I did a little bit of online shopping a few weeks ago in preparation for my jolly holidays and the summer in general. Here are the items i added to my bag to update my summer wardrobe. 

From Asos:
Possibly my favourite and most worn item, although it doesn't look like much, in the few weeks since the retail therapy. The loose fitting style and the material means it adds something a little different and can dress up an outfit more than the typical vest. 

A summer essential that everyone has to have this   year. A kimono. The tassel's and black and white pattern mean it can be used to dress up a previously plain outfit but is also great as a cover up for the beach or if you feel like you've had too much sun.
A floaty shift style dress with a bright and colourful pattern. The material is silky like and so really light, meaning its perfect for those hot summer days. Once again it can also be dressed up for evenings.
I love the look of big t-shirts with leggings and so a t-shirt dress is the next step up. I love white in the summer as it enhances a tan and the mesh insert at the top means this can be worn both day and night. Versatile.  
From Missguided:
Another dress, this time sleeveless black, white and red checkered. Its got a very 60s feel to it and would look great with a black bowler hat and black hat. Another versatile piece as it will carry through to autumn and winter when paired with tights, ankle boots or brogues and a cardigan.
 As i mentioned earlier i love white in the summer. This is a boxy crop top which could be worn with a high waisted skirt or shorts if you don't want to bare your tummy but also normal shorts if you do. Its also another day or night piece. 

Versatility is the key with these clothes and the summer. Items which you can just throw on but still look stylish and can take you from day to night when paired with the right things. Perfect.