5 Summer Basics To Wear Now!

Citizen Blouse, Rag & Bone Linen Pants, YSL Tote, Caslon Sandals, Prada Sunglasses

It’s finally starting to feel like summer in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m looking forward to spending time outside with friends and family. So, to prepare for my activities, I look to my basics, like white denim, cotton tops, and t-shirts to wear to backyard barbeques and trips to the farmer’s market. Below are a few of the basic items we should all have in our wardobe for the summer months.

White jeans

A trendy white, flare-leg, straight or bootcut denim is a summer staple for every wardrobe. Wear them with t-shirts, sandals, or a dressy top and slides for an evening out. I recommend a few styles of jeans, including the Fidelity Katie, which offers a high-waisted, wide-leg, and frayed hemline. Katie jeans have a lot of stretch and are very comfortable, but make sure you size down as they run big. If you like straight white jeans, the Frame le high straight with a finished hemline is comfortable and has a clean, classic look. Lastly, the Mother Hustler high-waisted bootcut jeans are a stylist’s favorite.

Summer Blouses

A summer blouse is a must-have for your summer wardrobe. You will be ready for any occasion and look and feel confident.I always look to RailsCitizen of Humanity, and Veronica Beard for easy-to-wear, carfree tops for summer. More on the traditional side are blouses by Ralph Lauren and Frank & Eileen, but when paired with trendy jeans, you can create a classic cool look. 

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Summer Dresses

I love to wear dresses during the summer months.  Below are a few day dresses from Rails as well as one of my favorite slip dresses by Vince (on sale now).

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Denim Jacket

I always have an extra jacket on hand, and a jean jacket is my choice during the summer when the nights are cool. From cropped to oversize styles, there’s a denim jacket for everyone. Here are a few of my favorites right now.


I’m highlighting sandals that go with many outfits in your wardrobe, Starting with a favorite slide by Schutz and the comfort Sandal by Paul Green. In addition, the Stuart Weitzman sandals always elevate denim or dressy outfits. Plus, Nordstrom is carrying a variety of sandals by Paige, which is exciting since their footwear options are always trending.

My next blog post, on Tuesday, includes many of my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you missed the blog post on tips to shop the sale, you could read it here. I’m very excited about the Anniversary Sale. I’ve spent time reviewing and trying on many pieces from the sale and am excited to share the hottest items, how the clothes fit, the trends, and how to style different looks. Please reach out if you have any questions about your purchases; I’m here to help you!

Thank you for reading and Happy Anniversary Sale!

xo Sandy





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