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10 Cute Summer Outfits You’ll Wear All Season Long

Nights are getting longer, people are going out, and we're ready for a hot-girl summer (part two). With a few cute summer outfits on deck, you'll be ready to go just about anywhere—and we curated a bucketload of looks that channel the optimistic energy floating through the air.

Some warm-weather formulas, like a T-shirt and pleated midi skirt or a jumpsuit with white sneakers, can be easily re-created with staples you already own, but there are plenty more cute, casual summer outfits worth shopping right now. And if you're looking to step up your game and experiment with personal style, we've got statement pieces that'll help you nail whatever aesthetic you’re vibing these days. (It’s all about the coastal grandma look for us.)

The world is your sartorial oyster, and whether you're conjuring up the ultimate rooftop picnic or planning a poolside escape, below are 10 cute summer outfit ideas to start planning now.

Bright Sweater + Slip Dress

This sweater! This dress! These shoes! There’s so much summer-style outfit inspiration to be had with this look. You can wear the sweater at work to keep your ’fit office-appropriate; you can swap the strappy sandals for leather mules or sneakers depending on the occasion, and you can make your color palette as bright or as muted as you want. Either way, there are no wrong answers here.

Bra Top + Wide-Leg Trousers

High-rise, wide-leg trousers are the pant of the moment—and the way to make them work is by playing with proportion. (Save yourself a trip to the tailor; this season is all about embracing puddle lengths that kiss the floor.) A tight-fitting top—be it a bra top, a bustier crop top, or a bodysuit—creates just the right amount of contrast between the flowy bottoms while allowing you to keep cool in the dog days of summer.

Sheer Dress + Sandals + ’90s Bag

It’s been a sheer-dress spring—and the trend has no sign of slowing any time soon. Lace and mesh materials work great year-round, but now’s your chance to get in on the trend with summer-favorite fabrics like gauzy linen or colorful boho crochet. A leather shacket or denim jacket makes a see-through midi dress (or minidress) more wearable in the daytime; while kitten heels, a baguette bag, and retro shades add the perfect ’90s touch. Not quite ready to bare it all to brunch with your in-laws? Consider this summer dress also the perfect beach cover-up to throw over bikini tops and one-piece swimsuits.

White Button-Up + Relaxed Trousers

Lean into the coastal grandmother vibes with this simple outfit that looks like it belongs in a Nancy Meyers film or some Eileen Fisher spring catalog. The “moneyed” look is a departure from the grimy Euphoria aesthetic which dominated last season, signaling instead a life of relaxation—and one filled with the “finer” things, like teak salad spoons, peony bouquets, wicker totes, and lots of Breton strips and linen clothing. You don't need to vacation in Kennebunk, Maine, to get in on the summertime lifestyle, though—all you need is a versatile button-down, some white jeans, and a shirtdress in the mix.

Off-the-Shoulder Top + Relaxed Pants + Thong Sandals

Here’s a cute outfit combo you can easily cop for all your summery lunches and dinner parties. Pick any off-the-shoulder top, pair it with relaxed trousers, then finish off with sandals of your choice: Thong sandals or elevated flip-flops for daytime events, and heels or fancy flats for nights out that include car service—just don't forget the pedicure!

Structured Blazer + White Tank + Bermuda Shorts

Heat wave temps require as little clothing as possible, but when office life demands a more discreet code, this look is it. It doesn’t hurt that you’ll look impossibly cool, either.

Knit Set + White Button-Down

Offset AC-induced chills with a sweater vest that you can comfortably layer over any kind of shirt. It works with shorts as well as slip skirts, jeans, and cargo pants.

Bralette + Matching Bottoms

Matching sets have become as essential as white button-downs. No well-rounded wardrobe is complete without one. Forgo heavier fabrics (think cashmere and wool) for lighter-weight separates in pastel tones and graphics—not only are they better at withstanding summer heat, but you can get more mileage out of them by rewearing the top with jeans or the bottom with tank tops or T-shirts.

Lightweight Cardigan + Denim Skirt  
A denim skirt for summer may be a no-brainer, but instead of opting for the fail-safe choice (hi, miniskirt), experiment with longer hemlines. Midi and maxi lengths look effortlessly chic with just about any top—from smocked puff-sleeve blouses and lace camis to comfy tees and tanks. But our favorite styling hack may just be this one: A denim midi skirt (peep the thigh-high slit!) paired with a thin cutout sweater and buttery-soft suede accessories.

Denim Overalls + Ballet Flats
Denim shorts are cute, but denim overalls are the real one-and-done solution to lazy weekend dressing. The key to wearing this laid-back style and still feeling put together is pairing it with feminine accessories—leather ballet flats, a chic roomy tote, and pearl earrings. Slipping a tank top underneath in lieu of crewneck T-shirt is also a pro move to stay cool—and keep your look interesting and elevated.



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