Summer Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Needs in 2021

We love a fun trend around here, but don’t get me wrong.  Every wardrobe should have some summer staples to dress up and down their outfits.  From simple graphic tees to the classic summer sandals, these summer wardrobe essentials are all pieces every summer closet needs!

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My Top 5 Wardrobe Essentials for Summer

1) Graphic Tees

There is nothing new about a good ol’ graphic tee but they are the most versatile piece in your wardrobe year round.  Whether you are rocking distressed shorts or a patterned skirt, you can’t go wrong with a graphic tee.

I love bright bold colors in the summer.  I’m guilty of wearing black most days of the week, but it’s honestly just too hot in the summer.  It’s the perfect time to get a little more colorful with my tees.

2) Kimonos

I get asked all the time how to dress up a graphic tee.  The best way to do that in the summer is with a kimono. 

Turn your tee into an office ready outfit by adding one of our lightweight kimonos.  It always makes me feel more put together.

Kimonos are a great way to have a little coverage on your arms without the bulk when the sun starts to set, and will always be one of my summer wardrobe essentials.

3) Shorts

Let’s face it, finding the right pair of shorts has to be the hardest thing for women.  Not so short that everyone knows your business, but also not too long that you look like you are handing out on a nature preserve!  It’s the right length, the right amount of cuffing or distressed look you want.  Once you find them, you buy allllll the pairs!

My favorite shorts are the Judy Blue shorts.  I love the distressed look, but cuffs are a good option too.  I don’t love wearing shorts to work, so I will get the Judy Blue boyfriend jeans and cuff the bottoms to make some cute capri pants I feel most comfortable in while in the office.

4) Sandals

Birkenstock Sandals are the main sandal I will wear all summer, unless I need to dress up for something.  I have bought both the real things and the knock offs, and I like them both!

Birkenstock sandals fit true to size and you really get multiple summers out of a pair.  I feel like they just mold to your feet over time.

5) Accessories!

Gimme all the accessories!!  Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hats! 

Don’t skip the accessories just because it’s hot!  I love throwing on a distressed trucker hat and some girly earrings.  It makes me feel less like a slob when I add a little glam to my look.

We have so many amazing accessories in our online shop to choose from. Grab a few to mix and match with your summer wardrobe essentials!

You can find my favorite kimonos, tees, and accessories at shop.framedbysarah. Plus I have added so many more of my tried and true summer wardrobe essentials inside my Amazon Shop!

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