Five Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Boden CloseHey, it’s Alison with Get Your Pretty On and I believe that summer style should be cool, comfortable and as effortless as possible.  I’ll bet you do too!  It’s actually pretty easy to look cute and put together, even on the hottest days, if you have the right pieces in place.

I recently hosted a tele-seminar to share my Five Summer Wardrobe Essentials for Effortless Style.  You can listen to the full audio along with a Q&A where I share some BONUS reveals for my Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge.  Just press play below to hear the entire call.


Follow along with this list of my five favorite wardrobe essentials for creating easy summer outfits.

Five Summer Wardrobe Essentials for Effortless Style


1.  Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are one of my favorite summer style pieces because they’re cool and comfortable and define effortless style.  Just add metallic sandals and a fedora and you have an instant outfit that’s perfect for anything!

[Racerback Maxi Dress]

[Patterned Maxi Dress]

2.  Fedora

A fedora adds a fun touch to all of your summer outfits.  Even if you’re not a hat wearer, almost everyone looks good in a fedora style.  Try it with a simple tank top and shorts to kick up your style a notch.

[Woven Fedora]

[Ribbon Fedora]

3.  Metallic Sandals

Metallic sandals are my summer favorites.  They go with everything and add a little interest to all of your outfits.

[Gold Braided Sandal]

[Strappy Sandal]

4.  Long Necklace or Statement Earrings

Accessorizing can be tricky in the summer months.  I try to keep it as unfussy as possible by adding a long necklace to my maxi dresses, t-shirts and tank tops.  Or try a neutral pair of statement earrings to dress up all of your casual looks.

[Tassel Pendant Necklace]

[Long Faceted Pendant Necklace]

[Gold Statement Earrings]

[Drop Earrings]

5.  Printed Shorts

Printed shorts are the item I’ve added most to my closet this season.  They add interest to plain t-shirts and tank tops and look great with a pair of neutral wedges.  Try mixing patterns by pairing them floral patterns, polka dots or stripes on top.

[Orange Dot Shorts]

[Black and White Ikat]

SUMMER STYLE ME PRETTY CHALLENGESummer Style Me Pretty BannerIf you’d like to get my complete summer wardrobe shopping list plus 21 days of summer outfits delivered to your inbox daily, join me for the Summer Style Me Pretty Challenge.

Here are two sample outfits from the challenge.

Summer Style 1

Summer Sample

Registration closes at midnight on June 5th so hurry and sign up now HERE!

  • Love this! Thanks so much…was teaching during the call. Can I just say too, that I love that you added bags this time!!

  • Michelle Russell

    Can you tell us where you got that striped T-shirt above next to the denim shorts?

  • Michelle Russell

    And the purse?

  • Sheila

    I missed the call due a work meeting. Just listened to the call. It sounds like this is going to be as much fun as the spring challenge. Thanks so much for putting this together for us all. I can’t wait to shop.

  • Ruth

    I missed the call, but just listened to the call. WOW, how fun to hear everything….especially how you got started and your vision. Thanks for helping all of us “getting our pretty on” You are the best!

  • I enjoyed listening to the recorded call… thanks for sending out the link! 🙂