Summer is right around the corner – and not a moment too soon! When the seasons transition from one to another, our closets evolve with them. The riding boots and thick wool turtlenecks go to the back of our wardrobes for another season while we dig around the back for dresses and denim shorts.
Building your summer closet can be expensive, and not everyone has the budget for a new wardrobe every season. We’ve found the solution – five wardrobe staples that will take your closet from winter to summer in the blink of an eye.
At Hometown Haven Boutique, we love to take everyday closet staples and give them a stylish contemporary twist. Gone are the draped cardigans that your mom used to wear, and in their place are the trendy chunky oversized knits that are all over our social media feeds. We believe that being stylish doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort. We chose our pieces to make you feel as good as you look.
Here are our top five wardrobe staples to take your closet from winter to summer:
- The Turquoise Tear Drop Long Necklace
Summer is all about embracing your adventurous side and trying something new. Our turquoise tear drop necklace takes its inspiration from the turquoise waters of Torch Lake, bringing a touch of nautical inspiration to your everyday summer closet. You can layer the necklace over other necklaces of varying lengths for a feminine look or wear it separately for a more subtle look. You can also dress this necklace up for a nighttime look if you're hitting the town. Tie the silver or gold chain in with the rest of your outfit by choosing matching accessories like silver metallic heels or a gold or silver-toned cuff bracelet. Our turquoise tear drop necklace is one accessory you can wear all year round, and it will instantly take your outfit from winter to summer.
- KANCAN Skinny Jeans – The White Fray
When the sun comes out, if you’re faithful to your love for denim jeans, it’s time to swap out your everyday black or blue wash jeans for a summer-appropriate shade. White is the perfect choice as it will keep you cool and let you show off your sunkissed glow. The fraying detail on these jeans gives them a vintage-inspired twist that is right on trend with the resurgence of 90s fashion. These white skinny jeans are a pair that you’ll find yourself reaching for all summer long.
Start by building your summer outfit around the white jeans. You’ll probably already have something in your winter wardrobe that you can style them with – either an oversized shirt, or a classic t-shirt. If you want to welcome summer in style, why not experiment by adding a pastel or neon shade into your outfit? The White Fray jeans will help the colour ‘pop’, and you’ll have a statement worthy outfit. You can take the KANCAN skinny jeans from day to night by changing your shoes. Keep it casual during the day with a pair of fashion sneakers, espadrilles, or dressy sandals (like our “On the Boardwalk” sandals). Once the sun goes down and you’re heading out for the night, you can swap them out for a pair of heels or mules for an elevated look.
- The Wear Everywhere Open Knit Boho Cardigan Sweater
Even in the summer, when the sun goes down, even on the hottest days, sometimes you just need a “little something” to stay comfortable. You need a layering piece on hand, especially during the transitional months between winter and summer. Our open-knit boho cardigan sweater will be your perfect “plus one” and the essential you live in all summer long. A beach cover-up by day, and an added layer on cool nights - it’s one of the most versatile pieces you can add to your summer closet.
If you’re heading out for dinner with friends, you can throw it over a pair of jeans and a classic white t-shirt. Our cardigan sweater is the perfect layering piece to wear with summer dresses and miniskirts, helping to elongate your legs.
- On the Boardwalk Sandals
If there’s one part of your wardrobe you’ll want to update - it’s your footwear. After all, you can’t run around in a pair of ankle boots when the temperatures are high. Whether you’re jetting off or chasing the sun at home, a pair of cute and comfortable sandals will be your best friend during the summer season.
Show off your new pedicure with our On the Boardwalk Sandals. We’re going to be spending the summer living in these sandals, and they’re an affordable way to add a touch of bohemian chic into your wardrobe. Can’t get enough of this bow sandal in beige? Try our Little Brother on the Boardwalk sandal in blue as well! These summer sandals are the perfect shoes to wear with our KANCAN skinny jeans and the next item on our list!
- Flutterfly Tank
During the summer, you want staple pieces that you can mix and match to create effortless looks. You want to be outside enjoying the weather with your friends and family instead of spending hours choosing your outfits. Our flutterfly tank is a minimalistic top with feminine detailing that you can wear for any occasion. It’s available in staple colors like nude pink and navy, making them versatile pieces that you’ll want to wear every season.
You can keep your look casual by styling it with a pair of our KanCan “The Fray” white jeans or your go-to summer shorts. The cap sleeves are also perfect for your next Zoom call and make the tank easy to layer under cardigans, zip-up jackets, and coats when there’s a chill in the air.
All the items we’ve featured in this post are available in-store and through our website. Don’t forget to tag us on social media if you pick up one of these pieces. We would love to see how you style them!