Summer Essentials

I bought this beautiful white dress 40% off when I was in NYC a few weeks ago. I knew it would become a summer staple. Since I know not everyone shops as much as I do (shh!) I thought I would roundup my summer essentials. 

1. A white dress (duh!). Honestly though, they go with everything and there is nothing better than white in the summertime. This is my first "expensive" (but then reasonable since I bought it on sale) white dress I own. I've always wanted to invest in one but was never obsessed until I tried this one on. 

2. Jean shorts. Get One Teaspoon bandits and you are good to go. 

3. White tee. Okay, so this isn't a summer staple but a staple for all year. If you don't own a good white tee, buy one. I can't tell you how often I wear a white tee alone, under a sweater, jacket, cardigan, blazer etc. My favorites are Rag and Bone and James Perse.

4. Ankle Booties. This may surprise you but ankle booties are crucial for summer. Think of BBQs, long walks, spending time on your feet all day etc. While I love to wear heels at night, it's just not realistic when you're on your feet so much. Ankle booties are the answer. My favorites are the Isabel Marant ones I'm wearing (link below).

5. Go-to sunglasses. You need at least one pair of sunnies you love. Mine are the Quay oversized aviators I wear in nearly every post. 

6. Ripped Jeans. You can decide if you want them baggy, skinny, one small rip or a bunch of rips. Either way, they scream summer. Pair them with a white tee, ankle booties and sunnies and you are good to go! 

7. A light jacket. Mine is obviously a Moto jacket but it doesn't have to be. I would suggest investing in a black one so that it can go with everything. 

8. Nude underwear. This is a random one, I know. I just stocked up on my favorite nude underwear from Uniqlo. Let's face it, we wear a lot more white during the summer and nude underwear is necessary. 

9. Lipgloss. Another random one, I know. But you need to have your go-to summer lip gloss with you at all times (liquid lip or lipstick will do too!). My favorites tend to be from Mac. 

10. Cute sandals. I posted a pair of sandals on my IG yesterday and wow, the reaction was incredible. So far over 60,000 people have seen the picture and tons have liked/saved it. I was actually hesitant to post that pic but I'm glad I did! Anyway, a cute pair of sandals like that are a summer essential. 

Photography by Felicia Lasala


  1. Great essentials!! I love one teaspoon bandits😍🙌🏻

    1. Same! They're my favorite. I could literally live in them all summer :) xoxo

  2. You are such a babe! I love this look and your list and suggestions for summer staples is something I am going to refer to when I go shopping again!
    xo Debbie |

    1. Thank you hun! Have a great weekend :) xoxox