Summer Must-Have Wardrobe Essentials

a woman wearing a graphic tee with the words “Chips & Salsa Diet”

As summer approaches, thoughts of sunny skies, warm weather, and bright colors begin to fill our minds here at The Willow Tree Boutique. Whether you are actually going to be sipping a tropical drink on the beach or just dreaming about the salty air and crash of the waves- we have outlined five of our summer “must-haves” that will have you looking right on point.


1) Brightly-Colored Accessories

Accessories can really transform an outfit. You can throw on a fun statement earring and take an outfit from plain to poppin’. If you are wearing a sleeveless top or dress, an arm full of our favorite Buddha girl bracelets adds a fun touch. Grab a colorful beaded clutch or a brightly-colored Hobo to finish off your outfit.

a smiling woman wearing a boldly patterned kimono


2) Kimonos

Kimonos are another one of our summer “must-haves”. We love them because they are incredibly versatile. They can be paired with anything from a casual outfit of shorts, a graphic tee, and sneakers to a nice dress and heels. They can even be thrown on with a swimsuit to make a super cute cover up. Put on one of these colorful beauties and you will be sure to stand out — whether you are heading to the ballpark or the beach.

a woman wearing a white tee with the word “Queen” and a bee image

3) Graphic Tees

Graphic tees are great because they can be styled in many different ways. Put one on with a blazer and heels and head out on the town with your friends. Pair one with some denim shorts and sandals and head to the pool. Tuck one into a comfy pair of boyfriend jeans and sneakers and run your daily errands. Graphic tees are a summer “must-have” because they are fun, easy, and are always a great conversation starter.

4) Skorts

Hello, 90’s! Skorts are back! These “look like a skirt but feel like shorts” bottoms are a summer wardrobe essential because they are trendy and practical at the same time. Let’s be honest — we have all feared having our own Marilyn Monroe skirt-blowing moment. A skort or loose shorts are the perfect way to have the “cuteness” of a skirt combined with the comfort and coverage of shorts.

a close-up image of a colorful animal print tumbler in a woman’s hand

5) Fun Drinkware

Even though cups and koozies aren’t necessarily a summer must-have in the traditional sense, our drinkware is so cute that we could call them accessories! Whether you are into fun, brightly-colored leopard print or you prefer things a little more subdued — we have something for everyone. Even men! Grab your 32 oz tumbler and your matching skinny can koozie and head out to the pool. People will want to know where you got them.


Come see us in-store or online at The Willow Tree Boutique, and we will get you all hooked up with our summer wardrobe essentials.