• Vicky Ooi

6 Summer Essentials | Rachel

Sometimes it feels like we wait all year for summer, but when it comes, it’s over in the blink of an eye. Summer is upon us and now, more than ever, we’re searching for fashion pieces that can be worn with an array of looks. Whether you live in a sun-drenched city or you’re spending summer days by the coast, you’re going to need staples that will keep you fashionable yet cool whilst temperatures rise. This season’s solution? Rachel’s selection of her summer essentials for 2021.


Ruched Dresses

The first of Rachel’s summer essentials is a Ruched dress. The pleated, fluted or gathered strip on a ruched dress camouflages the midsection and makes it super flattering on every body type. A ruched dress is also romantic, dreamy, and adorable all at once. Pair it with a breezy kimono for a walk by the beach; with a denim jacket and a pair of sneakers for a coffee run.


One Piece Rompers

One-piece rompers are not only great garments to reach for when you want to look put together but still feel super comfy, they’re also timesavers! It’s a playful alternative to dresses, appropriate for day or night. Whether you’re headed out for brunch or out on a date, this one-piece wonder is a summer piece that won’t add bulk! Add on a light layer like a lightweight denim jacket tied around your waist for a cool-girl look and finish off the look with a pair of sneakers or simple ankle strap sandals!


Denim Shorts

There is nothing that a pair of good denim cut-off shorts can’t offer. While summer style trends come and go, denim shorts remain a classic staple for every woman. This summer staple is perfect to wear to a summer party, casual gathering and even just to run some errands during the hot days of summer. They are the most essential, trusted piece to go with literally anything, like a romantic blouse, an oversized jacket, a basic t-shirt, the list goes on.


White Jeans

Every closet should have a good pair of white jeans that you feel good in. They’re a nice departure from your regular blue denims; light, airy, and compliment summer perfectly. The key to pairing the perfect look is simplicity. So whether you pair white jeans with a t-shirt or a blouse, keep things classic in monochrome and be sure to channel a less-is-more approach. Another classic combination is to go black and white with a black tee, tank or blouse. It’s a no-brainer and will look great no matter what.


Maxi Dress

The flowy, floor-grazing appeal of a maxi dress is undeniable. They are extremely comfortable and versatile that will look good on almost everybody. You can easily dress up or down for a casual daytime look or a special evening out. Layer it with a biker-style leather jacket if you are going for an edgy, cool look. If you are worried about your figure getting lost in all that fabric, Rachel recommends wearing a belt at the waist to create a flattering silhouette. This will instantly accentuate your waist and balance out the whole look.


Sun Hats

Along with the sun-drenched days coming ahead, is the skin-damaging UV rays that we will want to avoid. Consider topping off your summer look with a stylish sun hat. Not only is it a chic accessory but a way to minimize sun exposure. Sport a sun hat for a day at the beach or a walk at the park that will give your look an instant fashion update while keeping you protected from the sun!

What are your summer essentials? Let us know below! Tag Rachel and the WILD Team on Instagram at @signedbywild and @rachelheheh with your summer fashion looks and essentials for summer 2021. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for other interesting content!


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