Lauren Conrad: "This 5-Piece Outfit Works for Any Summer Event"

Call me crazy, but I’m already planning outfits for future summer soirées. For me, summer is synonymous with holiday parties, showers, and events galore. Plus, if you know me, you know that I can’t resist hosting a little backyard barbecue here and there. So, with my calendar already booking up, it’s only natural to secure some easy outfit combinations that will help me effortlessly pick out an ensemble and run out the door (hostess gift in hand, of course). While the outfit formula below doesn’t currently accommodate my baby bump, it’s an easy formula for most everyone else to follow. I now introduce you to the five-piece outfit formula that will have you looking your best all summer long.

When it comes to creating the perfect outfit formula, there are a few things to keep in mind. You’re going to want to be comfortable, chic, and prepared for any changes in the weather. This easy summer ensemble includes an A-line midi skirt because it’s easily dressed up or down and has those ladylike touches that I look for in an outfit. Paired with a structured crop top, this combination can easily be elevated or kept more casual. For accessories, I chose to go with statement earrings since they are so on trend right now and are a great way to make a simple outfit feel fresh. Block heels have long been a go-to summer shoe for me, and they’re perfect for any indoor or outdoor soirees (no need to worry about stilettos sinking into grass either!). Lastly, I like to keep a denim jacket on hand just in case those summer nights turn a little chilly.

To help you visualize this formula, I’ve put together three complete ensembles below. You can basically call this combination a no-brainer since I’ve done the shopping for you.

Keep scrolling to see what I’ve picked out…