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    33 Summery Pieces Of Clothing That Are Ready To Be Worn

    Gimme allllll the mini dresses, skirts, and ruffly tanks.

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    1. A deep-V dress with a color palette that screams, "I AM SUMMER!" The sherbet pinks and greens, the flowy sleeves...ahh it's just so perfect.

    reviewer wearing the dress with bright green pumps
    different reviewer wearing dress with nude pumps

    Promising review: "I loved this dress. It was thick, good quality, comfortable and fit as expected. I’ve already worn it twice and will wear it much more this summer. Wrinkles come out really easily with steamer." —Tyler woodruff

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and 14 prints).

    2. A cute little crochet tank featuring a ruffle-on-ruffle detailing. Do I have 25 basic tanks in my closet? Yes. Do I have any tank with spunk like this? No. Buying immediately. 

    Promising review: "Cute crochet top – perfect for spring/summer! Has a slight crop fit but pairs perfectly with high-waisted jeans." —SavvyLane

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in sizes S-L and 21 colors).

    3. A pleated mini skirt that'll work with any style you're going for. Preppy? Chic? Preppy chic? Check, check, and check.

    reviewer wearing white skirt with hoodie and Converse
    different reviewer wearing with tights, crop top, and blazer

    Promising review: "I love this skirt. So happy I bought it! I’m going to go back and get it in more colors. First of all, it’s super cute and it’s reasonably thick. It doesn’t feel cheap at all. Not too short but still stylish and the shorts underneath are great for coverage, but they’re thin so you still get the pleasant feel of wearing a skirt 😊 Must buy imo" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 16 colors/prints).

    4. A lace tank that wraps up everything you'd want in a statement-making top and then DELIVERS IT. The embroidered lace detailing and ruffle straps are here to elevate your summer wardrobe. 

    model wearing white tank

    Promising review: "Love this cute top! Runs TTS and is an airy, light summer top to wear with everything. The straps are a perfect length and sit right where I need them to be. Works perfectly with my 20-week baby bump!" —MeganAllen

    Get it from Anthropologie for $118 (available in sizes XS-XL and three colors).

    5. A high-slit skirt ready to tag along on all your summer adventures. Touring new cities? Traveling to the beach? Put this in your bag.

    reviewer wearing leopard print skirt with white tank
    reviewer wearing skirt with basic tee and sneakers

    Promising review: "This skirt is darling!! The colors and fabric are both better than expected in person. The skirt does have buttons to fasten in place before you tie the wrap, so you have extra security. This skirt can easily be dressed up or down and the quality was nice." —Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in sizes S-XL

    6. A tulle skirt considering we've been wearing sweatpants for the past year. Time to step out and go fabulous. More tulle in 2021. 

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this!! Looks so much better than I expected in person! Love that it was packaged inside out so the tulle was not wrinkled or torn color is exactly as shown! Fits perfectly according to size chart nice elastic waist if looking for a tighter fit could size down!" —Katrina Earley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in sizes XS–5X and 36 colors).

    7. A zodiac graphic tee because everyone should know. Everyone should know! Enough said.

    model wearing black t-shirt with a vibrant, 70s-style
    Astral Weekend


    By the way, this darling shop based in Grass Valley, California creates tons of great tees, clothing, accessories, plus other zodiac merch.

    Get the Aries version from Astral Weekend on Etsy for $34+ (available in unisex sizes S–3XL, six colors, and other signs here).

    8. A plaid bodycon dress — aaaand [insert Cher "as if' quote here]. Fierce!

    model wearing black version of dress
    reviewer wearing yellow plaid dress with red sunglasses

    Promising review: "Super cute and soft, almost flannel fabric. I get sooo many compliments when I wear it! It can be accessorized or layered a million different ways. Buy it!!" —Anais Strychnine

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 38 prints/colors). 

    9. A leopard print top to stock up on your animal-print wear. This = a great layering piece for all of the things already sitting in your closet.

    Promising review: "Great staple item to dress up or down! This print is very “in” right now! This has to be one of my favorite Amazon finds, especially for the price!!" —Stepmamacici

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 15 prints/styles).

    10. Faux-leather shorts here to take the place of your go-to denim pair. When you realize how versatile these are (tights, sweaters, tees, it goes on!), you'll find yourself grabbing for them over and over again.

    different reviewer wearing them with long sleeve tucked in
    different reviewer wearing them with black shirt and blazer

    Promising review: "These faux-leather shorts are a must have! Very stylish and comfortable. Great price and quality all in one. Love the length; not too long or short. Functional drawstring, functional pockets." —Ely

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    11. A stuuuuuning swimsuit giving off tropical fierce energy. Tropical fierce is the summer I am going for, personally. 

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this ! I am a true 18/2x, 5’2 and about 215! Wore a dress over it and paired with super cute shorts until it was time to swim! Felt super cute and the strings do not falls down once tied! You won’t regret it !!" —Sheronna L Ragin-Winters

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes L–3XL and in a leopard print).

    12. A matching set emanating pure vacation vibes. IDK where you are going for your next trip, but I *do* know this needs to be in your suitcase.

    reviewer wearing white version with wedges
    reviewer wearing black set with a summery hat

    Promising review: "Absolutely love, love, love this outfit! The material is great, skirt is nice and long; has two slits and HAS POCKETS!!!! It doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip down!" —DPET

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and seven colors).

    13. A tank dress for summer date nights or your next 13-Going-On-30-themed party. Either or.

    model wearing a halter dress in a green and blue colorway
    Beginning Boutique

    This cutie dress is from small, Australia-based biz Beginning Boutique. They create tons of affordable, stylish clothing and prove you don't need to drop an entire paycheck to keep up with the trends!

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $49.99 (available in sizes 0-10).

    14. A versatile babydoll top that'll happily take you from work things to dinner-with-friend things, no problem. 

    reviewer wearing top with black pants and beige pumps
    top laid out and styled on bed with denim shorts, sandals, and a purse

    Promising review: "This top is so bold and so chic. It is versatile and can be worn with jeans leggings or shorts. I got a lot of compliments from the vet’s office when I wore this top! The material is so soft and comfortable on the body. The product runs a little big so I would size down if possible." —Catherine Au Jong

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and 14 prints/colors).

    15. A crop top that can be worn so many ways: Tie it in the front, wrap it to the side — this blank canvas is yours.

    Promising review: "Baddie on a budget. I wore this shirt during the day with a tie knot at the chest and then for dinner made it into a wrap shirt and tied it at the back. Super versatile." —Lilybeth Murcia

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and 26 colors/prints).

    16. A not-your-ordinary denim jacket with a cropped hem and puff sleeves you'll love for its style, but also for those chillier summer nights when the weather can't make its mind up.

    model wearing cropped denim jacket with white pants and crop top
    reviewer wearing with tie-waist trousers and white shirt

    Promising review: "Really impressed by this jacket! Sleeves are long enough, shoulders are perfect and the cropped length is bang on. The denim is in medium blue and is soft and thick enough to hold its shape. I wanted the Zara one but wanted to avoid paying almost three times as much and am so pleased I got this one!" —Suzanne

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL).

    17. A loungewear set so cute you might just wear it to everything you do outside of the house. And as you should! Comfort and style, my favorites.

    model wearing flare-pants and matching crop top
    Dippin' Daisy's

    Dippin' Daisy's is an Asian-woman founded biz creating beyond-cute swimwear and resort wear. I have some of their swimsuits, and the loyalty I have for their swimwear... It knows no end. The quality is top-notch and will survive many summers.

    Get the pants for $50 and the top for $40 (available in sizes XS–XL), both from Dippin Daisy's.

    18. A boho-esque midi *made* for all of your accessories. Hats, tassel bags, big's going to pair *chefs kiss* with it all.

    Promising review: "Love this dress!!!! It is so cute and flowy. Perfect amount of room and such a cute silhouette!! Would totally buy this again. Love!!" —Deena

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in sizes L–4XL and 19 prints).

    19. An adorable new ruffly swimsuit because cute clothes are the epitome of summer, especially a two-piece option like this. That's just a fact, I don't make the rules!

    reviewer taking close-up selfie wearing swimsuit in mirror
    different reviewer wearing two piece ruffly suit in botanical print

    Promising review: "Love this suit! I was hesitant because of the ruffles, but I am so happy I rolled the dice and ordered. I am a 36 D and I ordered a large and it fit perfectly! I also enjoyed that it was not a halter, but still offered a ton of support." —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and 24 prints/colors)/

    20. A linen paper-bag short and matching top I am pretty sure just looked me in the eyes and said, "take me to the Hamptons." Ok! Fine!

    model wearing tie-front crop top with matching shorts in a sand color

    Promising review: "I was looking for something comfortable for summer. These shorts are definitely it! They are not form-fitting and have a clean chic look that you can dress up or down. I'm 5'7" 150 LB and tried on the medium but it was much baggier than I had expected. So I went with the Small instead, which is still loose and baggy but looks like it actually fits better. I love the fabric which is very smooth and light" —Pinkdrinksandsilk

    Get the set from Express for $114 (available in sizes XS–XL or the shorts for $54 and the top for $60).

    21. Or for something on the less expensive side, a matching set that comes with a twirly skirt and off-the-shoulder. This = major high-end boutique energy.

    reviewer wearing matching top and bottom
    reviewer wearing matching set

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS DRESS! My god! It fits so so perfect! Came on time! I followed the size chart that they provide and it is perfect! Thank you Amazon!!" –Kourtni

    Get the left set for $25.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 colors) and the right set for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–4XL and nine colors), both on Amazon.

    22. A sheer mini — and hello! What beautiful modern Bridgerton nonsense is this? Everyone needs something this lovely in their closet!

    model wearing purple dress with bow tie in back and poofy sleeves

    Promising review: "This dress is ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! I felt amazing in it and wish it came in a million different colors! If you are on the fence - do not be. BUY THE DRESS." —Bri W.

    Get it from Eloquii for $169.95 (available in sizes 14-26).

    23. A bodysuit with a built-in underwire because we go out now. Picking out something to wear can be hard, but with this in your rotation it doesn't have to be!

    reviewer wearing neon green color with a leather skirt and black pumps
    different reviewer wearing black version with a denim jacket and pants

    Promising review: "This is my second purchase (different color) of this bodysuit. I don't think I have found a thicker quality bodysuit yet. Every color, including my white one are thick and perfect. If they were a thong, they'd literally be the perfect bodysuit." —DanandWick

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88 (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).

    24. A linen romper that'll inspire you to plan your next vacation (safari, anyone??) just so you can show this cutie off.

    model wearing olive green linen romper with utility pockets
    Eclectic Bella

    Eclectic Bella is a Black woman-owned brand based in LA. They create affordable fashion pieces, so if you're lovin' this romper, be sure to check out the rest of their pieces!

    Get it from Eclectic Bella for $65 (available in sizes S–L).