You are probably already planning your vacation, thinking about lying in the sand somewhere with the sun hitting your face, a book on hand, the sound of the waves in the background, and nothing but relax time for a week or two. But are you also thinking of what is going to go into your suitcase? If you are like us, that was probably your first thought! Vacation and vacation style go hand in hand, and if you are planning your summer buys, take a look at our wardrobe essentials for this summer 2018 – everything we think it’s going to be a must-have this upcoming season, in particular during vacation time. So read on and let us know what you think about our picks!
Rouje Gabin dress, €170, Rouje
A wrap dress is going to be an essential piece for your summer wardrobe. You can wear it from morning to night and always look effortlessly chic.
Sensi Studio woven frayed hem tote, $252, Farfetch
Straw bags are the biggest trend in handbags for spring summer 2018, and they are not relegated to the beach anymore. You can use them in the city and take advantage of their spaciousness to carry around all your summer essentials, which in the summer can be more than usual (see water, sunscreen etc.)
Viscata Barcelona Calella canvas wedges, $94.99, Viscata
Espadrille shoes are another staple summer item. But when you opt for the wedge version, you now have a shoe with which you can go from day to night effortlessly. Espadrille wedges give you that summer beach cool vibe even if you are staying in the city, and if you choose the right pair you can use them in many different situations.
Madewell Central shirt in mint stripe, $69.50, Madewell
A lightweight button-down shirt is an essential piece for a summer wardrobe. You can wear it at the office, during the weekend and during your vacation. It’s always appropriate and will feel nice during the hottest months.
& Other Stories strap back swimsuit, $55, & Other Stories
A one-piece swimsuit is a must this summer, in particular if you don’t have one already. They have been back in style for a while, so you probably already have one. We recommend adding a staple style or color that you miss. For colors, go for black, white or red, for styles go for striped or color blocked.
Le Specs Outta Love sunglasses, $59, Le Specs
From cat eye, to rectangle frames, to ‘90s revival – the common denominator is the size: tiny! The smaller the better for this trend that is an absolute must for summer 2018.
Levi’s Wedgie Fit shorts, $69.50, Levi’s
It’s not really summer until you wear a pair of denim shorts. This is also one of the most versatile items you can pack in your suitcase. You can wear them on your swimsuit for a great beach look, then with a t-shirt and sneakers for a casual day look, and finally dress them up with some sandals or boots (if it’s not too hot) and a cute top for a night outfit.
Besides it being a major trend for spring summer 2018, a matching two-piece set is also a quick and practical solution both when packing for a vacation and when getting dressed in the heat, when we might be less inclined to spend time thinking our outfits through.
Maje low-slung belted pants, $265, Maje
Despite the heat, you might still need to cover your legs in many situations (i.e. at the office), or maybe you just want to. However, many pants we wear yearlong are just completely out of the question during the summer months (black skinny jeans?). This is where a nice pair of lightly colored cotton or linen pants can come to our help. These pants are perfect for the office, but also for cooler summer nights.
Harding Lane for Opening Ceremony Ciao Cap, $45, Opening Ceremony
We are not including sunscreen because a) it’s not a wardrobe item and b) you should know that, but please always use sunscreen during the summer months. In addition to that, if you are going to spend a lot of time under the sun, you should also protect your head and face against too many UV rays. A baseball cap or a straw hat are perfect for that. This one makes us feel already on vacation, maybe on the Amalfi Coast.
- Elisabetta Silvestro
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