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I’m a Former Fashion Designer, and These Are the 8 Amazon Summer Wardrobe Staples You Should Buy Right Now

  • July 8, 2023

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The best part? Everything is on sale.

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As a former fashion designer, people don’t know how much we study clothes that we don’t design ourselves We’re always looking out for quality fabric, on-trend silhouettes, and brand credibility. So when I’m shopping, it’s never surface-level — I’m always leveraging my expertise to pick out pieces I know I’ll love years from now. It makes sense that my friends and family call on me when they’re shopping for themselves, and with Amazon Prime Day right around the corner, I knew many of my favorite brands would be on sale — which is why I’m compiling the styles actually worth shopping for.

It’s the summer, so if you don’t have a pair of shorts on hand or are looking to refresh your summer wardrobe, my recommendation will always be a pair of Levi’s denim shorts. These 501 originals are a classic — so much so that they’re  Amazon’s number one best-selling denim shorts. They come in 36 different colors and washes and range in sizes from 23 through 39, with plus-sizing available. The style offers a distressed and raw hem and a button front closure with two spacious front and back pockets.

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Shop now: $30 (Originally $60); amazon.com

On days when I feel lazy but still want to look put together, I throw on a maxi dress; this body-hugging maxi from Verdusa is easy-to-style and comfortable for everyday wear. It comes in sizes 2XS through 2XL and is available in 24 colors, such as black, brown, blue, pink, and green. The floor-length dress is made with a stretchy and soft fabric that creates an elegant drape on the body. It also features a

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