If we were to pinpoint to the major influences of summer 2023 style, it really boils down to a few key celebrity outfits. I'm not even saying this to be hyperbolic, but right now, everyone is dressing according to these looks in one way or another and a glimpse into what people are pinning, saving, and screenshotting confirms it. Whether or not we realize it, we're all just trying to emulate the same vibe as Sofia Richie on her honeymoon or Kendall Jenner in the south of France this summer.
Here, I’ve rounded up the best celebrity vacation outfits that have everyone talking—and furiously shopping to recreate the vibes. Whether or not you're getting on a plane to the other side of the world is hardly relevant because these looks are influencing not just vacation style, but the overall mood of the season. Keep scrolling for your ultimate download and to shop their looks, if you're so inspired.
On Sofia Richie Grainge: Magda Butrym top; Christopher Esber pants; Loro Piana bagl The Row sandals
No, it's not an exaggeration to say that this outfit has defined an entire aesthetic for summer 2023. While we've written exhaustively about Sofia Richie Grainge's wedding looks, the simplicity of this all-white honeymoon beach ensemble has a grip on us. Her floral appliqué top hits on one of this summer's top trends, while the relaxed trousers bring some polish. It's simple but extremely chic.
On Kendall Jenner: Ami Paris dress; Tropic of C Equator Top and Praia Bottom; Bottega Veneta Arco Basket Bag; Gentle Monster sunglasses
Leave it to Kendall Jenner to make a deceivingly simple beach outfit the topic of so much conversation. While on a trip to the south of France, she layered a sheer maxi dress over a barely-there bikini and finished it with summer's top bag trend, a massively oversize raffia tote. While a see-through dress like Jenner's might typically feel like a risqué fashion choice, her sleek floor-length one from Ami Paris is oddly chic.
On Kylie Jenner: Alaïa dress; Loewe heels; The Row bag; Tom Wood earrings
Everyone on the internet is talking about Kylie Jenner's style transformation, especially us. It's hard not to see how she's pivoted from her once-signature body-con dresses to a more refined and elegant aesthetic. Nothing epitomizes her new style more than the halter-neck Alaïa dress she wore on vacation last month. Paired with simple Loewe sandals and The Row Margaux Tote, Jenner is branding herself as the unlikely poster girl for the quiet-luxury aesthetic, and we have to say, we're not mad about it.
On Laura Harrier: Reformation top and skirt
Laura Harrier continues to deliver with her commitment to '90s minimalism, that extends to her vacation style. While traveling through Tuscany, the actress embraced the clean lines of a black tube top and low-rise silk skirt and topped it off with a corded pendant necklace, a rising summer micro-trend we're starting to see more of.
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Hunza G x Rose Inc. Swimsuit ($225)
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is, and always will be, a fan of the classics. Her vacation wardrobe has included so much swimwear from Hunza G over the years that she's teamed up with the brand to deliver a collection of suits in collaboration with her beauty brand Rose Inc. and the range of soft neutrals is pretty much our idea of a perfect vacation capsule.
We'll be the first to admit that Hailey Bieber's style strongly influences us. After seeing her on a boat in Cannes, we suddenly needed to shop for two trends we thought we were done with. Her outfit was simple but featured an off-the-shoulder crop top and cutoff denim miniskirt, two items that haven't been part of our summer wardrobe in many years. But leave it to Bieber to make us question everything we thought we knew.
When it comes to vacation style, nobody turns it out quite like Dua Lipa. We'd love to peer inside her suitcase because each one of her vacation outfits is more iconic than the last. While on a trip to Jamaica this year, she delivered in a three-piece Jacquemus short set in the zestiest shade of tangerine. Us? Speechless.
On Elsa Hosk: Helsa Slip Dress ($278)
While attending the film festival in Cannes, Elsa Hosk modeled a showstopping dress with a plunging neckline and delightful rosette detail from her namesake brand Helsa. The setting, the dress, and the stacks of bangles she paired it with were all just *chef's kiss*.
On Alexa Chung: Loewe Shell Maxi Dress ($1250)
Alexa Chung frolicking through a garden in a printed dress that mirrors her floral surroundings is not something we thought we'd be putting on our summer mood board, and yet here we are.
Few people pull up to ancient ruins in Athens wearing vintage Dior heels and a minidress, but not everyone is Rosalía. The Spanish artist opted for a minidress in this summer's top shade while exploring Greece. She paired her tomato red dress with Dior heels from the iconic 2004 Rasta collection. While we may not copy Rosalía's exact look for our own vacations, we definitely won't forget it anytime soon.