Summer Essentials Inspired by Kendall Jenner

With the beginning of summer in sight, I’m constantly on the hunt for style inspiration, especially go-to accessories that can transform staple pieces I already own. My personal style is heavily influenced by what I see my favorite celebrities wearing, since they’re usually the ones to introduce the newest trends and show us how it’s done. One celebrity in particular that has been killing it in the fashion scene is Kendall Jenner. From red carpet looks to street style, her outfits are always on fleek. Below I’ve compiled some of my favorite looks Kendall has been rocking recently to provide inspiration for your summer wardrobe. And even better, I’ve included a few similar pieces you can buy so that you look as fab as Kendall without breaking the bank.

I love Kendall’s street style because she can take basic pieces like a white tank top and denim shorts and turn them into a runway-worthy ensemble. It is so easy to slack on style during the summer and settle for a basic tank and shorts since it’s so hot and sunny outside. However, an awesome pair of gladiator sandals like the ones shown above are a great way to experience the best of both worlds and essentially transform your entire outfit. Kendall rocked a pair of Sophia Webster Mila gladiators, which currently retail for $2,250.00. In the event you’re not looking to spend two months worth of rent on shoes, Schutz’s Zoneide Suede Gladiator Sandals are just as cute and currently priced at $196.00.

The crop top trend is in full swing this season and I often find myself questioning how to style it in the daytime without showing too much skin. Kendall does a great job of mixing an extremely cropped 3.1 Phillip Lim Broderie Anglaise top with a more conservative Sally LaPointe Melange maxi skirt. She is showing that the key to a daytime crop is balance. If you are wearing a shorter top, even it out with a high-waisted bottom to balance the skin exposure. To get Kendall’s look, pair Silence + Noise’s High-Waist Fitted Maxi Skirt ($69.00) with Topshop’s Lace Bardot Crop Top ($50.00). This way, you can show some skin during the day without feeling over exposed. 

Ripped jeans have yet again made a comeback. While they can definitely serve as an essential for every season, they’re perfect for cooler summer days as they’re breezy. Speaking of breezy, celebrities are proving that the more tears there are, the better and Kendall is certainly no stranger to this trend. While out in LA, she rocked a pair from a previous season of her and Kylie’s PacSun collection, and paired it with a crop top and sneakers. BDG’s Slim Boyfriend Jean is a great substitute for Kendall’s jeans, and is a steal at only $79.00.

As both a fashion and social media icon, Kendall is definitely a force to be reckoned with. These are just a few of the many iconic styles she has been wearing this season, and I definitely encourage you to stay up-to-date on her looks throughout the summer to continue finding inspiration.

Written by: Bethany Stokoski