Summer Wardrobe Staples

Hello there, fellow vintage lovers! Summer is fast approaching so today I’m sharing with you some of my vintage Summer wardrobe must-haves!

For starters, high-waisted denim shorts! These are such an easy piece to wear in the warmer months and we’ve got all kinds of styles, colors, and sizes so you’re sure to find your perfect pair! Go for a classic, true blue denim like these Levi’s cutoffs (L, $33) or try something a little different like these mint green Guess denim shorts with cute white lace trim (XS, $33).

 

Now, of course, you’re gonna need some nice, flown, lightweight tops to pair with those cute high-waisted shorts, and we’ve got those too! This peachy 1970s top with little white stripes has the coolest open fluttery sleeves (XS, $25), perfect for catching a breeze on a hot Summer day! Another nice and airy top is this loose-fitting blue cotton blouse with a tiny allover floral print, billowy sleeves, and a swingy hem (M, $25). It’s also slightly cropped so it’s perfect for showing off the high waist on your Summery denim cutoffs!

The next Summer wardrobe essential is perfect for when you want to look put-together without having to put in much effort – an easy, breezy, cotton day dress! We’ve got adorable styles from every decade and I’ve picked out some of my favorites to show you today! First is an absolutely lovely light tan 1950s dress with embroidery detail and a flowy pleated skirt (XS, $48). I envision this dress on a picnic at the park, or even on a walk down Main Street on a sunny afternoon!

Next up is this sweet and sophisticated 1960s blue and green watercolor floral print dress with a box pleated skirt and large side button detailing (S, $53). We’re about to be at the height of wedding season so for anyone with a wedding to attend in the next couple of months, I think this dress would be beautiful!

This dress just screams Summer. It’s a bright white 1970s sun dress with Summer-sunset-colored floral embroidery across the bust and adjustable shoulder ties (S, $33). Is it just me or is this little cutie begging to be worn poolside at a backyard barbecue?

Last but not least of my favorite Summer dresses is this 1980s pastel striped midi dress with the cutest sweetheart-style neckline and…wait for it…pockets! (XS, $33)

Now, what would a Summer wardrobe essentials list be without swimsuits? Yep, we’ve got vintage swimsuits and they’re absolutely adorable! First up, we have this 1950s blue and green plaid one-piece swimsuit with a little waist tie (S, $48). The cut of this beauty is SO flattering!

The 1960s marked the rise in popularity of the bikini, and this one sure is cute! It’s a little navy and white seersucker striped two-piece (S/M, $68) and it is ready for a day at the beach!

When you step out of the water, you’ll need something to cover up with! How ’bout this 1970s rainbow striped terrycloth cover-up with a little wraparound waist tie? (M, $28)

Okay, onto the essential accessories! Everybody needs a good pair of sandals! These have multicolored straps across the top of the foot and also have a small (but very wearable!) wedge for just a bit of added height (7, $12).

Another great staple pair of shoes for the Summer are some sturdy but comfortable flats like these brown leather loafers (6, $23) that can carry you through all of your Summertime adventures!

That Summer sun can be pretty harsh, so protect your face and your eyes in style with a nice, big sunhat! Here we’ve got a wide brim woven natural grass hat with a super cute flower detail ($26), a pink, orange, and yellow woven floppy hat ($18), and a white crochet-look floppy sunhat ($18)!

  

 

My last Summer wardrobe essential is a nice, roomy bag! Both this 1970s multicolored woven striped bag ($28) and this olive green 1960s bag with brightly colored abstract embroidery detail ($26) would make for the perfect beach tote!

 

 

And there ya have it, my list of vintage Summer must-haves! We’ll be stocking variations of all of these items in the store throughout the Summer so keep checking out our Instagram and our Facebook page for more Summer wardrobe staples!