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What are my Summer Must Haves?

“She acts like summer and walks like rain.”

– Train

I have to say (in case you don’t know me) summer is my favorite time of the year! Christmas is a SUPER close second but I just love the beautiful weather in the summer. What’s crazy is that it’s already mid July…where the hell has summer gone?!?!?

Anyways with July flying by, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some of my summer must haves in my closet. Even though this summer is going by so quickly, no reason you can’t still go out and get some new cute pieces. And trust me, y’all will love my picks for summer!

(As always, you can shop all these pieces on my LTKI page. And feel free to send me a message if you’re not sure how to use the app).


Floral Kimono

I’m a girl who loves a kimono, what can I say? This floral one is especially perfect for summer and I’ve definitely been wearing this baby A LOT this year. The material is super light, the pattern and color are so gorgeous and this kimono is under $20. What a steal, right? You’ll have to add this to your list of summer must haves (PS this kimono comes in a ton of different colors and prints, so you got options!)

Striped Jumpsuit

A couple years ago, I thought rompers and jumpsuits were so stupid. Like why not just wear a dress, ya know? Well I’ve finally seen the light more recently and have fallen in love with jumpsuits. This one from Urban Outfitters is so cute for summer! I love the breathable fabric and the colors are so bright and fun…basically had to add it to my summer must haves.

Studded Slides

Anyone who’s even somewhat active on Instagram has probably seen these Marc Fisher sandals everywhere. Basically you’re not an influencer until you own these (not really, but you know what I mean). These slides are super comfy and I love how versatile they are. The studs are stylin’ and they can really dress up even the most casual summer looks. Trust me, you need these shoes!

Black Shorts

Of course some basic shorts had to make my summer must haves list! Shorts are a definitely staple for me during the summer, especially these black ones. These shorts are super comfy and they have some light destruction on them, so you’ll feel trendy wearing them. What I love about shorts is how you can pair them with basically any kind of top and you’ll look fab!

What are your summer must haves?


White Out: My Go-To White Wardrobe Staples

“White has it all. Its beauty is absolute. It’s the perfect harmony.”

– Coco Chanel

If you had asked me two years ago about my closet, I would’ve told you that I basically only had dark colors. I dressed pretty dark then (mostly black) and hey, there’s nothing wrong with that BUT I needed a change. In the last few months, I’ve started warming up to the idea of white wardrobe staples. WHAT…who are you and what have you done with Brooke? Honestly, white is a great neutral for summer and I’ve been wearing it a lot lately. It literally goes with everything and I think it’s perfect especially with a little tan (which I finally have again).

Anyways, here are just a few white wardrobe staples you’ll find in my closet (As always, you can shop all these pieces on my LTKI page):


White Mules

Ok I honestly always thought white shoes were the dumbest things ever. Why would anyone ever want to wear white shoes that will 100% get dirty the second you wear them? As long as you keep them clean, you’ll be fine! These mules are my favorite this summer because they go with everything and mules are super trendy. Plus these are really comfy shoes!

White Bodysuit

I used to REALLY hate bodysuits but I’ve started really loving them recently. This white ruffle bodysuit is the cutest summer piece you could ever own. It looks fabulous with shorts, pants, a skirt…basically everything! I love how feminine this piece is yet it’s so effortless.

White Palm Print Pants

The second I saw these, I knew I needed them for summer! These pants have such a fun print and the material is also really light for warm summer nights. If you have a tropical vacation coming up or just a fun GNO, these pants will be so perfect for you. Every time I wear them, I always get so many compliments so they’re totally worth it!

White Striped Dress

I got this dress last summer and honestly wore it ALL the time! This piece is super cute and fun for shopping day with friends or grabbing brunch. I really love how lightweight this dress is…it feels so perfect to wear on a hot summer day!

What are your white wardrobe staples? Sound off in the comments!