From beach coverups to spaghetti strap mini dresses, summer fashion is all about keeping cool in the heat while showcasing your style. Whether you're a floaty floral dress-type of girl or more of a denim shorts and tennis shoes gal, I've compiled a list of my favorite looks for summer. I'll let you in on a little secret though: I buy all of my clothing items online from Amazon to save myself time and money. Plus, every must-have look I need is always online.
Check out these 37 clothing items I'm buying for summer that I'm sure you'll love too. But a quick warning... you might end up wanting everything on my list, so get your credit card ready.
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This Wrap Dress Makes You Feel Like You're On A European Vacation
Instead of traveling to Europe this summer, you can just buy this Euro-style floral dress and pretend you're in the South of France. The wrap V neck is so flattering on the figure and the ruffled short sleeves are super cute.
It's the perfect summer dress to match with gladiator sandals and a casual tote bag.
This Versatile Coverup Takes You from The Beach to The Café
I love wearing my swimsuit all day in summer, but let's face it, we've all got to cover up at some point – whether that's to go to a café or simply protect ourselves from the sun.
This is why I'm grabbing one of these bikini coverups, which combines style with practicality. It's a classic Bohemian look that never goes out of style and there's an array of colors to choose from.
This Oversized Shirt That Doubles as A Dress
Nothing says summer like a loose-fitting shirt that can be worn as a dress too. Whether you're at the beach or doing errands in the city, this shirt dress is one of the most versatile items you can have in your summer wardrobe.
I'm buying mine in white this time because I already have the blue and orange. The white matches well with tennis shoes or bare feet on the beach.
This Spaghetti Strap Mini Dress Is Feminine Yet Casual
Who doesn't love a spaghetti strap mini dress for a pool party or summer cocktails with friends? This dress is boho-meets-sophistication and comes in a range of colors and patterned designs.
My theme this summer is white fabric to compliment my tan and this is the perfect dress to do just that. It'll take you from day to night, from the beach to the club.
This High-Waisted Floaty Bikini Is on Trend with Pastel Tones
This summer is all about pastels and feminine ruffles to accentuate our womanly curves, which is why I fell in love with this high-waisted bikini set.
It comes with a padded bra in the bikini top for an extra-flattering look and the high-waisted bottoms hold in the tummy just the right amount. I bought this bikini at the beginning of the season and all my friends have been asking me where I got it from.
This Bohemian Beach Kimono for Poolside Glamor
If you're looking for a full-length beach coverup, this Kimono-style design will add some extra va-va-voom to your ocean-side look. It's open at the front to show off your swimsuit while covering up the back for a flattering style.
Depending on the color of your swimsuit, there are more than 10 colors of Kimono to choose from. Now all you need is a trip to the beach.
This Ruffled Lace Up MonokiniRuffled Lace Up Monokini Proves One-Piece Swimsuits Are Sexy
If you're more of a one-piece girl when it comes to swimsuits, then this one has the sexiness of a bikini, while flattering the waistline.
This ruffled V neck design compliments any woman's figure, so no wonder it's a best-selling swimsuit on Amazon. I'm buying it in black for summer, but if that's not your color, there are more than a dozen others to choose from.
These High Waist Bike Shorts for My Summer Yoga Schedule
Bike shorts are a must-have for summer sports, whether they're for yoga or cycling, or running. These ones are my go-to because this compression fabric is flattering and the side pocket is super handy to store house keys, an iPhone, or a credit card.
They've become a best-seller on Amazon and don't chafe when you're exercising. I've become a total addict because I've been buying them in multiple colors.
These White Torn Jeans Are a Summer Must-Have
Nothing says summer like a pair of white torn jeans with a pair of sandals and these Levi's high-rise skinny jeans are my pick.
They've had thousands of positive ratings on Amazon and I'm a huge fan of these jeans as well. For anyone who appreciates quality and a long heritage of denimwear, these are your summer staple.
These Pleated Tennis Skirts for An Active Summer
Whether you play tennis, or you just like the fashion, this activewear skirt is versatile for sports and casual wear. The sports skirt has a built-in pocket and shorts underneath, so they're both practical and super comfortable.
This skirt has made my active summer even more fashionable, so I must admit, I've bought it in several different colors.
These High-Waisted Leggings Are a Summer Staple
Leggings are one of those wardrobe staples that every girl needs and these ones are perfect for cool summer nights after the sun has set. Whether you like to wear leggings around the house or on a casual outing with friends, these ones have become a best-seller on Amazon.
The fabric is buttery soft and the price point is so affordable that I'm stocking up my leggings' drawer with this brand.
This Tank Dress Adds a Twist to The Classic LBD
This little black dress – aka LBD – is a must-have for every summer wardrobe and adds a little twist to the classic design with a ruched tie at the waist.
It sits above the knee to show off tanned legs and has a flattering top half on the décolletage and arms. I bought this dress for a casual day dress, but I end up wearing it out at night with heels sometimes too.
This Pastel Shift Dress Is on Trend for Summer
This summer is all about pastels and this shift dress is on my wish list. It's such a cute mini dress for lunch with friends or a date night. It goes with tennis shoes or heels depending on the occasion and it's super comfortable.
Plus, there's even a 30-day money-back guarantee offered on Amazon, in case you change your mind.
This Bodysuit Tank Top Can Be Dressed Up or Down
This racerback tank top is perfect for an elegant, yet casual ensemble. Whether you wear it with jeans or a pencil skirt, it's versatile for any occasion, which is why I've been buying multiple colors for my summer wardrobe.
It's become an Amazon best-seller in women's shapewear bodysuits and I can see why.
This V Neck Bra Is Perfect to Wear Under Sheer Dresses
This wire-free pull-on bra is so comfortable and effortlessly chic that I've been wearing it all the time. The V neck front and back is perfect to wear under sheer summer dresses and there's a color for every occasion.
Seeing as I've been wearing this bra so often, I'm ordering it again in black and brown.
These Sheer Thigh-High Stockings for Hot Summer Nights
Whether you're going out for dinner or dancing, these thigh-high stockings are the perfect accessory to compliment a dress or skirt.
The silicone lace top manages to stay up around the thigh without slipping down during the night, so you can dance the night away. I love these so much, I've bought a couple of pairs.
These Retro White Denim Shorts For '90s Glam
These retro original 501 Levi's shorts have made a comeback as a must-have summer item. The '90s fashion resurgence has been around for a while and these denim cut-offs are the epitome of retro chic.
I'm buying these for summer because they're so versatile, you can wear them with sandals or flip-flops or tennis shoes. You can wear them to the beach or summer BBQs or even out for lunch.
This Floaty Floral Dress Is Perfect for An Elegant Lunch Date
This short floaty dress is one of the most feminine dresses I've seen in a while and I love the Bohemian vibe you can create with just a few extra accessories and gladiator sandals.
This is my pick for a lunch out with girlfriends or a summer date night with my boyfriend. It can be dressed up with heels or worn casually with sneakers.
These Must Have Thongs for Invisible Seamless Underwear
When you're wearing sheer dresses and light summer pants, the right underwear is a necessity and these are my go-to thongs. The seamline is invisible, so they're perfect to wear under light fabrics and they come in a range of colors and designs to match each outfit.
They come in multi-packs too, so you can stock up your underwear drawer… no wonder they're a best seller on Amazon!
This Sweetheart Dress Is Flirty for Summer Romance
If you're looking for romance this summer, this sweetheart dress is sure to do the trick. It's the perfect flirty and feminine look for afternoon strolls along the beach with your sweetheart.
I'm buying the blue for this year's wardrobe, but if that's not your color, there's plenty of others to choose from.
This Adhesive Strapless Push Up Bra for Backless Dresses
Plunging necklines and backless dresses can be tricky to wear when it comes to what underwear to match it with. But this adhesive strapless push-up bra is the ultimate savior for such an ensemble.
It sticks to your front, while still being comfortable and supportive, and leaves your back bare so that you can wear beautiful backless tops and dresses effortlessly.
This Rash Guard Protects Your Skin
If you're a surfer like me, the board can wreak havoc on sensitive skin, while also being exposed to harsh UV light from the sun. So, I'm investing in this rash guard for protection.
This top protects the skin from the surfboard as well as the sun and manages to look beach chic while doing it.
This High-Waist Pleated Skirt Is a Best Seller
Mid-calf-length skirts can be worn day or night, with sandals or boots and these high-waisted pleated skirts have become a best-seller on Amazon.
The light fabric hangs perfectly off womanly curves to flatter the figure, which is why I ended up buying two in different colors. All my friends keep asking me where I found them.
These Army Green Pencil Pants Can Be Worn with Heels or Sneakers
I recently bought these army green pencil pants and was pleasantly surprised at how versatile they are. I've worn them to the office, out with friends, and on lazy Sunday afternoons and they've fit each occasion effortlessly.
All you need is a change of footwear and top to allow these pants to fit any occasion.
This White Crewneck Tee Is a Must-Have Summer Basic
Not every summer wardrobe purchase has to be glamorous and this white crewneck tee is one of those basic must-have items that every girl needs. The reason this particular one has become a best-seller on Amazon is because of the super-soft fabric that feels heavenly on the skin.
And the price point is perfect for those basic wardrobe staples we all need.
This Cotton Blend Shirt Is Perfect for The Office or With Jeans
This cotton-blend buttoned shirt is perfect for hot summer days and slightly cooler nights because of its breathable fabric. It's not only comfortable and cool, but its classic style matches with jeans, shorts or formal pants.
I'm buying this shirt to wear to the office but also pair it with jeans on the weekend.
This Versatile Stretchy Mini Skirt Is a Best Seller
This casual stretchy skater skirt has become an Amazon hit – aka a best-seller under women's skirts.
The secret to the perfect summer wardrobe is to create a capsule collection that's versatile for any occasion. So, you can mix and match most of your items together – therefore this skirt is a must-have. It'll take you from casual to glamor in a heartbeat depending on what you match it with.
These Leopard Print Shorts Will Have You Beach Ready
Leopard-print fabrics can be hit or miss, but these printed shorts are a hit. They look great with a tank top or bikini top when heading to the beach and can also be paired with a loose linen shirt for a more conservative look.
I purchased these for my beach wardrobe and have been wearing them every weekend.
This Summer Beach Wrap Is the Perfect Cover Up
It's one thing to showcase a fabulous bikini, but we all need a beach wrap to cover up from time to time too. I'm buying this chiffon beach wrap because not only is it stylish, but it's long enough to protect my legs from the sun.
And the super-affordable price tag means I can buy it in a couple of colors instead of just one.
This Casual Boho Dress Will Make Your Friends Green with Envy
Nothing says Bohemian-glam like this floral printed ruffle summer dress and I've fallen for this gorgeous fabric in apricot.
Your friends will be dying to know where you got this floaty and incredibly comfortable dress, and it's so affordable there's no reason not to buy it.
These Quick Dry Running Shorts for Summer Joggers
Working out in summer is seriously sweaty business, which is why these quick-drying running shorts have become my must-have jogging outfit.
The quick-dry fabric means there are no embarrassing sweat marks to worry about and they have built-in pockets to keep your smartphone or house keys in while you're out.
This Cute Shift Dress Transforms from Day to Night
This cute shift dress is on my wish list for summer because it's sexy and casual all in one. The loose fit means the mini-dress doesn't come across as tacky and it's easily dressed up or down depending on your footwear.
The plunging V neck also allows for accessories and to show off your décolletage.
This Button-Down Shirt Cover Up for A Sexy Beach Look
Beach cover ups come in all shapes and sizes and if wraps aren't you're thing, then this button-down long shirt is an alternative sexy look.
It's not only beach chic as far as fashion goes, but it covers your shoulders, back, and legs from the harsh UV light. It can also take you to the nearby beach café without having to take a change of clothing.
This Floral Party Dress Is All You Need to Sip Cocktails by The Pool
Did someone say cocktails by the pool? Then this floral party dress needs to be on your wish list.
This buttoned-down dress looks great with a pair of black or tan heels and voila, that's all you'll need on a hot summer's night. I'm buying this dress in black, but it also comes in six other options.
These Swim Shorts Take You from The Yoga Mat to The Ocean
When the summer heat kicks in, I like my workout gear to be versatile enough to take me from the yoga studio to the beach. This is why I'm buying these shorts that double as yoga shorts and swim shorts.
This fabric is very flattering on the figure too, so all you need is a matching bikini top or tank top.
This Bodycon Ruched Mini Dress Is for Ladies on The Go
There's something so satisfying about quickly slipping on a bodycon mini dress in summer and just running out the door. It's so effortless and you don't have to think about putting a full outfit together.
This ruched mini dress is my go-to because the fabric is so soft, with a little bit of stretch, so it's comfortable enough to wear all day. I wear mine with tennis shoes when I'm running errands around the city.
This Tummy Control Shapewear for Summer Evening Dresses
Most of us need a bit of shapewear from time to time, especially if we're wearing sheer evening dresses that are unforgiving.
This tummy control shapewear is on my wish list for summer because it's seamless, super comfortable, and has a great price. It comes in beige or black depending on what kind of outfit you're wearing it under and it's so popular that it's an Amazon's Choice product.