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SHOP THIS! 10 Pieces You Need To Update Your Summer Wardrobe!

SHOP THIS! 10 Pieces You Need To Update Your Summer Wardrobe!

One of the most exciting things about a summer to me is the change of the season in my wardrobe. I love updating my closet for summer. This is the perfect time to start bringing in new pieces of the season, I’ve been stalking and trying new styles to replace some of those classics I’ve abused. It’s also time to try new colors and cuts. It’s all about planning when updating your look. The key to having a great wardrobe always lays within it’s ability to be revived by simply adding a couple new pieces to the current items you have already. And to celebrate the start of summer (and to pick up from Marie’s last post about this) we’ve compiled a list of ten trends to update your wardrobe now for summer.

Even something as simple as adding a new nail color or lipstick can create a summer update. Think about adding a wildcard piece to your wardrobe. If you love jeans on the weekend and you have a favorite pair but want to refresh the look for the summer, try a lighter shade of denim, maybe, step outside of your box and try something new. For me, that would be adding a pair of jeans in white, because it’s the summertime! This can definitely elevate your seasonal style and give you a new look… I know it may sound scary, but you never know!

It’s time to shop for must-have pieces that’ll keep your look fresh for months to come. Are you ready?

Here are 10 pieces to update your summer wardrobe!

The Maxi Dress

Plus Size Summer Essentials- ASOS Curve Maxi Dress A great maxi dress can present several options to your wardrobe. Plus they are easy to wear, rock, and play in…

How To Wear It:

  • Wear it with a cute gladiator sandal for a summer music festival.
  • Mix with chunky block heel for a summer date at rooftop bar.

Get The Dress: Maxi Dress in Painted Floral at ASOS.com

 

Plus Size Summer Essentials- Tart Maxi Dress

A great maxi dress can present several options to your wardrobe. Plus they are easy to wear, rock, and play in…

How To Wear It:

  • Wear it with a cute gladiator sandal for a summer music festival.
  • Mix with chunky block heel for a summer date at rooftop bar.

Get The Dress: Chloe Print Empire Waist Jersey Maxi Dress Nordstrom.com

 

 

Crochet-Trim Maxi Dress A great maxi dress can present several options to your wardrobe. Plus they are easy to wear, rock, and play in…

How To Wear It:

  • Wear it with a cute gladiator sandal for a summer music festival.
  • Mix with chunky block heel for a summer date at rooftop bar.

Get The Dress: Crochet-Trim Maxi Dress at SimplyBe.com

 

The Girly Shorts

 

Studio Eyelet Detail Shorts Because of the ultra girly design of these shorts and great cut, you can show a little more skin.

How To Wear It:

  •  Pair with a crisp white button down and espadrille sandals for a cool summer prep look.
  • Rock it with the coordinating top and chunky bright sandal for a day party.

Get The Shorts: Studio Eyelet Detail Shorts at Eloquii.com

Target Plus size flowy shorts

How To Wear It:

  •  Pair with a white tank and gladiator sandals for a cool summer festival look.
  • Rock it with the coordinating top and chunky bright sandal for a day party.

Get The Shorts: Lily Star Flowy Knit Shorts at Target.com

Lace Shorts Lane Bryant

How To Wear It:

  •  Pair with a crisp white button down and espadrille sandals for a cool summer prep look.
  • Rock it with the coordinating top and chunky bright sandal for a day party.

Get The Shorts: Lace Shorts at LaneBryant.com

The Chunky Block Heel

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Because summer was made for day parties, street festivals and stylish gatherings that require some time on your feet. A chunky heel sandal can make the event much more enjoyable.  And these come up to a size 13!

How To Wear It:

  • Wear it with a black and white pencil skirt and black top for a casual Friday work look.
  • Try with a pair of flat bottom jeans, tank and duster for a bohemian vibe.

Get The Block Heel: Nordstrom

Sole Diva Wide width Block Heel Sandals Because summer was made for day parties, street festivals and stylish gatherings that require some time on your feet. A chunky heel sandal can make the event much more enjoyable.  And there come up to a size 11!

How To Wear It:

  • Wear it with a floral midi dress for a casual Friday work look.
  • Try with bold summer hued dress for a casual day option!

Get The Block Heel: Sole Diva Block Heel Sandals at SimplyBe.com

Wide Width Platform Peep Toe SandalsBecause summer was made for day parties, street festivals and stylish gatherings that require some time on your feet. A chunky heel sandal can make the event much more enjoyable.  And there come up to a size 13!

How To Wear It:

  • Wear it with frayed ankle jeans and an off the shoulder top!
  • Try with a pair of culottes and fitted bodysuit!

Get The Block Heel: Platform Peep Toe Sandals at Torrid.com

 

The Tunic

L&L Sleeveless Lace-up Tunic

I love tunic tops.  They are the perfect summer addition to our wardrobe. Constructed in a variety of materials made for summer, the tunic top will keep you cool and stylish in the heat.

How To Wear It:

  • Tunics sometimes come in long lengths.  So if you dare, rock those legs with a cute block sandal.
  • Pair with a cute pair of Bermuda shorts for a easy Saturday vibe with family.

Get The Tunic: L&L Sleeveless Lace-up Tunic at AdditionElle.com

 

I love tunic tops.  They are the perfect summer addition to our wardrobe. Constructed in a variety of materials made for summer, the tunic top will keep you cool and stylish in the heat.

How To Wear It:

  • Tunics sometimes come in long lengths.  So if you dare, rock those legs with a cute block sandal.
  • Pair with a cute pair of Bermuda shorts for a easy Saturday vibe with family.

Get The Tunic: Tasseled Denim Tunic at navabi.us

Simply Be Lace Trim Crinkle TunicI love tunic tops.  They are the perfect summer addition to our wardrobe. Constructed in a variety of materials made for summer, the tunic top will keep you cool and stylish in the heat.

How To Wear It:

  • Tunics sometimes come in long lengths, like this one above!  So if you dare, rock those legs with a cute block sandal and/or with cutoff shorts!
  • Pair with a cute pair of palazzo pants for a easy beach vibe while traveling!

Get The Tunic: Simply Be Lace Trim Crinkle Tunic at SimplyBe.com

 

The Bikini

Ashley Graham Siren BikiniI am all for stepping outside of one’s comfort zone and with the plethora of options, how about a bikini?

How to Wear It:

  • Grab a pair of printed shorts and camp shirt for a easy beach look. Wear the shirt open to reveal that new tan and confidence. Don’t forget the straw bag.
  • Wear under a sheer jumpsuit or pool dress from Jibri for a fancy poolside engagement.

Get The Bikini: Ashley Graham x swimsuitsforall Double-Cross Siren Bikini at Swimsuitsforall.com

 

Bikini

Maybe you didn’t get the notice, but I have a thing for bikinis. And this summer, everybody should hit the water, pool or beach in cute swimwear. Don’t you love the scallop details of this two piece.

How to Wear It:

  • Grab a pair of printed shorts and camp shirt for a easy beach look. Wear the shirt open to reveal that new tan and confidence. Don’t forget the straw bag.
  • Wear under a sheer jumpsuit or pool dress from Jibri for a fancy poolside engagement.

Get The Bikini: H&M Plus

Multi-Way Swim Tank with Built-In Bandeau BraOMG, this can be rocked a gazillion of ways!

How to Wear It:

  • Grab an awesome maxi dress and head on out to the beach!
  • Under some overalls or a fancy kaftan, to the beach or highly anticipated pool party!

Get The Bikini: Multi-Way Swim Tank with Built-In Bandeau Bra at LaneBryant.com

The Culottes

RI Plus stripe cropped pants Not quite full length pant and too long for shorts, the culottes have made a return from the 70’s trends. Pay attention to the fit of your culottes, too slim of a cut can appear to be capris. Aim for a comfortable amount of room in the thigh area, because this is where the culotte can be not so cute of a look.

How to Wear It:

  • Wear your culottes with a classic tee and longline vest for work. This will create a polish summer look perfect for the professional.
  • Relax a bit on the weekend and wear them with a off the shoulder top and wedge sandals.

Get The Culottes: RI Plus stripe cropped pants at RiverIsland.com

 

Zhenzi Plus Size Printed Culottes Want to play with a fun print? How about these more relaxed pair?

How to Wear It:

  • Wear your culottes with an off the shoulder top or a body suit for a fun clean line.
  • A long sleeved button up (think sheer or chiffon) is a great option to mix with these pants!

Get The Culottes: Zhenzi Printed Culottes at navabi.com

 

Studio Pleated Plus Size Culotte PantThese are on the shorter side of culottes, but just as fun!

How to Wear It:

  • Paired with a tank top, this look give your midis and full skirts a run for their money!
  • Why not pair with a fitted tee and flat sandals for a relaxed summer vibe?

Get The Culottes: Studio Pleated Culotte Pant at Eloquii.com

 

The Gladiator Sandals

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The perfect summer sandal, wear these babies everywhere this summer.

How To Wear Them:

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  • Finish off the perfect bohemian look a sheer floral maxi and fringe crossover.
  • Pair with a really cute skater dress for a easy Sunday stroll.

Get The Sandals: Braided Gladiator Sandal at LaneBryant.com

 

Wide Calf Gladiator Sandal

These are UBER fancy… can you see yourself in these?

How To Wear Them:

  • Finish off the perfect bohemian look a sheer floral maxi and fringe crossover.
  • Pair with a really flirty short dress or flowy shorts!

Get The Sandals: Wide Calf Gladiator Sandal at AshleyStewart.com

Sole Diva Elasticated Wide Calf Gladiator SandalsThe perfect summer sandal, wear these babies everywhere this summer.

How To Wear Them:

  • Finish off the perfect bohemian look a sheer shirtdress.
  • Pair with tattered denim shorts for a carefree bold summer look.

Get The Sandals: Sole Diva Elasticated Sandals at SimplyBe.com

The Playsuit/Romper

ASOS CURVE Tropical Print Cold Shoulder Beach RomperSummer is not summer without a really cute romper or playsuit.  This piece will make summer quick changes a breeze. How cute is this?

How To Wear:

  • Wear with nude flats, layer a denim jacket for cool nights, and you are the epitome of summer cool…
  • Traveling this summer? Make sure you have this handy for chic and playful times!

Get The Playsuit: Tropical Print Cold Shoulder Beach Romper at ASOS.com

Simply Be PlaysuitSummer is not summer without a really cute romper or playsuit.  This piece will make summer quick changes a breeze. How cute is this?

How To Wear:

  • Wear with a cute pair of wedges in a bright red color and a small white bag for a summer afternoon date.
  • Slide on a pair of classic Converse and Denim jacket for a the All American vibe at a bbq.

Get The Playsuit: Check Frill Playsuit at SimplyBe.com

Plus Size Belted Chambray Romper at Forever21.comSummer is not summer without a really cute romper or playsuit.  Looking for something with a completely different vibe?

How To Wear:

  • Wear with a cute pair of wedges or take a completley different direction with a pair of Converse sneakers!
  • Perfect for the beach over your bathing suit, pair with some cool and bold flats!

Get The Playsuit: Plus Size Belted Chambray Romper at Forever21.com

 

The Jumpsuit

Banded Plus Size Scuba JumpsuitNext to the maxi, this is the summer’s must have… or it’s at the top of our list!

How To Wear It:

  • Pair with a sheer kimono or duster and a simple pair of black sandals for a romantic summer date at a resort.
  • Wear it by itself, if you are feeling bold and sexy!

Get The Jumpsuit: Banded Scuba Jumpsuit at AshleyStewart.com

 

Simply Be Floral Jumpsuit This fun printed jumpsuit is made for vacation getaways and weekends.

How To Wear It:

  • Pair with a simple pair of black sandals for a romantic summer date at a resort.
  • Toss it in the weekend tote with some flat sandals for shopping weekend with the girls.

Get The Jumpsuit: This Floral Jumpsuit at SimplyBe.com

Peg Leg Plus Size Jumpsuit with Twist FrontTurn it up a notch with this sexy number for the weekends.

How To Wear It:

  • Keep it sleek with a strappy heel or make a statement with blinged out pumps!
  • It is all about the accessories here! Layer on the jewels and the clutch for the drama!

Get The Jumpsuit: Peg Leg Jumpsuit with Twist Front at ASOS.com

 

The White Denim

L&L High Rise Ripped Plus Size Denim ShortThis is a closet wildcard for a plus size woman. But depending on how your rock it, the white jean can be very versatile in your wardrobe!

How To Wear It:

  • Go Sexy Minimalist with a soft black tee and simple heeled sandals in black.
  • These shorts, have a cool girl summer vibe and can be rocked so many ways! Like this flowy tee or with a summer hued off the shoulder top!

Get The Jeans: L&L High Rise Ripped Denim Short at AdditionElle.com

 

White Plus Size Skinny Jeans at Ashley StewartDenim jeans? Do you dare? How would you rock these?

How To Wear It:

  • Go Sexy Minimalist with a soft black tee and simple heeled sandals in black.
  • Roll up the hem, throw on a cute flat and wear it a vibrant color tunic for a day of errands and lunch dates.

Get The Jeans: White Skinny Jean at AshleyStewart.com

Ridley Skinny Ankle Grazer Plus Size Jeans in White with Rip & Destroy BustsDenim with a little edge? Yes, please!

How To Wear It:

  • Rock it out with a graphic tee and strappy heels!
  • Pair back to a great tunic, sporty flats and you are laid back summer cool.

Get The Jeans: Ridley Skinny Ankle Grazer Jeans in White with Rip & Destroy Busts at ASOS.com

How cute were these pieces?  I can so see myself in that playsuit at a bbq. Which pieces is your favorite?

Whatever it is, you need simple updates to the current pieces that will see you through an entire season.  Your basics will stay the same, but the statement pieces of the summer will be what you’re going to feel fabulous in.

What are you wanting to update your look up with? Tell Us Below!

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