Things I’ll Be Wearing This Summer

May 27, 2024

Summer Outfit with Ballet Flats

Summer weather has definitely arrived here in New York and as I transitioned my closet over a few weeks ago I realized how many things I can’t wait to pull out this summer as social plans get more into full swing. 

The last two years I have done a really popular post about Things in My Closet I’ll Be Wearing this Spring and Things in My Closet I Can’t Wait to Wear This Fall and today I am updating last year’s Things I’ll be Wearing this Summer! 

And don’t miss shopping My Closet – it was newly updated as of this week and is broken down by category with sizing guidance where possible!

Things I’ll Be Wearing This Summer

I have done my best to link everything below so if you don’t see a link for an item it means it is no longer available! 

And, as most of you know by now, my wardrobe is a mix of investment pieces and affordable finds. A lot of the pieces below you’ve likely seen before because I wear the same pieces season after season, year after year. It’s why I invest in pieces that I won’t tire of, will hold up with lots of wear and be timeless. 

Sezane Eyelet Dress Spring Summer Outfit

This Sezane eyelet dress (this season’s style I also own – see below) and this little Sezane bag and these sandals.

Sezane Eyelet Dress

This Sezane eyelet dress in size 10.

France Summer Outfit | Things in My Closet I'll Be Wearing this Spring

This favorite eyelet dress (wearing a L – also own it in white – see below!) + sandals

Nantucket Summer Outfit

This flattering dress from Jenni Kayne that I own in three colors (L).

Meghan Donovan on cobblestone street in South of France

This year’s version is a different fabric but the same flattering silhouette. Seen with my Sezane tote

Waimari Lace Maxi Dress

This stunning lace maxi dress by Waimari (size L).

LaLigne Little Black Dress

This LaLigne dress with the prettiest lace inlay detail. Size 8. Use code MEGHAND10 for 10% off your first LaLigne order.

La Ligne gingham midi dress

This perfectly summery gingham dress by La Ligne (size L).

Reformation linen jumpsuit

This lightweight linen jumpsuit by Reformation – perfect for hot summer days. Wearing an 8.

This fun embellished mini dress by Waimari (size L).

Floral dress in Provence

This beautiful floral midi dress (size 6).

Tuckernuck Shirt Dress in Paris Outfit

The perfect shirtdress from Tuckernuck (size L).

This simple yet sophisticated linen shift dress from Jenni Kayne (size M).

J.Crew Linen Dress Summer Outfit

This 90s inspired linen shift from J.Crew (size 8) and darling Madewell tote.

This strappy and stretchy linen blend midi dress from Theory. Size 8.

J.Crew Linen Midi Dress Summer Outfit

This beautiful midi dress from J.Crew (size 8) and these gorgeous sandals from Emme Parsons.

Meghan Donovan in the South of France

This throw on and go linen maxi dress from Dissh. Size 8.

My go to one piece swimsuit. Size 8.

This linen crop top (size L) from Reformation and this hat.

I also have this linen cropped top from Reformation. Size L.

My favorite striped sweater for an extra layer for summer evenings. I own it in three striped color ways and the solid version, too! Size L.

This Faherty oversized linen button down I love as a cover up (size L but you could take TTS) and these great pull on linen pants (size M).

Madewell Linen Pants France Spring

These Madewell linen trousers (size 6) and this jacquard Veronica Beard jacket (size 8).

I also own and love these Abercrombie linen trousers (size 29) and this pair by Gap (size 28). All are great!

This open back romper that is so perfect for hot, sticky summer days. Size L.

Nantucket Summer Outfit

This Waimari dress (size L) and darling Longchamp.

This favorite cropped jacket (M) and these Jenni Kayne Linen Trousers (size 6 but also had them hemmed).

Agolde Parker High Waist Crop Relaxed Straight Leg Jeans

These great lightwash jeans. Current favorites right now.

Wearing size 27.

These Agolde Ren Jeans (size 28).

This linen set from Abercrombie (M in both top and bottom).

This Jenni Kayne slip dress (size M) and these Sezane sandals.

Sezane Will Jacket

The Sezane Will Jacket which is the perfect lightweight, casual layer. Wearing a M.

Spring in Paris Striped Sweater

This favorite sweater I own in so many colors and now this pretty striped version, too. Size S. It’s the perfect weight for year-round wear.

J.Crew Slip Dress and Denim Jacket

This Sezane Denim Jacket (M) and this bag and these sandals.

Hill House Dress

This Hill House dress (M), this J.Crew raffia clutch and these Sezane earrings.

Vuori Dress

This Vuori workout dress (L).

This Vuori tank (L) and these Vuori shorts (M).

J.Crew Lady Jacket Stripes Spring Outfit

My J.Crew striped lady jacket (size L). 

Hermes Oran Sandal

My Hermes Oran sandals that I wear so, so much since purchasing in early 2021. If you’re not ready for an investment sandal, I recommend this pair and this pair that will fit the bill without breaking the bank. (As an aside, I find Talbots shoes to be so well made and so well priced! The pairs I’ve owned are super comfortable and hold up well).

My favorite Staud midi dress (8) that I also own in white and black. It is *that* good. The perfect ladylike dress. 

Related: One Midi Dress, Three Ways

Spring in Paris Outfit I M.M.LaFleur Poplin Dress and Loewe Tote and Common Projects Sneakers

This dress I wore more times than I could count last summer – now on sale, too! (Size M). And this perfect little summer tote. And of course my favorite sneakers.


J.Crew Slip Dress in Paris

This J.Crew slip dress (size 6). Perfect for summer date nights. 

MM.LaFleur Edith Dress

This stunner of a pleated dress. Wearing a M. Now on sale.

Vuori Workout Outfit

This workout top (L) and leggings (M) and these sneakers.

Jenni Kayne Boyfriend Shirt

This favorite oversized button down (sized down to a S).

Crochet for Spring Outfit

This brilliant Amazon Fashion crochet dress. Wearing a M. 

Sarah Flint Perfect Sandal

This fancy lace Nap dress (S) and lace blouse (M). And these Sarah Flint Heels.

Sezane Michele Jacket Navy Blazer

This Navy Blazer (size 8) and striped tee (size L).

Vuori Energy Tank

My very favorite workout top and these leggings. M in both.

Amazon The Drop Knit Dress

One of my best Amazon Fashion finds ever – this knit dress that’s under $50. Sized up to a L. I also own it in ivory. 

Amazon Dress | Things in My Closet I'll Be Wearing this Spring

Amazon dress

The Amazon dress that garnered more swipe ups on Instagram than I have ever gotten. It’s great! Wearing a size M. Comes in so many colors! I wore the black so, so much last year. A lot of you guys got the navy and raved about it.


This chic belt over so many dresses! Wearing a M. I also own it in black.

These espadrilles and this beautiful pleated dress (size 8).

Saint Laurent Sunglasses

These Saint Laurent sunglasses.

On sale!

Styling a Linen Button Down Shirt

Linen button down and denim shorts

This linen button down from J.Crew that I wore so much last year. Wearing a size 8 (I recommend sizing up). And my favorite denim shorts – wearing size 28.

Sarah Flint Natalie

My favorite bow flats.

Code SF-MEGHAN for 15% off your first purchase.

Spring Paris Outfit

This trench (6).

Staud Summer Dress Outfit

This darling bag.

Longchamp Bag

This bag.

French Girl Style Striped Tee I wit & whimsy

This favorite striped tee. Wearing a M.

French Style Fall Outfits

This camel blazer (6).

Plaid Blazer + Distressed Denim I wit & whimsy

My go-to sporty Golden Goose sneakers.

Styling a Silk Midi Skirt I wit & whimsy

This pull on slip silk skirt. Wearing a Small. I have it in four colors now!

Things Ill Be Wearing This Summer

Also from Sezane my all-time favorite white button down. Perfect in summer with denim shorts, jeans and skirts. I wear size FR 40 (US 8).

Related: The Best Sezane Essentials

Paris Outfit in Fall - Aritzia Trouser

These camel trousers (size 8).

Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy wears the Reformation Persimmon Dress

My favorite block heel sandals for loads of steps by Stuart Weitzman.

J.Crew Spring Outfit

This whole look from J.Crew.

J.Crew Spring Outfit idea

This whole look from J.Crew.

This gorgeous column dress. Size 8. Use code MEGHAND10 for 10% off your first LaLigne order.

This packable summer hat I bring on every sunny trip. On sale!


A few other items I haven’t photographed yet:

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Also here is the strapless bra I wear all summer long. Worth its weight in gold. 

Remember you can shop my up to date closet in Meghan’s Closet in The Shop onsite!

Hope you guys find some inspiration for your summer outfits – let me know if you buy anything!


You can shop more of my looks here.

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  1. Melanie says:

    So many cute jumpsuits! I haven’t found one that works for me yet (being 5’10” doesn’t help), but these options look so good!

  2. Becky says:

    Where is the red/white dress from in your last picture with the white jean jacket??

  3. Cathers says:

    Great round up and love the J Crew gingham jumpsuit! I’ll definitely be checking that out!

  4. Jess says:

    I love all of them! Where is the black dress from that is in the picture with your Amazon sunnies and straw tote?

  5. Susan says:

    Meghan, I’ve recently rediscovered your blog and everything is so great! Love your content and the things you share–love your closet and reinspired to use what I have to repurpose. For example, I have that gorgeous Staud dress in navy, I wore it as a bridesmaid for my sister and have only worn it on special occasions. Going to switch it up for a date night or something more casual!

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