Summer has officially begun and I am more than excited for the season this year. Here are my must-have shoes that I cannot live without right now.
Sneakers are basically an essential for me all year round. Not only are they super comfortable, they can make any outfit look casual and sporty. I love my Adidas Stan Smiths in White. They go with everything, from a pair of shorts to a dress; you will catch me in these shoes 99% of the time. I believe everyone should have a pair of white sneakers in their collection, especially for the warmer weather.
Slides are literally my lazy shoes. They are so, so, so easy to put on and often look so cute and minimalistic. You can literally find these in all sorts of colors and materials basically anywhere. My absolute favorites are my Adidas Originals Adilette Slides and Call it Spring’s Thirenia. The pair from Adidas is more sporty looking while the ones from Call it Spring can easily be dressed up.
Baseball Caps are a life-saver when it comes to bad hair days. They protect you from the sun and are super cute. Like the slides, you can find baseball caps everywhere and anywhere. For the summer, I prefer lighter earthy colors like beige. Although canvas is a classic, try switching it up with a baseball cap with a suede texture; like Wilfred Free’s Emesa Hat. Wear it with your hair down or up in a pony; either way, you won’t have to worry about your hair for the day.
What’s summer without a pair of denim shorts? From high-waisted to low-rise, rolled hems to frayed, and plain to distressed; the options are endless. In my closet, it is a must to have 3 specific pairs. A classic high-waisted denim in a medium or light wash, similar to American Apparel’s Cuff Shorts, looks great with lighter colors like white and beige. A high-waisted denim in black with a frayed hem, like Talula’s Okinawa Shorts, will give off edgy vibes. Last by not least, a pair of mid-rise denim in a medium wash. I love Levi’s 501 shorts because they go with everything. They hug your body so well and the slight distressing gives off the “worn-in” feel.
Crossbody bags are another must-have for me in the summer. I prefer small ones because they are great for nights out and concerts. They are light and help you avoid carrying too many things while keeping your hands free. Of course, they come in so many different colors, shapes, and patterns; but my must-have colors are beige and black. Coach’s Pebbled Leather Crossbody Clutch in Silver keeps my outfits looking light and summery. If I’m feeling a bit edgier, I prefer a black one; similar to Matt & Nat’s Bee.
Currently, I am in love with minimal and dainty jewelry. Chokers have been trending for a while. Finding them in a thin, delicate looking chain will add the perfect amount of accent to your outfit. My favorites are from Coffee & Couture; a Montreal-based brand. I love stacking them or wearing them on their own. These pieces are polished to perfection.