Breathable materials, flexible forms, and a palette of vibrant colors and patterns are all trademarks of good summer outfits. The easiest approach to ensure you always have a decent summer wardrobe within arm’s reach is to build a diverse repertory of pieces to work with during the year’s hottest months; breezy dresses, minimalist sandals, woven designer beach bags, sleek sunglasses — you get the picture.
With the arrival of summer just around the corner, now is the ideal moment to convert your closet to a high-temperature mode. Once you’ve got the correct components in place, you can start putting together outfits that will take you from Memorial Day through Labor Day (and beyond).
Get the scoop on ten effortlessly gorgeous summer ensembles from a handful of fashion icons that you can start wearing right now. There’s a little bit of just about everything you’ll need to make 2022 your most stylish summer yet, from comfy, pared-down ensembles that work especially well for a work-from-home style to a couple of polished combinations that will translate to weekend cocktail hour and beyond.
Clean Slate in Summer Outfits
An all-white ensemble feels symbolic of summer clothing, and even the most basic of separates, such as a tee and jeans, would suffice. Tuck a slouchy tee into a pair of pristine straight-leg jeans for a look you’ll wear all summer (tip: if jeans are too hot, opt for a pair of white denim shorts).
A straw tote, your favorite gold watch, and a luxury pair of flip flops, like Teisbaek’s covetable pair from The Row, will complete the look.
Minimalist Polish in Summer Outfit
Reach for a delightfully unfussy style, such as a flowy gown and lace-up sandals, for particularly hot summer days. A midi length works well for generating a dressier look, and lace-up sandals add a more considered finish to the outfit than flip flops or pool slides.
Classic sunglasses, delicate jewellery, and a swipe of peachy lip balm complete the look.
Consider adding a range of high-neck tanks to your closet if your personal style leans toward the sportier side of the spectrum. These basic tees look well with everything from wide-leg jeans to cargo pants, as shown on Camille Charrière.
To match the neckline, choose a simple pair of earrings or a choker, as well as a pair of ’90s-inspired strappy sandals.
Is there anything more comfortable than a light white dress that doesn’t touch your skin? A summer wardrobe would be incomplete without at least one of these dresses. Fortunately, because it makes such a statement, all you need to complete it is a straw purse and your favourite flat sandals.
To complete this vintage summer look, pull your hair back into a topknot or ponytail (if applicable) and add a pair of retro oval sunglasses.
The nicest part about buying a matching set is that it’s a one-and-done ensemble that only requires accessorizing to complete. This summer, choose for a pair with a seasonal pattern, such as gingham, and expose your midriff a little to be cool and comfortable.
For a retro vibe, try a pair of wire-frame sunglasses, and don’t forget the sunscreen and lip balm!
Modern Romance Summer Outfit
Having a gorgeous flower print blouse hanging in your closet is maybe the easiest way to feel fresh and feminine all summer. For an easy and casual look, mix this must-have piece with your favorite pair of blue denim, a simple pendant necklace, and a basic shoulder bag.
Tip: Vary the silhouette of your jeans to change the tone of your summer ensemble, such as baggy denim, crop-flares, straight-leg, and more.
Pop of Print Summer Outfit
Looking for the ideal summer dress that strikes a balance between flirtatious and polished? To channel Aimee Song, wear a pristine button-down shirt tucked into a tropical-print midi skirt.
Add a festive twist to the appearance with a straw bag and strappy heeled sandals with a block heel so you can wear them all day.