After over a year of staying indoors and not getting dressed, we’ve assessed and reassessed our closets. We’ve done the massive purge, have resold or donated, and ultimately feel relatively secure about where we’ve landed. But the thing about closet purging is that it’s an evolution. We’ve gotten rid of things that don’t serve us anymore to make room for whatever is next. It’s not an exact science where you trade one thing for another because, naturally, there are going to be things that are foundational but it clears a space to experiment with trends and seasonal dressing. With summer quickly approaching, there is a possibility to have a little more safe social flexibility with the distribution of the vaccine. That space we cleared up in our closets is itching to be filled with some fun pieces that have strong potential to become wardrobe staples.

Now, if you’re anything like me, I very much have the 7 Rings by Ariana Grande mentality of “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it” when it comes to my closet. I see something and it consumes my thoughts until I get it. I’m approaching my summer wardrobe as sort of reintroduction to being safely social. It’s important to make a statement with some trendier pieces (granted ones that I will probably love beyond the season) but balance it out with the core summer staples of white t-shirts and denim shorts. Essentially, it’s all about color, short shorts, and ease. In other words, I want to show off the legs, I want to look like Rihanna always, and I want it all to be effortless. Ergo, my ideal summer wardrobe in 15 items that I’ve seen, I like, I want it, and now have to get.

MARQUES ALMEIDA FEATHER-TRIM OVERSIZED ORGANIC-COTTON SHIRT, $525 SHOP NOW
RE/DONE HIGH RISE SHORT, $195 SHOP NOW
MANOLO BLAHNIK BALLERIMU, $695 SHOP NOW
CELINE HOMME TYSON REEDER CAMP-COLLAR PRINTED VOILE SHIRT, $790 SHOP NOW
JACQUEMUS LE BODY SHORT RIBBED-KNIT PLAYSUIT, $385 SHOP NOW
THE ANDAMANE ELASTICATED STRIPED SHORTS, $119 SHOP NOW
BROTHER VELLIES MEN’S GREG SHOE, $395 SHOP NOW
KHAITE EDA JACQUARD BRALETTE, $560 SHOP NOW
BRANDON MAXWELL STRETCH CREPE DRAPED SKIRT WITH SIDE SLIT, $1690 SHOP NOW
BABATON SCULPT KNIT TANK, $58 SHOP NOW
LAQUAN SMITH BLEACHED DENIM SHORTS, $595 SHOP NOW
AMINA MUADDI LUPITA SATIN SLIPPER, $650 SHOP NOW
VALENTINO OVERSIZED COLLARED COTTON BLOUSE, $2900 SHOP NOW
ALIX NYC ARDEN CREWNECK BODYSUIT, $145 SHOP NOW
VERSACE PLEATED MINI DRESS, $1075 SHOP NOW

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