These Summer Basics Are Starting to Feel Dated, so We're Buying These 5 Instead

These Summer Basics Are Starting to Feel Dated, So We're Buying These 5 Instead


Kelly Gullett; Pictured: Into the Night and Zara

Melissa Meyers and her daughter, Rachel Meyers, have inspiring sartorial points of view as a mother-daughter duo that shares similar style tendencies. As a result, we turn to them each season for tips and tricks. They both happen to rely on elevated basics to complete their A+ wardrobes, so we wanted to learn about the specific basics they’re feeling for summer. On the flip side, we thought there could be interest in hearing about the pieces they’re not as into because of their somewhat outdated nature. Of course, it’s always key to remember that you should always wear whatever you love and what makes you feel comfortable.

Below you’ll find the next-level basics the Meyers women will and won’t wear over the next few months. Naturally, there’s a range of styling references for inspiration. And if you’re in the mood to shop, don’t miss out on the smattering of product recommendations as well. 

Wearing: Linen/Cotton Shorts
Won't Wear as Much: Short Denim Shorts

The best shorts for women


Stefanie Marie

On Meyers: Everlane shorts

"We love wearing dressier shorts and pairing them with a blazer to suit up or just to wear casually at the beach or shopping around town." — Melissa Meyers

Wearing: Relaxed Shirts
Not Wearing as Much: Fitted Cardigans

The basics that are in and out for summer


Rachel Meyers

On Meyers: Grayson shirt

"We are wearing our button-up shirts oversized these days and using them as an outer layer instead of our cardigans. However, oversized cardigans are always classic and great to have on hand for travel." — Rachel Meyers

The best midi dresses for summer



On Meyers: Yummy Tummy dress

"Whether you like to rock a mini dress or cover up with a longer style, both are huge trends for this season. We will leave our in-between-length dresses at the back of our closet for now." — Melissa Meyers

The best mini dresses to wear for summer


Rachel Meyers

On Meyers: KITTENY dress

Wearing: Strappy Sandals and Platforms
Not Wearing as Much: Peep-Toe Shoes

On Meyers: Charles & Keith sandals

"Strappy heels (mid and high) and platform sandals are must-haves this season. We are updating our shoe game for sure with a few of these fresh styles. I wished I saved all my platforms from the nineties...I had a closet full of them!" — Melissa Meyers

Wearing: Oversize Sunglasses
Not Wearing as Much: Tiny Sunglasses

"Wearing statement sunnies always brings out rock star vibes so we love that this trend is hot again. We are excited to go bigger with our frames this season and happy to have the extra sun protection." — Melissa Meyers