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Summer wardrobe essentials for women in their 30s

Warm weather is upon us, offering the perfect opportunity for a shopping spree. In your 30s, the summer season can include everything from family vacations to a packed work schedule. Make sure you have outfits that are versatile enough to help you handle it all. Stock up on these essentials for the months ahead.

Casual jean shorts

Jean shorts are the summer version of your favorite pair of jeans. This is a simple choice that can go with any casual warm weather outfit. There's no one-size-fits-all rule for how to wear your shorts. Though you might want to opt for a slightly longer style in your 30s, this is purely a matter of personal preference. Consider shorts that you can cuff if you want the flexibility of altering your length. You can go shorter when you're feeling it, but uncuff the shorts for a more conservative look when this suits your agenda.

Summery sundresses

A charming sundress is just the thing when you want a quick go-to piece for summer wear. You don't have to worry about pairing your top with the right shorts. Just slip into this single style and you're ready to go in an instant.

Dress for your body shape to get the most flattering look. Fit and flare dresses are good for hourglass and pear shapes. An A-line dress looks good on those with broad shoulders and narrow hips. If you have a rectangular shape, look for a tee or tank dress. A swing dress or smock dress is the best choice for an apple-shaped body. The right pick will complement your shape and highlight your best features.

Timeless tees

You can't go wrong with a few time-tested t-shirts in your summer wardrobe. These go with shorts, capris, jeans, skirts, and anything else you might wear throughout the year. You can afford to invest in a selection of colorful tees because you'll get to wear them throughout the entire year. Tops that stand alone in summer can layer comfortably in other seasons. Pick a few colors and patterns so you have some variety when you're building your simple summer outfits.

Pintuck tanks

A pintuck tank top is a perfect solution when you want to carry the look of a basic tank into your 30s with sleek sophistication. Adding some pintucks to the front of the tank gives it a classier look so you can wear this piece to work as well as a night out on the town.

Pair the tank with slacks or an A-line skirt when you're on the job. Wear it with jean shorts for a casual afternoon strolling the farmer's market or don this versatile tank with a flared skirt for a flirty look when you're headed out for a special summer night. This tank can transition into your fall wardrobe when paired with a blazer or cardigan, so you'll get plenty of wear from this investment.

Stunning sunglasses

A pair of show-stopping sunglasses are exactly what you need for a flawless summer wardrobe in your 30s. Pick a pair based on your face shape. If you have a round shape, try angular frames that will offset the roundness of your face. An angular or oblong face with a strong jawline looks best with sunglasses that have a softer rounded shape. Round sunglasses look better with an oval face, while square-shaped glasses are ideal with a heart-shaped face.

If you can invest in only one pair of sunglasses, black is a fail-proof choice. However, if you're filling out your wardrobe, have some fun with your 30s and pick a pair in a bright shade or bold print. An animal pattern, floral detail, or other playful element is just the thing if your summer agenda includes music festivals, group outings, and plenty of fun.

Classic sneakers

The summer season can keep you on the go. You're running around from the kids' swim lessons to backyard barbecues. From your weekend errands to your summer vacation, it's important to keep your feet comfortable without sacrificing style. Simple sneakers are just the thing. Youthful enough that you won't feel like your look is aging, these shoes still manage to deliver the comfort that you need to keep pace with everything on your agenda.

Comfortable sandals

Sandals are a summer staple that you need to have when you hit the beach. Make sure that you choose a comfortable pair. You don't want burning blisters or aching arches at the end of the day. Make sure your sandals pamper your feet so you can skip through the summer in easy style.

With these essentials on hand in your wardrobe, you'll find that you build a wide variety of warm weather outfits. Keep up with your summer agenda while looking great in your 30s. Fill your closet with these must-have picks now.

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