The older I get, the more I realize that while following trends is fun, it’s also super important to have staple pieces that are going to last you years. From basic tees to shorts to sandals, there are capsule pieces that you will never get tired of, no matter what is in style at the moment.
Much like everything else, Amazon has taken the fashion world by storm thanks to its affordable options and high-end brands. I can’t even go a day without seeing an influencer talk about their latest Amazon fashion find. So if you’re looking to build up your closet with pieces that you can wear for years to come, look no further. I’ve rounded up 37 Amazon capsule clothing items that will keep you cool in this summer heat.
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This Midi Dress Is The Perfect Date Night Staple Piece
I’ve had my eye on this dress for a while now, and after seeing it again, I finally decided to pull the trigger. It’s the perfect dress for summer, especially because of its bright colors. The ruching is extremely flattering on absolutely everyone. Dress it up with heels and jewelry for the perfect date night outfit.
This Tank Top Adds A Great Pop Of Color To Your Closet
One can never have too many tanks for layering. Not only can you wear them alone in the summer, but they’re also great for layering in the winter. This tank top is the ideal basic layering piece that can be worn with anything and everything. Keep it simple, or pair it with jewelry and other accessories for a more dressed-up look. Plus, how fun is this color?!
This Bathing Suit Cover Up Is Simple Yet Trendy
I’m a firm believer that when buying staple pieces, you want things that are versatile–much like this coverup. It’s so cute, in fact, that you could wear it as a dress. It comes in so many bright colors, and the ruffles make it super girly in a subtle way. The hardest decision you’re going to have to make is what color to buy it in. But I say treat yourself and get multiple.
This Bodysuit Can Be Worn So Many Different Ways
Bodysuits like this one are usually priced pretty high at big department stores and online retailers. But why would you spend the money when you get this one for less than $20? I know what you’re thinking–the more expensive something is, the higher the quality, right? Not always. And just because something is cheap doesn’t mean that it won’t last you for years. This bodysuit is the perfect example of that.
Pair These Biker Shorts With An Oversized Shirt And You Will Never Wear Anything Else Again
I absolutely love the biker shorts trend because they’re edgy and sporty all while being comfortable. These biker shorts are an affordable option for anyone who has yet to own a pair. Wear them all summer long to keep you cool and trendy!
These Levi’s Will Last You Years
While I don’t love spending money on clothes too often, if there’s one brand that I’m willing to splurge on, it’s Levi’s. For the longest time, I had no idea that Amazon sold Levi’s–and usually for a discounted rate too. These shorts are the best fitting pair that I own and have lasted me years. In fact, they’re so good that I’ve ended buying them in almost every color.
These Sunglasses Look Way More Expensive Than They Are
I bought sunglasses similar to these last summer, and let’s just say I paid a lot more than these. But I have worn them every single day since then. They are flattering on almost every face shape and elevate every single outfit–even a plain tee. And unlike other cheap sunglasses you can buy at big department stores, these are high-quality and won’t snap the minute they are thrown in your purse.
Block Out The Sun With This Visor
I love love love hats. I think they are one of the easiest ways to dress up an outfit, cover your face from the sun, and cover 3-day hair that’s desperately in need of washing. That’s why I’m stoked that hats like this visor are in style. The brim is oversized and yet foldable, so you can take it with you anywhere you go.
This Bathing Suit Is So Flattering On Every Body
When it comes to bathing suits, I try to steer clear of patterns. Not because I don’t love them, but because trends change faster than I can keep up with. This bikini is such a good example of a piece you can wear year after year, and you won’t have to worry about it going out of style. They’re the right amount of cheeky, yet the high-waisted bottoms hold you in, so you can rest assured that you’ll feel your best while you take on beach days.
For Those Days You Don’t Feel Like Getting Dressed, Wear This Romper
While there’s nothing better for summer than dresses, they’re not the most comfortable. We’ve all had those times where we want to sit comfortably, yet we have to pose ourselves carefully to not flash anyone. This romper gives off the playful look of a dress but gives you the comfort of shorts.
Everyone Needs Good Basic Tees Like This One
We live in a world where brands charge $50 for a solid-colored tee nowadays. I’ll never understand why anyone would spend so much money on a t-shirt, especially when there’s no design. This tee is proof that you don’t need to drop a lot of money to get a quality shirt.
These Sandals Go With Every Outfit Possible
Although I have far too many shoes, I always have a hard time finding sandals that I love. I usually end up wearing beat-up sandals that I’ve had for years (and regretting it). This year I’m trying to avoid that, which is why I got these sandals. They’re just as easy to throw on as a pair of flip-flops, but they make you a little more put together.
This Skirt Is The Perfect Amount Of Feminine And Playful
Mini skirts of all types have been all over my Instagram feed for a while now, but I was always unsure if I was into it or not. So when I started putting together this list, I immediately fell in love with this skirt. It’s casual thanks to its ruffles yet still flirty and fun!
These Shorts Look Cute But Are Also Super Cozy
I love the fact that going out in public in sweats right now is trendy. If you can’t commit to wearing a matching two-piece set in public, opt for these shorts instead. There are no buttons to dig into you, and the drawstring waist allows you to make them as tight or as loose as you want. They’re the perfect mix of cozy and cute.
I Want This Crop Top In Every Single Color It Comes In
If it were up to me, I’d live in tank tops all year long. Luckily, since I’m from the desert, I get to wear tank tops 8 months out of the year. So, of course, I ordered this crop top after seeing it on Instagram. It’s such a good staple piece that can be worn with almost every bottom imaginable, and it comes in so many colors that you will never run out of options. And don’t even get me started on the adorable criss-cross back. I won’t be taking this one off once it gets here.
This Dress Is Great For Days When You Need To Look Business Casual
I’ve been dying to get my hands on some dresses this summer, but I hate spending a lot of money on clothes because my style is always changing. That’s why I was so excited to come across this dress on Amazon. It comes in 19 different colors, prints, and patterns, and the tie waist makes your waistline look tiny. Plus, it can be worn when you need to look business-casual but still want to stay cool.
These Pants Are Light Enough For The Beach
There’s something about linen pants like these that make me want to grab a surfboard and spend my summer on the water. Is it just me? Maybe. But they scream Hawaii. Because they are so lightweight, you can throw them on over your bikini before hitting the water, no matter how hot it is outside.
This One Piece Shows Just The Right Amount Of Skin
I don’t wear one-piece bathing suits very often, but this one-piece is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet. I love that it looks like it shows just a bit of skin in the stomach area, and the crossover neckline makes it look high fashion. With over 11,000 ratings, it seems to have earned its 4 stars!
If You’re Working From Home, This Two Piece Will Become Your Summer Uniform
I have not taken this two-piece set off since getting it. I’m not lying when I say it has become my everyday uniform. I wanted something comfortable and lightweight but still cute. And boy, this did not disappoint. It’s slouchy in the best way possible and ideal for everyday wear.
Why Spend A Lot Of Money On Sneakers When You Can Get These Instead
Although I am a shoe addict, I tend to have my favorites that I keep in rotation. Because I have so many shoes, I don’t like to spend a ton of money. That’s why I love these sneakers. They go with virtually any outfit, and they are super comfortable. They also happen to look like a big-name brand you may be familiar with, *cough* Vans *cough.*
You Need These Running Shorts For Your Summer Workouts
While I love expensive workout clothes (looking at you, Lululemon), I can’t justify the prices when there are incredibly high-quality pieces like these shorts on Amazon. They fit perfectly, don’t ride up while you run, and they’re not too short, so you won’t feel too exposed. Wear them for at-home workouts or days when you have to run around town.
This T-Shirt Would Pair Great With Those Biker Shorts I Mentioned Earlier *Cough*
For whatever reason, I’m pretty picky when it comes to picking basics. But I’m totally digging this oversized t-shirt right now. It’s long enough to wear with leggings or biker shorts (which is harder to find than you think), and the distressed small holes give it a vintage worn-in look which is really popular right now.
This Skirt Is A Must Have For Your Next Vacation
Wrap skirts will always be in style, and they’re such an easy way to get dressed up during the summer. Not to mention they’re crazy comfy. Wear it with a tank top for a casual look, or pair it with earrings and heels for your vacation dinner out on the town.
Having Flip Flops Like These Is A No Brainer
I wear flip-flops every time I work in my backyard, need to do some gardening, or am in a rush out of the house. These flip-flops are perfect if you’re looking for a shoe you can quickly throw on for gardening, the pool, the beach, or quick errands. It helps that they’re cute too.
Wear These Tank Tops Working Out, Lounging, Shopping, And More
One of the biggest advantages of working from home is that I get to wear whatever I want. So you can bet I wear all the comfy clothes–especially when it’s hot out. I tend to gravitate towards the basics, and when I saw this four-pack of tank tops, I couldn’t help but buy them. I wear them to the gym with a sports bra, lounging around the house, and when I need to run quick errands. They’re snug yet breathable and go with every outfit. And at $6 a tank, you can’t beat the price.
How Cute Would This Romper Be For Date Night?!
While I love wearing dresses and skirts, wearing a romper is just as fun because you don’t have to worry about flashing your goodies, but you still look just as cute. This romper is great for summer, thanks to its linen-like material and tan color. It can be worn to dinner, girls’ night out, or date night!
This Straw Clutch Holds All The Goodies
Straw is the ideal material for a summer handbag, which makes this clutch an absolute must-have for the warmer months. It would look cute with literally every dress or tee, and it’s incredibly spacious. Carry all of your necessities in style with this one and watch the compliments roll in.
These Shorts Are Old School In The Best Way Possible
Mom shorts are all the rage, so hop on the trend with these high-waisted mom shorts. They’re giving me major 80s soccer mom vibes, and I can’t get enough. Pair them with a t-shirt or basic tank top for a simple yet fashionable look that requires minimal effort.
This Button Up Would Look So Good Layered
Nothing screams summer like a striped button-up. It pairs well with jeans, skirts, cut-off shorts, and more. I’ve been loving wearing one over crop tops, sports bras, and tanks with running shorts for a casual on-the-go look.
These Sunglasses Are High Fashion Without The Price Tag
Normally I would steer clear from sunglasses like this, as I find them a little too bulky for my taste. However, I can’t get enough of these. They look designer without the price tag and would make a great accessory to wear by the pool with your girlfriends or while lounging on the beach.
This One Shoulder Tank Top Is The Epitome Of The Perfect Basic
Who says basics have to be boring?! This one-shoulder tank top is proof that they can be sexy too! On days that you’re feeling funky, pair it with patterned pants, and when you’re feeling sweet, wear it with a mini skirt. Because it comes in so many colors, your options are limitless.
Get In On The Bucket Hat Trend With This Hat
Okay, I’m going to be the first to admit that I hated the bucket hat trend when it first started. It reminded me of something that I would wear if I were 8 years old. But the more I looked at it, the more I started to get into it. I bought this bucket hat for a recent trip to Florida and have worn it multiple times since getting it. I throw it on with my bathing suit, and it does a great job of keeping the sun off my face.
Be The Best Looking One On The Beach With This 3-Piece Set
If you’ve got a beach trip coming, then you are definitely going to want this 3-piece set. Not only is the bathing suit crazy cute on its own, but it looks especially fierce when paired with the cover-up. The skirt is super lightweight and an easy way to cover up in between dips in the water.
This Kimono Can Be Worn With Your Bathing Suit Or Paired With Shorts And A Tee
Kimonos are yet another staple piece that will never go out of style. This striped kimono is perfect for hanging around the house, going out for lunch, and long days by the pool or beach. It’s the perfect accessory because it’s so versatile and can be worn with absolutely everything for a ton of different looks. Just look how cute it is with her bikini and hat!
Don’t Go On Outdoor Adventures Without These Sandals
Multiple brands make sandals like these, but they’ll cost you anywhere from $50 and up. And while I don’t have a problem spending money on something that I know will last me a while, I love finding alternatives–like these sandals. I wear these on all of my outdoor adventures, including hiking, kayaking, playing in the lake, and beach days. I love that you can rinse them off easily when they’re dirty, and they’re comfy as heck, so it feels like you’re walking on a cloud.
These Earrings Are So Dainty
I’ve always loved the look of dainty jewelry, yet I never really wore it until the last year or so. Once I realized how put-together it makes you feel, I was obsessed. Whether you’re just starting in the jewelry world or you just want to add to your collection, these earrings are a great start.