10 Cool Summer Outfits That Are Refreshingly Modest

With hot summer days ahead, we’re already anticipating all the outfits we’ll be wearing season long. Of course, while we might be dressing for 90-degree weather on some days, we don’t always want to be in denim cutoffs every day. And when we’re enjoying our moments outdoors but still want to be ready to go to a casual dinner, there are modest summer outfits that’ll let you do both.

Trust us on this one, you don’t have to wear a crop top and denim cutoffs to stay cool this summer. To help illustrate our point, we look to our favorite It girls for the coolest looks that’ll let you stay cool this season without baring it all. From a cool button down and shorts to a denim skirt and a floral ruffled shirt, these ensembles are so refreshing, and you won’t have to worry about overheating on your morning commute. See what we mean now.

You can't go wrong with a pair of jeans and a graphic tee. If the nights are on the chilly side, throw on a leather moto jacket. 

This will your go-to shirt for summer.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You can never have too many jeans.

Available in sizes 00 to 24.

Monochromatic white looks are always so good for summer. Wear a lightweight pussy bow blouse styled with a fluted skirt for a polished look you can wear to work.

Wear this to the office or to drinks.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You'll wear this for years.

Available in sizes UK 4 to UK 18.

A cool summer dress paired with a denim jacket is always a great summer look that'll keep you looking modest for anything from a visit to the market to brunch with the girls.

This jacket fits so well.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Pair a lightweight long-sleeve shirt with a cool midi skirt for a polished look that'll work for any occasion. Wear tonal colors to have a look that naturally feels put together.

You don't have to bare it all to stay cool. This lightweight shirt will do just the trick.

Available in sizes 1 to 4.

We love a good faux-leather skirt.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

If you want to opt out of jeans, a pair of cropped slacks with a cool graphic tee will always be an elevated update.

If you're going to invest in a tee, make it this one.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Wear these to office and to brunch.

Available in sizes 2 to 26W.

Summertime always calls for spaghetti strap tops, but when you need something to cover your shoulders, a lightweight cardigan will do the trick. Be sure to experiment with cool color combinations, as well. 

A vibrant colored camisole will add the right pop of color.

Available in sizes 0 to 10.

A lightweight cardigan is great for those cooler days.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Yes, denim skirts are back and they're the perfect thing to wear when you don't want to wear a pair of shorts. Pair yours with a ruffled blouse for an extra romantic look. 

Nothing says summer like a flowy blouse.

Available in sizes IT 38 to IT 48.

You'll get so much wear out of this.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Dress up your favorite graphic t-shirt with a pair of vibrant wide-leg pants. You'll have a cool look that's instantly polished.

This will be one of the coolest shirts you own.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Kelly green is back and bigger than ever.

Available in sizes IT 38 to IT 46.

A puff-sleeve top is so cute for summer, especially with the smock trend happening lately. Style it with a pair of cool floral pants for an extra summery ensemble.

This top looks so comfortable.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

We can't get over the price of these pants.

Available in sizes 1X to 3X.

See what we mean? Now, throw on a pair of sunglasses to finish off your look.