Is the sun trying to murder me) and my nose is somehow both white from sunscreen and sunburned and my pedicure looks as if it was done in Roman times.
Clearly I need an ~upgrade~ so enter the 11 pieces I’m building my summer wardrobe around — because I will never not make a list when the situation has become dire.
Because you’ll need a swap for your jeans that aren’t skintight (sweat, we’ve been over this) but still look professional enough for a meeting. You’re not a regular businesswoman, you’re a cool businesswoman.
2. Breezy Button-Down
I love the crisp sexiness of a good, classic white button-down. It goes with everything — jeans, linen joggers, thrown over a bathing suit, tied around your waist like a sassy mom. The options are endless.
3. Classic Bathing Suit
Think of it as the LBD of waterwear — something you can throw in your bag for everything from a girls’ trip to a family vacation to a steamy weekend away.
Squinting is a look, but is it a look you want? Let me answer that for you: no.
5. White Sneakers
I am ~obsessed~ with a good cropped jean and a low-top white sneaker. It gives me a pleasurable shiver — like ASMR but for your eyes.
6. Casual Dress
Sometimes I simply cannot with pants in the summer — thigh sweat is a real thing y’all — and need something swirly around my stems asap. Enter the casual dress — wear it to work, wear it to brunch, wear it on a day-date, throw it on to head to CVS for Half Baked and Diet Coke. You know, the essential summer activities.
7. High-Waisted Shorts
I refuse to believe low-rise anything is back in style. I WANT MOM BUTT OR NOTHING. Too far? Not far enough??
This is a no-brainer, right? Show off your pedicure with the easiest of sandals — flats so you can outrun anyone (murderers, amiright) and easily thrown on and off for beach days but classy enough for a date.
9. Woven Bag
Embrace the bag that will not be stopped. Because your wallet and keys deserve a cute summer outfit too.
10. Big ol’ Hoops
I am one woman most days and then a completely different woman with my hoops on. It’s like the feeling when you’re wearing a high pony and you swing your head and your hair brushes your face — hoops give you an instant attitude upgrade and make any outfit chicer yet down-to-earth.
11. Printed Midi Skirt
The leopard midi skirt has taken over the world. Every single woman in NYC owns one and wears it to Magnolia Bakery. It’s a neutral, it’s an anything-appropriate length, you only have to shave 1/3 of your legs.