Style & Design

7 Summer Style Staples You Need This Party Season

By Sophie Oddo
29th Nov 2018

There’s a reason why we end up wearing the same thing over and over while the rest of our wardrobe goes untouched. It’s because we haven’t nailed our staple shopping game.

Whether you’re keeping things low key this party season or going all out on the festivities, there’s no denying the need for quality staples to get you through the summer holidays.

But we understand, it’s no easy feat trying to balance the fashion scales of versatility, comfort and style, all the while trying not to completely blow the bank. Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you scouring the stores to find the ultimate staples for summer.

#1 Effortless Wide Leg Pant

From plain and slouchy to colorful and structured, wide leg pants can be suited to almost any occasion. For summer? We’re putting our money behind a pair of white wide leg trousers in a breathable woven fabric with a comfy high waist. Wear with sneakers and a knotted tee for a casual look, or style it up with a linen shirt and wedges. Or better yet, throw on top of a one piece swimsuit to take the look from beach to bar.

Get our pick, here.

#2 Glam One Piece

Sorry bikinis, but one piece swimwear is our go-to for summer. Not only are they the epitome of summer glam, they double as a handy-dandy body suit, making the juggling act of beach swims and summer bar hopping  a breeze. We’re loving a detailed back or a bright colour to really set the summer scene. Team with the nifty wide leg pants above, a denim skirt or shorts and you’re ready for spontaneous sundowners.

Get our pick, here.

#3 The Trusty Denim Skirt

It’s a fact, denim skirts go with anything and everything. Dress it up with a wrap top, dress it down with a tee, or go full beach mode with your one piece swimsuit. If you don’t already own a denim skirt, it’s about time you did. For optimum versatility, opt for a slightly darker blue that will take you right through from AM to PM.

Get our pick, here.

#4 Statement Jumpsuit

With all that’s going on during the festive season, you’ll need at least one statement piece that’s going to fit every brief. Whether it’s Friendmas celebrations, New Year’s Eve or Christmas lunch with the in-laws, it’s got to have you covered. A tailored jumpsuit is the perfect fit, being both dressy and casual all at the same time. Effortlessly dress up with heels and accessories or dress it down with a pair of white sneakers.

Get it our pick, here.

#5 Go-With-Everything White Singlet

We all know that when the temps are high and the care-factor is low, there really is nothing more reliable than a white singlet. Pair with your wide leg pants, denim skirt, shorts, or throw over your swimsuit, the cost per wear on this is so low it’ll go into negative. All hail the trusty white singlet.

Get our pick, here.

#6 Dressy Wrap Top

We all know that “jeans and a nice top” is everyone’s go-to outfit when they’ve got nothing to wear, so we thought we should include at least one option to our list. As it’s summer and wearing jeans in the sweltering heat is near criminal, we’d suggest wearing this with the denim skirt or white pants listed above. Not only is this solid gold colour dreamy as hell on all skin tones, it’s very versatile. Tick.

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#7 Slogan tee

For the times when the white singlet just won’t do, we welcome the slogan tee. We’re feeling this long mesh t-shirt with black, white and yellow accents as it’s giving us the extra funk we need, while still allowing enough wriggle room to wear with your trusty denim skirt or a bold pair of shorts. 

Get our pick, here.

Need these styles now? Head on over to the newly opened H&M at Northland Shopping Centre to get your wardrobe summer ready, stat.

Editor's Note: This article was produced in partnership with Northland Shopping Centre. To find out more about who we work with (and why!), read our editorial policy here.

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