Every summer like clockwork my wardrobe reverts to its most pared-back iteration. In fact, I know warmer weather is here to stay not when my weather app tells me so but when I start to notice my outfits become simpler and simpler. I think this style shift is as much out of necessity (the hot weather makes me want to wear as little clothing as possible) as it is a sartorial choice (I just love the look of clean basics). Regardless of the motivation, I've been rotating through a series of easy summer outfits—and shamelessly repeating them—that I think you'll be fond of, too.
Like any good fashion person, I took to Instagram to inform many of these winning formulas. The 14 style stars ahead have served up some major (but easy) summer outfits that, yes, I immediately saved and, yes, have been busy re-creating. If you are in need of some inspiration, I suggest you take a scroll and do the same.
Airy Dress + Cowboy Boots
The most summery of summer dresses that can't be ignored, especially when paired with cool cowboy boots.
Ribbed Tank + Relaxed Trousers
My low-effort summer uniform? You're looking at it.
Matching Shorts + Overshirt + White Crop Top
This ultra-cool styling is destined for chilling at home and stepping out on the weekends, and I think it's perfect.
Midi Dress + Mules
A simple midi dress in a comfy ribbed knit material is basically just fancy loungewear. You know, for when you want to actually wear something other than PJs.
Blazer + Crop Top + Bermuda Shorts
Pictures like this make me want to buy all the denim Bermuda shorts in the world. Have they ever looked so chic? Nope, they haven't.
Bright Miniskirt + Button-Down Shirt + Classic Heels
Now that we're finally doing going-out looks again, I'll be keeping this cool-girl combination on repeat.
High-Waisted Jeans + Bra Top + Blazer
Match made in heaven: high-waisted jeans with a bra top. The blazer is optional, but I think it adds an interesting contrast.
Puff-Sleeve Dress + Woven Bag + Simple Gold Jewelry
There's nothing easier than throwing on a lightweight dress and calling it a day. Simple jewelry and a woven bag are the perfect (and effortless) additions.
Cropped Tank + Sweat Shorts + Bucket Hat
There's something about summer loungewear that just hits different. My go-to relaxed look these days is the combination of sweat shorts with a cropped tank and a fun bucket hat.
Oversize T-Shirt + Biker Shorts + Classic Jewelry
What can I say? I love a weekend-errands look, even when I have very few errands to do at the moment.
Matching Workout Set + Crew Socks + White Sneakers
It really doesn't get any cooler (or more comfortable) than a coordinated workout set, especially one in a bright hue like this cobalt blue. Pair it with sneakers and crew socks for a sporty vibe (sweating optional).
Maxi Dress + Flatform Sandals + Basket Bag
Cue the perfect vacation outfit that requires zero traveling.
Tailored Trousers + Matching Blazer + Graphic Tee
I'm a sucker for a good tailored look. Sue me.