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Wardrobe Must Haves For This Summer

As we get down to the last few days or weeks of school, stress is at an all-time high, outfit choices are at an all-time low, and all students can seem to think about is summer. Along with beach days, sleeping in till noon, and late-night bonfire is also summer fashion! Here are five clothing pieces I’ve been loving as the sun makes its way out and the weather heats up.


  1. Paper-bag Shorts 

A step up from regular high waisted shorts, these are a great way to dress up a simple outfit, or plain shirt. With the right shoes and accessories, this is a super easy way to throw together a last minute/fashionable outfit. 

Cheaper Side: Target, Forever 21, H&M

Pricey Side: Urban Outfitters, Hollister, American Eagle 

2. Babydoll Dress 

Not only are these dresses absolutely adorable, but they are SUPER roomy, and comfortable. This is a great option for a nice event, or date on a hot summer day! 

Cheaper Side: Pretty Little Thing, Eavah, Forever 21 

Pricey Side: Urban Outfitters, LuLu’s, Dolls Kill 

3. Overalls

Again, super comfortable but still cute! Paired with a colorful crop top underneath and some sneakers creates a fun, 90’s feel summer outfit. 

Cheaper Side: Target, Forever 21, Shein 

Pricey Side: Lulu’s, Revolve, Nordstrom 

4. Denim Skirt 

Denim skirts are a great go to, and there are a lot of fun colors and patterns choices to make your outfit pop. This is also nice in the summer as opposed to shorts because girls, we know there’s nothing more annoying than sticky tight shorts on a super hot day! 

Cheaper Side: Forever 21, Pacsun, 

Pricey Side: Revolve, Free People, Urban Outfitters 

5. Cropped Cami’s 

This has been my favorite summer look recently. Not only is it stylish and chic, but extremely basic and easy to throw together with LITERALLY anything. Keep it light and simple with just a cute cropped cami and some shorts or a skirt! 

Cheaper Side: Shein, Victoria’s Secret, Brandy Melville 

Pricey Side: Urban Outfitters, Revolve, MadeWell 

Step up your outfits while keeping it comfy and cute this season with these five, easy, and great go-to basics for the hot summer ahead!

Allie Nowak

Illinois State '22

Editor-in-chief for Her Campus at Illinois State University.
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