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8 Gap pieces to wow, inspire and rule your summer

DesignErika Lawson, Gap Inc. bloggerComment

Summer is here and staying stylish and comfortable is key. Check out the great top eight must-haves from Gap that are sure to fit the bill.

1. Best Girlfriend Short

These mid-rise, vintage-feel shorts leave you feeling stylish, at the perfect length that doesn't leave you peeling yourself off hot leather seats. Dress them up for a day on the links with chino style, or go more all-American casual at the lake with the denim option.

2. Braided Belt

Snake, fishtail, French…who doesn't love a good braid? We're loving these braided belts, which come in an assortment of colors — double neon pink and pangea blue will add an ever-summery pop to your casual summer outfits.

3. Slub Swing Top

What's the number one goal of summer (besides looking good)? Staying cool. The Slub Swing Top takes the teeshirt to the next level by providing both a lightweight, relaxed fit as well as comfortable style in five pastel hues. Perfect for a day roaming the boardwalk or the woman on the go!

4. Braid Leather Flip Flop

Did we mention we love braids? This upleveled version of the traditional flip flop is perfect for keeping cool and staying fresh. Dare to get matchy with the braided belt — whether you pair them with jeans, skirts, shorts or dresses, these might be the most versatile item in your closet.

5. Double Layer Dress

We all wish the summer was about being casual and fun, but sometimes you need an outfit for more dressy occasions. Take it from us — lightweight always works. The Double-Layer Dress keep you cool during even your more formal summer plans. Cocktail hour, anyone?

6. Roll Sleeve Print Sweater

There are some summer days when the weather can't make up its mind. Or maybe it does — but you're heading from the dock of the bay to the stern of the boat and all the way back. You can count on the Roll Sleeve Print Sweater for much-needed light layering when Mother Nature is indecisive.

7. Scoop Back Romper

Why worry about matching tops and bottoms when a one-piece takes away all the guesswork? Simplicity is another summertime sensation; the soft-spun, knit scoop back romper provides comfort and breathability for those hot days you're running around town, or when you need a cute coverup for your swimsuit. Easy to back, easy to wear — easy decision.

8. Light Scarf

A scarf in summer? You better believe it. Just like the Roll Sleeve Print Sweater, one of these soft, semi-sheer scarves provides just enough layer to take you through the sunset. This must-have accessory comes in every color — so bright you'll need sunglasses — for the season.