And Now, 40 Luxe Staples That Are Anything But Vanilla

Luxe staples for summer


@fashionwithjazz; WEARING: Misho Pandaia Earrings ($189); Velvet Canyon Zou Bisou Sunglasses ($239); Free People Dress; Telfar Shopping Tote; Leeda Ollee Pearl Ring ($85); Tory Burch Eleanor Slide Sandal ($298)

I've lived in New York City for over two years now, and I will let you in on a little secret: Summer in the city is underrated. Yes, it's unbelievably hot, and the hindrances that arise in the season (like skin rashes, ruining perfectly great sandals in the rain, and sweating through every one of your favorite dresses) feel like the city itself is putting you through a trail-run. Still, there is something magical about summers in New York. The secret to surviving sweltering heat, and even enjoying it I've found comes down to owning an arsenal of summer staples

So in that vein, I've rounded up 37 luxe summer staples, all under $300, that will help you not break a sweat this summer (figuratively and literally). From fabulous linen separates to cute sandals, these staples can make surviving in the big apple a breeze, but they're guaranteed to make it easier in any zip code.

The subtle ruching and puff sleeves make this little white top all the more special. 

Nothing is more classic than a pair of aviator sunglasses, but the marble frame on these adds a more trendy element. 

You'd never guess this wasn't a designer bag. 

Linen dresses are a summer staple, but this saffron hue spices things up. 

 Trust me when I say you'll turn to these all summer. 

Everyone needs one practical and pretty summer sandal.  

Upgrade your baseball-cap game.

What makes relaxed trousers even better? When they come in a fun hue, of course.

These sneakers seem simple, but I promise they'll pull in all the compliments. 

The ruched bodice and bows on this poplin cotton dress are so flattering on. 

Shoulder bags are a mainstay in the fashion set's wardrobe, so why not invest in a fun beaded zebra version?

These shoes toy the perfect balance of trendy and timeless.

The slit spices up this simple tank dress.

A raffia hat will elevate every one of your summer ensembles.

A white collared dress is nothing new, but the draping on this makes it feel a bit more special. 

Layered necklaces give off bougie energy every time.

Wear this to every upcoming wedding and call it a day. 

Wedges that will last long past wedding season. 

Slip skirts will always be the epitome of effortless luxury.

I love the asymmetrical button fly on these. 

These give a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Not your grandmother's pearls."

This is the type of miniskirt that you can buy now and wear forever.

The pop of color I didn't know I needed in my life. 

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