Having to decide between your new espadrille wedges, your 19 (and counting) pairs of jeans and those four summer dresses you just snagged on sale is tough, man. But trust us, you do not need to pack them all. In fact, you’re not even going to wear half of those things. You will, however, wear these seven pieces that can easily transition no matter what the time of day or occasion.

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Trapeze Dress

This cling-free frock is the pièce de résistance of a hard-working wardrobe. Because of its breezy nature, it can be worn alone, over cropped jeans or leggings and even as a cover-up. Snag one now and prepare to wear it every weekend this summer and well into the fall (hello, tights).

Macy’s INC trapeze dress ($38)  

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Denim Skirt

Cutoffs are fun, but they’re obviously not suitable for everyone. Denim skirts, on the other hand, are timeless. They can be dressed up (with wedges and an off-the-shoulder blouse) or down (with a striped tee and white sneakers). You can also play around with length. From mini to maxi, they’re all in style. 

Macy’s INC denim A-line skirt ($49); Macy’s INC patchwork skirt ($50)

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Halter Top

Shoulders are “it” this summer, and there’s no better way to show them off than with a flattering halter. It accentuates your arms, brings the eye up and also happens to be as versatile as the denim skirt (in that it transitions seamlessly from beach to cocktails).

Macy’s INC crocheted halter ($55)

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Culottes

Lightweight and more polished than plain ol’ denim, culottes are a must-have. Look for a pair that hits at the mid to lower calf and has a hint of flare. That way you can sport them with slip-on sandals or embellished heels and they won’t cut you off in an unflattering spot.

Macy’s INC cropped wide-leg pants ($55); Macys INC cropped wide-leg pants ($54)

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Straw Beach Bag

Not just for your pool-day haul, this guy can also double as your everyday tote. You may even want to carry it when you’re not on holiday.

Macy’s INC knit handbag ($22)

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Lace-Up Sandals

Ditch your flip-flops. Lace-up sandals are just as comfortable for strolling the boardwalk or perusing museums. Plus, they’ll look like you actually put some thought into your ensemble.

Macy’s INC lace-up flat sandals ($80)

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One-Piece Swimsuit

Not only are we jazzed that these suits are back with a vengeance, but we love that they can double as a top when worn with those culottes or denim skirt (only to the tiki bar, of course).

Macy’s INC one-piece swimsuit ($60)

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