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Now that our calendars have flipped over to the month of July, summer is officially in full swing. While many of you have most likely been stocking up your summer wardrobe for months now with gingham pieces, pops of chambray, white denim essentials, and swimwear that makes a splash, there’s something to be said about going on a mid-summer shopping spree. For one, the best summer styles hit in the heat of the season. And, as the weather heats up, there’s nothing like a fresh sundress or straw hat to re-inspire your summer wardrobe staples. So, today we’ve rounded up 10 pieces that will perfect your warm weather wardrobe. From beauty espadrilles to nautical beach bags, it’s time to start filling up those shopping carts…

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1. ASOS Farleigh Slim “Mom” Jeans, $57
While skinny jeans will always be a staple in our closets, lately we’ve had our eyes on a more relaxed, high-waisted fit. Call them what you want, but mom jeans are totally in. Wear yours with a cropped off the shoulder top or your favorite white t-shirt for a casual weekend look.

2. Madewell Globe Fringe Sweater, $59
Never underestimate the importance of having a cozy sweater to throw on when that crisp evening breeze hits. This cozy and tasseled cream fringe sweater from Madewell is ideal for bonfires on the beach or evenings outside.

3. Solid & Striped Anne Marie One-Piece Swimsuit, $60
This one is a no-brainer, but the perfect swimsuit plays an instrumental role in completing your summer wardrobe. Solid & Striped makes some really fun swimsuits, and this pink and white striped number has me hooked. It’s the perfect one-piece for soaking up vitamin D on those warm summer weekends.

4. J.Crew Embroidered Short in Gauzy Cotton, $55
Pineapple print is all the rage right now, so why not add it to your wardrobe? These embroidered shorts look uber comfortable, and the cute little pineapple details make them even sweeter. Plus, they’re super lightweight so they’ll keep you cool on even the warmest of summer days.

5. Club Monaco Vonna Espadrille, $198
As if espadrilles weren’t already great enough… Club Monaco goes and makes a pair that has the perfect touch of gingham. These chic flats will pair perfectly with white denim, a flirty sundress, or your favorite pair of cutoff jean shorts.

6. Saint James for J.Crew Short-Sleeve Slouchy T-Shirt, $89
The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but red, white and blue is here to stay. Scoop up this patriotic top to compete your summer t-shirt collection. You won’t regret it!

7. Line & Dot Lea Ruffle Mini Dress, $149
If you haven’t yet added an off the shoulder dress to your repertoire this season, the time to do so is now. This shoulder-baring trend is feminine and flattering on just about everyone, and it’s not going out of style any time soon.

8. Kayu St. Tropez Straw Tote, $115
Having a great beach bag in your arsenal for the summer months is a must. After all, if you’re going to be lugging around a beach towel and sunscreen, you might as well have something cute to throw them in. This St. Tropez Straw Tote from Kayu had us smitten the minute we saw those fun pom poms.

9. Capri Positano Pompeii Sandals, $209
Strappy sandals are the “it” silhouette when it comes to summer footwear. We love how this pair crisscrosses and ties up the ankle. They add the perfect boho vibe to any ensemble.

10. Self Potrait x Le Specs Edition Four Sunglasses, $125
We did an entire roundup of summer sunnies last month, and for good reason: Sunglasses are an essential summer accessory. This matte dusty rose pair is particularly standing out to us lately.

And there you have it! These summer essentials would look pretty perfect hanging in your closet, don’t you think?

What items are on your summer wish list this moment?

Let us know in the comments below!

XO Team LC

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