From Our Friends at Who What Wear: Dressing for the Heat of Summer Solstice
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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.
Protect your eyes from the strong sun this summer with sunglasses that will go with absolutely anything.
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.
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.
You can’t truly survive summer without a functional, lightweight dress. Opt for one in a poplin material that feels crisp and cool.
One-piece swimsuits are great because they can also double as bodysuits when worn with shorts or festive skirts.
This summer, swap your flip-flops for a cool pair of statement slides. The touristy beach-goers won’t know what hit them.
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.
You can’t schlep your stylish goodies to the beach and beyond without a stylish bag—a straw bag to be exact.
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.