Wednesday, May 8, 2024

My Summer Closet Staples

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During the summer, I stay home with the kids, so my summer style is simple, casual, and comfortable. 

A few must-haves in my closet are…

These tanks from Target.  They are soft, comfortable, well-made, they wash well, they’re inexpensive, and they come in every color of the rainbow.  You can wear them with shorts, jeans, skirts, leggings, workout shorts… literally everything.  And they’re also perfect for layering under a jean jacket or a cardigan.  They are seriously the epitome of the simple summer top for me.  I just went and counted, and I literally own this tank in 15 colors. 


If I want a simple top with a little more coverage, these tees from Target are like the t-shirt version of those tank tops above.  They, too, are soft, comfy, well-made, and they come in tons of colors.  For just $8 per top, you can’t go wrong.


The bottoms that I live in the most during the summer are these jean shorts from American Eagle.  They are high-quality, they are super soft and stretchy, and they’re SO cute.  I own these in light wash blue denim, medium wash blue denim, black denim, and white denim and I love every single pair so much. 


When I want to get a little fancier, I’ll wear one of these tanks, because the ruffles are EVERYTHING.  These tanks are seriously one of my favorite Amazon purchases ever.  I bought one when it was on sale a couple of months ago, and I love it so much that I asked for it in two more colors for my birthday.  I LOVE it.  And again, you can wear them with anything!


Every summer closet needs a great pair of white jeans, and these are the GOAT.  These are the white version of the light wash blue denim jeans that I’ve been sharing for months, and I cannot get over how perfect they are in every way.  They are pricey, but they are worth every single penny.  They fit true-to-size… I wear a 24.


I’ve talked about these Amazon skirts a million and one times on the blog because they’re SO GOOD and I wear them all summer long, too.  They are comfy and cool, and you can dress them up or down.  I now own these in four colors and patterns, and I receive complements every single time I wear them.


I will wear those skirts with one of my beloved Target tanks, one of the ruffled tanks, or with one of these cropped ruffled tanks.  These are awesome to pair with anything high-waisted because you don’t have to worry about tucking them in, but they’re long enough to meet the tops of your high-waisted jeans or skirts, so they don’t show your stomach.


For working out, I live in these tanks.  They’re amazing quality, they’re comfortable, they’re durable, they wick away sweat, and they are just all around awesome. 


I pair them with my favorite workout shorts – also excellent quality – and it’s the perfect outfit to run, workout, or run errands in.


I also love these sports bras, and I wear them with leggings to work out.


Every now and then, I’ll also wear one of these cute tennis skirts instead of shorts.  These come in tons of different colors, and they’re perfection.  They’re cute enough to wear around town to run errands, and then you can take them straight into a workout.


With regard to shoes, I typically stick to a simple sandal most days, and I love these from Amazon Basics.


I also love a good wedge, and these are comfortable, super cute, easy to walk in, and excellent quality.


I also love a good sneaker for summer, and these are my favorite.  Again, these are pricey (although, I got mine suuuuper cheap during Black Friday last year), but they’re such great quality, and they’ve held up beautifully during the countless wears these last few months.  These are a great alternative to Golden Goose shoes since those are ridiculously overpriced.  These also come in many colorways and they are comfortable.  And if you’re looking for the perfect socks to wear with them, grab these!


And finally, we can’t forget swimsuits!  Those are, of course, a summer staple since we spend so much time at the beach and the pool during the summer.  My favorite place for swimsuits these last few years has been Target.  They have good quality items, you can mix and match them however you’d like, and they won’t break the bank.


And there you have it!  Chances are, if you see me this summer, I’ll be wearing one of the combinations above!

Happy Wednesday, y’all!


  1. Lots of great summer staples! I think I easily own a dozen of those types of tank tops too (though I have been buying the ones Amazon sells).

    1. I love the Amazon tanks, too! I have several of those!

  2. I need some looser tops for my fluffy self but those all look great on you!

  3. Love all your pieces!! Ella loves those skorts and has them in so many colors!!

    1. Awesome! I'd like to have a couple more in different colors!

  4. I stay home with the kids too all summer, so I am right there with you on comfortable and cool clothes. I love AE for denim shorts too or just even jeans!



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