6 Anti-Trend Outfits That Celebrities Are Wearing on Repeat This Summer


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Summer is a great time to experiment with trends. (Cutouts! Bold colors! Crochet! Mesh flats!) But if you're over the constant churn of styles and want to build a summer wardrobe that lasts year after year, it's best to stick to tried-and-true staples with a more elevated, minimal look that will defy the never-ending trend cycle and gather a heavy dose of celebrity outfit inspiration to help determine how to style said essentials. Luckily, that's exactly what we rounded up below—six anti-trend outfit formulas that celebrities are wearing this season and everything you need to cop their outfits.

From classic stripes and LBDs to simple tank tops and denim, there are so many ways to ensure that your summer wardrobe is trend-proof and will last more than just one season. After all, if you're spending the money, it might as well be on something that you'll wear constantly for years to come. Keep scrolling for all the celebrity outfit inspo you need to master an anti-trend, timeless look.

Stripes + Denim 


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Stripes are a classic, as demonstrated by Hailey Bieber's recent European vacation. She paired this Ami knit top with a denim skirt and finished it off with gold jewelry for a nautical-inspired look. Black sunnies and a black belt make it sophisticated. I have no doubt you'll turn to this timeless look season after season. 

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Head-to-Toe White


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As summer heats up, a full white outfit is an extremely good idea. Plus, it's an outfit that comes back around every season. Copy Sofia Richie's look with a one-shoulder top, loose-fitting white pants, and barely-there sandals. Keep the theme going with silver earrings or perhaps use jewelry as a way to add in subtle color. 

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Straw Tote + Sheer Cover-Up 


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For a simple beach or pool look that never misses, opt for a see-through cover-up, a solid swimsuit, and an oversize straw tote for all your necessities—towel, book, SPF, etc. Kendall Jenner wore her ensemble to the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, but even if you don't have a ritzy destination to go to, this formula will elevate your summer aesthetic. 

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A-Line Dress


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A swingy A-line dress is another summertime staple that defies constantly shifting trends. The silhouette is breezy enough to keep you cool during the peak afternoon heat. Plus, these dresses look just as pulled together with flat sandals as they do with strappy heels. 

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LBD + Heels


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If The Idol's press tour is any indication, simple black LBDs are another dependable route to go. For a summer night out, throw on a pair of coordinating black heels. If you want some contrast, add a shimmery, bold bag to hold your phone, keys, and wallet. 

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Tank Top + Jeans + Sneakers


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A tank top in the summer? It's definitely not groundbreaking, but it certainly is anti-trend. The years may pass, but tank tops will forever remain a closet staple. Copy Jordyn Woods's look with an all-black ensemble featuring relaxed jeans and sporty kicks, or go with a white tank and blue denim. Either way you spin it, you won't go wrong with this formula. 

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Next: I Found the Chicest Under-$100 Summer Dresses and the Sandals to Pair With Them

Lauren Adhav
Freelance Fashion Editor

Lauren Adhav is a freelance fashion editor based in Los Angeles. Originally from Orlando, Florida, she always wanted to work at a fashion magazine. After finally getting an internship at Town & Country in 2015, she moved to New York City and continued to get her footing in the industry with stints at Cosmopolitan, W magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and Moda Operandi. In 2017, she returned to Cosmo full time, starting off as the beauty and fashion editorial assistant and working her way to fashion editor. She contributed to both the website and print issues, pitching new ideas, forecasting trends, covering red carpet events, and informing the overall coverage and brand voice. After five years in NYC, she moved to the West Coast for the sunshine and the change of pace. As a freelance fashion editor, she still contributes to Cosmo and now Who What Wear. She's always trying to get ahead of the next big trend before it goes mainstream and loves discovering fashion brands with a unique point of view (Chopova Lowena, Sandy Liang, and Bode being some of her current favorites). She also spends an unhealthy amount of time online shopping for the perfect piece, and now that she's in L.A., she's rediscovering her soft spot for malls. On the weekends, you can find her walking around the Silver Lake Reservoir, trying to catch up on her tan at Venice Beach, and probably ordering a Chinese chicken salad at Joan's on Third.