Posted June 11, 2012 by Hilary Kennedy in Fashion

How To Create the Ultimate Summer Closet


t’s hot.  It’s humid.  And you need just the right thing to wear.  Is your closet ready for the heat of summer?  If not, fetch these basic items that will work season after season…and keep you looking cool in the process.

maxi dress, maxi dress for summer,


Must Have #1: A maxi summer dress.  This is ideal for those days you forget to shave, or you don’t want to bare your pale legs.  It looks fresh and beautiful.

straw hat, porkpie hat, summer hat

straw hat


Must Have #2: A straw hat.  It can be floppy, fedora, or any style in-between.  The stylish straw hat can go from day to night and always looks chic.






tank top, jennifer aniston tank,

neutral tank


Must Have #3:  A fitted tank in a neutral color.  It can be white, black, khaki, gray, or navy-anything that canbe worn with other complimentary colors.


capri, capri denim, cropped jeans

cropped denim

Must Have #4: Cropped denimjeans.  This one is a no-brainer.Show off those ankles and sexy pedicure!







white dress pants, summer pants

white dress pants

Must Have #5:  White dress pants.  These work for brunch, church, weddings, work, you name it.  A touch of class.


summer dress, comfortable dress

short comfy dress

Must Have #6: A comfortable, short sundress.  Because who wants to wear jeans to an outdoor concert in the summer? (This one is only $49!)



chloe wedges, summer shoes





Must Have #7: A pretty pair of wedges.  All the sex appeal of a stiletto, but on a comfortable wedge.



Must Have #8: Skimpy sandals that show the full monty.  Skinny sandals that show off your feet and keep them feeling comfy are a necessity.

sandals for summer

skimpy sandles




summer shorts, dress shorts

classy shorts

Must Have #9: A pair of classy shorts.  Shorts may not always be work appropriate, but they are perfect for so many other occasions-like any hot summer day!








Must Have #10: A pair of Jackie O sunglasses.  Always chic, these match any outfit, no matter how dressed down.  Whether you find a bargain pair or go thedesigner route, make sure they have plenty of coverage to shield your peepers from the harsh sun.

jackie o, sunglasses, summer sunglasses

Jackie O sunglasses





Hilary Kennedy

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Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlusStyle, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia.