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Why spend a small fortune on a summer wardrobe when half of it will be sitting in your closet or your suitcase?

Make the most of the clothing you do have, and invest in these essentials which are a must-have for any summer holiday.

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Little white dress/ little black dress

Whether it’s long or short, black or white, a summer dress is the staple all women should have. Make sure the fit is flattering for your body type (not too big, not too small), and works well with both heels and flats.

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Silk scarf

A scarf for summer might feel a little redundant, but it can actually be accessorised in so many different ways. Wear it as a headband, tie it around your neck, wear it as a bandeau top, or fasten it to your handbag.

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Denim shorts

Cut-off, denim shorts are a summer uniform every woman needs in their wardrobe. Lighter shades are generally more popular during the summer, but darker colours also match outfits much easier.

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Flat sandals

If you’re not the type of girl who wants to wear heels during the summer, a cute pair of flat sandals is the best way to go. Make sure they’re made from a comfy material, and that the sole is sturdy enough.

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Loose blouse

For dinner and drinks for the evening, a loose blouse is a must-have since it will cover any of those food babies! A bright, vibrant colour works well with a summer tan and is a very popular choice.

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Sunglasses

Who wants the glare of the ocean to shine in their face? Not us! Go for a pair of flattering sunglasses which suit the shape of your face, and aren’t too big or too small.

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Chino’s

Those super-tight skinny jeans won’t be very helpful during the summer, but a pair of chino’s are perfect. They’re generally made from a light, breathable fabric which is also on the stretchy side.

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Panama hat

Not only are these hats popular because they protect the neck and ears, but the light colour won’t attract the sun!

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Crossbody bag

Store all of the essentials into a crossbody bag which, you guessed it, is also hands-free.

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Sneakers

Finish up your summer wardrobe with a pair of comfy sneakers for long trips checking out the local sights. Stay away from white since they will only get dirty (really quickly), and choose darker shades such as navy and black.

10 Ways To Update Your Summer Wardrobe

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