The Must Have Summer Essentials You Need in Your Wardrobe


Has all this snowy, bad weather been having an effect on your mood? Well, not to worry as summer is right around the corner and that means you can start planning your whole new summer wardrobe! If you are on a budget, then you will need to be wise in your purchases this summer season. Here, we are taking you through the on trend fashion staples that you need in your wardrobe to take you through this season and into the next.

A Bustier Crop Top

One of the best fashion pieces you can add to your summer wardrobe this year is the bustier crop top. A lovely white bustier crop top can be dressed up or dressed down to suit any occasion. During the day, why not go for the casual chic look with a pair of colourful shorts or then dress it up for cocktails at night with a lovely maxi skirt. When the weather starts to drop a little, you can always throw over a lovely denim jacket to keep the chill away.

Add a Pop of Colour

For most of us, going with neutrals in our wardrobe is just the safe and easy option. While there is nothing wrong with blacks, greys and whites, it can be good to add a pop of colour. Adding this pop of colour will instantly brighten your day and is perfect for the summer season. Why not purchase statement top that you can pair with plain denim shorts? Or you could purchase a bag with a pop of colour if you are not quite ready yet to take the plunge with brighter clothing.

Add Height with Wedges

A pair of wedges is a summer staple that can take your outfit from day to night in an instant. A gorgeous pair of metallic wedges will shine out at night and add a touch of glamour to your outfit with little effort. Plus, if you go with a neutral colour then they should go with almost every other item in your wardrobe. We would suggest pairing them with a white sundress or party dress!

Can You Brave Neon?

When summer rolls around, this is the time to break out the neon pieces of clothing. If you are still struggling to add bright pops of colour to your wardrobe, we would suggest leaving neon until next year. A solid neon piece should be a staple in everyone’s summer wardrobe and neon party dresses are perfect to break out for special occasions. Neon colours compliment tans perfectly, so ensure that you are a bronzed babe whether that be from sunning yourself on a deck chair or straight out from a bottle. Who will know?

Buy a Form Fitting Dress

Do you have a few special events coming up over the summer months? Then you will want to invest in a few lovely party dresses. A floral print, form-fitting dress is the perfect outfit to wear to a summer wedding or even a destination wedding. Plus, you can also make it more office appropriate simply by throwing a black blazer on top. Summer party dresses are also great for any day events that you may be attending. Simply team it up with a pair of heeled espadrilles, cardigan and clutch bag and you have the perfect summer party outfit. You can find dresses online to suit every shape and style for the upcoming summer season.

Pastel Colours

Not feeling brave enough to take on the neon colours? Then why not instead opt for a pastel colour? This is a huge trend for summer 2018 and these pretty pastel colours come in a variety of different options including pinks, blues, yellows and greens. The biggest comeback pastel colour this season, however, is lilac. So, if you are looking to purchase some pastel clothing for the upcoming season, lilac is the must have colour this season.

Add in Some Fringing

When you think of fringing, you may automatically have connotations of a hippy boho vibe. For summer 2018, this is definitely back in fashion and not only that, it is statement fringing that has featured across many different runways. If you don’t have the confidence just yet to pull off such a bold look on an item of clothing such as a dress or top, you can instead opt for a gorgeous fringed bag that is perfect for any festivals that you may be attending over the summer period.

Transparent Macs

This season, Karl Lagerfeld is bringing back the classic but with a twist. This time they are completely transparent. This is the perfect option to cover you for any spring and summer showers that are all too common with British weather, so you will never be caught out by an oncoming rainy cloud.

Match Your Accessories

Accessories are the perfect way to liven up any outfit and if you are thinking of purchasing a few new pieces for the summer season, make sure they go with the items of clothing that you already own. Matching up a bracelet or necklace to your outfit is always fun. For example, you could match your bracelet to the neon piece of clothing that you have purchased this year to accent your party dresses perfectly! If you are jetting off abroad, you are probably also not going to want to take your most expensive jewellery abroad with you in fear of it being stolen or getting lost in the seas, so costume jewellery is the perfect alternative.

Purchase a Maxi Dress

A maxi dress never goes out of style and is the perfect option for both long, warm days and also going out at night. Plus, they are also super affordable! If you are looking to update your current plain maxi dress, why not instead mix up your style and opt for a striped one instead? Maxi dresses are also an amazing item to take you through the seasons as you can pair them with cute ankle boots when the autumn season rolls in.

Invest in a Cross Body Bag

With summer fast approaching, it is time to put away your regular purses and bags and invest in a cross body number. There are plenty of amazing cross body bags to choose from with bright colours and unique prints. These types of bags can really turn your outfit from something bland into something really special. Not only is the cross body bag super stylish, it is also extremely practical too, so you can run your errands in style. These bags are perfect for all occasions whether you are heading out to do some shopping during the day or meeting some friends at night for drinks. What’s more, if you are planning on doing some sight-seeing, this type of bag is perfect for the hustle and bustle of busy cities as your items will be firmly zipped away and close to your body.

Now that you know what the must have summer essentials are to have in your wardrobe this season, it is time to get started shopping!