If there’s one universal quality everyone likes in a summer staple, it’s breathability. In sticky heat, a lot of clothing can feel suffocating, making lightweight fabrics and swingy cuts essential. Even better is when a bright color, playful print, or modern silhouette can make heat-proof pieces feel fresh and forward.
Whether you’re looking to stock up on a few new summer staples or want to find something that’ll make you smile right now, we’d go for these 16 pieces. There’s a rainbow dress we want to wear all the time, plus classic jeans and cute rompers. Just keep reading to shop our selects!
— Additional reporting by Laura Lajiness