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These 10 pieces will see you through a weekend’s worth of summer fun, whether you’re beach-bound or headed for the countryside.

By Rebecca Daly
May 04, 2016
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Barneys New York Warehouse Raw-Edge Straw Hat
Not just an outfit-making accessory, straw hats help shield you from the sun’s harmful rays. Worried about it getting squished in your suitcase? Look for a packable option, or just wear it instead.To buy: Barney’s Warehouse hat, $59; barneyswarehouse.com.
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Barneys New York Warehouse Raw-Edge Straw Hat
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Hat

Not just an outfit-making accessory, straw hats help shield you from the sun’s harmful rays. Worried about it getting squished in your suitcase? Look for a packable option, or just wear it instead.

To buy: Barney’s Warehouse hat, $59; barneyswarehouse.com.

Shiraleah 'Valeri' Geo Print Tassel Scarf
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Scarf

A lightweight, oversized scarf serves many purposes: Wear it as a travel wrap on chilly planes, trains, or busses (if you get warm en route, use it to stuff your hat before you place it in the overhead compartment); if you’re hitting the beach or the pool, it works wonders as a sarong; or use it as a shawl when the evenings turn chilly.

To buy: Shiraleah scarf, $52; nordstrom.com.

Cece By Cynthia Steffe Button Down Shirt
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White Button-Down

One of the most versatile items of clothing you can own, a crisp white shirt works for nearly any occasion. Layer it over a silk tank while traveling for a polished look (you can easily remove it if you get too warm). Toss it on as a chic beach cover up, or wear it with jeans or shorts.

To buy: Cece by Cynthia Steffe button-down shirt, $53; dillards.com.

Aritzia Wilfred Marquis Camisole
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Silk Camisole

If layering is the key to building a wardrobe that works well together, consider simple silk camisoles the foundation. For a cami that’s pretty (and dressy) enough to become more than an underpinning, look for dressy details like this version’s button-front placket.

To buy: Aritzia camisole, $95; aritzia.com.

Celebrity Pink Lifter Skinny Jeans
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Jeans

Another wardrobe workhouse, stretchy skinny jeans in a clean, darker wash will keep you comfortable in transit, and make a base that works with any top you’ve brought along.

To buy: Celebrity Pink jeans, $33; macys.com.

Loft Striped Tweed Riviera Shorts
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Shorts

Resist the urge to reach for your denim cut-offs, and toss a slightly fancier pair into your bag instead. You can still wear them to the beach, the backyard barbecue, or any other event that comes your way, but they also team up nicely with that white button-down should impromptu dinner plans arise.

To buy: Loft shorts, $59.50; loft.com.

Sole Society 'Odette' Scalloped Ankle Strap Flat Sandal
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Flat Sandals

Pack a comfy pair of flat, metallic sandals, and you’ll be set for the weekend. Perfectly serviceable for the beach or pool, metallic material also feels formal enough for evenings.

To buy: Sole Society sandals, $65; nordstrom.com.

Tommy Bahama Reversible Top and Bottoms
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Reversible Swimsuit

Whether you’re a one-piece or a two-piece person, look for a reversible style to give you the most bang for your buck. This one switches from a graphic stripe to a solid navy blue for a totally different look.

To buy: Tommy Bahama bandeau top, $70.50, and bottoms, $68; lordandtaylor.com.

Zara Check Dress
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Sundress

Tossing on a simple sundress is one of the best parts of summer and, in a pretty print, they always feel on point. Want to get even more mileage out of your frock? Pull a white button-down shirt on over it and tie it at the waist for an ensemble that looks like separates.

To buy: Zara dress, $50; zara.com.