Here’s our list of timeless summer essentials every girl needs. From cool tee shirts to hot shorts, make sure you have them all stacked up in your closet.
Hey beautiful! Every summer wardrobe should consist of the classic must haves. Each summer, we seek comfort clothing that let us be stylish without breaking a sweat, literally! To deal with the humongous temperatures, we have also written about summer fashion tips. So, we made a list of the timeless wardrobe staples that every girl needs. If you already have them – you’re well prepared for the hot weather. If not, invest on these classics, and you’ll always have something for those busy mornings when you need to get dressed in a hurry.
Let’s check out the summer must haves!
Timeless Summer Essentials
1. Tee Shirts
Cotton tee shirts are a must have in summer wear. Whether it’s for casual or office wear on Fridays, they are a savior. Try different types of tee shirts – from half sleeved to sleeveless, from cropped to long ones. Avoid full sleeves in this scorching heat. I loved the Neon graphic print tee shirt by Zara paired with cropped white trousers – perfect for summer!
2. Classy Jeans
Jeans are everyday essentials. Go for relaxed-fit cropped jeans or boyfriend jeans with folded hems this summer. Also, try ripped jeans for a casual outing or vacation in summer fashion essentials. Patchwork and embellished jeans, too, are a cool choice for parties or night-outs. Pair them with crop tops, bodysuits or embellished tees. Avoid skinny jeans in the peak of summer as they might cause irritation to the skin due to sweating.
3. Stylish Shorts
A hot pair of shorts is a summer fashion essential, specially if you’re on vacation. Go for cotton shorts over denim ones. Pair them with crop or tank tops and you’re ready to take over the summer. I loved the striped shorts by Zara.
4. Pretty Skirts
Maxi, midi or mini skirts – all work perfectly on the hottest of days, especially cotton ones. In fact, structured A-line skirts work well for office, too! Pair them with button up shirts, tops or casual shirts. Also, try sheer skirts in summer fashion essentials for parties and night outs. Try crochet or plain ones for work or casual outings.
5. Cotton or Crepe Dresses
Long maxi dresses are perfect summer wear in India. Go for a mini dress when you are going out for coffee or parties. For a more modest look, try the runway-inspired dress with pants trend this year to stand out! Try off-the-shoulder dresses to create a statement!
6. Trousers, Culottes and Capris
If you don’t even know any of the basic fashion tips and tricks, you can still rock capris easily! For formal summer wear, relaxed or loose fitted trousers are a must have in summer essentials. You don’t want to mess up your meetings, presentations or your productivity at work. Pair them with half-sleeved or sleeveless button-up shirts in light pastels. Try chic crepe or cotton culottes and capris for work Fridays, shopping or casual outings.
7. Crop Tops and Bodysuits
Crop tops go well with anything – shorts, jeans and skirts. Pair an asymmetric crop top with midi skirt for a chic look in summer wear! Or go for a trendy bodysuit with ripped boyfriend jeans to look cool yet comfy!
8. Tank Tops
Tank tops are a must have for summer. They are a savior with the rising temperature! Sport a graphic or text-printed tank top with loose fitted jeans. Pair a button up shirt if you’re traveling in public transport to avoid creepy men’s stares!!
9. Fitted or Peplum Kurtis
Go for well fitted cotton and khadi kurtis for ethnic wear. Pair them with salwar pants, palazzos or even cropped jeans for a casual look. Peplum kurtis work great with jeans or matching dhoti.
10. Intimates & Lingerie
Try cotton bras or bralettes, especially non-wired ones for extreme comfort. Avoid lacy bras in the hot days.
It’s important to wear the right summer nightwear in summer fashion for women. You don’t want to struggle the entire night by wearing satin pajamas. So, invest in cute but loose cotton nightwear. Sleep dresses, shorts with tank tops, cotton PJ sets and cotton rompers are perfect ideas for summer essentials.
12. Sexy Swimsuit
When you’re on a vacation, a swimsuit is a must-have. Try a swimsuit with high-waist bottom if your body ain’t summer ready!! Also, try floral print sarongs on beach as they are super-hot.
Are you ready to beat the heat in style? How many of these timeless summer essentials do you already have? Did you like these summer fashion for women? Let us know!
Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17