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Women's Summer Clothes: Staples Your Wardrobe Needs

Women's Summer Clothes: Staples Your Wardrobe Needs
Published on Jun 27, 2022
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With holidays being cancelled for the last couple of years, and British weather being British weather, you may be struggling to sort your wardrobe for summer 2022! 

Summer brings so many events and plans. What with holidays, festivals, weddings, and even just catching up with friends at your local pub – you’ll definitely want to update your wardrobe and ensure you look great.

But what with the cost-of-living crisis, you’ll more than likely want to do this on a budget. To save you buying too much, we’ve picked out some of the essential summer staples that will be versatile and affordable for 2022. 


A White T-Shirt

Nothing says an effortless summer look like a plain white tee!


This is a must-have for any woman’s summer wardrobe, and can be easily paired with a pair of jeans, shorts, or a floaty skirt. For great basic white T-shirts and tops we love ASOS, and it won’t break your bank!

Light Wash Denim Jeans

Denim jeans aren’t just for autumn and winter. With the unpredictable British weather, you’ll more than likely definitely still need a pair this summer!


But if you’re looking to mix it up a bit from your winter wardrobe, then go for a pair of jeans in a light wash look from stores like Gap. Paired with a pastel-coloured top, you’ll have a basic summer look that will last all summer. 

Linen Oversized Shirts

One of the main fashion trends of summer 2022, a linen oversized shirt is a must-have for any wardrobe.


This versatile piece can be paired with pretty much anything! They look great with jeans and shorts, and even also over a dress or playsuit. 


A white linen shirt from a store like Boden should go with pretty much anything, or to add a bit of colour to your summer wardrobe then a green shirt would look great over a plain outfit. 

Cycle Shorts & Crop Top

Another hit for summer 2022 – a matching cycle shorts and crop top set is an essential for your wardrobe! We love Urban Outfitters range of cycle shorts and crop T’s, you won’t be short of choice with this store. 


These are super flattering and look great no matter what you’re doing. From going for a walk to heading to your local beer garden – all you have to do is add a linen shirt around your waist to complete your outfit. 


You can’t go wrong with a black ribbed set. Or for something a little different, think bright and bold colours like blue, green, and pink. 

Wrap Dresses

There is literally nothing more flattering than a wrap dress in the summer!


A wrap dress from stores like Joules are the perfect outfit to help you look glam in the sun. If you get one in a light material, too, then you’ll be able to keep cool in this floaty dress. 


You can get wrap dresses in mini, midi, or maxi style depending on where you’re going and the look you want to go for.  

Light Denim Jacket

Take your outfit from day to night with the simple and versatile addition of a denim jacket!


As we mentioned before, we’d opt for a light wash for the summer time. This can be added to basically any outfit at all, and is a great way to stay warm once the sun goes down. 


A denim jacket in an oversized style from stores like Superdry can add an edge to your outfit and can also be extremely flattering. 

Floaty Midi Skirts

A floaty midi wrap skirt can make you look classy and glam with next to no effort needed!


Whether you’re a floral girl, or love a block colour we recommend taking a look at FatFace for floaty skirts, you’ll definitely find something to suit your style. 


As we mentioned before, pair this with either a plain tee tucked in for an everyday look, or maybe a bodysuit or corset top for a night-time fit. This is guaranteed to make you feel confident and cool all summer long. 

Mom Style Denim Shorts

When it comes to shorts, mom style denim shorts look to be the most versatile and affordable type this summer and Joules definitely has a great selection of denim shorts to suit every occasion. 


These look absolutely great no matter what you’re doing with your day and can be paired with absolutely anything depending on whether you’re after a casual or dressy look.


A Pair of Comfy Sandals

If there’s only one pair of shoes you buy this summer, then it HAS to be a pair of comfy sandals which you can pick up at stores like SeaSalt Cornwall!


These are essential for summer here in the UK and for any holidays. If you’re going to be walking quite a bit, then you also may look to invest in a pair of extremely comfy sandals such as Birkenstocks. 


These carry a higher price tag, but will last you more than just summer 2022. Just be sure to look out for a discount code before you buy! 

White Low-Rise Trainers

Similarly to a good pair of sandals, a pair of white low-rise trainers are a summer essential. 


These will go with a lot more than you may think. From a casual sporty look, to dressing down your wrap skirt or dress – a white pair of trainers from Jack Wills will look good with anything!


They’re also super comfy, too. So may be the best choice if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking on a sightseeing holiday, for example. 

Barely There Heels

Last but not least, a ‘barely there’ pair of heels will look fab for any weddings or other events this summer. Regardless of your style, you will find the perfect strappy sandals at Peacocks.


These are essentially just a strappy pair of heeled sandals, and so will bring all the summer vibes to any outfit!

Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall

Savings Ninja

Being a full-time content writer and part-time shopaholic, globe-trotter and avid lover of all things food (and wine)...I love researching the best money-saving hacks so that I can help fuel my own passions, and yours!

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