5 Best Bonus Buys For Summer

Here in Minnesota we have been living in summer mode for weeks now! But the official first day of the season is just shy of two weeks away. With that in mind, it’s best we all make sure we are getting our summer capsule wardrobes completed. There are a few must have’s that you should be checking off the Wardrobe Essentials Checklist right about now. Make sure you have your vneck tees on hand, a neutral knit dress, and some staple sandals. In addition to those essentials, having a some fun bonus buys in your closet always helps to add a pop of personality and trend to your look.

Here are my top 5 bonus buys you can mix in with your capsule wardrobe for a fun summer look!


I know shorts might not be for everyone. Casual skirts are a great alternative. If you are in the market for a new pair I’m loving these shorts I got from Target. They have stretch for comfort and the wash is a perfect medium blue that can be worn with anything!

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Fashion Sandals

Flip flops have a time and a place, but sometimes you need something more elevated. This is an extremely versatile style you can wear with dresses, skirts, shorts, capris, etc. You can dress them up or down, and the neutral color will go with everything! This is a fantastic style by Steve Madden and you can find them at DSW.

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I think this is the third time I’ve put sunglasses on a ‘best buy’ list. Seriously, a new pair of trend driven shades it the most affordable and effortless was to elevate your look this season. I always love buying mine at the Loft, and this is a pair I’m digging right now!

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Fashion Tanks

If you know me, you know that I use the word fashion loosely. “Fashion” basically means anything that is not on the Wardrobe Essential Checklist. You can dress up a pair of short instantly with a top like this, or create a cute look when paired with your staple pair of dark jeans. Throw on some espadrille wedges from the spring shopping list and you’re set! This option from Old Navy is perfect and comes in plus size too!

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Fashion Dresses

Dresses are my love language in the summer. I can not get enough of them. They are a fool proof way to always look put together and well dressed, with very little effort! Dresses are a go-to for me when I need a quick outfit to wear to church, client appointments, and fun summer parties. I will be living in this cute dress I recently got from Target.

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