Happy Memorial Day: 11 Must-Have Items For The Holiday Weekend And Summer

Liz Doupnik
Happy Memorial Day: 11 Must-Have Items For The Holiday Weekend And Summer
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We have a very special section in our closet that is designated for our white pieces that unfortunately undergo retirement every year. As we pass by them most of the time in reaching for jackets, sweaters or booties, we know that with each day we get a little closer to opening that blessed drawer. Well ladies, that day is (almost!) finally here. We love our white outfit items – they leave us feeling not only totally festive for the long weekend holiday (woohoo!) we also love channeling our innocent side after what seems like ages of wearing black and grey.

Although we don’t typically follow most rules – we believe in making our own, and then breaking them accordingly – there is one pretty large rule we find ourselves abiding by whether it’s conscious or otherwise. Having been instilled in us from a young age, we stick to the school of thought that white bottoms (but also footwear and accessories) should really be saved for summer. Perhaps it’s the fact that our mothers were a tad old school or maybe we just like having something to look forward to, whatever it is, we’re itching to throw on our favorite whites and add some new options to our closets while we’re at it.

That’s why we decided to round up our favorite white choices for this summer – click through the slideshow to say what you should be scooping up pronto!

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Memorial Day is (almost!) here! While you prepare for your long weekend, be sure to pack some of these essentials now that we can comfortably wear white again!

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A simple white dress goes a long way. It's the perfect transitional item from a daytime BBQ to an evening cocktail.

Lace Corset Flippy Tunic Dress, $64, at Topshop

We've been waiting all winter to wear our favorite white jeans again. We're obsessed with these classic skinnies!

Troy Boy - Salt Flats, $209, at Paige Denim

Finally! We've been swooning over white oxfords for a few months now. We're dying over the neon sole on these -- what a great update to a go-to option!

Tozer, $44.99, at Aldo

We don't just have to wear white on the outside. Celebrate the holiday from the inner layers, out by wearing a sexy bra just for you or someone else.

Love Bra, $190, at Agent Provocateur

White doesn't just have to be in your clothes, if you want to play it a little safe, you can still totally be on trend with a simple accessory with the likes of this sick bracelet.

Cast Of Vices Coming Or Going Medical ID Bracelet, $195, at Revolve Clothing

White shorts? Yes ma'am.

Shorts, $12.95, at H&M

We're essentially just obsessed with this bag, and it's white.

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela White Leather Small Clutch, $153.30, at Oak NYC

We're really feeling the mash-up material necklace and totally dig the white elements in this one -- what a fun way to be festive this weekend!

Juliet & Company La Reine De La Glace Necklace, $60, at Shopbop

This is possibly our must-have garment for the season. A simple sleeveless white oxford is perfect for every occasion with multiple ways to wear it -- it's a total no brainer. 

Cotton Jordyn Top, $150, In God We Trust

Your gadgets don't have to be left behind in last season's looks either! Spruce them up with an awesome new case.

Billykirk x Opening Ceremony Hand Stitched iPad Case, $185, at Opening Ceremony

It's finally warm out -- take some chances with dressing a bit more over the top and celebrate that we don't have to mash a hat over our ears anymore!

Lace Bow Headband, $14, American Apparel

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