29 Cute Outfit Ideas to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe Right Now

Fashion

Say hello to rooftop happy hours and weekend trips to the shore; summer has officially arrived. Though many of us look forward to basking under the sun, we tend to spend more time ruminating on what to wear before stepping outside. Sultry temperatures place several limitations on the fabrics we can wear and the number of garments we can layer, so it’s understandable that you might find dressing for warm weather tricky, to say the least. If you find yourself defaulting to your go-to outfit formulas, you’re not alone.

Luckily, one of the best ways to reignite your passion for summer dressing is to get newly inspired. We’ve gone ahead and perused countless street style photos from around the globe. Ahead, you’ll find a curated collection of cute summer outfits to incorporate into your own wardrobe during this warm-weather season. We’ve got an outfit for every occasion, whether you’re grabbing brunch with friends, traveling to your summer getaway, or running errands in the heat. And we’ve also taken note of the best summer 2023 fashion trends as well, including crochet pieces to slip skirts. Scroll on to start shopping, stat.

Coastal Chic

coastal chic summer outfit

Edward Berthelot

If you want to become a pro at serving coastal chic, invest in breathable linens, summery shades like white and cream, and flowy fabrics. For this specific look—which resembles Sofia Richie’s coveted French Riviera style— you’ll need simple elements like a white linen set, a soft sweater to throw over your shoulders, and accessories to match.

Thalika Linen Top

Faithfull the Brand Thalika Linen Top

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Relais linen cargo pants

Faithfull the Brand Relais linen cargo pants

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Francesco Cotton Polo Sweater

Reformation Francesco Cotton Polo Sweater

Pretty in Pink

pink summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

Editors everywhere have witnessed the “Barbiecore” trend take the fashion industry by storm, and it looks like this vibrant shade of pink is here to stay. After all, this isn’t much of a surprise; embracing colorful shades is a summertime tradition.

Capri asymmetric cropped twisted linen shirt

Jacquemus Capri asymmetric cropped twisted linen shirt

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Novio Linen Maxi Skirt

Jacquemus Novio Linen Maxi Skirt

Now 40% Off

Bike Shoe in Flamingo Pink Suede

Brother Vellies Bike Shoe in Flamingo Pink Suede

Office-Appropriate

vest and trousers summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

Although you might dream of vacationing all summer long, you still have bills to pay, which means you’ll be taking frequent trips into the office. This simple, sophisticated tailored set is ideal for workdays.

Irena Tailored Fitted Vest

Shona Joy Irena Tailored Fitted Vest

Irena High Waisted Tailored Pant

Shona Joy Irena High Waisted Tailored Pant

Miranda Semi Patent Leather Top Handle Bag

By Far Miranda Semi Patent Leather Top Handle Bag

A Blazer Set

blazer skirt summer outfit idea

Daniel Zuchnik

Many fashion lovers like to pair blazers with lengthy bottoms, but during the warmer months, swapping a long pair of pants for shorts or a skirt offers a cooler alternative.

New Agency Blazer

Babaton New Agency Blazer

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Contour Muscle Tank

Babaton Contour Muscle Tank

Now 10% Off

Samba Vegan Shoes

Adidas Samba Vegan Shoes

Crochet Cover-Up

crochet summer outfit idea

Raimonda Kulikauskiene

If you’re traveling to the beach this summer, packing a crochet cover-up is essential. I’d suggest pairing this colorful look with a white bikini set and a pair of comfy flip-flops that will carry you through the day. By the time the sun sets and the temperatures drop, you’ll be glad to have something to keep you warm.

 Striped Crochet Maxi Dress

Lunoakvo Striped Crochet Maxi Dress

Crochet Swim Triangle Bikini Top

Skims Crochet Swim Triangle Bikini Top

Crochet Swim Bikini Bottom

Skims Crochet Swim Bikini Bottom

Public Pajamas

button down and boxers summer outfit ideas

Jeremy Moeller

A simple pajama-inspired set is arguably the easiest summer outfit idea to exist. If you don’t feel like putting a lot of energy into assembling an outfit, you’ll want to have one of these tucked away in your closet.

Garçon Cotton-blend Voile Shirt in Tidewater Stripe

J.Crew Garçon Cotton-blend Voile Shirt in Tidewater Stripe

Pull-on Short in Tidewater Stripe

J.Crew Pull-on Short in Tidewater Stripe

Ully Lo Nappa Leather Sandal

Schutz Ully Lo Nappa Leather Sandal

Understated Luxury

blouse and white pants summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

A gorgeous blouse paired with crisp white pants can truly make you look like you belong in a higher tax bracket. Take this outfit for a spin, whether you’re grabbing dinner with friends or walking through the city of your latest travel destination.

Crinkled Top

H&M Crinkled Top

Pleated High Waist Cotton Trousers

rag & bone Pleated High Waist Cotton Trousers

Half Moon Leather Shoulder Bag

The Row Half Moon Leather Shoulder Bag

A Pop of Green

lime green and pink summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

A principal rule that every fashion editor swears by is that you must own at least one statement piece. I can assure you that a silk green dress paired with hot pink accessories will stand out among the crowd.

Brie Purl Edge Ruffle-Trim Maxi Dress

ET OCHS Brie Purl Edge Ruffle-Trim Maxi Dress

Peonie Kitten Heel Sandal

Sam Edelman Peonie Kitten Heel Sandal

Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag

JW PEI Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag

The Button-Down Shirt

white button down shirt and boxers with white sneakers outfit idea

Jeremy Moeller

Button-down shirts have been around for ages, and they’re never going out of style. Why would they? The sharp seam lines and crisp collars exhibit a sense of elegance that is so appealing. To dress it down a bit, I recommend matching this outfit with a pair of white sneakers.

Linen Oversized Shirt

Mango Linen Oversized Shirt

The Neale Linen Shorts

Madewell The Neale Linen Shorts

Air Max 90 Sneakers

Nike Air Max 90 Sneakers

The Shirtdress

pink shirtdress with white sandals summer outfit idea

Christian Vierig

Summer is all about shedding clothing, so leave the pants behind. Of course, if you want to jazz things up, add a pair of classy mules.

Shirt Dress

Loulou Studio Shirt Dress

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Stretch Leather Mules

Bottega Veneta Stretch Leather Mules

Candy Mini Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote

Bottega Veneta Candy Mini Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote

Hot Girl Athleisure

athleisure inspired summer outfit

Edward Berthelot

For those moments when you have to begrudgingly run errands in the heat, you’ll want to throw on something comfortable and easy. That’s when this athleisure ensemble enters the chat; the sweat shorts and tube top combination is unrivaled during busy days.

Textured-knit Tube Top

H&M Textured-knit Tube Top

Terry Fleece Perfect Hi-rise 3" Sweatshort

Aritzia Terry Fleece Perfect Hi-rise 3″ Sweatshort

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Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandal

Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide Sandal

Summer Corsetry

corset summer outfit idea

Christian Vierig

Since the corset is the main attraction here, additional statement pieces aren’t necessary. Instead, a plain black skirt will suffice.

Rafa Satin Longline Corset Top

House of CB Rafa Satin Longline Corset Top

Opening Pencil Skirt

Mango Opening Pencil Skirt

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Houramu Light Blue Patent Leather Mules

Manolo Blahnik Houramu Light Blue Patent Leather Mules

The Micro Mini

mini skirt outfit idea

Christian Vierig

If you were paying attention during Fashion Week last fall, chances are you witnessed the takeover of Miu Miu micro miniskirts—which are very much still en vogue. Mix up the proportions by styling micro-minis with oversized T-shirts.

Fitted Crew Marcy Tee

Mott & Bow Fitted Crew Marcy Tee

Audrey Pleated Cotton-twill Mini Skirt

Frankie Shop Audrey Pleated Cotton-twill Mini Skirt

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9060 Sneaker in Turtledove

New Balance 9060 Sneaker in Turtledove

Baby Blues

bue shirtdress and air force ones summer outfit idea

Christian Vierig

I can’t get enough of baby blue this summer, especially in the form of a flowy maxi dress. You can even dress it down during the day with sneakers and up at night with heels.

Chambray Callahan Shirt Dress

Tuckernuck Chambray Callahan Shirt Dress

Xt-6 Expanse Low Top Sneakers

Salomon Xt-6 Expanse Low Top Sneakers

Cat Eye in White

Prada Cat Eye in White

Easy Neutrals

neutral top and trousers summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

While vibrant colors certainly dominate summertime fashion, neutrals deserve to shine too. This outfit is functional for a night out on the town or a casual summertime date night.

 Audette Structured Cotton Twill Corset Top

House of CB Audette Structured Cotton Twill Corset Top

High Rise Stride Jeans with Washwell

Gap High Rise Stride Jeans with Washwell

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Dunk Low Retro Sneakers

Nike Dunk Low Retro Sneakers

Double Denim

denim corset and jeans summer outfit idea

Christian Vierig

The denim-on-denim look is such an early 2000s trend. How can anyone forget that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s double-denim look? Well, this trend has definitely made a comeback, but in 2023, we’re opting for denim corsets paired with baggy jeans.

Corset Style Denim Top TRF

Zara Corset Style Denim Top TRF

Tinsley Baggy High-Rise Jeans

Free People Tinsley Baggy High-Rise Jeans

Tia 85MM Leather Mules

Stuart Weitzman Tia 85MM Leather Mules

Date Night-Approved

simple dress summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

Heading out for a fancy meal with your significant other? Go for a maxi dress with an elegant silhouette.

Jacqui Pleated Maxi Dress

Banana Republic Jacqui Pleated Maxi Dress

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Baylor Square Toe Block Heel Thong Sandals

Dolce Vita Baylor Square Toe Block Heel Thong Sandals

Uptown Leather Clutch

Saint Laurent Uptown Leather Clutch

The Silk Slip

polka dot slip skirt summer outfit idea

Christian Vierig

Slip into a silky skirt for a leisurely day in the sun. Satin slip skirts are so versatile, and one of our favorite ways to style this look is with a white tank top.

Tasha Tank

Reformation Tasha Tank

Berlin Satin Midi Skirt in Ivory

Rails Berlin Satin Midi Skirt in Ivory

Linden Patent Leather Sandals

Khaite Linden Patent Leather Sandals

On the Down-Low

scarf top and trousers summer outfit

Christian Vierig

You may have thought the end of low-rise pants had happened years ago, but the style has seemingly resurfaced among the street style set. If you’re wondering how to style low-rise pants during the summer, a scarf or satin top might just be your answer.

Cowl Neck Cami

Vince Cowl Neck Cami

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The Harlow Wide-Leg Pant

Madewell The Harlow Wide-Leg Pant

Daya Slide Sandal

Paige Daya Slide Sandal

Unexpected Necklines

halter dress summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

An unexpected neckline immediately transforms any outfit from simple to spellbinding. For a chocolate brown shade like this, beige accessories are your best bet.

Rossana Maxi Dress

Rumer Rossana Maxi Dress

Tribute Mules in Smooth Leather

Saint Laurent Tribute Mules in Smooth Leather

VLOGO Small Raffia Top-Handle Bag

Valentino Garavani VLOGO Small Raffia Top-Handle Bag

Now 30% Off

Balletcore-Ready

balletcore outfit idea

Jeremy Moeller

If you’ve ever wondered how to style ballet flats, this formula is your blueprint. You’ll need a cropped cardigan, a pair of flowy white shorts, and of course, your ensemble wouldn’t be complete without a handbag to match.

 Erica Cardigan in Beige

Free People Erica Cardigan in Beige

Donald High Waist Shorts

Alice and Olivia Donald High Waist Shorts

Arissa Flat

Schutz Arissa Flat

The Tailored Vest

suiting summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

There are certain pieces of clothing that are worthy of investment, and vests are one of them. During colder months, style them with a long sleeve garment underneath, and when temperatures warm up you can wear them solo. No matter the weather, vests are always there to save your wardrobe.

Baby Got Back Linen Vest

Urban Outfitters Baby Got Back Linen Vest

Wide-leg Linen-blend Pants

H&M Wide-leg Linen-blend Pants

Joy Shoulder Bag

JW PEI Joy Shoulder Bag

Proportion Play

oversized button down shirt and biker shorts summer outfit idea

Christian Vierig

The proportions of this outfit aren’t particularly balanced, but that’s what gives it an edge. The sense of contrast—skin-tight biker shorts and a loose poplin top—also makes it stand out.

Oversized Poplin Shirt

H&M Oversized Poplin Shirt

Salutation Stash 5” Short

Athleta Salutation Stash 5” Short

Aphrodite Mini Shoulder Bag

Gucci Aphrodite Mini Shoulder Bag

Black & White

black and white summer outfit idea

Christian Vierig

At first glance, this outfit might appear dull, but I’d argue that it’s actually a flattering formula. The black-and-white combination will never go out of style, and its ageless quality is what makes it so special.

Fitted Ribbed Tank

Banana Republic Fitted Ribbed Tank

Full Length Pants

Zara Full Length Pants

Punta Leather Mules

Bottega Veneta Punta Leather Mules

Maxed Out

maxi dress and flip flops summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

Every summer wardrobe calls for a white maxi dress. And this season, crewneck styles are having quite a moment.

Valenza Maxi Dress White

Faithfull the Brand Valenza Maxi Dress White

Platform Strap Sandals

Mango Platform Strap Sandals

La Vague Shoulder Bag

Jacquemus La Vague Shoulder Bag

Easy Co-ords

coordinated top and bottom summer outfit idea

Jeremy Moeller

The coordinated look is simultaneously polished and casual. Take this look for example—I love how the sophisticated nature of the top balances the relaxed quality of the cargo pants.

Wide Strap Crop Top

Susana Monaco Wide Strap Crop Top

The Oversized Poplin Shirt

Everlane The Oversized Poplin Shirt

Now 28% Off

Drop-Waist Wide-Leg Cargo Pant

Vince Drop-Waist Wide-Leg Cargo Pant

Bohemian Touches

open blouse and trousers summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

Flyaway tops are becoming increasingly popular, especially when styled with a pair of refined trousers. Since it’s summer, wear a sleeveless alternative to keep you cool.

Fly Away Tied Lace Trim Linen Tank Top

Commense Fly Away Tied Lace Trim Linen Tank Top

High-Waist Pursuit Trouser

Alo Yoga High-Waist Pursuit Trouser

Narrow Strap Sandal

Rainbow Narrow Strap Sandal

Summer Brights

lime green dress summer outfit idea

Edward Berthelot

Weekend brunches have always been a beloved summertime activity, and aside from the bottomless mimosas and delicious food, dressing up for the occasion is the best part. To really serve a look, style a vibrant dress paired with toned-down accessories.

Tie-detail Shirt Dress

H&M Tie-detail Shirt Dress

Linley Sandal

Franco Sarto Linley Sandal

White Baguette Swipe Bag

Coperni White Baguette Swipe Bag

A Go-To Formula

vest jeans and birkenstock outfit idea for summer

Daniel Zuchnik

You know those days when you’d prefer to keep it lowkey, and the thought of piecing together a look is simply a nuisance? If you’re having trouble styling an outfit that doesn’t require a lot of effort, this outfit recipe comes to your rescue: one sleeveless top, wide-leg jeans, and sandals. What more could you need?

Halter Vest

Krisa Halter Vest

Good 90s High-rise Straight-leg Jeans

Good American Good 90s High-rise Straight-leg Jeans

Ollie Zip Leather Shoulder Bag

Staud Ollie Zip Leather Shoulder Bag

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