I recently caught the bug of clothes shopping again and I am definitely enjoying it this Summer. I used to just strictly shop for home decor and leave new clothes in the dust, but this Summer it got to the point where I really needed to update my wardrobe.
So that’s why I thought it would be fun to share with you all my Summer fashion essentials that I have been loving so far!
I am by no means a fashion blogger, and I kinda feel a little silly sharing all this with you! But I thought it would be fun to do something different today and I thought I could help inspire those who needed a little help with their summer fashion too.
I know I really needed all the tips and tricks when it came to fashion too so I am applying what I’ve learned and sharing it with you all.
Below you will find all the pieces that I consider to be essential for summer. I tried to link all of my recent purchases for you too.
I really got most of it from Target, so if you have one near you, definitely go check them out! They are really killing it when it comes to summer fashion this year!
I personally love to wear dresses, even more so than shorts during the summer. I find them to be more flattering and I have short, chunky legs so they tend to cover that more so than shorts!
Dresses are definitely some of my favorite summer essentials and I’m sharing a few cute ones below with you all as well:
My mom bought me this dress below for my birthday and I am obsessed with it! I think that’s what started my crazy fashion haul from Target here recently too.
I am only 5’1″ and this dress hits me like a perfect maxi dress. I don’t think it is intended to be a maxi dress, but since I am so short and can’t wear real maxi dresses (unless they are petite), I was so excited about the fit of this one!
High Rise Shorts
Despite my chunky leg dilemma, I was still in desperate need of some new shorts. I seriously don’t think I have bought new shorts since I graduated high school and that has been almost 10 years ago!
So yeah, I would say it was definitely overdue.
I decided to go out of my comfort zone and try out some high rise denim shorts for the first time in my life. And the verdict is, I LOVE them!
I can’t believe I never tried them before. I honestly thought they would look terrible on me, but really they are so much more flattering than I thought they would be!
I am loving the brand Universal Thread at Target for shorts right now too. I have been able to get several great pairs from them as well as the brand Wild Fable too!
I also used to hate tucking my shirts into my shorts, but now with these cute high rise shorts I’ve been getting, it actually looks pretty cute!
I feel like it is definitely more slimming as well. These shorts have been one of my favorite summer essentials to add into my wardrobe!
I have a picture of the Wild Fable shorts below too. They are more like a linen material and are so soft and comfy!
I got them in two different colors and definitely plan on wearing them a lot this Summer!
You really can’t enjoy summer without a few good swimsuits. That’s why they have obviously made into my summer essentials list!
I have been obsessed with the brand Kona Sol at Target for bathing suits this summer. I have already ordered three new sets so I definitely would say that I am happy with this brand!
They really fit so well and I love how the bottoms are full coverage. I just hate cheeky swimsuits and prefer more of a hipster bottom, which these are! I am so happy to have finally found me some new and improved swimsuits this summer!
First of all, we just have to talk about the CUTEST Fourth of July Shirt I found for myself this week:
If you know me, then you know I am a cat mom so this shirt is perfect for me! I may just even wear it all year round because it’s not too overwhelmingly Fourth of July, so I think I can get by with it.
It’s just too cute not to wear it multiple times, right?!
I’ve also been able to find several other cute shirts from Target this year as well which I will link below. I am definitely loving their slim fitting tank top too. I seriously got it in four different colors!
And they look so cute with my high rise shorts as well! I would say the tank tops are definitely one of the best summer essentials to have in your closet.
Getting new shoes are definitely summer essentials right?! I always lean more towards comfy sandals, but I do like to have a few dressier wedges as well.
I am not a big high heels person because I feel like I can’t walk comfortably in them. But, with wedges I can! So I always love to have a few of those in my summer wardrobe for sure.
I also love to have a pair of Chaco’s around to throw on with some athletic wear. Or I usually wear them to the pool too.
They are great sandals to get wet and be active in. It’s a great alternative to wearing tennis shoes because
I usually don’t like to wear tennis shoes during the summer (unless I’m working out of course) since my feet get so hot!
I am a sucker for some good hats! I love wearing hats and I feel like I can only get by with wearing them if I am on vacation.
But, I am trying to wear them more often this summer no matter what. It’s good sun protection, and they are just too cute to pass up! I think hats are one of my favorite summer essentials for sure.
I love wearing sun hats with cute outfits, like when going out to dinner or something. And I love to wear your basic ball cap if I’m out lounging by the pool.
I try to shield my face as much as I can from the sun because I do tend to get sunburnt more so there than anywhere else.
Another one of my favorite summer essentials is sunglasses! I personally love my Ray Bans and I wear them all the time. I have linked the ones I have below and I know you will love them too:
Going to the pool as much as possible is a must this summer so I thought I would also link some great pool ideas as well. I love my Vera Bradley pool towels.
I use them so much and they have held up so well throughout the years I’ve had them too. I also love a good float to lounge in by the pool and you can’t forget some fun water toys to play with too.
I also love my Yeti to keep my drinks nice and cold too!
So as you can see, Target was my main stop for fashion shopping.
But, I always love to support small business too. If you know of a great online boutique with cute clothes, let me know below! I only know of home decor ones obviously lol But also, what are some of your summertime essentials??
I would love to know below!