Classy Wardrobe Staples for May | Spring Shopping Guide

Summer is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe with warm weather staples. From comfy knit dresses to classic jean shorts and poolside attire, I’m sharing my favorite wardrobe staples for May. I’m loving a neutral palette with navy pops of color this season, perfect for any occasion, especially Memorial Day Weekend. Whether you’re hanging with family, heading to the office or enjoying a day by the pool, I’ve got you covered with versatile options. Check out my May Shopping Guide for inspiration and get ready to look and feel your best this season.

Classy Wardrobe Staples for May

Convertible Crossbody Bag | Linen Minidress | Alexandra Birman Clarita Blow Flats | Alexandre Birman Eggshell Strappy Sandals | Navy Striped Half-zip Sweater | Varley Beige Mesa Swimsuit | The Favorite Daughter White Vest | The Favorite White Blazer | The Favorite White Pant | JW Baseball Cap | Marni Bucket Tote Bag | Valentino White Tote | Crocheted Midi Dress (under $130) | Anine Bing Navy Sunglasses | Hunza G Navy Belted One-Piece Swimsuit | Jersey Pareo | Agolde Vintage Shorts | Mango Crochet Sweater Vest

Classy Wardrobe Staples for May | Spring Shopping Guide

Favorite Daughter Pants

Favorite Daughter | The Favorite Pant

The Favorite Pant by Favorite Daughter is my favorite, must have essential trouser pant for spring and summer. With its wide leg silhouette, high waist, and front pleats, it’s both comfortable and stylish. Available in a variety of colors, it pairs perfectly with the Favorite Blazer and Vest. However, it can also be paired with a variety of options for a chic and versatile look this May.

Favorite Daughter | The Favorite Vest

The Favorite Vest by Favorite Daughter is a versatile and stylish addition to any wardrobe. It is available in a variety of colors, but the ivory vest is particularly perfect for May. Pair it with the Favorite Pant and Blazer for a chic workwear look. Or dress it down with relaxed denim jeans and sandals or sneakers for a more casual daily look this May.

Favorite Daughter Vest
Kyle Navy and White Half-Zip Sweater

Kyle Navy and White Half-Zip Sweater

The Kyle Navy and White Sweater is a 100% cotton zip sweater that’s perfect for all seasons. However, it is especially great for layering during spring and summer. The classic navy and white stripe look is timeless and will never go out of style. Whether you’re wearing it over a collared shirt for a dressier look or pairing it with shorts for a more casual vibe, this sweater is a versatile and stylish choice to refresh your May wardrobe.

Agolde Vintage Shorts


Having a comfortable and flattering pair of denim shorts is essential for the summer months, and the Agolde Vintage Shorts are one of my favorites. With their perfect length and flattering fit, they’re sure to become a go to in your wardrobe as well. The faded blue wash and uncut hem give them a vintage look that’s both on trend and timeless. Because of this, they are a perfect addition to your May wardrobe.

Agolde Vintage Shorts
Mango Crochet Sweater Vest

Mango | Crochet Sweater Vest

The Crochet Sweater Vest from Mango is a versatile and on trend piece that can be worn not only in the spring and summer, but all year round. This cream vest is a timeless addition to any wardrobe and can be paired with a variety of pieces for a chic and effortless look. For example, layer it over a slip dress with heels for a more dressy look or wear it with jean shorts for a stylish and casual summer outfit.

Essential Spring Dresses

Crocheted Sleeveless Midi Dress + Navy Linen Minidress

Summer is the perfect time to update your wardrobe with essential dresses that are both comfortable and stylish. A beige crocheted midi dress is a versatile choice that can be dressed up or down. Additionally, crochet is a trend that never goes out of style. A linen mini dress is also a must have for the warmer months, as linen will keep you cool while looking chic. The navy color is particularly flattering and will add a touch of sophistication to your May wardrobe.

Essential May Dresses
Swim Essentials

May Swim Essentials

Navy Hunza G Swimsuit + Navy Sarong + Varley Beige Swimsuit

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about swimwear essentials. A classy one piece swimsuit is a timeless choice that will never go out of style, and the Navy Hunza G Swimsuit and Varley Beige Swimsuit are two of my favorites. These swimsuits are not only flattering but also perfect for summer beach vacations and Memorial Day celebrations. To complete your beach look, don’t forget to add a chic sarong to your collection. It’s the perfect cover up for lounging in the sand or grabbing lunch by the shore.

May Accessories

Baseball Cap + Convertible Crossbody Bag + Anine Bing Navy Sunglasses

Summer is the perfect time to refresh your accessories, adding the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. From a classic pair of sunglasses to a chic baseball hat and a classy handbag, there are so many options to choose from. One of my favorite accessories for May is the JW Anderson Denim Ball Cap because it’s high quality and versatile, perfect for wearing to the beach or a Memorial Day BBQ. For a versatile handbag that can be worn with any outfit, I recommend this cream crossbody bag. Also, a classic pair of black sunglasses are a must have for any summer wardrobe.

May Outfit Accessories
Sunscreen and Makeup Essentials

Sunscreen and Makeup Essentials

Kopari Sun Shield Soft Glow Daily Face SPF 30 + LAWLESS Forget the Filler Lip Plumper

May is the perfect time to refresh your sunscreen and makeup essentials, and there are two products that I absolutely love. The Sun Shield Soft Glow Daily Face SPF by Kopari is my go to face sunscreen for summer because it moisturizes without leaving any sticky residue. Also, for a summer ready makeup look, I can’t live without this Lip Plumper by LAWLESS. This is because it always makes my lips look glossy and plump, perfect for a day at the beach or a summer night out.

Styled May Outfit Ideas

Sharing different ways to style these chic May essentials. From a dressy night out to a day at the beach or a casual family get together, there are endless ways to style these looks.

Classy Wardrobe Staples for May
Classy Wardrobe Staples for May
Classy Wardrobe Staples for May
Swim Wardrobe Staples for May
Classy Casual Wardrobe Staples for May
Crochet vest and denim shorts outfit
white monochrome spring outfit
white monochrome outfit idea

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