Sunscreen’s great and all, but let’s talk about the real summer essentials. (Just kidding, Mom!)

Today’s post is all about those wardrobe essentials you know you’re going to need. Running late? Need a good twirl? Want to mix and match? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

The “Nobody Will Notice That I Was Almost Late” White Beach Dress
lilly beach dress

·Dress· (old… but great alternatives below!) · Shoes·

For those random “out of the blue” occasions, I always have a dress on hand that I can grab super-quick and look great in! A dress like this is a must.

Dressy? Check!

Cute? Check!

Best dressed? Definitely.

Late? NOPE!

Don’t have one yet? Here are a few of my favorites!

J.Crew

Madewell

Anthropologie

Banana Republic 

The “Frolic and Twirl Worthy” Embroidered Blouse

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

 · Skirt · Blouse (old) ·

Everyone needs a fun, embroidered blouse for the summer. Why? Well, what else will your frolic and twirl in?

Madewell

Anthropologie

Zara

J.Crew

 

The “Everything Goes with Stripes” Necessities 

butcher-and-bee-charlestonbutcher and bee charleston

· Shirt · Shorts ·

My closet’s stuffed with stripes, but for good reason! Am I obsessed with them? Maybe. But who says that’s a bad thing? Stripes are always a safe go-to.

Tops

J.Crew

Lacoste

Madewell

Bottoms

J.Crew

J.Crew

Dress

Topshop

Anthropologie

I told you these were essential. 😉

Have a lovely Wednesday! (P.S. Anyone watching the sunset tonight?)

Xo Emma