Have you built your summer capsule wardrobe?

Look, I totally get it, not everyone is into the whole minimalist thing but no matter what, every woman should own the summer staples.

If you want to survive the summer in spectacular fashion (and I mean that literally) then you need to own these tried and true stylish summer clothes for women.

Why? Because they're light, airy but most importantly because they're versatile AF! I think we can all agree that versatility is a quality we would like to have in all our closets, regardless of the season.

So make sure that you stock up on these 10 versatile women's summer clothes this season.

Black Tank Top (or Cami)

black cami

Every woman should own at least one black tank top or cami, if not many. They're a great neutral layering piece, which makes them go with literally anything.

A classic black tank top is great for layering under t-shirts at the gym or hanging out at the park. Whereas a black lace cami is perfect for layering under blazers or on its own as a romantic date night piece.

They're ideal for summer too because they're light and airy for those hot days and nights.

black lace cami

Floral Top

floral top

Floral print has made its way from spring into summertime and now everyone needs at least one in their wardrobe.

The style and color might have some say in how versatile this piece truly is but whether it's black and white or in a more summery hue, a floral top makes a colorful companion with your denim.

Denim Shorts

denim shorts

What could be more Americana than a pair of your favorite denim shorts for summer? Denim shorts go with all kinds of tops, especially if they're in a medium or light wash.

Add a cute belt to take your look to a whole new level. Your denim shorts would look great on a casual summer date or a trip to the beach. Anything goes!

denim shorts

Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress

There is no one piece more synonymous with flowy summer style than a maxi dress.

Maxi dresses are a great summer wardrobe piece because they keep you cool in the sweltering heat and they can often be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Wear them to work, to the beach, running errands or a summer party. They are the definition of a versatile summer staple.

White Jeans

white jeans

White jeans and summer go together like the 4th of July and firewroks. Despite the heat, a lot of people still want to wear denim but darker washes can be problematic, so white is the perfect solution.

White, just like black, is a neutral tone, which makes it extremely versatile when it comes to pairings with your tops and shoes. Have at it!

white jeans

Graphic Tee

graphic tee

Everyone needs a good t-shirt in the hot summer months. But there's none better to show off your great tastes in music and pop-culture than a graphic tee.

Whether you're a die-hard Nirvana fan, the president of the Pulp Fiction fan club or a sucker for inspiring and funny quotes, you're almost guaranteed to wear your favorite t-shirt again and again.

Plus, everyone you see wearing clothes with the same interests as you will give you that feel-good telepathic fist bump.

Striped T-Shirt

Maybe even more essential than a graphic tee is a classic Breton stripe t-shirt. Whether you buy it in black or white or navy and white, this t-shirt goes with pretty much any kind of pant or skirt, which means you'll get tons of use out of it.

Little Black Dress

little black dress

While not exclusive to summer, your LBD comes in handy more than ever at this time of year.

It can work for date night or a weekend stroll through the mall and it's a great layering piece too. If the evenings are a little chilly, throw on a denim jacket for a whole new look. Mix it up again by wearing tights underneath.

Depending on what tights or jacket you wear, the aesthetic of your outfit can change dramatically, making this one of the most versatile pieces you can own.

polka dot mini dress


Flat or wedged, beautiful sandals are always a classic style choice for summer. They're perfect for keeping your feet cool and showing off your glamorous pedicure.

There's a lot of different styles out there, so you're bound to find the perfect pair for you and your outfits.



Why mess around with a bunch of outfit pairings when you can have one fantastic option like this? They're a great safety net when you're struggling for outfit inspiration and it has the same ease of a maxi dress but with pants!

No more worrying about crossing your legs a certain way or dragging your skirt along the ground. It's completely effortless.

orange jumpsuit

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