6 Summer Classics with Staying Power

Trends come and go each season, but these 6 summer classics have stuck around for years, even decades without losing their allure. Whether you wish for a casual, effortlessly cool, or feminine style, they’ll keep you looking cool no matter how high the temperature gets this season. The great thing is you can keep them in your warm-weather wardrobe for years to come.

  1. Frayed Denim Shorts

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Effortless, casual, and cool, frayed denim shorts will keep you cool in the heat. Dress them up with your favorite button-down shirt that will add some class to your street style, or top your overall outfit with a printed blazer. Just go for summer inspired prints like Breton stripes, floral, or checks to make your looks creative and effortless.

  1. Sling Bag

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Since the season is all about having that effortlessly cool style, trade your backpacks and handbags with sling bags that will keep your hands-free. Go for the earthy shades of brown, red-orange, and camel that feel grounded and neutral at the same time perfect for your weekend style.

  1. Boho Chic Dress

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From the hippie heyday of the 70’s to the hipsters of today, the breezy boho-chic dress carries on in high style. Typically made with airy, lightweight fabrics, they move easily around your body and keep you cool on the hottest days. Feel free to go for retro floral prints, tribal accents, and bohemian patterns that will keep you carefree beyond the season.

  1. Button-Down Shirt

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There is almost nothing more utilitarian and basic than a button down shirt that it can freshen up any look. You could easily change up your style from day to knit by trading your classic black pants with a pair of denim shorts perfect for street-chic looks teamed with a crisp button-down shirt. You may even go for animal print bottoms, as well as palazzo pants that look breezy and chic.

  1. Summer Sandals

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Strappy sandals, ankle strap sandals, and gladiators are perfect to add some effortlessly cool vibe to your street style. Go for neutral ones to keep your dressy outfits chic, and studded and fringed ones to make your summer dresses carefree.

  1. Lightweight Summer Trench

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Women have been playing around with masculine, oversized proportions on their smaller, curvier frames forever. The lightweight trench is conservative, tailored and rigorously military to its core but it’s also highly versatile and sexy when worn the right way. A lightweight summer trench in the classic khaki shade is a great way to stave off those summer showers. Also, it can instantly add an element of class and style authority that will take you from day to night. With these classic pieces, you’ll make your street style fashionable and functional.

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