While we certainly appreciate the makings of a complex, multi-piece look, sometimes we'd prefer a throw-on-and-go ensemble, especially come summertime. With beach visits, brunches, and picnics filling up our social calendars, it's high time to perfect the anatomy of a simple summer outfit because—let's be honest—we'd much rather spend our time outside soaking up the sun than standing in front of our closets picking out what to wear.
In short, a no-brainer, uncomplicated summer ensemble consists of easy, breezy pieces that stand on their own and don't require much additional styling—think a go-to pair of white denim, a classic floral-print maxi dress, or an LBD. And just because it's dubbed "simple" does not make the outfit any less stylish. Ahead, we've rounded up 16 of our favorite easy-to-copy summer looks that you can piece together in minutes and wear on repeat.