The thought that summer is mere days away set in the scary realisation that I need to start doing 2 things; working on my summer body (something that’s been on my ‘to do’ list for a while now) and revamping my summer wardrobe (something that is much easier to achieve).
So as I go through my wardrobe and begin to cull those ‘what was I thinking pieces from last summer’ and dust off my Havaianas, I thought I might piece together a summer essentials guide to get you through the season. I’ll break it up into weekly instalments, starting with the most important outfit- beachwear.
Begin with the ultimate necessity- board shorts. Keep them above the knee and go crazy with them! A good splash of colour and a print can go a long way. These Vilebrequin Floral and Elephant print ones are perfect.
Singlets should thereby be kept simple to balance the craziness of the shorts. Block colours and nothing too loose and revealing. If you can see nipple while it is on, then it’s not doing it’s job. These simple singlets from American Apparel will do the trick and are only $17!
Headwear is crucial for not only keeping away the sun’s rays, but also adding an extra element to your look. Leather for summer is having a moment, yet most likely won’t roll over till next year, so no point in spending too much on a leather cap. This one from ASOS is on trend and under $50.
It is a given that everyone should have a pair of Havaianas, but this summer is all about the espadrilles. They are easy to slip on comfortable to walk around in, and can accessories any outfit. Soludos have a range of bright colours and styles, and again, under $50.
Finally, some shades. Everyone loves a classic. Ray Ban avaitors are essential and will last you from season to season. Check out this pair available online from Sunglass Hut.