I'm Over Denim Shorts—These Are the 19 Hot-Weather Outfits I'll Wear Instead

19 hot-weather outfit ideas to try this summer



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There was a time in my life when virtually every summer outfit involved my trusted pair of denim shorts. But as I've gotten older and my personal style has gotten more polished, denim shorts have lost a bit of their appeal. Don't get me wrong. There's still a time and place where you'll find me in denim cutoffs, but I've found myself itching to branch out from them more and more.

Luckily for me, one scroll through Instagram presents outfit upon outfit of summer looks that don't involve denim shorts. From tailored linen shorts to wrap skirts, summer 2019 is the year to ditch your denim shorts for chicer options. Below, I've highlighted the 19 hot-weather outfits I'll be trying this summer plus shopped out the key pieces you'll need to re-create each look. 

These are breathable in even the hottest of climates.

Pair with high-waisted trousers, and your outfit is done.

If you have any planes to catch these, pants would be a great choice.

Another year, another Réalisation It dress.

The tie-dye trend is still going strong. 

I quite literally did a double take when I saw this outfit on IG.

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This skirt does all the heavy lifting for your outfit. 

The chicest set I've seen all summer. 

The ultimate pair of throw-on-and-go shorts.

These are almost polished enough for the office. 

Treat these like a neutral and pair them with anything. 

The button detailing makes this skirt stand out.

This is the kind of dress you'll wear summer after summer. 

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