11 Classic Summer Items That Will Make Getting Dressed Easier

Classic summer items: big Celine basket bag



Traditionally, the role of a fashion editor is all about reporting on newness and what you should be wearing in six months' time. However, in 2021, this way of talking about clothes is dated and simply unpractical for the way we live and are all trying to consume in a more mindful fashion. Now I write about classic items much more than I report on buzzy microtrends. As many of us are about to do a wardrobe switchover and are looking to fill gaps in our existing summer capsules, below I've listed 11 items that always make getting dressed easier in warmer months. 

These are simple pieces that will form a useful foundation, and then you can layer brighter, more statement separates on top. First, you'll need sensible summer accessories, such as basket bags and leather sandals, as well as throw-on summer dresses, breezy button-down shirts and vest tops. Whatever your style, I'm confident that the 11 classics below will find a happy home in anyone's wardrobe this summer. 

1. Classic Basket Bag

Classic summer items: big basket bag



2. Simple Dress

Classic summer items: white sundress, basket bag and sandals



3. Leather Sandals

4. Button-Down Shirt

Classic summer items: linen blue shirt and linen beige skirt



5. Black Swimsuit

Classic summer items: Marissa Cox black swimsuit



6. Blazer

7. Vest Top

Classic summer items: tank tops



8. Light Jeans

Classic summer items: beige or white jeans



9. Floral Midi Dress

Classic summer items: floral dress



10. Shorts

Classic summer items: linen shorts



11. Short-Sleeve Shirt

Classic summer items: short-sleeve shirt


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