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Summer is all about taking the time off, relaxing and enjoying the warm sunny days. Without thinking of what to wear, when to wear and how to wear it😉 Which is why I put together a little cheat-sheet with the 10 basics for your summer wardrobe. This way you'll have all the essentials you need for a perfect capsule wardrobe that you can mix & match with different trendy pieces to create fun looks for summer!

For me, a button-down shirt tucked into a simple denim skirt, combined with comfortable sneakers and summer accessories does the trick every time! Whether I'm enjoying the weekend with my family, riding bikes and playing around or I'm out on vacation exploring new locations and wandering the streets. In case of the last option, summer basics are essential in your summer-getaway suitcase! They're easy to style, take up less space in your luggage and you have all you need for your vacation😊

Here are the 10 essentials for your summer capsule collection:

1. Simple button-down shirt

Go for the classic white, a denim and a linen version to have a variety of shirts for different occasions.

2. Basic tee

Make sure to have a classic white one, a black t-shirt, a v-neck shirt and a tank top to go with everything!

3. Strap sandals

Have 2-3 pairs of different sandals from minimal flat and strappy flats to block heeled / espadrilles and chic stilettos to give your look a final touch.

4. Denim shorts & skirt

Summer is all about shorts and skirts! Opt for a pair of ripped denim shorts, a pair of more classic ones, a denim mini skirt and a knee-length / midi skirt or one with ruffles.

5. Summer sneakers & flats

For the colder days or when you don't feel like stepping out in sandals, wear cute sneakers and flats instead! A nice pair of white trainers or simple ballerinas go with everything!

6. Everyday bag

The best summer bags are the ones you can that fit everything into! This season the hottest bags style is a straw bag which is perfect for beach but also super cute for the city, especially with summer dresses.

7. Bikini / swimsuit

Every summer outfit needs a pair (or two) of bikinis and a swimsuit to head to the beach with. Opt for one-colored versions for the most versatile basics that are in fashion every year!

8. Summer jacket

Let's face it, summer isn't all fun and games and there sadly are still colder days when you need to put a jacket over your outfit. The best pics for summer are denim and leather jackets that compliment your every outfit.

9. Day-to-night dress

What's a summer without dresses!? The best dresses are the ones that you can wear from morning till night, being suitable for beach, cafes, shopping and late night dinners.

10. Accessories: sunglasses / hats

Have a variety of accessories to complete your look. Everything from different sunglasses and belts to jewelry and a variety of hats will make your outfits stand out!

What are your summer staples?😊

shirt: ZARA (similar)
skirt: H&M
sneakers: CONVERSE


  1. Yes to this amazing list! What a handy guide to build easy to wear, but chic summer looks!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. Thanks Jessica! Glad to hear you find it useful :)