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If there's one summer rule I live by, it's this: Outfits must be as comfortable (and cool) as possible. I love spending time outdoors and can't wait to start outdoor dining, but I loathe being overheated or feeling like I have to be uncomfortable to look chic.

So, I've pared down what's in my closet to only pieces I really love. This means breathable fabric and versatile pieces that I can mix and match with just about anything in my wardrobe—bye-bye decision fatigue.

Here's what's on constant rotation in my closet:

Everlane smock dress

everlane smock dress

Dresses are on constant rotation in my closet year-round, but especially in the warmer months. Made of 100% cotton and a flattering tiered midi bottom, it has a subtle sheen that makes it so easy to dress up. Or, if you're like me, wear it with a pair of sneakers for a walk around the park. And, it has pockets!

$88

Rothy's the triple band sandal

rothys triple band sandal

This strappy sandal will be a staple this summer. The three bands gently support your foot without being too tight, and they can be placed in the washer (in cold water) on the delicate cycle. Just lay them out to dry in the sun.

$115

Tribe Alive organic linen top

tribe alive organic linen top

A beautiful feminine summer top made from organic linen—meaning no overheating! The gathered waist and adjustable tie shoulder straps will make this one of the most flattering pieces you'll own. Pair it with jean shorts or this matching linen pair.

$118

Naturalizer white sneaker

naturalizer morrison sneaker

If you prefer a closed-toe shoe, or know you'll be chasing around kiddos this summer, this is my favorite sneaker. It holds up well, can be easily wiped down and looks chic with any outfit. The cloud-like contour cushion inside the shoe makes for ultimate comfort.

$89

Oriane maternity dress

oriane emily maternity dress

If you're expecting, this simple maternity dress will be your new bestie in the heat. Its crepe fabric is lightweight and drapes perfectly over your growing bump. And the flowy sleeves and v-neck detail makes it easy, breezy all summer long.

$38

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