Summer is finally here, and many of us get caught by surprise when we realize that we have absolutely nothing to wear. But is it really true? The sun is shining and we feel the heat of a hot summer day, and suddenly those warm cardigans, boots and long pants feel out of place. We go though our closet and trying desperately to remember what on earth did we wear last summer. We find a summer top and are puzzled with the question of what pants to combine it with. Or should we wear a skirt instead, it’s summer after all?
Well, for all of you who need some inspiration for what to wear this summer, here are the top ten summer outfit ideas that can help you switch to the summer mode.
Finding outfits for work may be the trickiest challenge during the summer months. We want to look professional and covered up, but how can we bear the summer heat?
Classy in Black and White: Calvin Klein Dress and Rebecca Minkoff Tote
If you don’t feel ready for all those bright summery colors, here is a safe option that will help you with the transition to summer: a classic summer dress outfit in black and white, or rather, black and cream. The sleeveless color-block dress from Calvin Klein is an elegant classic. Combined with a Rebecca Minkoff tote, black lacquered pumps and a mother-of-pearl watch from Salvatore Ferragamo will make you look classy and elegant.
Sea Breeze: Navy Jacket White Jeans
Nothing says “style” more than a nautical-themed outfit. White cropped pants and a striped top is a classic combination that goes with everything and is great for summer. Feel like spicing it up a little? Combine it with lacquered pumps featuring a bold chili-red color. A fitted jacket will serve you well when it gets chilly in the afternoon and evening.
Coral Coziness: Cardigan and Skirt Outfit Idea
When it gets really warm, and you still need to go to the office, take a look at this gorgeous outfit featuring a brown knee-length midi skirt and a coral top. Both items have a loose fit that make them perfect for that afternoon heat. Combined with bold and bright coral wedges and a shiny tote will make you stand out from the crowd.
Hot Summer Days Outfits
Finally it’s time to take a break, whether you are going on vacation, or just taking some days off to relax and enjoy the summer. Here are some outfit ideas that will help you get into that vacation mode.
August Hit: White Maxi Dress Summer Outfit
It’s vacation time and you want to slide into something light and comfy. You can do it in style with this gorgeous summer maxi dress - with pockets! Just add flip-flops, oversized sunglasses and a large tote, and you are ready to go. This outfit will work great for the beach or a summer walk.
Woven Flow: Sundress and Cross Body Bag Summer Outfit in Monochrome Style
Here is a more scaled down and versatile outfit, featuring a flowy and soft dress from Nanette Lepore, woven cross-body bag from Cole Haan, sandals from L.A.M.B. and Marc Jacobs sunglasses.
City Cafe Outfits
Summer is a great time to get together with your friends or family for some outdoor activities. Whether you meet with your girlfriends at a cafe, go on a shopping tour, or spend a day at an amusement park with your family, here are the outfits that won’t fail you.
City Cafe: Checkered Shirt Distressed Boyfriend Jean Brown Leather Outfit Idea
Relaxed and trendy outfit that is perfect for that shopping spree with your girlfriends. Gingham shirt in white and blue and distressed white cropped jeans, combined with brown leather accessories.
Bohemian Summer: Tweed Shorts and Boho Blouse Outfit
For all of your fashionistas out there: rock this mix of colors and patterns in a Boho-inspired style. Bohemian print blouse combined with patterned tweed shorts create a true summer statement. Accessorize with gold and leather sandals from Vince Camuto and an enamel flat disc necklace from Kenneth Jay.
Sky Blue: Cropped Pants & Newspaper Print Top Trendy Outfit Idea
Sky blues and creamy browns - a great combination! Adorable newspaper-print top, cropped blue pants, shiny silver pumps and a brown leather tote.
“A Night Out” Summer Outfit
The sun goes down and it’s time to chill with a refreshing summer cocktail. You want to look trendy and chic. Why not indulge in this year’s latest trends?
Green Sprouts: Breezy Silk Top and Relaxed Pants Outfit
A breezy silk top with a cocktail print and a pair of relaxed pants, combined with lime-green stiletto sandals and a golden cuff bracelet.
Summer Wedding Outfit
Summer is a great time for weddings, and chances are, you have a wedding invitation or two lying on your desk.
Spring Pastels: Light, Fresh and Feminine Dress Outfit
An elegant dress with an interesting cut in pastel blue, from Helene Bergman, is a great choice for a summer wedding. Complement with adorable sandals from Schutz and a cross-body bag in herbal mist from Vince Camuto.