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Written by Laura Antolín

Do you already have all your summer wardrobe essentials? You may think that a good wardrobe is made up of a bunch of indispensable basics, and you are right, but don’t you want to have the perfect wardrobe, that one every girl dreams of? If you are a true fashionista, we are convinced you cannot let pass a single day without getting all the summer fashion must-haves.

Summer 2016 has brought us new fashion trends and we can’t wait to put our hands on them! How can we get started? What is actually in this season? DressedIn Barcelona gives you the keys to create your summer looks and be the most fashionable woman out there. What do you say? Do you want to get to know the 10 summer wardrobe essentials?

1.- Slip dress. Didn’t you hear that underwear as outerwear is the new cool thing this season yet? Slip dresses have been resurrected from the 90’s and today we can see them in many different combinations: from a minimal slip dress with satiny finishes for a night out or a romantic date to a layered dress with a T-shirt for a grunge style. Who could resist to this breezy and effortless sexy piece?

2.-An off-the shoulder top. It was already a big hit in spring, and it’s going to be with us for a long time. In all its infinite forms – with flounces, with or without sleeves… –, the so-called Bardot neck is an ode to a sexy look without being obvious, and to a chic style without being an pretentious. Choose your off-the shoulder look for this summer now, if you haven’t done it yet!

3.- Chunky sandals. They are all the place, these “ugly” shoes have become the new cool footwear, and we are actually screaming of joy about it! We can walk 24/7 with them without feeling like we are about to die, that’s something worth of praise. So say hi to the comfy paradise and add these versatile sandals to your outfits. With denim shorts, boho dresses or playsuits, match them the way you want!


Shop them at Chloé, Calvin Klein Jeans, Mtng, Jeannot.

4.- Lace-up shoes. Lace-up shoes are the most romantic footwear option out there, and all Instagram celebrities and fashion bloggers know it (visit DressedIn Ibiza to know everything about the trend). Both lace-up flats and lace-up wedges are the perfect complement for summery outfits, and we love every possible combination to match them with: tailored shorts, playsuits, cropped jeans, boho dresses… Get your look!

5.- Track pants. They may be called track pants, but they are definitely not for the gym. These pants, popularized by the athleisure trend, are comfy and sporty, but with a chic twist. The final outcome will depend on how you combine them. Need some inspiration? Discover 5 different possibilities on DressedIn Barcelona!

6.- Reflectors. Summer would be nothing without a pair of cool sunglasses, wouldn’t it? Do you know the trendiest sunnies for this summer? Reflectors. Yes, they are back. So don’t waste any minute and shop them now! They will add your outfits a touch of colour and style, and moreover, the good news is that they come in all kinds of shapes, from aviators to wayfarers. Discover the pair of sunnies which best suit your face!


Shop them at Sheriff&Cherry, Westward Leaning, Illesteva, Saint Laurent.

7.- Metallics. You’ve probably already seen the glow of metallic clothes and accessories in the mainstream fashion stores. Don’t you have any of them in your wardrobe yet? Rock out the bling-bling trend from head to toes with a total metallic outfit, or combine different hints of metallics in your jewelry, shoes, bags and don’t forget your nails! If you are daring enough, play with mixed metallics – who said silver and gold was not fashionable?

8.- A maxi skirt. Haven’t you noticed yet? Maxi skirts are having a moment this summer. One cool thing about them is that they are perfect for those summer relaxed days, without looking too careless or lazy. Pull the maxi skirt off with a crop top or one of the essentials of the summer, like the off-shoulder top, and rock your summer outfit!

9. Quirky prints. Fashion is supposed to be fun, and with quirky prints, there’s no doubt it is! From palm trees to flamingos – hello, tropical prints! –, get creative with this cool trend and mix these prints with others like stripes or polka dots. You’ll love the result!

10.- A pair of pointed-toe skimmers. Hear us out: Invest in a pair of pointy-toe flats! They are casual enough to wear for an afternoon of shopping, but dressy enough to show off with a party dress. What else can you ask for?


Shop them at Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Pretty Ballerinas, Kennel + Schmenger.

Go to your favourite shop now and get all the summer essentials!