From beach parties, weekend getaways, and backyard barbecues, summer is officially here with endless opportunities to show off your best warm weather style. And with the new season comes new trends, so there’s no better time to re-up your closet with the chicest items to take you straight from the beach to the party. Ahead, we’ve assembled the best of summer basics – from the perfect crop top, to colorful baubles, to the celeb-favorite swimsuit – that’s sure to make a splash wherever your adventures may take you.
From 25-year-old designer Jessie Andrews, Basic Swim has been seen on the likes of Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Kourtney Kardashian, and more. Her suits are true to their namesake – no frills, solid colors, but with an unparalleled fit that will have you running to the beach.
New York-based Orseund Iris launched the most versatile dress just in time for summer. Available in champagne and black, the dress comes with adjustable sides suitable for any occasion.
Danish design house Ganni is known for its eclectic style, having been featured on It-Girls around the world and a street-style staple. A silk skirt is a summer essential, but Ganni’s Calla skirt takes it to the next level with a flattering front twist detail and side zipper for when you want to show some leg.
There’s nothing more crucial to summer style than a unique pair of sunnies. Combining eyewear’s hottest trends of the moment, Cat-Eye and Retro, the Le Matin sunglasses come in navy, tortoise, black, red, and white.
Redefining classics with modern style, LOQ’s collection feels like you’ve struck gold at a vintage shop minus the wear and tear. The LA-based brand made a splash after being worn in Solange’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair‘ music video and is now widely known as one of the most sensible, chic shoe retailers on the market. The Xavi sandal features the on-trend toe ring with knotted closures around the ankle for a comfortable fit.
A crisp white shirt is as quintessential to summer as rosé on the beach. Acler’s Kestral top is shirting at its finest with a waist-length crop, peplum hem, and hook-and-eye front.
The Australian-based hat line that has something for everybody at an affordable price. From straw hats to fedoras, LOC is an Instagram favorite with over 200,000 followers, a go-to for the celebrity circuit, and is a must-have for any beach getaway.
Ditch the denim for something more elevated. Although pants are the last thing we’re thinking about in this weather, Isabel Marant’s sport trouser is made with nylon so it’s light and airy and comes in bold colorways, making it the ultimate summer statement item.
If there’s anyone we trust with the perfect summer dress, it’s Reformation. With a high slit and open back, the Gavin dress is your best friend on a hot day over a bathing suit, for a long day of meetings, or with heeled sandals for any evening function.
The one-piece has made a huge comeback this summer through Solid and Striped’s Nina collection. Available in a wide range of colorways, the Nina’s flattering silhouette makes it one of the most universal suits on the market, perfect for days in the ocean or even under a pair of jeans.
Newcomer brand Saint Mojavi may not be on your radar yet, but should definitely be in your closet. Their first collection, Desert X, was made summer’s girl-on-the-go, inspired by landscapes from around the globe. The silk Tel Aviv Crop Top is detailed with an open back zipper and adjustable straps (and goes beautifully with a tan).
Summer camp anyone? Bring a pop of color to the beach with Roxanne Assoulin’s bold assortment of handmade jewels. Make it your own by stacking three, five, or mix and matching.
For those who are too shy to go fully nude, Staud’s Shirley bags take on the transparent trend with a smaller compartment inside for your valuables. They’ve been seen all over the fashion set and sold out immediately, with select colorways now back in stock and available for pre-order.
Nicole Saldañs quirky collection showcases classic every day styles with a twist. The PVC sandal, one of their best-sellers, comes in black suede, natural linen, blue, and pink with a low-pitch, chrome heel suitable for long, blister-free summer days.
Alison Lou launched her Loucite collection earlier this summer to widespread obsession with fans like Emily Ratajkowski, Blake Lively, and Tracee Ellis Ross donning her new take on the classic hoop. Made in a lightweight, jelly lucite, the earrings come in small, medium, and large sizes in bright colors like pink, blue, and green. Although the collection is currently sold out, you can pre-order pieces re-stocking later this month.