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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.
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.
3. A pleated mini skirt that'll work with any style you're going for. Preppy? Chic? Preppy chic? Check, check, and check.
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.
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.
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.
Can I...GET YOUR BIRTHDAY, PLACE, AND TIME???
By the way, this darling shop based in Grass Valley, California creates tons of great tees, clothing, accessories, plus other zodiac merch.
8. A plaid bodycon dress — aaaand [insert Cher "as if' quote here]. Fierce!
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.
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.
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.
13. A tank dress for summer date nights or your next 13-Going-On-30-themed party. Either or.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18. A boho-esque midi *made* for all of your accessories. Hats, tassel bags, big earrings...it's going to pair *chefs kiss* with it all.
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!
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!
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.
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
22. A sheer mini — and hello! What beautiful modern Bridgerton nonsense is this? Everyone needs something this lovely in their closet!
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!
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.
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).