When the dog days of summer arrive it’s time to go back to the basics and break out the basics that’ll keep you comfy and cool. What are the pieces I keep going back to? Jean shorts, a white tee, comfortable sandals and simple accessories. Here are my favorites to pull together a chic summer outfit.


Tie a bandana around your pony or topknot to instantly elevate your look. It can double as a wipe for upper lip sweat (only kind of kidding). Always bring a hat to protect your precious face and comfortable sandals are an absolute must. I walked around Bermuda in these and they were great.

Jean Shorts

Always my summer favorite. You can’t go wrong with jean shorts. I love the raw hem on these, the slight distressing is just enough without looking sloppy.

Jess Ann Kirby shops for a warm weather getaway and shares her favorite purchases
White Tee

People seem to either love or hate this ripped white tee. I am obviously on the love end, but if the rips aren’t your thing, opt for a simple white tee and go for a slightly looser fit to keep cool.