If you’re anything like me, you probably have summer on the brain right now. Typically, the first thing I shop for when a new season is upon us is versatile basics. Then, as I see which trends are actually sticking, I make my selections on the more statement items that are the most wearable with my basics. I’ve been combing through all our favorite retailers to find the standout picks that really win me over, and I simply had to share.
Summer is usually the season I struggle with the most, but I know with the right foundational items in my wardrobe, I’m starting the season on a good note. I’m currently planning for lightweight denim, linen pants, breezy blouses, and simple dresses. I found all of these things and more hiding at Nordstrom, H&M, J.Crew, Shopbop, and more. Trust me, I did the work to find the good stuff. The best part? Many of these items can be worn year-round—not just when it’s 90° and counting. Keep scrolling to kickstart your best (and most versatile) summer wardrobe yet.