It’s always nice to have a solid base of essentials that you can mix and match to keep your summer wardrobe fresh and exciting. You want to always have options, so you aren’t scrambling to pick out an outfit or defaulting to the same look every day.

Getting dressed in the mornings is fun in the summer, especially if you love fashion and sunshine. Having a variety of pieces to create endless combinations will never have you looking in your closet, saying, “I don’t have anything to wear.” Create a summer clothing capsule to be proud of with the following items, from jegging jeans to casual summer dresses. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. 

Tees and Tanks

Simple tees and tanks are some of the most versatile articles of clothing you can have. Start with some basic colors with your preferred neckline and get more creative from there. For example, a charming white tank with Swiss dots and a ruffle hemline offers a relaxed and feminine look for summer. It’s easy to accessorize with layered jewelry and straight leg jeans. Your tees and tanks have a subtle way of pulling your whole outfit together, so don’t gloss over their power. If you’re into it, be sure to add a few statement-making tees or tanks into the mix, such as graphic tees and fun prints that embrace summer to the fullest. 

Knit Tops with Interesting Details

Sometimes you want your top to make a statement with special details or a visually interesting pattern. A flowy knit top can easily take center stage with details such as asymmetrical lines, lace, a tie front, buttons, ruffles, and embroidery. The best knit tops elevate your outfits, whether for work or play. Wear a pretty knit top with your favorite pair of white jegging jeans and sandals for work or brunch. You can go as casual or as fancy as you want with your knit tops. They’re great because you can just grab the one that suits your mood that day without having to put too much extra thought into it. It speaks for itself and is going to look great.

Denim Shorts

Denim never goes out of style, and that goes for jean shorts, too. With so many different options to choose from, you have plenty of opportunities to play with different pairs. Consider whether you’re feeling a dark wash, light wash, or medium-blue wash. Do you like Bermuda styles, high-rise waists, or distressed details? You don’t always have to go with traditional denim either if it’s not your thing. Utility shorts with patch pockets or stretch-twill in a cool camo print are other options for your collection of shorts. You should feel comfortable and supported in your shorts—no matter what style they are. 

Shorts and Pants in Neutral Colors 

Denim is always a summer favorite, and it’s super easy to style. It’s also a good idea to have a few other pairs of neutral-colored shorts and pants in addition to denim to add more versatility to your wardrobe. Try pants or shorts in different colors, including grey, khaki, green, off-white, and any other color you consider neutral. One of your simple white tees could look totally different when paired with a grey pair of pants, for example. In addition to neutral colors, look for different silhouettes, such as trousers, smocked waists, ankle skimmers, and cropped gaucho styles.

Jeans in Different Washes and Silhouettes

You can never have too many pairs of jeans you love. Even in the summer, jeans are a go-to essential for many women. They are easy to wear with sandals and a summery top for casual outings. Jegging jeans, boot cut jeans, skinny jeans, and girlfriend jeans are just a few styles to rock this summer. Add some variety to your collection with cropped jeans, ankle skimmers, and tall jeans if you have a long inseam. Look for artisanal washes and premium stretch denim, so you can always feel and look good in your favorite pairs of jeans. It’s also nice to have a mix of light, dark, and medium washes, depending on the occasion and the vibe you want to convey. 

Colorful or Statement Shorts and Pants

Once you have the neutrals and denim covered for your shorts and pants, you can add more seasonal colors or statement prints into the mix. Add a pop of color to your bottoms with soft summer hues, including shades of pink, yellow, green, and orange. This gives you yet another option to pair with your tees, tanks, and knit blouses. Or go for edgier styles like animal prints, camo, or stripes. With so many fun summer events on your calendar, from barbecues and concerts to date nights and brunch, you’ll never have to worry about what to wear. 

Casual Summer Dresses 

It’s not an article about summer clothing without mentioning summer dresses. Dresses made of soft materials that you can just throw on and still look completely put together are the best. A sleeveless tank dress in a sunshiny tie-dye print offers an effortless and playful vibe that you can wear to the beach or a party. If you prefer sleeves, choose a cute V-neck knit dress in something like camo for a twist on your other prints. Or, if you can’t get enough of the denim look, you could go with an A-line denim shirt dress. Dresses carry you through the summer months in style, so have fun with them. 

Denim Skirts

You have shorts and dresses, but you may need a few skirts to round out your wardrobe. Easy-going options that hit above the knee can take you anywhere in style. From patch pocket skirts to denim skirts, find figure-flattering options that are comfortable to wear. Your tees and tanks would pair well with a skirt. Dress your outfit up or down with platform sandals or casual sneakers. Your flowy print knit tops would also look nice with a denim skirt. Skirts don’t have to feel dressy, but you can certainly dress them up when you want to. 

The key to building a summer clothing capsule starts with your foundation of basics, including solid-colored tees and tanks, plus denim pieces. From there, you’ll add casual dresses that can stand alone and statement tops that are the main visual element. It’s also fun to have a variety of bottoms to choose from, like colored jeggings and skirts, so you never get bored with your clothes this summer.

About Democracy Clothing

Democracy Clothing is a casual denim lifestyle brand that constructs its jeans and other pant styles using “Ab”solution fit technology. Features include a hidden “no-gap” elastic waistband, tummy-smoothing mesh panels in the front, and a sweetheart-shaped back yoke and back darts for a “booty lift” effect, to name a few. Democracy Clothing’s jeans are made to enhance your natural curves with flattering style lines and feminine details. Democracy is an inclusive brand for women of all shapes and sizes that believes in “curve quality.” Discover the brand’s popular jegging jeans, flattering tall jeans, curated stylish tops, go-to denim jackets, and various styles of shorts and skirts. Every woman deserves clothing that makes them look and feel great. 

Create your perfect casual summer wardrobe with Democracy Clothing at