Fashion Clothing 10 Summer Outfit Ideas to Wear All Season Long It's sundresses, denim shorts, and T-shirts galore. By Avery Matera Avery Matera Twitter Avery Matera is a New York-based writer who covers all things fashion, style, beauty, and interior design. In addition to writing, she is also a travel and portrait photographer. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 5, 2023 @ 04:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email We love a warm, cozy sweater but there's something about hopping into a sundress that puts a smile on our face. After all, a summer outfit entails summer activities — barbecuing, picnicking, or simply lazing around at the beach — and we're ready for all of it. As fashion editors, we're all for stylish wardrobe pieces, but the summer months call for ones that look and feel effortless. So go ahead and throw on that new swimsuit, accessorize it with fruit jewelry, or maybe even dress like an ice cream cone (because yes, that's a thing). Ahead, we're serving up some serious summer outfit inspo. 10 Beach Outfits to Wear for Summer 2022 From bold colors to print mixing, keep scrolling for 10 summer outfits that will carry you into September. A Colorful, Flowy Dress Catch the breeze with a dress that flows with the wind. Seek out something with color, making it perfect for both lunch dates with friends and as an easy coverup following a dip in the ocean. Bright, Printed Separates Summer is a great excuse to bust out your most colorful items. Consider pairing a colorful matching set with a neutral crop top and fun sandals. And don't skimp on the accessories, either. 6 Bathing Suit Cover-Ups to Wear Instead of an Old T-Shirt 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. An LBD 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 floral, puffy-sleeved statement sleeves to up the ante. Tapered Puff Sleeves Are the Easy, Romantic Fashion Trend That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty 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 an oversized raffia tote, and you're good as gold. 12 New Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt for 2023 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 for the foreseeable future. '90s Layering Is Here to Stay, Just Grab a Slip Dress Only Neutrals 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.