13 Uncomplicated Outfit Pairings That Are Perfect for Summer


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With summer in full swing and plenty of activities lined up on the calendar, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in front of your wardrobe figuring out what to wear. It’s times like this when a minimalist approach to dressing is exactly what you need. I always like to keep a mental registry of simple looks I know will always work for me, made up of easy basics I already have hanging in my closet. It’s all about a "less is more” approach to dressing, which is equal parts convenient and chic, especially on mornings when you just can’t think. 

For the summer days ahead, I’m sharing thirteen uncomplicated looks I’m screenshotting and then committing to memory. These looks will make getting dressed a cinch throughout the warm weather season. Keep scrolling to see what they are. And if you’re missing any of the essentials? Shop them.

White Tank + Linen Maxi Skirt + Thong Sandals


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Maxi skirts are having a moment this season. Pair a linen one with a simple tank top this summer for a chic, on-trend look.

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White Tee + Miniskirt + Ballet Flats


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There's nothing more classic and chic than a sleek black miniskirt paired with a relaxed white crew-neck tee. Finish the look with polished ballet flats.

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Black Minidress + Sporty Sandals


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You can't go wrong with a simple little black dress when looking for an easy day-to-night outfit you don't have to think about. Pair it with chunky black sandals for a casual but cool look.

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Matching Boxer Shorts + Button-Down Shirt


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Summer is the perfect time of year to sport casual boxer shorts. They look effortlessly chic with a matching button-down.

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White Linen Pants + Black Camisole + Strappy Black Flat Sandals


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For a summer outfit that always works, pair breezy white linen trousers with a sleek black cami top. Keep the look cohesive and style with flat black sandals.

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Long Shorts + Tank Top + Blazer


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Simple, stylish, and practical—long linen shorts styled with a crisp white tank top is timeless and cool. Just add an oversize blazer for a city-chic look.

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White Button-Down + White Jeans + Ballet Flats


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An all-white outfit is one we're 100% behind. Exude French-girl vibes and opt for a white button-down shirt, white straight-leg jeans, and neutral ballet flats to finish.

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White Dress + Simple Sandals


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Is it even summer without a breezy white cotton midi dress? All you need is simple beige sandals to complete this vacation-ready look.

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Matching Vest + Tailored Trousers


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Need an outfit that will take you from meetings to margaritas? A sleek beige vest and matching tailored trousers is your chicest (and easiest) option.

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Tube Top + Jeans + Mules


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Tube tops are having a moment this season. Pair one with relaxed jeans and mules for a day-to-night look.

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Slip Skirt + Tank + Button-Down


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Name a chicer combination than a black slip skirt and white tank. Finish with an oversize stripe button-down.

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Stripe Pajama Pants + Button-Down Shirt


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Stripe pajama pants are trending this summer and will fast become your favorite warm-weather staple. Style them with an oversize button-down shirt for a breezy, trend-forward look.

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White Tank + Casual Red Shorts


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Don't be afraid to have fun with color. Try this season's most popular color trend—fiery red—in the form of casual shorts styled with a white tank top and sandals. Perfect for those casual ice cream runs.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.