I often have great plans to wear all sorts of fabulously colorful combinations of blouses and wide-leg pants or graphic tees tucked into skirts come summer. But once the heat really kicks into high gear, I find myself reaching for the same trusty basics over and over again rather than wasting precious energy trying to determine which florals mix well with which stripes. As such, I’ve found there are just eight must-have pieces that are the building blocks of a successful summer capsule wardrobe. They even go well with bolder, more special pieces for days when you really want your outfit to pop. Without further ado, the only eight items of clothing you need for a comfortable and chic summer.