I’ve been thinking about clothing staples: those few pieces of clothing that you come back to over and over again. I like to wear what I sew (of course), so I find it helpful to assess what I actually wear from time to time.
With warm weather approaching, I was just wondering: What do you guys wear over and over in the summer?
Here are my top 5:
Sundresses. Be they vintage, new, or handmade, nothing says summer to me like a colorful or light strappy sundress. I like a fitted bodice and full skirt without a lot of extra “poof” around the waist. Sundresses are awesome because I am lazy and they are a no-brainer. Dress, sandals, and sunglasses are all you need. And sunscreen, if you are pasty from 9 months of Oregon rain and clouds, like some of us.
Light cotton cardigans. I am a cardigan addict. I have a rainbow of nearly 50 cardigans (most of them thrifted), and I wear all of them. I like super thin ones in pastel colors for cooler summer days and nights. Above is a picture of me last summer, in a colorful sundress-and-cardigan combo.
(Another photo from last year, before heading out for a sunny bike ride)
Shorts. I wasn’t a shorts lover until recent years. I like that they’re casual, cute, show a little skin, and are super comfortable in hot weather. I’ve made three pairs of shorts for this summer already!
Stripes. Yeah. It is almost laughable how many striped garments I own. Cardigans, tank tops, dresses, boatneck tees, whatever. Easy and cute.
Dark denim jeans. I like that dark denim is a little “dressy,” if jeans can ever be described that way. They go with everything and they’re flattering.
As much as I love these items and how easy they are to throw on, sometimes I feel like I need some new ideas. What do you wear all summer long? Do you have comfortable summer staples you always turn to? I’d love to hear yours and maybe get some new ideas!