15 Outfit Ideas for a Day at the Lake

Summer is here, and we can think of nothing better than spending time out of the office, sitting waterside. Whether we’re at the beach, the pool, or—our personal favorite—a lake, there’s no better way to beat the heat. Packing for a lake trip isn’t as easy as it might seem, however, as you’re going to need more than just that one throw-on-and-go bathing suit or sundress. We’re seeking simple, chic looks that go the distance, taking us from morning brunch to a boat ride to sitting by the water’s edge for an outdoor barbecue with your best friends.

This summer, some of our favorite looks are about color. Whether it’s a white wrap dress with red polka dots, a bright midi skirt and jewel-tone crop top, or a mixed-print ensemble, we’re setting out to make this the season of going bold. We’re opting for statement-making silhouettes, ethereal layering, and all sorts of textures. When you’re planning your wardrobe for that lake trip this season, look no further than the below stylish girls for inspiration. Stop everything you’re doing and check out these lake outfits for summer—they’re more stylish than ever before.

If you don’t have a trip planned, these chic looks will make you want to add one to the agenda ASAP.