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10 Summer Essentials Every Stylish Woman Needs

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The breadth of style options available at the beginning of a new season can be overwhelming. Rather than falling down the trend rabbit hole and scooping up an endless stream of pieces you’ll wear only once, we suggest thoughtfully selecting key items that’ll make a big impact in your seasonal wardrobe. Here, the checklist you should reference before you checkout.

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Emily Ratajkowski in a Revolve dress at Revolve's Coachella party.

A Bold Top

Whether you're in the market for a statement-making halter like this—which would look divine paired with white wide-leg trousers—or a more demure, full-sleeved alternative, you'll reach for it constantly in the summer months. Just add a sun-kissed glow and a tropical drink.

A Raffia Bag

Nothing says carefree like a small bag. Take this whimsical raffia style on out-of-town adventures and evening strolls.

A Lightweight Topper

Rather than reaching for a cardigan or shawl, upgrade your summer wardrobe with a longline jacket like this minimal duster. Its the perfect companion for long, al fresco dinners.

A Flirty Sandal

After months of snow and rain boots, let your pedicure shine in a pair of playful sandals in this season's pastel pink.

A Pretty Pout

Stash moodier lip colors in favor of a flirty, feminine shade. Wear a hydrating formula for day (like this vegan Lune+Aster quickstick in Squad), then simply top it with a layer of liquid lipstick for added shine in the evening.

The Go-Everywhere Dress

Whether you're attending a wedding or grabbing dinner with friends, having one dress that makes you feel like a goddess will be worth its weight in gold.

The Statement Pendant

We love dainty jewelry as much as the next woman but we're not mad at the shift towards heftier pendant necklaces either. Whether you opt for short or long, find a chain with an exaggerated link. And feel free to layer with your daintier pieces!

The Printed Trouser

Paired with a button-up for work or a crochet tank for brunch, a printed pant brings the vacation vibes wherever you go.

A Trusty Pair Of Jeans

For those days you're running around town, hopping on a bicycle or boarding a plane, you're going to need a pair of jeans. Opt for an of-the-moment medium wash in a slouchy slim fit.

Vince, TRAVE / Constance, $288

Retro Sunglasses

We'll never tire of our oversized black shades, but the micro cat-eye trend is still going strong and why not embrace it? Pair with a white sundress, gelato and a smile.