6 Summer Outfits That Are Easy, On-Trend and Stylish

I'm always in search of fresh outfit inspiration and, now that we're heading into what should be the warmer months—though it's never quite guaranteed, is it?—I'm in the market for ensembles of the summer variety. Above all else, I'm looking for outfit ideas that not only feel of the moment but also make me feel great when I slip them on. I know that's a tall order. 

As such, I've slowly begun saving down some of the best summer outfits that feel especially 2023 as I see them on Instagram and, although the season is just getting started, I've already assembled quite the collection of inspiration. From the coolest way to style denim skirts, which are so prevalent right now, to the easy hack for making your high-summer dresses work right now, keep scrolling to see six summer 2023 outfits and trends that will make getting dressed a joy over the next few months. 



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Style Notes: Stripe shirts are proving more prevalent than ever this season, with influencers opting for relaxed styles worn unbuttoned with wide-leg trousers to create an instantly breezy look. 

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Style Notes: If there's one dress trend to take note of this season, it's the bandeau dress, which is evident in so many collections this summer. I particularly like the bright hues that are coming through, which pair beautifully with raffia bags. 

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Style Notes: Just as easy to throw on as any dress, co-ords are just as popular an outfit choice for summer; just switch out knitted fabrications for lightweight textiles such as satin or linen. 

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Style Notes: This is the year of the skirt with so many variations of the trend coming through. Perhaps the most timely is the denim skirt, which works with everything you would ordinarily wear your jeans with, including trainers. 

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Style Notes: Linen trousers are a summer style mainstay, but this season, we're seeing vivid hues come through in place of the neutrals that usually dominate this piece. Offset high-waist pairs with a cute cropped blouse and basket bag for balmy days out. 

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Style Notes: Is there anything more summery than a white cotton dress? Give yours a low-key spin by styling it with a knotted jumper around your shoulders and finishing with a trending pair of trainers. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.