Shopping For Summer

Can you believe it’s May? Memorial Day Weekend is this month, which I just find so amazing. I feel like January dragged and the rest of this year has flown by. We are trying to plan a fun getaway for the long weekend, which prompted me to look through my closet and see what essentials I need for the summer. I put together a list of all of my favorites, and I am excited to share it with all of you.

I love summer clothes, they are just so light and fun after winter. Don’t get me wrong, sweater and boot weather is amazing, but sandals are just my favorite. Here are the items I’m shopping for right now: 


Sunglasses / Statement Earrings / Sweatshirt / White Shorts / Wrap Dress / Evening Dress / Tote / Sunscreen / Sandals / Espadrilles / Jean Jacket / Pink Top / Red Top 

White sunglasses - Julia Engel wore those a lot last summer on Gal Meets Glam and I am convinced it is going to be the hit shape of the summer. I’ve already seen it spring up in pink, and have seen the white in some cheaper options here ($10), here ($16), and here ($10).

Statement Earrings - Big statement earrings are everywhere this summer. I already picked up these white ones (worn here), and I love these rose gold ones. I saw them in the store the other day and they are really stunning in person.  

Sweatshirt - I love a good sweatshirt. All of my childhood summer memories involve running around in a sweatshirt and shorts on the beach, and they still make me so happy. I bought this one at J.Crew Factory the other weekend for a steal (about $25) and it is so soft and cozy.  

White Shorts - You can’t go wrong with white shorts and white jeans in the summer. They look clean and fresh and match everything. 

Wrap Dress - How cute is this new Draper James wrap dress? Plus it’s under $100! I think it is going to fly off the shelves; all their recent arrivals seem to sell out so quick.  

Evening Dress - This is one of the Gal Meets Glam dresses coming out in May, but you can preorder it at Nordstrom now. I love the ruffle detailing all along the neckline and the back. The light floral pattern looks perfect for sweet summer nights as well.  

Tote - I love the gingham bottom on this Vineyard Vines tote. It’s big enough to fit everything you need to the beach, plus, it’s on sale! They often add an extra 25% off sale a couple days after they start a big sale, so I’ll keep you guys posted!  

Sunscreen - I never leave the house without SPF. The sun in South Florida is brutal, and I’m terrified of getting a bad burn on my face. This Glossier goes on sheer, and you can get 20% off your first Glossier order with my rep link. Or, this mouse sunscreen looks super cool too. 

Sandals - As I’ve said on here before, I love my Jack Rogers. The quality is amazing, they are handmade, and they match everything. I think these striped Draper James ones are extra darling too.

Espadrilles - I recently ordered these and they are so cute. I don’t like wearing much of a heel, so I love that these are flat but still tie around the ankle.  

Jean Jacket - I always pair a jean jacket with my sundresses or white shorts to keep me warm at night. This one is J.Crew, and I also really like the ones at Target, and they are a great price. Old Navy has some good ones as well! 

Go To Top - This top ties in the front and has buttons up the back. How perfect is that?! I like to have a go to top that I feel cute and comfortable in, and I think this might be the shirt of the summer. Plus, it's on sale!

Red Top - I also like having a go to Tee for more casual occasions, and this one is so pretty. I think the bow details on the sleeves is really cute, and the red is a true classic red (which is my favorite). 

Do you have any shopping lists for summer? I’d love to hear what you’ve found!