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From Our Friends at Who What Wear: Dressing for the Heat of Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Dressing

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It’s heating up out there, but the hottest temperatures are yet to come. The sun is highest on June 20, the summer solstice, which also officially marks the first day of summer. Longer days mean more fun in the sun—and more time to show off your incredible style.

To help you figure out exactly what you should wear to beat the heat, I decided to share my list of summer-wardrobe essentials, from versatile sunglasses to the perfect bathing suit. As long as you have everything listed below, you’ll be more than ready for the longest days of the year.

Versatile Sunglasses

ACNE Studios Mustang 47mm Oval Sunglasses

Protect your eyes from the strong sun this summer with sunglasses that will go with absolutely anything.

Shop: ACNE Studios Mustang 47mm Oval Sunglasses | All Sunglasses

Denim Shorts

Topshop Ashley Ripped Boyfriend Shorts

Denim shorts are a great summer staple as they can be worn to the beach over a swimsuit or dressed up with an elevated top.

Shop: Topshop Ashley Ripped Boyfriend Shorts | All Denim Shorts

Sun Hat
Eric Javits Zanzibar Packable Squishee Hat

This one’s a no-brainer—whether you’re at the farmer’s market or spending a leisurely day at the beach, protecting your face from the sun is a must.

Shop: Eric Javits Zanzibar Packable Squishee Hat | All Sun Hats

Summer Dress
Lush Tie-Front Midi Dress

You can’t truly survive summer without a functional, lightweight dress. Opt for one in a poplin material that feels crisp and cool.

Shop: Lush Tie-Front Midi Dress | All Dresses

One-Piece Swimsuit
Mara Hoffman Terry One-Piece Swimsuit

One-piece swimsuits are great because they can also double as bodysuits when worn with shorts or festive skirts.

Shop: Mara Hoffman Terry One-Piece Swimsuit | All One-Piece Swimwear

Statement Slides
Jacquemus Les Sandales Rond Carré Sandals

This summer, swap your flip-flops for a cool pair of statement slides. The touristy beach-goers won’t know what hit them.

Shop: Jacquemus Les Sandales Rond Carré Sandals (Nordstrom Exclusive) | All Slide Sandals

Breezy Top
Self-Portrait Broderie Off-the-Shoulder Top

For those unfortunate days when you can’t live in a bathing suit, make sure your tops are breezy and comfortable—but also fashion-girl approved.

Shop: Self-Portrait Broderie Off-the-Shoulder Top | All Tops

Beach Bag
Rebecca Minkoff Straw Pom Pom Tote

You can’t schlep your stylish goodies to the beach and beyond without a stylish bag—a straw bag to be exact.

Shop: Rebecca Minkoff Straw Pom Pom Tote | All Beach Bags

Lauren Eggertsen is an associate editor at Who What Wear. As a huge fan of trending items, under-the-radar brands and timeless basics, she thinks tackling the summer heat is something that should be done in style, especially when it comes to the quickly approaching summer solstice.

  • Pamela June 7, 2017, 12:19 am

    I vote for the top and the bag! Gorgeous pieces for summer!

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