Hello there Ladies! Here is what I think are the essentials and necessary items we all need for summer.
Tops: Basic tops and singlets. Plain colours like white, black, grey, blue etc that can easily go with your other pieces in your wardrobe. You can never have enough basic tops and singlets. Just Jeans have great deals with 2 for $40. I recently put a lay by on with two basic tops, and denim skirt and brown belt.
Denim Shorts: Every girl must have denim shorts for summer. Denim pretty much goes with everything and you can get away with wearing them a couple of times a week before washing them. If you like short shorts, go for it, or maybe a knee length or just above the knee.
Skirts: Now I've never been a skirt girl, but the last few months I have been wearing skirts. Probably soft flowing material skirts would be great for summer and also denim.
Dresses: Dresses, dresses and more dresses! I think a girl can never have too many dresses. Come see my wardrobe and I can prove it. Dresses are simple and it's pretty much a whole outfit. All you have to do chuck on some shoes and maybe some accessories. And a girl must have a little black dress, this is a must, I have many :) It's perfect on a hot summers night to wear out with some killer heels or some cute flats.
Kaftan: I consider kaftan's pretty much like dresses. They are great to wear over swimmers, but I think they are fantastic as a dress. I only own one kaftan and I abused it while I was on holiday in Queensland this year. You can dress them down to the beach, then dress them when you go out.
Thongs/Sandals:Most people in Australia have at least one pair of Havaianas even Mr Pookie owns a pair. A pair of cute flat black sandals are definitely a must for summer. Sometimes when I go out I don't feel like wearing heels so a dressy pair of flats is perfect.
Hat: I am a hat girl as I have short hair and I have many bad hair days. A big straw floppy hat, or cute cap. of course anything cute and that keeps the sun off your face
Swimmers: I am ashamed to say I only one one or two pairs of swimmers. I would like more but I honestly can't find any that I like. But swimmers are definitely a necessary item for summer. One pieces are coming back in and there are alot of beautiful ones out there. I might even consider buying one this year.
Sunnies: I think most people have sunnies. I am blind as a bat so I have these ugly looking prescription sunnies.....eeewww!
it think I have covered everything. But keep in mind when buying clothes not to buy everything that is in fashion or a trend. Because by next year it's going to be in fashion anymore and it will look dated. I think buy a few pieces that are trends so you can at least wear most of them for the whole season. Like those ridiculous gladiator sandals that go up to the knee, like really are they necessary? They are absolutely horrible and not flattering at all. Just buy the basic gladiator sandals for a less dramatic look.