In the summer, it's important to have go-to basics in your closet that you can reach for in a pinch. Necessities are pieces that will always work for the occasion, that are comfortable, casual and chic for hot summer days when you don't want to fuss about getting dressed. Our go-to brands for everyday basics that never get old are long time favorite Michael Stars and newly popular Z Supply. These brands are always reliable for classic pieces that will never go out of style, but also for modern updates on our favorite tees, dresses, and tanks. Summery colors and seasonal trends such as lace up necklines and cropped fits are making their way into this summer's picks from the best basics lines around.
Michael Stars tee shirts and tanks have been a fashionable favorite for years, and their popularity has not diminished. This summer we are loving the fresh soft colors that their tanks are available in, like this pale shade of mint on an essential summer tank top. The classic v neck is flattering on all women while the loose fit is comfortable on hot days and pairs easily with jeans or tucked into a skirt. Simple and chic, the cut is easy to wear and flattering while the soft aqua shade is summery and fresh. With a variety of tanks in pale shades of pinks and blues as well as your classic black and whites we know you'll find a hue you love and will want to wear all summer long.
A fresh seasonal take on the classic Michael Stars tee is this lace up v neck tee in a rich cobalt shade of blue. An update on the v neck tee, this strappy version meets the latest trends for a fresh offering this summer. Easy to layer under jackets or over dresses, the criss cross neckline with enhance any look. Casual enough to wear with jeans and sandals yet chic enough to pair with statement earrings and heels this basic is never boring and provides so many styling options. Worn with crisp white skinny jeans and a wedge shoe you will have the perfect summer look in minutes.
For another basic that can be taken for a twirl on the town, this navy blue bodycon dress is a perfect choice. The fitted style is sexy yet a knee length skirt and halter neckline balance out the look. The racer front neck brings a sporty chic edge to the look that is both modern and refined. Ruching along the sides provides a flattering silhouette to show off your curves in a classy way. Layer a necklace over the high neck for a statement look, or opt for dangle tassel earrings that graze your bare shoulders to take this dress to date night or girls night. Simple nude heels or a wedge sandal will alter your look depending on the occasion, but this dress will always provide a boost of confidence and class to the women who wear it.
A more casual summer dress is the knitted swing dress, like this coral colored one from basics brand Z Supply. Simple and casual with a v neck and flowy skirt this frock is ideal for grab-and-go mornings. It will leave you feeling put together without having to overthink outfit choices-- just throw it on with a pair of sandals and a beachy bracelet for an easy everyday look that is effortlessly cool. Add a denim jacket and a kitten heel for casual Fridays. The muted dusty pink color is easy to match with and makes your skin glow rosy and bright. Earthy shades of pink like this one are toned down and accessible for anyone to wear. Try ultimate comfort this summer by wearing this dress, and believe us you won't ever want to take it off. Easily worn as a beach cover up over your bikini, or about town with sandals and a small bag, this is one basic you will never get bored of.
When the days get unbearably hot in the middle of summer what do we find ourselves reaching for but crop tops. Michael Stars routinely provides us with easy and classic crop tops to pair with our favorite skirts and high waisted jeans. This high neck black top shows just a smidge of skin when worn with a high waist for a look that is both classy and cool. Also available in white, this top is easy to layer with to achieve any look you desire. A summer favorite amongst the trendy ladies, a basic crop top quickly becomes a go-to favorite for nights out and weekends in the park alike. Easy black wears well with blue jeans or matches effortlessly with your favorite skirts and accessories for a more dramatic look. The high neck just begs to be adorned with a sparkly necklace, so be sure to check out our extensive jewelry selection in store!
Another way to keep cool on those hot summer days? A comfy white cotton dress. Lightweight and elegant, this button up shirt dress from Michael Stars is a must have for every lady's closet. Classic and chic are the best ways to describe the shirt dress style, and this one is no exception in a bright white 100% cotton fabric. Women of every age adore this style, with the crisp collar and front breast pocket it's an easy choice for work and play. We especially love the textured fabric on this mini dress creating a more dynamic look and summery vibe to your outfit.
Another classic dress that has now been given a casual twist, the little black dress has been iterated by Z Supply with a soft black fabric and lace up neckline. Playing on the current lace up trend and adding a casual twist with the loose swing dress fit and muted shade of black this dress is a great piece to have in your closet for those casual LBD moments. The LBD is known for being easy to wear, classic, and chic, and this dress certainly hits on all those points with the added bonus of being relaxed and comfortable for everyday occasions. Pair it with any shoe and a simple bag for effortless style that can take you anywhere.