21 Easy-to-Wear Pieces That Are All Your Wardrobe Needs This Summer

Hello, sunshine. It’s officially summer, and as the temperatures have suddenly risen, we've started booking in plans for a summer of travel and alfresco socialising, and if there's one thing to consider that is just as important as where your'e going to spend the next few sunny months, its what you're going to wear. Whether you're planning a weekend staycation, heading for sunnier shores, or simply getting ready to spend summer in the city, you needn't waste your valuable time having to plan what to wear each day.

25 Throw-On Pieces That Are All Your Wardrobe Needs This Summer

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The easiest solution to any seasonal dressing dilemma is to put together a capsule wardrobe of fashionable but functional pieces that'll have you prepared no natter the weather. So instead of spending the next few weeks searching for the perfect summer outfit, we've done the hard work for you and put together the ultimate summer capsule wardrobe—all of the tops, shorts, loungewear and accessories you'll need you'll need to stay cool when summer heats up.

PANGAIA’s edit of linen and towelling in mood–boosting shades makes the perfect hot-weather uniform. These summer essentials are designed to take you from the city to beach in lightweight and low-impact fabrics, keeping you cool and looking good too. And, to make to make your shopping experience that much more sustainable, PANGAIA is giving you access to their Archive Sale, with up to 50% off previous product generations in a bid to create a zero-waste production model where no product is leftover.

So whether you’re dressing for work or drying off by the pool, shop our edit of the environmentally conscious, summer pieces we’re adding to our basket now. 

Summer Shirting 

All of the shirts, T-shirts, tanks and vests that you'll need to build a capsule wardrobe. Just add relaxed bottoms for a fashionable, but functional fit.  

Longline linen shirts are a wardrobe must have. Wear over swimwear, tucked into shorts or skirts, and layer over a poloneck when the weather changes and autumn rolls around. 

Size up to wear this oversized vest with a slouchy fit for androgynous cool. 

The perfect post-swim fabric, dry off in a towelling top (there's matching shorts too). 

Although its available in 3 colours, there's something about this bold, lotus pink. 

A boxy, short-sleeved linen shirt is about to be the easiest thing in your wardrobe to throw on and go. 

The simple tank top is having a good year. From runways to social media, this versatile basic is the talk of the town, so invest in one (or two) that will work with everything you already own. 

Sun-Ready Shorts 

Suns out, legs out. Soak up the best of the warm weather in a pair of easy, breezy shorts in any length–from knee skimming long shorts to high rise minis. 

Made from organic cotton towelling to be super absorbent, lightweight and soft on the skin.

A good pair of linen shorts is a wise investment, and just incase you were thinking about the ironing, these are treated aloe to beat the crease. 

Proving they've thought of everything, this 100% organic pair are treated with peppermint oil to keep the fabric fresher for longer. 

Mid-weight and ultra soft shorts to lounge in, whatever your plans. 

Wrap Up in Outerwear 

After spending your day in swimwear and shorts, wrap up and watch the sun set in light layers designed to keep you warm, while still letting your skin breathe. They're the perfect pieces to invest in now, and layer up in autumn too. 

You can't go wrong with a classic, cosy hoodie, perfect for an active week, lazy weekend, or getting comfy on a flight to a well earned getaway. 

Upgrade your everyday hoodie with a fluffy towelling version in a bright splash of colour.

Too hot for a longsleeve? Keep cool with a sleeveless cut-off. 

Just pair with high-waisted shorts or leggings for an easy weekend uniform. 

Linen can be polished too, and a structured blazer will instantly dress up any outfit without being too stuffy. 

Bold Vacation Accessories 

Once your outfits are planned and packed, the only thing left to think of is the accessories. The finishing touch to any look, good accessories can make or break an outfit, so think comfortable shoes, shady hats and carry-all bags for any eventuality. 

A wide brimmed bucket hat to take shade in style. 

There's nothing more relaxing than slipping into a pair of soft slippers, and fortunately, these have a tough outdoor sole, so you can enjoy the comfort in or out of the house. 

The kind of classic, white trainers you'll want to keep box fresh. Plus, there's no need for real leather, these are impressively made of an innovative leather alternative that comes from grape waste from the Italian wine making industry.

Trends may come and go, but an effortless baseball cap is the off-duty mainstay that will last forever.

For the veteran traveller, fit everything you'll need from a plug adapter to a change of towels in a roomy, crossbody backpack big enough to make sure you don't forget  thing. 

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