Summer is Almost Here. But Are You Ready?

The Ultimate Guide to Wardrobe Essentials for Summer 2020

Summer is here and many parts of the country are starting to feel the heat. Which means that it’s time to get your summer wardrobe in order, especially if you haven’t even started thinking about it yet. It’s time to start noticing the holes in your wardrobe — which items are missing, and what you could do with a few extra pairs of. If you feel like you need to start from scratch, or just want to go over a checklist of items, here’s our pick of the top wardrobe essentials for this summer:

Denim shorts

These are so comfortable, so in vogue, and come in a variety of styles. Choose a pair that fit your aesthetic and body type, and chances are you’ll end up living in them. Start with one pair and if it matches your style, then get a couple more. Maybe even experiment with colors.

Sleep dresses

An Indian summer is incomplete without these. A good sleep dress is not only great for night time but also makes for good loungewear on those lazy weekends at home. If you’re looking for something airy and uber comfortable to add to your wardrobe, this is what you need.

Plain white T-shirt

No man’s summer wardrobe is complete without this one. A well-fitted white T-shirt and jet black or denim blue trousers are the easiest classic Hollywood look you can pull off. Plain white T-shirts go well with everything — you can use a suede jacket to spruce up your look and maybe even sport some light-weight sunglasses to get your summer groove going!

Capri pants

If you’re not comfortable in shorts, capri pants in a lightweight material are a great alternative. They come in a number of silhouettes and are very much in vogue right now, so it’s hard to go wrong with these.

Short kurtis

This is another great item for your summer wardrobe. Find comfortable cotton kurtis in pastel summery shades. They come in so many different styles — from noodle straps to sleeveless to three-quarter sleeves. You can also choose plain kurtis (and then accessorize) or get unique earthy prints. The best part about short Kurtis is that you can pair them well with a number of different bottoms — from classic jeans to cropped pants to denim shorts.

Carryall tote bag

There are so many additional things we need to carry with us during summer — from that big bottle of sunscreen to sunglasses to a big bottle of water. It’s time to introduce the carryall tote bag to your wardrobe — the large, spacious bag is exactly what you need on your summer escapades.

Boyfriend jeans

Think winter, think black skinny jeans. But come summer it’s time to trade-in for a cool, comfy look. Opt for summery blue boyfriend jeans — with so much room that these pants are the perfect escape from the oppressive heat. And it’s time to push those skinny jeans all the way to the back of your cupboard!

Shirt dress

While the sleep dress makes for perfect summer loungewear, the shirt dress makes for great office and casual wear. It’s loose and comfortable while also having a stylish silhouette and that slightly more formal look. White, denim blue, and light grey are all great color choices for that perfect summer shirt dress.

Fashion sneakers

From white leather sneakers to classic canvas Converse, a pair of casual sneakers is a true summer must-have for men. Sneakers go with any summer outfit you may pick — be it gym wear, beachwear, or casual wear. These versatile yet quirky items are a real blessing especially if you’re traveling.


The summer heat is coming and nothing can help you shield it like good ol’ sunglasses. A pair of sunglasses is a forever-classic style statement. From circular to square, vintage to modern, and neutral to brightly colored, sunglasses are the sleek upgrade your outfit needs.

This was our pick of 2020’s summer must-haves. If you think we’ve missed out on anything essential, make sure you let us know in the comments below!

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