Throughout May to September, Instagram-induced FOMO is real. It doesn't get more Instagram-worthy than a carefree summer vacation, so it makes sense that people are posting envious beach trips and European adventures. But, alas, it's one of summer's biggest myths that everyone is on vacation all the time. While hopefully, you do get to log in some vacation days, chances are that you're spending most of the season at the office and staying local on the weekends (probably with far fewer Instagram posts).
That said, the "vacation-ready pieces" that the retail world is relentlessly endorsing are probably starting to feel a bit tedious, so we're here to provide a little relief via summer-dressing inspiration that's perfect for when it's hot outside and you're not on vacation. We looked to street style to provide said inspiration and found a slew of polished outfit ideas that won't make you sweat. Not only that, but we sourced 13 pieces that you'll wear on repeat this summer, regardless of whether you're OOO or not.
Read on for all the polished summer outfit and shopping inspiration your heart desires.
Make a statement top more wearable by pairing with classic pieces like a pencil skirt.
Simple, no-fail summer outfit: a tea-length dress and loafers.
Here's what we'll be wearing every summer weekend.
Tailored printed shorts are a polished summer outfit must-have.
You can't go wrong with stripes and khaki this summer.
We never tire of this casual look. Try it with ladylike heels and a bag.
Denim cutoffs are especially chic when paired with elevated accessories.
Take our advice, and invest in a versatile, flattering midi dress that looks good with any shoe style.
Kitten heels and paneled denim ensure that jeans and a tee are anything but boring.
You'll want to wear this easy outfit every Monday through Friday.
We plan on pairing this long top with skinny jeans and mules.
We definitely haven't reached our gingham quota yet this summer.
A non-skimpy summer dress to dress up or down.
Love the look of a denim miniskirt without the "mini" part? Bingo.
Allow us to introduce you to your new summer jeans.
Adding to cart: This of-the-moment take on a classic trench.