The time has finally come, people. While the unpredictable springtime weather usually allows you to get away with wearing some of your winter pieces just a little bit longer, the summertime heat wave is fast approaching. For many, the unofficial start to summer is Memorial Day weekend. Flocks of people trek down to the beach for the first time of the season, barbecues are abundant, and swimming pools get uncovered.

Memorial Day weekend can also be the perfect time to bolster up your wardrobe for the hotter months. That down jacket you copped from SSENSE is fire, but isn't worth a heat stroke when it's 90 degrees and humid in June. Many people prefer layering up in the fall and wintertime, but that doesn't mean you can't look stylish for your next beach trip either. 

Whether you are looking for a fire pair of swim trunks, shades to block the sun, or just a colorful new T-shirt to embrace the next season, here are our picks for the 15 best items to purchase during Memorial Day weekend and kickstart your summer wardrobe.