20 Simple Summer Outfits That Are So Easy to Style

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Summer is meant to be one of the most effortless seasons, so why not allow your wardrobe to reflect that? Gone are the layers, the bulky coats, and the cozy accessories. We’re still mixing our cashmere sweaters into our routine, but we’re trading leather skirts for denim and corduroy trousers for silk and we’ve ditched our heavy boots completely in favor of sandals and canvas skimmers. The sun is out and our gloomy demeanors are lifted, so this summer, we’re vowing to fill our wardrobes to the brim with exciting basics, creating a stylish arsenal to help us create simple summer outfits that wow.

With individual statement pieces, like a structured top or pair of high-waisted pants, it’s easy to stick to a uniform and still be the most eye-catching person in the room. And everyone around you will be none the wiser, thinking you took hours to style your next-level look. And believe us when we say that there’s nothing better than a classic stylish equation into which you can plug in your tops, dresses, jackets, and more to create a seemingly endless collection of chic looks that were just as simple to create as the outfit you throw on when you hit the gym.

From jean shorts for weekend brunch to floral silk dresses for cocktails and work alike and everything in between, scroll through the simple summer outfits that we’ll be living in all season long.

Try a printed slip dress for a head-turning take on the easiest summer look out there.

Add a pop of color to your casual denim skirt with a bright silk top.

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Consider an easy-breezy white maxi dress in a slightly sheer floral pattern.

There’s no outfit formula quite as easy as a floral dress and sandals.

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Layer a T-shirt under a romantic flowing maxi dress for a day-to-night look that wows.

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Who says the Canadian tuxedo has to be for colder months? We, for one, are wearing it all summer long.

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Tailor your look with the addition of a blazer when slipping into jeans and a T-shirt.

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With every pair of jeans you own, consider adding a statement top to make all heads turn no matter how simple your bottoms are.

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Go all-out when it comes to color with a rainbow T-shirt to match your colorful midi skirt.

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For a high-low look that will take you anywhere, tuck a graphic cotton T-shirt into a silk midi skirt.

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Just the classics: cotton, denim, and a trusty pair of sneakers.

When choosing your suiting this summer, go bold with a gingham look that won’t need anything besides a classic cami and sandals to make it picture-perfect.

No matter what your print of choice, this one-and-done dress look is an absolute summer essential.

We love a bold silhouette when looking for a summertime top. Pair yours with distressed denim to play to both sides of your sartorial personality.

If a print is a little much for you, tone down your bold minidress with the addition of a denim jacket.

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Make sure to have at least one mid-calf dress in rotation to take you from the office to drinks and everything in between.

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When you want to channel your inner French girl, slip into a floral dress and bright white espadrilles.

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The white shift dress: the little black dress of summer. Aka, your ultimate go-to, no matter where you’re headed.

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While striped tees will never disappoint, consider pairing them with cropped culottes instead of your go-to longer pants this summer.

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Make a floral midi dress a little edgier by throwing an oversize bomber over your shoulders.

And now for the building blocks: shop some of our current summer faves below!

Which one is your favorite? We, for one, are excited to try them all from June to beyond.