Summer is around the corner!

It’s a great time to take inventory of your wardrobe and its readiness. If you are not sure exactly what you should be looking for then let me help you. Here are 10 Summer Essentials that will have you ready to enjoy these warm days.

Not only do sunglasses look cool, they offer great protection for your eyes!


Sunglasses are the finishing touch to any outfit, but they also provide protection to your eyes and the delicate skin surrounding them. Make sure your sunglasses are large enough to cover the under-eye area and that they block UVA/UVB rays.

Look elegant and feel cool in this lightweight black and white outfit.

White Lightweight Trousers

Light material provides ventilation that allows you to stay cool in hot temperatures — linen trousers allow you to go from day to night effortlessly. .

A pair of quality leather sandal are cool and comfortable. They last for several summers!

Leather Sandals

Quality leather sandals allow your feet to breathe and stay cool while enjoying your summer activities. A good pair of sandals can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Whether you choose the white dress in our feature photo or this black dress, you’ll look marvelous eating lunch al fresco or with some chunky jewelry, you’ll be ready for evening!

Black or White Linen Dress

Breathable material is the key to enjoying your summer. Why do I say the dress should be black or white? Because it doesn’t show sweat marks as other colors would. Make it casual — pairing it with sandals or sneakers. Dress it up with heels and a statement necklace


A wide brim hat helps shield your face from sun, adds a stylish touch to your outfit and helps to keep premature aging at bay. The chicest always wear a hat.

High Quality Swimsuit

This item for sure will be the priciest, out of all of your summer essentials. Swimsuits that are made of high-quality material cost a pretty penny. This is one item that you really don’t want to scrimp on. Having a swimsuit that fits like a glove, makes you look and feel amazing, is priceless.

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Light Colored Purse

Summer is the perfect time to break out your straw bags, white clutches and pastel cross-bodies. A light-colored purse allows the outfit to feel light and airy. That easy, breezy look is accomplished with a beautiful handbag.

Linen Shorts

Linen shorts provide you with the best versatility to go from day activity to a casual evening dinner without any fuss. There is only one pair that I recommend for the best quality and cut out there. They are from Banana Republic and they come in many colors to suit your style. I have a black pair that I live in when the temperatures rise.

A signature piece of jewelry adds pizazz to any outfit.


Summertime jewelry should be able to stand up to sun, water, and sweat without fading, tarnishing or breaking. Nevaeh Jewelry is my favorite waterproof, sweat proof and fade resistant. Check them out.

Summer Pajamas

Pajamas that are cooling are key to having a great night’s sleep and regulating your temperature during these hot months. Whether it is cotton, silk, linen or rayon choose a pajama that allows you to move freely at night and is light feeling on your skin.

Modeling, article and photos courtesy Jessica J. Grimsland
Jessica J. Grimsland
Fashion Stylist

Jessica J. Grimsland is a Fashion Stylist that specializes in creating wardrobes that enable people to feel their best while making ethically responsible purchases. She has a passion for practicing Slow Fashion and focuses on curating a closet that contains quality pieces that are timeless. She believes that everyone should feel amazing in their clothes each and every day. Jessica teaches people how to shop their closet and become more creative with that they already have. “Shop Less and Create More” is her mantra.

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