Summer is just around the corner. I can almost smell the sweet scent of tropical sunscreen, salty ocean water and watermelon in the air. And aside from a much-needed holiday, I have one thing on my mind: summer clothes. With lots on the calendar this warm-weather season, I’m dreaming up all the chic and easy ensembles that will carry me through the sweltering season in style. I’ve already been saving plenty of outfit ideas on Instagram that I fully plan to copy and paste on myself.
If you’re looking for uncomplicated outfits that don’t take too long to put together but exude an effortlessly chic aesthetic, then this one’s for you. Below, you’ll find ensembles featuring elevated staples and trend-forward items, and several of these outfits require only two to three pieces that can take you from day to night in style. Keep scrolling to get sartorially inspired for summer and shop the looks.
For an evening summer look, a silky top and chic relaxed trousers are a match made in heaven. Keep your accessories polished and go for black slides and a sleek crossbody bag.
This champagne shade was made to evenings out.
The puddling effect is perfect.
These look really expensive.
This black cross-body bag will go with so many outfits.
A breezy linen shirt and shorts in neutral hues are perfect for keeping cool and looking effortlessly stylish. A raffia tote and cushy thong sandals are the perfect accessories to finish your look.
Wear open over swimwear or buttoned up with jeans.
Lightweight linen is a summer must-have.
A versatile shoe that can be styled with slick tailoring or beachwear.
This is sure to carry all your necessities – be it towels, books and sunscreen or travel mugs and a laptop.
I love the contrast of a polished vest styled with colourful, silky pants for the perfect casual-chic summer look. Finish with modern flatforms.
Also style with jeans.
This blue is heavenly.
Ultimate Y2K vibes.
What’s easier than a matching skirt set? Opt for one in a pretty fabric such as pointelle or crochet—the ideal no-brainer summer look.
This co-ordinating set is easy to throw on and go.
A white tank is a summer staple. Give it a fashion-person touch by pairing it with relaxed trousers pinched at the waist with a belt and an oversized button-down.
A base piece for so many outfits.
Just as stylish with heels or sandals.
H&M always has great basics.
Also look great with skirts.
White shirts are so versatile.
Uncomplicated doesn’t need to be boring. Summer is the perfect opportunity to try a vibrant hue. Opt for this season’s trending orange.
This organic cotton shirt is a bold piece.
What’s not to like?
An architectural marvel.
A white dress is a summer essential. Go for a lightweight maxi length paired with minimalist slides. Easy and effortless.
Cut-outs are a summer favourite.
A high-street hero.
For a summer night out, a sleek strapless black dress is as chic as it gets and leans into this season’s trending ’90s vibe. Add a fashion-forward touch and style with a gold chain belt.
When styling this dress it’s all about the accessories.
This will look great over shirts too.
A tube top and high-waisted maxi skirt within the same colour scheme exude an effortless elegance. Add a simple bucket hat and colourful sandals for one chic summer ensemble.
Autumnal tones work just as well in summer.
Lightweight and loose are the perfect summer combination.
We think we’ll be seeing a lot more from this cool South Korean brand.
For shade on sunny days.
Sometimes, the simplest outfits can be the most striking. Case in point? A white tank paired with a silky midi skirt. It’s understated yet luxurious.
Low key with jeans or elevated with tailored trousers.
Love the subtle texture.