LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, 5 Summer Basics Everyone Needs


With summer around the corner, we are all busy talking about trends, trends, trends….but what about the basics?! Those staples that round out your closet and are the building blocks of any stylish gals warm weather wardrobe are a total must.

So, here are 5 of my summer basic must-haves!

(All items pictured from Neiman Marcus)

1. The Blank Canvas, The White Tee

A perfect white T-shirt is like a clean backdrop; It lets the rest of the outfit sing! The ideal fit is a must and go for the collar that suits your neckline (v-neck is a good bet for most). Pair with a statement necklace and denim for casual-fabulousness all summer long.

(Vince, Rag & Bone, Frame Denim)

2. Daisy Duke Denim

Jean shorts are a way to complete your look with a causal and edgy touch. Distressed details add some rock and roll and the comfort factor is not to be downplayed. Grab a pair of strappy sandals and a blazer for a night on the town or throw on a tank, some funky running shoes and a light cardigan for a road-trip-worthy get-up.

 (Rag&Bone, Frame Denim)

 3. The LPD (Little Pattern Dress)

Pattern is like a basic in summer. It adds seasonal colour and texture to your wardrobe and makes for some colour matching fun. Wear your LPD to the office with toe-covered espadrilles, on a date with metallic sandals, or to go grocery shopping in your Stan Smiths.

(Parker Black, Trina Turk, Elizabeth and James, Nicholas)

4. The White Blazer

A blazer is the best way to look polished and be prepared for air-con or a cooler evening breeze. The fact that it is white keeps it from looking too heavy in summer. Throw it over a T-Shirt (see number 1!!) for an easy-chic vibe, or pair it with a tight tank and some cute capris for a ready-to-take-on-the-world attitude.

(Rebecca Minkoff, Balmain, Alice & Olivia)

5. Cart it All Colour:

A bright tote is a fun way to add some pizzazz to your summer style and a tote is ideal as the weather warms up. Why? Well, you will need a spot to stash your water bottle, sunscreen, lipgloss, sunglasses, and extra layers as you peel them off. If you don’t mind a little sand at the bottom, it can always double as a beach bag.

(Valentino, MCM, Liberty London, Christian Louboutin)

Now you are basically ready for summer!



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