A Summer Wardrobe Checklist & Update From Meg Gallagher Personal Stylist

Summer Sale Update: Stores Moving into Fall & a Summer Wardrobe Checklist

Dear Friends,

It has been some time since we have reached out to you.  So much has happened in the last few months, it’s really quite unbelievable.  We hope that everyone is staying safe, healthy, and finding joy wherever possible.  We are well here in LA.  Making the most of each day through business, family, fitness, and COOKING!

Through the course of the quarantine, our goals as stylists have been to offer inspiration through our blog, social media posts, and Pinterest boards (take a look if you have not seen them!) As well as offer virtual services for editing closets, shopping and outfit styling. 

As California has moved into a phase where stores are now tentatively open, we have shared video content of what items are on the sales floor, how dressing rooms are functioning and safety/health protocols to put you more at ease and in the know.  We hope that these videos gave you an idea of how shopping looks right now and offered you some sense of comfort in your decision to shop in-store or not.

Our latest update is to share how the stock is flowing through the stores.  As of the last few weeks, spring/summer merchandise is on sale and many retailers are offering huge markdowns.  The incentive for stores is to move through their stock so that they will have room for fall merchandise which will be arriving in July.  Although this timing is the same as prior years, it offers new challenges to those who have paused on summer shopping due to COVID-19 and all of the changes it has presented to us.

We decided that you might find it helpful to have a Summer Checklist of must-have pieces that will move you through the balance of the season and inspire you to shop your closet, shop in-store when applicable, or shop online.  We encourage you to jump on the sale opportunities now as it will be very hard to find shorts, sundresses sandals, and swimwear in late July/August. Trust us on this!!!!

We were thoughtful when creating this list by considering our new lifestyles that are much more home-focused while also including domestic travel and wellness.  Once you read through this list, take a look in your own closet FIRST!  You might be pleasantly surprised and realize you have most, if not all of what you need.  If you do find you are missing pieces, we are happy to help complete your list by offering virtual shopping services, consignment box deliveries as well as in-store shopping when applicable.  Be it everyone’s situation is unique, we will sensitively create a service that will work best for you.  We consistently display safety guidelines by wearing masks and gloves when working in-person with a client.

Please feel free to reach out to meg@meggallagher.com if you have questions or additions to our checklist, want to learn more about the services we offer at this time or just want to say hello.  With those I have connected over the past 4 months, it has been utter happiness to hear your voice or see your face on a screen.   

Be well my friends and happy summer!

x Meg & Keli

Our Essential Summer Checklist has been Updated for 2022!


 •  White Denim

•  Blue Denim

•  Lightweight Summer Pant for Work(neutral color)

•  Classic White Tee

•  Fitted Tank (neutral color)

•  Short or Skirt (neutral color and flattering length)

•  2-3 Easy Cotton Sundresses

•  2-3 Colorful Designed Tops (for WFH Zoom Calls or Going Out)

•   Cotton Sweater or Cardigan

•   Jacket (denim, wrap or blazer- casual fabrics)

•  2 Pc Lounge Set

•  1 Workout Look (sport bra, top, legging or short, hoodie & workout sneaker)

•  1 Beach/Pool Look (maillot or 2 pc suit, cover-up, hat, beach/pool bag, sunglasses and flip-flops)

•   Cross-Body Bag for Shopping

•   Tote Bag (including a pouch that can be used on its own)

•  White Based Leather Sneaker

•  Gold, White or Black Flat Sandal

•  Mule or Flat

•  Classic Hoop Earrings

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