The 5 Best Fashion Pieces You Can Buy This Summer
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Sure, those fancy pom-pom sandals and cropped flares seem to-absolutely-die-for in theory. But when push comes to shove (and your credit card is feeling the pinch), you’ll be much happier with smarter pieces that last you longer than just a season. Here, the only five essentials you really need this summer.
A FLATTERING ONE-PIECE
Yes, there are a million swimsuits you can (and probably will) fall in love with this summer. But to get the most bang for your buck, invest in just a singular one-piece that feels both on-trend enough to turn heads at the pool yet classic enough to wear for summers to come.
A NEUTRAL SADDLE BAG
Tassels and bright fabrics on bags are having a moment, but it probably won’t take long before you grow tired of neon-yellow fringe. Do yourself a favor and opt for a half-moon shape in a classic hue. From your tropical island vacation to your weekly girls’ night out, this bag will be your go-to.
A COMFORTABLE PAIR OF ESPADRILLES
Again, we love the festive prints and playful accoutrements as much as the next gal, but a pair of straw-heeled sandals or wedges in neutral leather is just a better investment. (If you’re looking for a modern update to your tired rope wedges, look for a flatform sole in either a slide silhouette or with a chic little ankle tie.)
A BREEZY MIDI DRESS
Flowing maxi dresses will always have a special place in our hearts, but calf-skimming numbers are a much better buy for 2016. You're getting both a trendier silhouette and cooler hemline for those upcoming dog-day afternoons.
AN OVERSIZED DENIM JACKET
You already know and love a denim jacket. But if you’re in the market for a little update, go big--as in size and length. The boxy shape will look killer with those ankle-tie espadrilles this summer and again with your boots this fall.