Nothing says summer sophistication quite like white. Mixing and matching these three summer staples will create effortlessly clean, crisp looks that are perfect for any summer occasion. Plus, they won’t break the bank.

1. The Maven Sandal, Sam Edelman

The Maven, by Sam Edelman.
The Maven, Sam Edelman. Photo credit: Sam Edelman
The Maven, Sam Edelman.
The Maven, Sam Edelman. Photo credit: Sam Edelman

The Maven sandal from Sam Edelman is the perfect fashion forward, yet comfortable summer shoe staple. A celebrity favorite, designer Sam Edelman creates high quality, comfortable shoes that look luxurious but are remarkably affordable. This 3.3-inch leather heel has extra cushioning in the footbed that adds next-level comfort to these fun summer shoes. This staple sandal gives you the best bang for your buck, considering the quality, comfort level, and low price and adds an edge to every summer look. Aside from white, this stunning sandal is also offered in beautiful pops of colors like light blue, coral, and a muted lime green. $150. Sam Edelman at NorthPark Center, North Central Expressway., Dallas, TX, (213) 363-7441, and at

2. The Deanna Pant, Alice and Olivia

Alice and Olivia, The Deanna Pants
Alice and Olivia, The Deanna Pants Photo credit: Alice and Olivia

The Deanna high-waisted pant is an Alice + Olivia summer favorite with its boot-cut, airy silhouette. These slim fit, full-length pants accentuate the figure while also giving it room to breathe, making them the perfect pants for a hot summer day. Stacey Bendet founded Alice + Olivia with a mission to create the perfect pair of pants and provide women options for every day and every occasion with ornamented fabrics and ultra-flattering fits. The sophisticated yet casual design of the Deanna pants make it a perfect match for summer, especially with its construction of 98% polyester that makes it both breathable and lightweight. What more could you ask for? And, if you want to add a pop of color instead, these stylish pants are also offered in a lemon sherbert color. $330. Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX., (972) 426-7364.

3. The Classic Crop, Aritzia

The Classic Crop, Aritzia.
The Classic Crop, Aritzia. Photo credit: Aritzia

Known for its collection of sleek basics, the Aritzia boutique provides the ultimate white summer staple shirt: the Babaton sculpt knit cropped tank. This signature ribbed halter top is plaited with spandex, giving it the ability to perfectly smooth and contour the figure. Not only can this top be paired and mixed and matched with almost anything, but it’s offered in almost every color of the rainbow, with a vast 23 colors to choose from. This ultra body-hugging top gives endless outfit options, but pairing it with airy pants gives that effortless, fresh and sophisticated summer look. $58. 8687 North South Central Expressway, Dallas, TX., (214) 706-4169.

-Carey McKellar

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