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  • Writer's pictureRoslyn Bazzelle

Summertime & Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Summer is finally here and its the perfect time to throwback to my version of "SummerTime" I created with Angelo "Jalo" Martin several years ago!!! In addition, summer comes with the desire to update our wardrobes and include the latest trends of the season. While trends may come and go, there are some essentials that you can never really get tired of having in your closet. These essentials save your day when you cannot decide what to wear because you’re afraid of how they might look on you. They can be worn on all types of occasions and at any time of the day. So here are a few summer essentials that you absolutely need to have in your closet:

A multipurpose white shirt.

A white shirt can go a long, long way. It’s never a bad idea to invest in one. It can be worn in different ways and combined with different trousers and pants to give you the exact look you need for any occasion. Pair a white shirt with jeans and you get a casual look ideal for when you want to hang out with your friends or pair it up with a waist-high skirt and you get a professional office look!

· A decent pair of shades.

Shades are a must in this blazing summer heat! They not only protect your eyes from being damaged by excessive sunlight, but they also protect you from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun that can cause cataracts. Get a pair of wayfarers so that you can use them on all types of occasions. They give a very decent and hot look without going overboard! Shades are especially a must if you spend a lot of time driving around town.

You can buy this wonderful pair of shades from the Banana Republic for $98!

· A summer hat

Not only do hats look incredibly stunning and classy, but they also protect your shoulders and face from the harmful rays of the sun. You can wear hats to the beach and all other outdoor places where you’re likely to see the sunshine brightly. However, please refrain from wearing hats to indoor parties unless the theme of the party requires you to do so. The hat should preferably be made of straw and the color of the hat should be off-white. This type of hat can be worn with all types and colors and clothes.

· Classy flats that you can wear any day, anywhere.

Your wardrobe is incomplete without at least a single pair of shoes that you can wear to any occasion, whether it’s just hanging out with your friends or going to a party. One such types of flats are pumps, which are a vastly multipurpose pair of shoes. Whether you want to match them up with a stunning formal prom gown or with casual jeans, you can do it successfully! Therefore, pumps can be worn to several types of events and occasions, making them an indispensable wardrobe necessity.

· Along with a pair of flat shoes, you also need at least one pair of classy heels. Simple block heels with a strip of cloth running parallel to the toes are enough to make your feet look pretty, classy, and decent. You can wear such types of block heels on any occasion, whether formal or casual.

· A Sun Dress

A sundress is exactly what the name suggests – a dress made up of a very light fabric that people usually wear on sunny days. The reason you need such a sundress is that it serves multiple purposes. You can wear it casually during the day and at night, you can wear it to some party. Sundresses are usually sleeveless, flowy and loose, allowing considerable air to pass through the exposed surfaces in order to chill you out.

· The essential summer handbag

Summer brings with it light and vibrant colors. Therefore, it should be of no surprise that bags meant for use in the summer should be of a light color, although not necessarily bright. The light color gives the proper summer feel. It should also be light and easy to carry, with at least the option of a shoulder strap.

So, what are you waiting for? Head out to store now to add these essentials to your summer wardrobe before they run out of fashion again!

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