The summer heat is ramping up, and so is the UV index, so no need for any extra stress,—or should I say sweat—this beach season. Get out your disposable cameras, Maui Babe tanner, and salty hair waves and get ready to look Insta-worthy with our summer outfit guide.
Here are four inspiration outfits to help you be the best dressed at any summer event, outing, or trip. Note: Acai bowls, yoga, and roofless Jeep Wranglers, not included.
1. The Lazy Sunday (or any day of the week, let’s be real) Look.
What is summer without sleeping in until 11 am, rolling out of bed to go to your favorite coffee shop, and maybe grabbing some fruit and veggies from the farmer’s market on the way home? Why get fully dressed if you are just planning on running a few errands and cozying up with your favorite Netflix show? Instead, throw on a graphic tee, slip into some comfy joggers or Sundry sweats, slide into your fuzzy slides and tie up your hair into a messy bun, and you are good to go. With this look you will master the “I woke up like this” vibe, and show your effortlessly chic style. Worried you might run into someone you know? Not a problem! This lazy day look will mirror celebrities’ fashion on their way to a set or out for a snack with friends. Plus, fun sunglasses can always be a great add-on accessory.
2. The Lunch Date/Summer BBQ Look.
Planning on meeting up with someone special or stuffing your face with cornbread and sliders at a barbecue? This look is perfect for all of the above. Pair your favorite summer romper or dress with a pair of sandals or even sneakers and you are ready to impress. This look is flirty, fun, and easy. One simple summer dress/romper can be styled so many ways, making it the perfect piece for everything from a casual backyard get-together to a boujee and trendy brunch.
3. The Pool Party Look.
Whether you’re in the Hamptons, Malibu, a city rooftop, or just chilling on your driveway, this pool party outfit has you covered. It’s simple: just pair your favorite bathing suit with a pair of shorts. Add your unicorn pool float or sunset bonfire and everyone will be asking you for the brand of your cute suit and jean shorts! Bring along a zip-up sweater or jean jacket to stay warm after the sun sets, and still show off your outfit and summer bod.
4. The Out On the Town Look.
Even though we’re no longer hitting The Boot in the summer, everyone will be out of work early for Summer Fridays and the streets will still be bustling. Do you want your outfit to turn heads without looking too “try hard”? Pair some light-wash, ripped, high-waisted jeans with a lacy black bodysuit and heeled booties, and your outfit might be almost as unforgettable as your killer dance moves.
I hope this outfit guide takes away some of the stress of getting dressed in the morning gets you excited about your next summer looks!
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As a writer on our Fashion and Beauty team, this LA girl loves fashion and adventure. Ellie Berglass is a sophomore majoring in Communications and Psychology. Fun fact: she once skydived in Fiji!