10 Cute Summer Outfit Ideas to Wear All Season Long
The nice weather has arrived — so naturally, we're ready to go all out.
It's possible you've been cooped up for way too long and have spent better part of the past few months planning your every move for the warmest season of the year. You're ready for beach vacations, meeting up with vaccinated pals, the occasional drink at the bar — and, of course, you'll need a variety of summer outfit ideas to help you ease back into your old, fashion-loving ways.
Now is truly time the time to go all out and embrace chaotic bottoms, fruit jewelry, and other top trends that are taking over social media. You might even feel an urge to dress like an ice cream cone (because yes, that's a thing). If you're looking to play catch up on what to wear and when to wear it, there's no shortage of inspiration coming from our favorite influencer, and we've gone ahead and rounded up the best of the best.
Ahead, we've gathered a mix of summer outfit inspiration — bold colors, head-to-toe neutrals, print mixing, etc. — which is bound to come in handy from now until September. Whether you copy the exact looks from head-to-toe, or take away a few styling tips before reinventing what's in your own wardrobe, we've no doubt that thanks to these cool combinations, you'll be prepped for every event on your list.
A Colorful, Flowy Dress
Catch the breeze with a dress that flows with the wind. Seek out something that's bright and tiered, making it perfect for both lunch dates with friends and as an easy coverup following a dip in the ocean.
A Bright Plaid Pant
Summer is a great excuse to bust out your most colorful items. Consider pairing rainbow plaid or floral bottoms with a pully-top cardigan, creating an AC-friendly ensemble.
Just the Classics
If you're a classic girl through and through, invest in a few structured summer staples. Wear your tiny denim cutoffs or biker shorts with a basic white T-shirt before throwing a timeless blazer on top, then finish things off with some strappy, wear-everywhere sandals.
So much fuss is made over the little white dress of summer, but there's a strong case for making a little black dress your go-to all 12 months of the year. It's all about how you style them! Whether you opt for a slip-like style or a cotton puff-sleeve with a bit of flow, pair it with your favorite low-key footwear choice, like sneakers or slides. Now, you've got yourself a no-fail summertime uniform that will work for just about any occasion.
A Puff-Sleeved Top and Overalls
Summer weather can sometimes be fickle, and while you may have shoved your jackets and coats into storage, there are some great seasonal looks that'll help keep you covered on chilly days. Consider slipping into a pair of classic overalls with a floral, puffy-sleeved statement sleeves to up the ante.
A Midi Skirt and Tank Top
Many consider a flowing midi skirt and tucked-in tank to be the ultimate throw-on-and-go summer outfit. Depending on how you mix, match, and accessorize, this look can be effortlessly worn morning, noon, and night. Add a pair of espadrilles and oversized raffia tote, and you're good as gold.
A Bright Red Look
Forget about keeping things subtle — go bold when it comes to summer fashion. Take a cue from influencers, who plan for spotlight-stealing moments with ruffled dresses, or dare to step out in a bright red shorts suit with nothing more than a bralette underneath.
A Scarf Top and Breezy Bottoms
When it comes to the hottest days of summer, the ultimate solution might just lie in your accessory drawer. Take a cue from this cute look and tie a wide, colorful silk scarf around your chest, pairing it with cutoffs or wide-leg pants for breathability.
A Slip Dress
Though this staple comes in handy all 12 months of the year, it's particularly useful during the summertime on days when you want to wear as little clothing as possible. A solid silk midi dress hasn't disappointed us yet, and considering how versatile this piece can be with the help of layering and a few extras, we fully expect it to remain among our favorites in 2021.
No matter what you wear, an all-neutral palette is just the thing to put you into a relaxed summer mood. Try styling a beige tank with a skirt or high-waisted shorts in the same color scheme, then top the whole look off with a matching light sweater or tailored longline blazer.