Summer is a great time to show off your one-of-a-kind style and purchase a few essentials for your wardrobe. We all have the plain white T, pair of ray-bans, cut-off shorts, beach bag and pair of loafers hiding somewhere in our closets, but this summer, its time to liven up those pieces up! Take a look at these trendy new ways to freshen up the basic pieces and help make a statement with your summer wardrobe.
The Not-So-Plain White T
Everyone has a basic white t-shirt, whether it's a plain V-neck or a scoop; it’s an essential piece in every woman's closet. Instead of grabbing for the simple white T, go for a cool neckline or an asymmetrical hem! We love the look of this White T by Diane Von Furstenberg as it takes a new, chic look to the stable wardrobe piece with its wide neck, thick, asymmetrical hem, and oversized sleeves.
Find it at Nordstrom, $198
Yes, we all love the wayfarer style of shades, however, it’s time to spruce up the look this season! Instead of going for the classic black frame, try an out of the ordinary color or pattern. We love the striped pattern on these shades and the colors are perfectly bold and on trend.
Find them at Ray-ban.com, $160
Patterns + Texture
Who said that your summer shorts need to be plain and simple? Go for something with a pattern or texture this summer to up your style factor. We love these embellished shorts not only for the texture, but for their current mint color. A perfect day-to-night piece, these shorts are a must-have for summer.
Find them at Topshop, $120
Loafers are always a comfy go-to for summer casual wear. Instead of going for basic black, brown, or beige loafers this summer, try something with a little more spunk! Go patterns, color, or even embellishments! We love these loafers by Christian Louboutin because they give an otherwise simple daywear shoe, a little edge and sophistication.
Find them at Christianlouboutin.com, $895
The summer beach bag is a crucial must-have to carry every last thing you need for your day sitting by the pool or on the beach. Instead of going for a simple color or a plain, wicker bag; go for something with a nautical theme or fun pattern. We love these B.Y.O. bags by Prada. Try out one of these adorable totes for your next trip to the beach.
Find them at Prada, $295