Three must-have items for your wardrobe this summer

With businesses reopening and professional activities restarting in many places around the world, now might be the time to stow away your trackpants and homewear duds before heading out to your favorite fashion outlets (while still being careful to follow social distancing rules) to shop for "THE" pieces that will help you look your best in the coming months. Based on analysis of the runways of the 2020 spring-summer shows and pre-quarantine styles on the street, here are the three items that you really must have in your wardrobe as soon as the good weather arrives.

Cargo pants
Without a doubt, this summer many of you will be wondering how you ever managed to do without cargo pants, which will certainly be a key wardrobe item for chic travelers in search of adventure, comfort and functionality. The good news is that many brands have included them in their collections and are offering them in a wide range of colors and prints, while major fashion houses have reworked them in ultra-chic versions already seen on the catwalks. With their multiple side pockets and slightly loose fit, cargo pants are ideal for an "urban safari" look, which is one of the main trends this season.

Maxi-skirts and dresses

When compared to last year, dresses and skirts, which have shifted from midi to maxi, will be getting longer this summer. We may even reach a point where there will be no legs on show at all. Given their prevalence in street fashion, and on catwalks and social networks, maxi-skirts and dresses may well become wardrobe essentials this summer. Endlessly adaptable, they can be customized and accessorized according to your tastes, and presented in chic, romantic, and bohemian looks. Depending on your preference, you can choose to have them covered in flowers, adorned with ruffles, or emblazoned with animal prints.

Whereas dresses and skirts will be keeping legs hidden this summer, the same will not be true of shorts, which are set to reach daring new heights in the coming months. Very much in evidence on the catwalks in Milan last September, the latest models are distinguished by high waists, and in some cases very high waists, which offer a glamorous retro look. ideal for wear with loose T-shirts, puff-sleeve blouses, and even crop tops for the most adventurous among you, it's clear that shorts in this style may not be for everyone. Those who already know that they won't be taking on the challenge of showing so much leg can always opt for Bermuda shorts, which will also be omnipresent in the coming season.