Since Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, I thought I would begin a series of posts of what I consider the necessary components, or core building blocks of a summer wardrobe. If you’ve been following me lately and are on board with the buy better, buy less strategy, one way to do this is to be sure that you first have your basics right. Why? Because they are the pieces you will rely on, and if you keep getting side-tracked by other clothing or accessories that don’t fit this category, you will constantly feel like there are holes in your wardrobe.
This is not to say that you can’t have some very fun, very un-basic items, but if you’re more of a minimalist like me, you can easily get through the summer with this list of what I consider to be my essentials. The best way to build a core group of clothing for a season, is to think of it as an ideal packing list that fits the lifestyle you are leading now. I could easily pack everything on this list and head anywhere, from the Hamptons, to Greece to the Amalfi Coast. Sadly, I am currently still in NYC, but these are the clothes I will be wearing for the months to come. And stay tuned, because I am going to start to breakdown each category with product and styling tips.