Wardrobe Essentials to Uplift Your Summer Outfits

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A white shirt for your summer wardrobe.

It may be August, but that doesn’t mean that we beat the heat just yet! If you’re looking to upgrade your summer wardrobe with essentials that can also transition seamlessly into the cooler months, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re breaking down some of our favorite versatile items that you can add to your collection to take your style to the next level and into the next season!

Crisp white shirt

A classic white shirt is such a staple in every women’s closet that we even wrote an entire blog post on how to style them for all seasons! Crisp white shirts can be worn in many different ways for work and play and here at Stella Carakasi, we have no shortage of different styles!

Legacy Shirt

The Legacy Shirt is a modern take on a simple classic. It has front pockets for convenience, half sleeves for comfort, and is made from blended organic cotton poplin. The Legacy Shirt is available in both Soft White and Black to create endless looks. Like all of our white button-up shirts, this top can be worn casually with denimleggings, or comfortable trousers during the workday.

Legacy shirt to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Easy Breezy Shirt

Our Easy Breezy Shirt features an oversized, breezy silhouette for a casual yet put-together summer look. Similar to the Legacy Shirt, this top offers a half-sleeve design for comfort and has a flattering collar, on-seam pockets, and a beautifully designed flowy back with a high/low hem. If Soft White isn’t your color, the Easy Breezy Shirt is also available in 3 other shades.

Easy Breezy Shirt to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Prime Time Tunic

Looking for an easy, sophisticated shirt that can be worn for almost any occasion? Look no further than the Prime Time Tunic! This top boasts a flattering A-line shape and is long enough to wear with leggings. The Prime Time Tunic does offer long sleeves but also has a uniquely designed sleeve opening so you can customize the sleeve length to your liking! The Prime Time Tunic is made from blended organic cotton poplin to keep both breathability and sustainability in mind.

Prime Time Tunic to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Works Every Time Shirt

The Works Every Time Shirt is the perfect crisp white shirt that looks great on every size and body shape because of its  A-line shape and uniquely designed hem. It also has button cuffs on the sleeves so you’re able to rock all different sleeve lengths plus, it features front pockets for ultimate convenience! As with many of our white tops, the Works Every Time Shirt is made from an organic cotton blend. 

Work Every Time Shirt to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Wear Anywhere Shirt

Our Wear Anywhere Shirt boasts a unique oversized, boxy silhouette that offers a slight high/low hem and deep side slits. We love pairing the Wear Anywhere Shirt with a pair of jeans and a light sweater for those cool summer nights. It can also be layered underneath jackets when the colder months start to come around! There is a reason why this shirt is one of our best-sellers.

Wear Anytime Shirt to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Tiburon Tunic

Last but not least, our Tiburon Tunic is the ultimate, easy to wear, and “oh so flattering” style for most body shapes and sizes. Our customer reviews speak for themselves when it comes to this fabulous tunic. This is a uniquely designed tunic for all seasons and all occasions. If you want to learn more about this great style, here is the link from a previous blog.

Denim leggings

Not sure what to pair your new crisp white shirt with? Our denim leggings and capris are going to be your new best friend! They’re super comfortable, lightweight enough to wear during the summer, and can be paired with so many different outfits.

Denim leggings to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Criss Cross Denim Knit Leggings

The Stella Carakasi Criss Cross Denim Knit Leggings are perfect for errand running or lunch with the girls. The unique criss-cross ankle design takes it up a notch from your traditional leggings, but the stretchy organic cotton blend will make it feel like you’re on the way to a yoga class! We love pairing these bottoms with tunic tops and flowy white shirts during the warmer months for a more laid-back look.

Criss Cross Denim Knit Leggings to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Denim Knit Second Nature Capris

If cropped-length bottoms are more your style, then check out the Denim Knit Second Nature Capris. They’re just as comfortable as the Criss Cross Denim Leggings but they’re shorter in length and feature a fun three-button detail on the side hem.

Summer dress

Of course, we can’t talk about summertime outfits without showing off some breezy dresses! Whether you’re at a poolside soirée or heading into the office, we offer versatile dress options for all body shapes and sizes.

Summer dresses to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Day After Day Dress

The Day After Day Dress is the ultimate summer staple because it’s breathable yet still sophisticated! This dress boasts a flattering scoop neck, pockets, front and back box pleats that release into a beautiful full hem and is available in 3 great summer colors. We love pairing it with a lightweight sweater for the office or fun accessories for a dinner date!

The Perfect Shirt Dress to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Perfect Shirt Dress

Talk about versatility! The Perfect Shirt Dress can be worn belted for a fitted look, loose for a more casual style, or even open as a lightweight duster! It even has front pockets and convertible sleeves. This dress is made from 100% Tencel® denim which is a sustainable fabric, better for you and the planet.

Versatile sweater

Sweaters aren’t just for the wintertime! Whether you’re going out on the town at night or sitting in the air-conditioned office, a lightweight sweater is a must for any summer collection.

Starbust Top to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Starburst Top

The Starburst Top is a uniquely knitted scoop neck top that can be worn different ways. We love pairing it with cropped ankle pants for an in-office look or with denim for a midday picnic in the park. Its easy fit and masterful breezy stitches in the front make this the ideal summer sweater.

One To Watch Sweater to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

One To Watch Sweater

If you prefer a long sleeve option, the One To Watch Sweater is a great choice! This sweater features a flattering scoop neckline and a super-easy-fitting, boxy silhouette. It is made from a lightweight cotton/Modal® blend which makes it perfect for those chilly summer nights.

Denim top

Just like a crisp white shirt, a denim top is always a staple in everyone women’s closet. We love pairing our denim tops with ankle pants or leggings for a more casual look.

Prime Time Tunic

Nothing screams classic like a button-up denim shirt and the Prime Time Tunic is no exception. It can be worn buttoned up as a tunic top or even open as a lightweight jacket or cover-up at the pool. This top can be layered and worn year-round for the ultimate versatility!

Washed Indigo Tunic to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Washed Indigo Tunic

Our Washed Indigo Tunic is made from sustainable Tencel® denim and has an easy-fitting shape that you can wear again and again. It also has a relaxed fit that makes it the perfect errand-running piece or for those days when you just don’t know what to wear!

Can't Resist Tunic to upgrade your summer wardrobe.

Can’t Resist Tunic

We love the Can’t Resist Tunic because the front and back pin-tucks elevate this closet staple. As with many of our tops, the Can’t Resist Tunic has button cuffs so you choose what length you’d like the sleeves to be. It’s also made of super soft and eco-friendly Tencel® denim and like most of our tops, it has pockets!

It’s time to accessorize

Classic styles are a wardrobe must and will give you a great foundation to build on. Great accessories can really add some punch into any outfit and enable you to keep your statement pieces in rotation season after season. This is where you can really be creative. Personalize your look with statement jewelry, a scarf, or a season appropriate hat. Pop your outfit with color and texture to really make your ensemble sing. A great pair of sunglasses are a must in any season and you’re going to need a great bag to stay organized and prepared for wherever your day takes you. Summer is all about getting outside so a comfy pair of walking sandals is a summer necessity whether your just on an evening walk or a weekend getaway. Here are some classic pieces that will help your wardrobe walk seamlessly into the cooler months from a few of our favorite companies.

Accessories to upgrade your summer wardrobe.


No summer outfit is complete without a good pair of sunglasses and we love these shades from Ray-Ban! The Meteor Classic glasses work on a variety of face shapes and can be paired with any outfit seamlessly!

Tote bag

If you’re looking for function this summer, a slouchy tote is the perfect bag option. This Slouchy Tote Bag from Anthropologie is available in several different colors, holds everything you need, and still looks put together!

Walking shoes

Whether you’re keeping it local or visiting new territories this summer, comfortable walking shoes are a must. The Sketchers BOBS Desert Kiss sandals are great to take on adventures but don’t sacrifice style!

Wondering how to style your new summertime pieces? Make sure to check out our Looks We Love page to see how pair them together!

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