Chances are, if you're a fashion junkie, you've heard of Amazon The Drop. Regularly touted on the feeds of influencers like Summer House's Paige Desorbo, plus-size blogger Kellie Brown, Canada's Sierra Furtado or even Kendall and Kylie Jenner, it's a great option for fast-fashion finds. What you may not know, however, is that while most of these collections are comprised of limited releases that often sell out in a flash, there are some The Drop items so good, they've earned a place in the retailer's Staples by The Drop collection, which can be shopped any time your heart so desires and worn for far longer than a passing season.
14 of the Best Summer Fashion Staples From Amazon The Drop, Ranked
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What Is Amazon The Drop?
Amazon The Drop is a hub for small, influencer-designed fashion collections from all the most recognizable names in style—Amber Fillerup, Lauren Kay Sims, Sivan Ayla and Paola Alberdi are just a few of the social media stars-turned-designers who have released collections here. While there's a treasure trove of finds to be discovered with every new release, the brand's Staples by The Drop line is chock-full of closet essentials that can serve as the foundation for your look (capsule collection, anyone?). In short? These pieces will more than tide you over until the next big "Drop".
We've combed through all of the best summer foundation pieces to be found here that will mix and match well with just about everything in your closet, come in a wide variety of sizing to flatter all kinds of body types and utilize high-quality fabrics. Check out all our favorite picks below.
The Best Amazon The Drop Summer Staples at A Glance
- Best Dress: Amazon the Drop Britt Dress
- Best Shoes: Amazon The Drop Monika Slides
- Best Blazer: Amazon the Drop Blake Blazer
- Best Purse: Amazon The Drop Jileen Straw Bag
- Best Sweater: Amazon The Drop Brigitte Cardigan
- Best Shorts: Amazon The Drop Priya Shorts
- Best Bodysuit: Amazon The Drop Rya Bodysuit
- Best Skirt: Amazon the Drop Peri Tennis Skirt
- Best Mini Dress: Amazon the Drop Caralyn Mirand Mini Dress
- Best Heels: Amazon The Drop Avery Heels
- Best Jumpsuit: Amazon the Drop Caralyn Mirand Jumpsuit
- Best Midi Skirt: Amazon Essentials Pull-On Knit Midi Skirt
- Best Midi Dress: Amazon Essentials Sleeveless Shirt Dress
- Best Cutout Dress: Amazon the Drop Makenna Dress
This summer's hero fashion staple? A breezy, casual dress you can throw on for anything. We think this tiered version, in particular, which features side pockets, is a great layering piece to have in your closet: Simply throw on sneakers and a fisherman sweater to keep it casual on chillier days, or wear it with a pair of heels to your next shindig. It comes in seven color options and has adjustable straps to fit every style—and body.
For comfy slides you'll neither break your ankle in or sacrifice your style for, these slide are the way to go. Sure, we chose them for the intricate and luxe-looking H-band that comes in ten neutral colors, but also for the value: At this price, you won't break the bank picking up more than one to suit your outfit and mood. Reviews say they do run narrow, however, so be sure to size up if needed when ordering.
Every woman needs a classic blazer in her closet, and this one has a flattering, relaxed fit that's right in line with this year's trending menswear vibes thanks to its longer length and tuxedo-like lapels. It has a single button at the waist that can be closed for an über-professional look or worn open with a T-shirt and our favorite AGOLDE Parker long shorts for the perfect summer casual ensemble.
Summer and straw bags go hand-in-hand. We happen to be big fans of this one, which comes with sturdy wooden handles for a bit of added structure to its otherwise 100 percent natural straw body. Its open center compartment is larger than it looks, but you may want to add a small bag organizer to easily find your things.
This cardi makes our list of must-haves because it’s the perfect boating companion, is great to drape over your work chair on a chilly day and will go with just about any pair of shorts you can rustle up. We also love that this sweater is machine washable (because who has time for hanging their jumpers out to dry?), with two big hand pockets at the front.
With summer here in all its glory, you’re going to want something to keep your legs cool. Our answer? These comfy linen bottoms, which feature a pull-on waist and come in three different colors to brighten up your bottom half like no jeans or leggings ever could. They've also got a loose fit for free-flowing vibes.
If athleisure has taken over your closet, this sporty-chic look will be right up your alley. Our favorite feature? Though it looks like a dress, this is actually a bodysuit with a full-coverage bottom and a separate skirt that you can wear on its own. It's also easily washable in the machine after you've spent a particularly grueling day of hitting the racket (or lounging on your sofa), and you can choose from three different colors.
Complete your ensemble with the tennis skirt of our dreams. We love the fact that it's got a little pair of shorts hidden beneath its pleats in case of a Marilyn-style gust of wind, not to mention the hidden working side pocket for your keys or lip balm. We also like that it's got a bit of stretch for comfort.
If your summer calendar is overloaded with weddings, these strappy numbers will be your new BFF. For starters, we love that they come in no less than 20 different colors, so even if your cousin makes you wear that impossible chartreuse bridesmaid gown, you're bound to find the perfect match. They're also vegan, since they're made of polyurethane instead of leather. Our favorite feature about them, however, are the dainty straps, which customers say *actually* stay where they're supposed to while you're wearing 'em.
Best Mini Dress
Loose and flowy, this is a great pick for those days your errands are unending and you just can't be bothered with getting dressed. The thing we really like about it, though, is that between its tiered detailing and body-skimming fit, it doesn't look like a shapeless oversized sack, like so many of these kinds of dresses do. We can also never get enough pockets, which this dress has on both sides.
We're definitely into anything you can throw on and go, and this Caralyn Mirand Koch-designed one-piece will allow you that freedom. It's got a super flattering tie-waist and is just dressy enough for you to head out for drinks in while still keeping you comfy during the work day. Shoppers say the fabric can wrinkle easily, but for the mid-level price point, it's a small annoyance we're willing to deal with.
Best Midi Skirt
Happiness is the perfect midi skirt. Hitting right at your mid-calf, this staple's silhouette is super flattering. This cutie comes in 15 colors so there's a plethora of options for occasion: fancy event, office day, or simply running errands. It's also machine-washable, and customers say it fits great.
14. Amazon The Drop Makenna Dress
Best Cutout Dress
If you're looking to get in on the cutout trend, this mid-calf length frock, which can easily transition from summer to fall with the addition of cute booties and a cropped sweater, will be your meal ticket. Its 100 percent cotton fabric will be nice and breezy, and it's well-made to boot, according to happy buyers. We would throw it on with some sneakers and tie a knot in the bottom hem to make it perfectly casual.
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