Summer officially starts in a matter of weeks. And while the weather might have been a bit fickle this spring, we’re willing to bet the thermometer is about to rise to an unbearable temp in the very near future. Are you ready? Maybe. But is your closet? Debatable.
While you might think that pair of jorts (that's jean + shorts, if you've been living under a rock) from 2006 look just as good now as they did then, we’re here to tell you the truth: You need to get rid them. The same goes for cargos and short-sleeved plaid shirts. (Basically, a good rule of thumb is that if it looks like something that belongs to a high school junior, it’s time for it to go.) After you've done some spring cleaning, replace everything you tossed with any or all of following pieces, perfect for the summer season. D'aww, look at you, growing up and being all fashionable and stuff.
We hate to break it to you, but shorts are getting a whole lot…shorter as of late. Meet somewhere in between with a pair that’s slightly shorter than what you’re used to, but not quite European-level uncomfortable.
Although they’re tricky to pull off (and even trickier to keep clean throughout the day), white jeans scream summer and go with everything from t-shirts to hoodies. They’re definitely worth the purchase.
Special occasions (or, you know, work) often call for a suit. But who wants to be sweltering in that warm wool thing you sported all year long? This one is much lighter, and made mostly of cotton. Bonus: It’s also blue, which, contrary to what the popular Netflix series may say, is pretty much the new black.
Floral prints are on everything right now--shirts, pants, blazers, etc. While we’re not quite ready to go as far as sporting a bunch of big orchids on our chest, we’re cool with this subtle geometric design.