You know what they say: Summertime and the living's easy…until it's approximately 2,000 degrees outside and your wardrobe somehow still consists of only spring sweaters and jeans. But hello, Nordstrom half-yearly sale, aka Christmas in July (er, May). Lucky for you, we've cherrypicked 15 summer essentials—from flirty tops to wedding-ready frocks—that you'll want to order immediately…and then have in your regular rotation through Labor Day.


1. Vince Camuto Floral Beauty Wrap Front Sleeveless Blouse

This lightweight wrap works for both the office and casual weekend hangouts.

Buy it ($79; $47)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL


2. Ganni Watercolor Print Pleated Georgette Skirt

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous lilac hue, to say nothing of the breezy silhouette.

Buy it ($215; $151)

Available in sizes 0 to 12


3. Isabel Marant Étoile Okina Balloon Sleeve Cotton Blouse

Tuck this button-up into cut-off shorts, like the model here, or layer it under a structured pencil skirt for dressier events.

Buy it ($360; $216)

Available in sizes 2 to 12


4. Coach Originals Ergo Leather Shoulder Bag

This easy tote is the ultimate Goldilocks size—large enough to fit more than just the basics, but not so large that you look like Mary Poppins.

Buy it ($495; $297)


5. Foxcroft Warner Mixed Stripe Shirtdress

This easy shirtdress also comes in shades of light blue, and can be cinched or left loose with the adjustable side straps.

Buy it ($118; $71)

Available in sizes 14 to 24


6. The North Face Botanic Dye T-shirt

Yes, tie-dye is still very much en vogue. This particular tee was made using all-natural dyes, too.

Buy it ($40; $30)

Available in sizes XS to XXL


7. Ulla Johnson Otto Tie Waist Stretch Cotton Jeans

Ease your way back into real pants with a loose pair of jeans and a fun tie waist.

Buy it ($395; $237)

Available in sizes 0 to 12


8. Longchamp Le Pliage Club Backpack

This highly packable nylon backpack will definitely come in handy on your next vacation.

Buy it ($140; $112)


9. Sarto by Franco Sarto Bordo Slide Sandal

With 12 colors to choose from, we’re willing to bet there’s a pair that will match the rest of your summer wardrobe.

Buy it ($99; $89)


10. AFRM Elin High Waist Bike Shorts

Whether you wear them to workout or to meet up with friends, $18 is too good a deal not to stock up on these comfy bike shorts.

Buy it ($29; $18)

Available in sizes XS to 3X


11. Stine Goya Samantha Racer Grid Long Sleeve Organic Cotton & Silk Dress

Lucky for everyone, tent dresses are both super breathable and super stylish. Talk about a win-win.

Buy it ($460; $276)

Available in sizes XXS to XL

12. Zac Zac Posen Shelby Slingback Sandal

The two front straps and a thick heel make these minimalist sandals surprisingly comfortable.

Buy it ($109; $65)


13. Zella Studio Lite Longline Bra

Now that gyms and fitness boutiques are reopening it’s about time you refreshed your workout ‘fits.

Buy it ($39; $23)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL


14. Free People High Waist Denim Shorts

We love that these denim cut-offs aren’t too distressed, making them feel a bit more grown-up and polished.

Buy it ($68; $41)

Available in sizes 24 to 31


15. Bardot Floral Ditsy Tie Shoulder Midi Dress

We heard you have approximately 5 million weddings to attend this season. This printed frock will see you through every single one.

Buy it ($129; $77)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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