10 Chic Summer Wardrobe Swaps to Make Now
Every girl has an arsenal of summer style essentials she turns to time and time again for an on-point outfit that comes together in a matter of seconds. They just work. But if you’re looking for an easy way to give your wardrobe a right-now edge, swapping out a few tried-and-true favorites for their 2016 equivalents is a good place to start. From effortless sandals to lightened-up outerwear and runway-approved necklines, putting the old adage “out with the old and in with the new” into play will have your closet feeling ready to take on the new season in style. And the best part of it all? By doing the ol’ switcheroo, you won’t run the risk of leaving gaps in your wardrobe (the bane of every girl’s existence) — you’ll just be creating even more styling opportunities for your most-loved duds. Keep scrolling for 10 soon-to-be hero pieces that breathe new life into your closet like that.
1. Boohoo Ruffle Co-Ord Set ($42)
When you’ve exhausted your arsenal of laid-back jumpsuits and one-and-done rompers — both essential components to any lazy-girl wardrobe — take coords for a test drive. This flirty two-piece number is just as effortless, with plenty of added versatility to boot. For an easy date-night look that will put your LBD to shame, bust it out with flatform Oxfords, a topknot and bright red pout.
2. Zara Crossover Suede Sandals ($70)
If you thought it couldn’t get any better than a pair of chic suede mules (styled alongside a culotte jumpsuit and asymmetric earrings, of course), brace yourself. The crossover sandal is upping the ante on the minimalist stepper, proving that making a statement doesn’t have to mean putting on the glitz.
3. BaubleBar Opus Drops ($32)
Tired of the choker trend? (Is that even possible?) It’s time to hop aboard the asymmetric earring train. Make it your signature move this season to make everything from closet basics to graphic dresses feel runway ready.
4. Kimchi Blue Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Midi Dress ($69)
Step away from the LBD. Summer is the perfect time to embrace bright color and bold prints, so why limit yourself to snoozy neutral hues? This swingy floral girls dress is begging to make an appearance at every wedding, garden party or fancy dinner date you have on your agenda this season. Pair it with strappy sandals, a fuss-free updo and a classy box clutch.
5. Subtle Luxury Asami Kimono ($98)
Blazers are the picture of polish, but when temps are sizzling, they’re totally off the table. Keep the sartorial authorities (i.e. HR) at bay by popping this breezy kimono over tailored trousers and a basic tank, or cinch it with a statement belt around a simple midi dress and metallic heels for a winning on-the-job ensemble.
6. Pixi Market Blue and Red Ruffled Off-the-Shoulder Crop Top ($56)
Festival dressing isn’t all about crochet dresses and cutoffs. This ruffled tank was practically made for groovin’ to the beat, with its flouncy layers and shoulder-baring silhouette. Wear it solo with cropped jeans and lace-up wedges, or partner it with a high-waisted A-line skirt, cat eye sunglasses and suede clogs for a flirty look with rad retro appeal.
7. Silence + Noise Sporty Mesh Bomber Jacket ($89)
Your denim jacket has done you well, but it’s time to flip the script on your outerwear game with an edgy bomber with major ‘tude. This mesh one will go with both just-acquired pieces and tried-and-true staples, making it a hero piece in disguise when you’re in need of an extra layer — like for rooftop drinks or late-night strolls along the beach.
8. Mango Metallic Skirt ($60)
Whether you’re headed to a festival or bar hopping with your besties, this metallic show-stopper can do no wrong. Up the glam factor with a silk cami, glitzy ear cuff and a vintage lucite clutch for an after hours-approved ensemble that’s guaranteed to turn heads.
9. ASOS Color Block Satin Pajama Blouse ($55)
Usher in those carefree days of summer with a trend-right pajama top that keeps it real both on and off duty. Team it with pleated culottes and block heels for Monday morning meetings, or dress it down with white boyfriend jeans, minimalist slides and don’t-care hair for a Saturday night gig at your fave local haunt.
10. Mango Straw Bag ($80)
Channel your inner Parisian with a basket tote that has plenty of room for everything you need for impromptu picnics and sunny stints at the beach. Come Monday, it doubles as a carryall for your office essentials and makes the transition from desk to drinks totally seamless.
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