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5 summer staples that never go out of fashion

Building a more sustainable wardrobe

Written by Liv Grady

June 16, 2021

5 summer staples

If lockdown has seen you questioning your clothes, changing taste and wanting to start fresh in 2021, we got you. Discover the 5 staples everyone needs to build a chic wardrobe from scratch.

The new Re_Styld collection has dropped today and features summer staples, made from recyled fibres. These pieces are designed to slot into your wardrobe effortlessly and last for years.

We are taking you right back to basics, with simple mix and match outfits that look chic, elegant and are suitable for every dress code. Discover the 5 foundation items that every wardrobe should be built on. Once you own these items, you can start to add in bolder colours, prints and whatever you want.

summer wardrobe staples for building your style

  1. Denim shorts
  2. Mini dresses
  3. Racer crop top
  4. Denim jacket
  5. Chunky sandals

1. Denim shorts

Move over jeans, it’s time for shorts to take the lead. Denim shorts are a staple every year, they are basically the summer solution to ‘jeans and a nice top’. The cool-girl aesthetic has taken over our feed and all influencers have one thing in common- a good pair of shorts. Start off with a blue or black pair and then build up your colours with your wider wardrobe. Play around with different styles and fits, such as long denim shorts or boyfriend shorts. Discover your new pair with the denim shorts fit guide.

denim shorts

2. Mini dresses

From day to night, a simple ribbed mini dress is part of anyone’s summer staples. Throw a shirt over the top and team with some chunky slider sandals for the day, or opt for a pair of simple mule heels and gold jewellery for your evening plans.

staples mini dress

3. Racer crop tops

When it comes to versatility, a good racer crop top is an absolute hero. Team a ribbed crop with a blazer and jeans, wear it with joggers or whatever you want. If you are looking for something a little more dressy, opt for slinky style fabric.

girl wearing staples rib crop top and cropped blazer

4. Denim jackets

Denim jackets are cool, sophisticated and easily styled for any occasion. This season we are LOVING the cropped lengths but any style works. Opt for a classic blue style first. Team them with shorts, summer dresses and tees.

staples denim jacket

5. Chunky sandals

A chunky sandal is an essential when it comes to summer staples. We champion comfort al all times, especially when it looks so good. The chunky sandals trend is our new fave for Summer 2021. Team with a midi dress and a straw bag for a beachy summer vibe or a pair of wide leg satin trousers and a corset top for that brunch-to-bar aesthetic.

girl wearing black chunky sandals