Shopping File: Top 9 Items to Prep Your Closet

Today is the last day of Shopbop’s Friends & Family event so I want to point out what I consider would be great additions to your closet for the upcoming months 🙂 For more of my personal picks go here, don’t forget to use the code INTHEFAM at checkout to receive 25% off!

Also happening this week is Need Supply’s Friendly & Familiar sale event (get 25% off your order!) so I created a page with all my top choices here in case you’d like to take a look 😉

1. Denim shorts for Summer. While you probably won’t be wearing them right away (at least not here in Toronto), once the Summer months come you’d be happy you got a great pair to wear non-stop. Last year I bought these and they became my go-to for the whole Summer. Top 3 picks: Citizens of Humanity Corey Relaxed Shorts | Rag & Bone Boyfriend Shorts (not sure if these are included in the sale) | One Teaspoon Blue Powder Chargers

2. An off-the-shoulder top. While I do like to stick to staples, you do have to leave some room for trends (if you like them obviously) and this is one I’m glad is everywhere. Top 3 picks: Ministry of Style Hunter Off Shoulder Blouse | J.O.A. Frayed Denim Cold Shoulder Blouse | re:named Over the Shoulder Top
Photo via Madewell

3. Gladiator Sandals. These are always a Summer staple and a black pair will not let you down. Top 3 picks (2 under $100 after the discount): Dolce Vita Jasmyn Suede Gladiator Sandals | Splendid Cameron Gladiator Sandals | Rebecca Minkoff Greyson Gladiator Sandals

4. Espadrilles. A stylish warm-weather staple that happens to be super comfy and laid-back. Top 3 picks: Soludos Haircalf Espadrille Sandals | Soludos Platform Leather Espadrilles | Rebecca Minkoff Gilles Espadrilles (love the studs!)
Pictured: Kaanas Marseille Espadrilles

5. A Cross-body Bag. A style no woman should be without, this season the 70’s style saddle bag continues to be the “it” silhouette. Top 3 picks: Mackage Rima Crossbody Bag | Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Saddle Bag | Loeffler Randall Saddle Bag
Pictured: Coach Saddle Bag 23 in Whiplash Leather (c/o)

6. Sunglasses. Definitely an accessory that can complete a look, my favourite shapes are classic aviators and cat-eye styles. Top 3 picks: Prada Thick Frame Sunglasses | Ray-Ban Shrunken Aviator Sunglasses | Le Specs No Smirking Sunglasses (these are $60 after the discount!)

7. The Little White Summer Dress. The one dress you’ll be reaching for on those days when all you want is an easy-breezy no-fuss piece to wear. Wear it now with layers, by itself once it warms up. Top  3 picks: WAYF Lace Trim Babydoll Dress (a steal!) | Little White Lies Pearl Dress | Rebecca Taylor Off Shoulder Poplin Dress | If you like blush then you’ll love this Love Sam Eyelet Cotton Voile Dress and this Somedays Lovin Verona Lace Maxi Dress

8. Cropped Flares. Another trend that I’m loving and that I can’t wait to wear with sandals. Top 3 picks: Citizens of Humanity Melanie Cropped Wide Leg Jeans | A Gold E June High Rise Sailor Jeans | Free People Chelsea Cropped Kick Flare Jeans
Pictured: Citizens of Humanity Fleetwood High Rise Crop Flare Jeans

9. An eyelet/lace top. Nothing says Summer like a good eyelet top, so make sure you have one for the upcoming months! They add a feminine touch so if you’re not the super girly type (like me) pair them with pieces that add a bit of an edge like leather layers or ankle booties. Top 3 picks: J.O.A. Lace Blouse | ENGLISH FACTORY Lace Tassel Blouse | SUNO Eyelet Lace Top
Pictured: Wilfred Beaudry Blouse