possible for you ladies to find and pack your must-have looks. So today on the blog we’re featuring 10 of our favorite pieces you’ll want to throw in your suitcase or beach bag for all of your upcoming fun in the sun.
1. A Cozy Casual Dress
Our Tenley Dress is the quintessential summer must-have item. It's also available in so many gorgeous colors like blush, sage, black, and natural. You can easily dress it down with sandals and a floppy hat for the beach, then dress it up for a night out on the town. Another incredible bonus? These beauties come in under $40! Which color of our Tenley is your favorite? | Tenley Dress in Blush - $36
2. The Perfect Versatile Bandana
A colorful bandana is the ultimate summer accessory! Bandanas travel easily, and they're incredibly versatile for every type of look you want to create. We love this Hoover Bandana because it can be worn as a hair accessory, a necklace, or even a belt! At only $18, this is a foolproof way to bring fresh new life to your summer wardrobe. | Hoover Bandana - $18
3. Neutral Sandals
When it comes to great days at the beach or pool, your footwear really matters! You want to look cute, but keep things lightweight and comfortable all at the same time. That’s where these Spencer Sandals come in. They're the perfect neutral to pair with all your summer basics, guaranteed. | Spencer Sandals in Nude - $32
4. Timeless Denim Shorts
There’s something so incredibly cute and timeless about a pair of classic cut off denim shorts. For a daring look, wear these Jackson Shorts with your favorite bikini top, or stay casual with your fave graphic tee. Ready to take things from day to night? Match these beauties up with a gorgeous off the shoulder top and the perfect accessories. | Jackson Shorts - $66
5. Easygoing Pants
Do cozy pants and the beach go together? Absolutely! Make sure you have a lightweight, breezy pair that’s easy to throw over your favorite swimwear. These Charissa Pants are 100% perfect for those chilly nights and bonfires on the beach. They also come in sage and black! You’re gonna want these in your bag. Trust us. | Charissa Pants in White - $44
6. A Staple Denim Jacket
Speaking of chilly nights, sometimes you just want to feel warm and cozy on the beach or lake! Throw a denim jacket over your favorite tank or tee and pair the look with some casual shorts. You’ll also want to snag one for your bag for when you head inside to the air conditioning. Our Zara Denim Jacket in light is a staple piece, for this reason, all year round! | Zara Denim Jacket in Light - $58
7. A Fun Romper
Even more so than a dress, we love a good romper because it’s all about PLAY! Splash your feet in the water, take a long walk on the shore and then head to a fun hangout afterward. Our trusty Willa Romper, for example, will take you all these places and more in style. | Willa Romper - $38
8. A Rockin Floppy Hat
Every girl needs a fun floppy hat for her summertime adventures! This is the perfect accessory to go with all your girly dresses and casual basics alike. With a gorgeous straw hat, there's no such thing as a bad hair day! This one with its leopard print accent is definitely one of our favorites. | Mykonos Hat - $28
So what are your summer plans? And what are the key pieces you're planning to pack? We'd love to hear all about them in the comments below!