Summer Coredrobe: My 7 Summer Essentials
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Over at AOL today, I’m giving you a glimpse into my closet and a look at my coredrobe -- the staple fashion pieces I can’t live without. As much as I love and appreciate fashion, I’m not a big shopper, so finding those key pieces and working everything around them is critical to my daily routine. Now that it’s summer, I thought I’d also give you a peek into my summer essentials! Whether I’m traveling for work, hanging with my family, or somewhere in between, it’s a sure-fire bet that I’ll be rocking some variation of the pieces below…

Tote

When it comes to finding a tote, bigger is always better. I got this Balenciaga beauty (pictured above) at an outlet mall. It was definitely an investment, but it’s really durable and won’t ever go out of style.

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The White Blazer

There’s something about a white blazer that always looks fresh and fashion forward. I just wore this one during a recent dinner with my girlfriends!

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Hat

What’s not to love about hats? They hide overgrown roots, underwashed hair and that serious frizz factor that’s especially prevalent in summer months.

Cover-up

Brooks has officially entered the “water fascination,” stage, which by the transitive property, means that I am also running through sprinklers and jumping into pools on a daily basis. Thank goodnesss for the cover-up. It’s cute, it protects me from the sun and you only need one to get you through the entire summer! Check out some more options.

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Anything with Stripes

Nothing says “summer” more than nautical stripes! From totes to tops, stripes are my #1 go-to summer print.

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Scarf

Scarves, are the easiest, most foolproof way to give an outfit that extra “pop”. I love the way my friend rocks the brown and pink color combo.  In a pinch, a scarf can play double duty and become a sarong when needed.

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Gladiator Sandals

I love me a glitzy gladiator sandal. From a casual cover up to a flowy maxi dress, these look good with just about everything.

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Summer Dress

During the summers, I live in maxi dresses. They’re so easy to thrown on and instantly make me feel good!

Be sure to check out my video with AOL.com as one of their newest lifestyle experts!  These coredrobe pieces will help you be a fashionista all year long.  And tell me—what are your go-to fashion essentials? Tell me EVERYTHING!!

Actress, model, active humanitarian, & Mom! Author of 'Everyday Chic'.