9 Items You Need in Your Closet This Summer

By: Gina Ungarino | Edited by: Caroline Vazzana

There's no denying that summer has officially arrived. With every season comes new trends, and this change of seasons provides the opportunity to update your wardrobe! Summer is the perfect time to give your closet a breath of fresh air, and these fabulous finds will have you feeling beautiful, confident, and stylish in no time. No matter how you decide to spend your days, whether you're going out for brunch, having a picnic in Central Park, or spending the day at the beach, these items will have your back (both literally and figuratively). Freshen up your wardrobe just in time for the warm weather with these nine great finds that will leave you looking effortlessly fabulous!

Floral Dress

Whether you're heading to the office or to an outdoor wedding, a floral dress is a summer closet staple. 

Clara High-Low Dress, $398; tadashishoji.com

Mini Backpack

Backpacks are perfect to throw over your shoulder and go about your summer festivities with no hassle. These new mini styles just might replace your cross body bag!

Medium Julian Backpack, $75; rebeccaminkoff.com

Every Day Sunglasses

Having a pair of sunglasses that will go with any outfit is a summer neccesity!

On the Prowl, $50; quayaustralia.com

Statement Choker

A plain black choker is so five minutes ago, opt for one that will sparkle and shine! 

Among the Leaders Choker, $149; fawnstar.com

Statement Sandals

Slide on a pair of statement sandals with any outfit this summer to make it pop!

Fringe Slip-on Sandals, $95; stories.com

Plain White Tee

A white tee is a necessity in any summer wardrobe. They are perfect on those days when you can't figure out what to wear. 

Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $25; cosstores.com

Go-To Denim

Whether paired over a bathing suit or with a vintage band tee, denim shorts are the one item you'll be living in this summer.

BDG Mom High-Rise Denim Shorts, $49; urbanoutfitters.com

Transitional Jacket

Keep a versatile jacket in your car for chilly summer night adventures.

New Look Embroidered Denim Jacket, $64; asos.com

Chic Sneakers

Pair your sneakers with a dress or shorts for those days that are full of walking and night full of dancing.

Capri Bianco Sneakers, $248; koiocollective.com


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