Though the calendar says summer is halfway over, the temperatures say that its just beginning! So before the season gets away from us completely, let’s talk about what styles you should have in your closet to survive the rest of the summer!

Summer essentials: 5 things that you just HAVE to HAVE to survive summer(fashionably speaking, of course)

#1 Wedge Sandal

Its a summer shoe staple that you can typically wear with anything from jeans to dresses, casual or formal. We have a particular fondness for the Toms styles this summer, done in a versatile beige and one in a funky and cute chambray!

#2 Maxi Dress

The trend this summer is definitely off the shoulder but the classic summer look is still the maxi dress. Maxi dresses can be worn with flip flops for a summer picnic or dressed up with wedges for more formal summer events like weddings and showers. You won’t last the season without one of these in your closet, maybe 3 or 4!

#3 White Denim

For those of us that just can’t slip on the short shorts of summers past, our white knight of the season is the white jean! Rolled up with slides for a casual look, or tapered and topped with sparkly jewels for a date night, white denim is a summer must have!

#4 Off the Shoulder Style

We can’t make a summer essentials list without including what’s tops in trends for the season and that is most definitely anything off the shoulders! It doesn’t matter if its floral, solid, peplum or tailored, as long as you are baring your shoulders you are on trend!

#5 Coverup

Today’s woman has a laundry list of things to do before and after she carts the kids to the beach or pool, so she must have a good coverup in her closet for summer!

Truthfully, we could add 5 or 10 more things that would make your summer closet complete, but this is a great start! Come see us in Richmond or online anytime to let us help you put together your summer essentials bag!