15 Totally Trendy Summer Outfit Ideas to Copy
by Emily Tozer
The list of reasons to love summer is endless, but fashion is at the top of ours. Without bulky coats or heavy snow boots to weigh you down, it’s a lot easier to show off your style. We’ve rounded up 15 adorable summer outfit ideas that include the season’s biggest trends: overalls, fringe, sneakers, and off-the-shoulder tops. If you’re on the hunt for fresh outfit inspiration, start here!
Off-the-Shoulder Top + Ripped Skinny Jeans
One of the sexiest ways to show some skin this summer is with an off-the-shoulder top. A billowy one like this one on Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland is an easy update to the tee-and-jeans outfit. To get her cute casual look, wear yours with ripped skinny jeans and sneakers.
Maxi Dress + Sneakers
Stylish gals can’t get enough of sporty sneakers lately. The combo of style and comfort lends itself to great casual summer outfit ideas. Try wearing a retro pair with a maxi dress as Carmen of The Chronicles of Her did. Add a leather jacket to ward off chilly air-conditioning.
Chambray Shirt + White Jeans
Looking for a summer outfit without all the spending? A chambray shirt and white jeans is a classic pairing. Just add a trendy pair of statement sandals to update the look. We love this tasseled pair on Jamie of What the Chung.
Summer outfits don’t get any easier than a matching set! This pretty gingham set on Krystal of This Time Tomorrow is perfect for wearing all day and all night.
Ruffled Top + Skinny Jeans
Sincerely Jules‘ secret to summer outfits is effortless styling. Pick one statement piece—like a feminine ruffled top—and wear it with basics like skinny jeans and ballerina flats.
All White + Wedges
An all-white outfit not only looks effortlessly chic, but it’s also so easy to put together. Mary of Happily Grey takes a casual approach to the head-to-toe color with a tee and cropped skinny jeans. We love the contrast of her dark aviators and wedges.
Crop Top + Full Skirt
Need summer outfit ideas for a calendar full of events? Try a crop top and full skirt like Blair’s of Atlantic Pacific for a modern, feminine look.
LBD + Mules
Outfits like this warm-weather LBD update on Adriana of Fake Leather are as effortless as they look. This swingy LBD is perfect for a summer day. Not only is its crocheted panel totally adorable, but it also makes this dark piece more breathable.
Loose Shirt + Boyfriend Shorts
A cute boyfriend short is an essential for so many summer outfits. To keep the look polished, swap your T-shirt for a loose shirt. We love how Jade of A Spoonful of Style accessorized with a straw hat and classic wedges.
Overalls + Pumps
If street style is any indication, overalls are a must-have this season. The key to pulling off this look is the right fit. Find a pair that fit as well as your favorite jeans, and wear them with a fitted top to avoid a baggy mishap. Arielle of Something Navy put a feminine spin on her patchwork pair with a few pink accessories.
Maxi Dress + Sandals
It’s tough to find summer outfits that work in both hot temperatures and aggressive air-conditioning. Maria of Mia Mia Mine has one perfect solution: a breezy maxi dress. This one with long sleeves is perfect for a day of meetings or a weekend of shopping. Slip it on with sandals or flats in the summer or with ankle boots and a fedora come fall.
Trench Coat + White Dress + Ankle Boots
A little white dress is essential for putting together cute summer outfits. We love this pretty eyelet one on Alicia of Cheetah is the New Black. Swap the trench coat and ankle boots for gladiator sandals until fall.
Denim Jacket + T-shirt Dress
For an easy summer outfit, dress down a little black dress as Sheridan of Blue Eyed Finch did. A backpack and cutout sandals are chic and practical for off-duty days. Keep a denim jacket tied around your waist in case it gets chilly.
Panama Hat + Romper
Your easiest summer outfit ideas require only one piece like this adorable romper on Christina of Oh So Glam. The loose silhouette and pretty blue-and-white print make it extra-flattering. We love how she accessorized it with a Panama hat, a cinched skinny belt, and a fringed bag.
Button-Front Skirt + Gladiator Sandals
This summer, the ’70s trend is the winner in our book. Zina of Fashionvibe has all the key pieces to rocking the look: a boho peasant blouse, a button-front skirt, suede gladiator sandals, and a saddle bag. A simple, neutral color palette keeps her outfit cohesive rather than overwhelmingly trendy.