For all the extravagant pairs of earrings, off-the-shoulder tops and knotted jumpsuits we buy, there's actually nothing better than snapping up a few summer go-tos that you know work on a day-to-day basis, no matter what. These few pillars are the glue that holds everything together—where all of your other wardrobe pieces can dip in and out according to where you're going, what you're doing and how simple or complex your styling desires may be at any given moment.
Time and time again we see that these classics hold steadfast in how important they are for us to get right—we know that a button-down shirt can be worn a million and one ways or that a great pair of sneakers can actually see you through the season far better than a flimsy pair of sandals—and we've selected our favourites from a brand who specialises in them come this time of the year, Hollister.
Scroll down to see and shop the five pieces every girl needs when the hot weather rolls around…
Who doesn't love unpackaging a crisp new shirt and then doing a little demi-tuck styling?
Nothing fussy or complicated required, this is the kind of frock that works from city to beach and back again.
Put the dark indigo to rest for a couple of months and instantly see your summer wardrobe lift, thanks to a simple switch-up in colour. Also, the shrunken crop helps flash a little extra flesh.
This is the kind of smart and flattering mini that you can get away with wearing to work, just as easily as you'll slip into it for a pool party. Done.