Now that I’ve hit my mid-20s, I think I’ve perfected my summer wardrobe. It’s not to say that I didn’t know what I was doing for all the years leading up to now, but looking back I definitely spent much of my early 20s chasing after short-lived trends. I would spend a lot of my clothing budget on cheaper, inexpensive items that never really made it past a single summer but there’s something about hitting the latter half this decade that’s made me think more critically about my wardrobe and I’ve realized that despite whatever trendy items I will inevitably want to try, I always come back to the same few staple pieces that only seem to get better with time.
Now that summer is more or less here, I’ve been taking my warm-weather wardrobe out of storage and it’s make me realize me that the following 10 pieces really are in it for the long haul. Of course, everyone’s staples wil look differnt depending on your personal style and other factors, but if you need a bit of inspiration to refresh yours, then look no futher. My style and budget may have evolved since I turned 20, but I’d say that the below summer staples haven’t and I’d even venture to say that they’ll remain relevant into my 30s, too.