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Summer, sunshine and style: 10 Athleta essentials for the season

DesignBrooke Ginnard, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

Warmer weather and longer days are here — and you'll need summer-ready essentials that are up for the adventure, taking you from the beach to the trail and back into town.

Before you take off, check out Athleta's Top 10 must-haves for the season.

1. Peninsula Top

This travel-friendly, wrinkle-friendly version of a classic button-down works over a simple tank or a bikini and can be tucked, tied, or simply hang loose. Cuff tabs — which allow you to secure rolled-up sleeves in place — add to the shirt's versatility.

2. Metro Slouch Shortie

Perfect for any hike, this shorter version of Athleta's Metro Slouch Pant was designed to travel from trail to town. With an adjustable waist, trouser-inspired seam lines and five pockets, it's a comfortable, versatile must-have for any adventure.

3. Linen Pant

Lightweight, breathable linen is perfect for warmer weather. Embrace the heat in a relaxed, wide-leg pant.

4-5. Ipanema High Neck Bikini and Ipanema Tie Bottom

Swim, surf, or lounge in a print that's bright, festive and fun — just like any ideal beach vacay. Quickdri removable cups offer wireless support for any activity, and maintain their shape with each use.

6-7. Eyelet Full Focus Bra and High Rise Eyelet Chaturanga Capri

Accented with laser-cut bonded eyelet details, this bra and tight set is a go-to for yoga, the gym, and everywhere in between. The capri's three-layer mesh waistband smooths your midsection, while the strap-happy bra provides support, style and the freedom to move.

8. Ikat Bloom Ripple Maxi Dress

A summer-travel essential: This lightweight, breezy maxi dress drapes elegantly for a just-right fit, with soft, breathable fabric and a built-in bra for easy travel and minimal care.

9. Power Chi Tank

Get outside in this wicking tank — rated UPF 30+ for good sun protection and crafted with Unstinkable technology for longer wears and/or less washes. The higher neck, high-low hem and stretch Y-back allow for extra coverage and extra movement.

10. Daily Tank

Need to be ready in 15 minutes? This soft, breathable, lightweight tank is your go-to. Wear it all day, every day for instant comfort and style.