15 Summer Wardrobe Staples Every Girl Needs, as Seen on Angelina Cruz

Take some style cues from the quintessential Gen Z beach babe.
by Leika Golez   |  May 2, 2022
Image: Instagram/angelinaisabele
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Regardless of your personal style, it’s always worth investing in classic closet essentials. Although not as ~fun~ as trendy pieces, these solid staples will actually stay stylish forever. And what better time than summer to update your day-to-day selection? Our advice: Take advantage of your summer vacation by picking up fresh basics for your beach trips and summer classes. 

Need some help with your shopping list? Look no further than Angelina Cruz, the quintessential Gen Z beach babe we all know and love. You can totally trust her when it comes to summer-ready fashion—just take a quick scroll through her IG feed to see her countless island girl OOTDs. But to make things more convenient for you, we’ve already compiled a list of 15 summer wardrobe staples worth copping from this budding it-girl. Keep reading to get schooled!

15 Summer Wardrobe Staples Every Girl Needs, as Seen on Angelina Cruz

1. White Button-Down 

Angelina's tip: Use a sheer white button-down as a dainty cover-up after taking a dip in the pool.

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2. Crop Top 

Cute and effortless, crop tops will keep you cool even during the hottest summer days.

 

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3. Crochet Top 

Every boho-esque beach outfit calls for a pretty crochet top like Angelina’s. 

4. Maxi Skirt

If you prefer a bit more coverage, you can just throw on a maxi skirt on top of your swimsuit.

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5. Gold Jewelry

Add that extra oomph to your ensemble by stacking delicate necklaces that accentuate your décolletage.

6. Wrap Skirt

As Angelina demonstrates, wrap skirts are breezy, versatile, and flattering all at once!

 

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7. Denim Shorts

A well-fitted pair of denim shorts is easily the most basic piece to have in your wardrobe, even when it’s not summer. 

8. Drape Pants

Can anyone even stand wearing jeans in this sweltering heat? We suggest going for easy-breezy drape pants instead.

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9. Floral Dress

You can don a pretty floral dress for any occasion, from nights out with friends to last-minute errand days. 

10. Maxi Dress

Nothing goes better together than maxi dresses and romantic strolls by the beach.

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11. Bikini

You already know this: A classic bikini is a non-negotiable for swimsuit season.

12. Nude Sandals 

Slides are *the* shoe of the summer, so invest in a nude pair that will effortlessly go with all your outfits.

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13. White Sneakers

Tired of wearing sandals? White sneakers are the ultimate casual alternative!

14. Bucket Hat

Wearing a cute bucket hat is an easy and stylish way to protect yourself from the unforgiving sun.

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15. Neutral Shades

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without your favorite chic sunnies to tie in your summer-ready OOTD.

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