summer essentials1. floral set | 2. classic straw fedora  3. swimsuit | 4. mid wash distressed shorts | 5. sneakers | 6. chunky heel colorful sandals | 7. soft gold crossbody  | 8. simple maxi dress | 9. flat slip on sandals

A few weeks ago Neriah’s closet underwent what I like to call a major audit. I got rid of clothes that no longer fit, put away winter attire and restocked with spring/summer clothing.

Now that she’s out of the way, the time has come to tackle my own. At the beginning of the year, I made a vow to keep things as minimal as possible including my wardrobe. I was able to get rid of a whole lot of pieces I hadn’t used in years, some still had price tags (yikes).

So in effort to be more efficient with my space, my time, and money, I’m trying (key word trying) to shop effectively by purchasing interchangeable pieces. With summer quickly approaching, I wanted to share some inspiration with you.

Pictured above are 10 individual pieces ( the floral set counts as 2)  that can actually create several different outfits! As I often say, the possibilities are endless. Below are my summer essentials, and I’m sure you’ll agree that you will need at least one of the 10 :)

1. matching set.

you need a matching set… I’ve become quite obsessed with them and I’m seriously contemplating the one pictured above. I like them because apart from the goodness from wearing them as one, you can pair the top with cut off shorts or the bottom with a white tank!

2. a hat

because we all have bad hairs days… some more than others *shamelessly raises hand*

3. a one piece bathing suit

I love prints… the more print the better. one piece because, one pieces are just as sexy as bikinis. This bathing suit comes with straps for you ladies that are gifted in the chest area and need the extra support.

4.cut off denim shorts

everyone needs a pair of cut off denims… It’s a summer staple, pair it with the bathing suit, a cream colored blazer (roll up the sleeves) for added coolness and voila, your swimwear now has more than one purpose.

5.clean kicks

a pair of clean white kicks for those days when you haven’t had a chance to get a pedicure!

6. chunky bright sandals

for those days when you have a fresh pedicure ;) –

7. soft gold purse

a cross body that can be taken from day to night? Yes please!

8. maxi (dress)

because maxi dresses are like a second skin, and they provide effortless style!

9. flat (sandals)

to go with that maxi dress, your bathing suit or even your matching set! Boom!


Now that we’ve got our summer essentials… we just need summer to get here!

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Until next time!