10 Fashion Editors Share Their Feel-Good Summer Outfits

I'm always in search of fresh summertime outfit inspiration (a white tank top and tailored linen trousers have been my go-to this summer so far), but now that we're heading into July, it's high time I shake things up in the sartorial department. More than anything, I'm looking for outfit ideas that not only feel of the moment but also make me feel great when I slip them on (spark joy, if you will!). Not always an easy feat when all you want to wear is the flimsiest of fabrics in the sweltering summer heat.

Who better to turn to for summer outfit inspiration than my fellow fashion editors who are always on top of the coolest shopping picks and trends? I always love to see what they're wearing, buying, and lusting after from season to season‚ but most of all I'm keen on seeing their favorite summer outfits which make them feel good every time they catch a glimpse of themselves in their reflection! Keep scrolling to see nine Who What Wear editors share their ultimate summer outfits.


Allyson Payer, Senior Editor
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"One of my favorite things about summer is that you can throw on a pretty dress and sandals and look like you really tried. This blue Dôen dress is one of my favorites I've bought this year. No regrets."

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Grace Joshua, Assistant Shopping Editor
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"I wore this color-blocked two-piece look to a birthday dinner for one of my closest friends and I collected so many compliments. The whole look is from the UK sister brand to House of CB, Mistress Rocks, and I've got to say, I'm obsessed. One of my favorite things about summer is that it's an opportunity to embrace bold colors and fun silhouettes. I wish I had this look in every color combo."

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Kristen Nichols, Senior Editor
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"Easy dresses and strappy flat sandals are part of my summer uniform. This dress from Tove and shoes from Studio Aemilia have become my go-to pieces that take me anywhere from vacation to brunch with friends."

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Judith Jones, Senior Market Editor
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I'm in love with these shimmery, vintage-inspired statement pants from cool-girl brand Rezek Studio. I always receive so many compliments when I wear them, and they're the kind of pants that always make you feel good when you put them on. I like to style them with a basic white tank top and statement accessories such as a gold collar necklace, colorful sandals, and a bold belt for the ultimate feel-good summer outfit. An ideal ensemble for a summer evening drinking cocktails alfresco.

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Lauren Eggertsen, Editorial Director
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"Whether I'm headed to the beach or to a fun dinner with friends, you can always almost count on a button-down being on my body. Here, I styled my green oversize button-down shirt with a tank, short skirt, and platform heels for a summer evening out. I love finding new ways to style the pieces in my closet that make me feel the most comfortable, and this new look here really has me feeling even more excited about this basic than ever before."

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Bobby Schuessler, Market Director
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"I wore this outfit formula on vacation a few months ago and I'm now wearing it on repeat for summer. I live in basics and the oversize shirt teamed with the denim cut-offs is modern, forward, and incredibly easy. I love it."

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Anna LaPlaca, Editor
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"I can't help but feel in a good mood wearing this vibrant shade of orange. While bright color isn't typically my M.O., it couldn't be any easier to pull off than with a matching set like this satin one from Maje. It's safe to say I've found my go-to summer outfit for dinners, events, and vacations."

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Jasmine Fox, Editor
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"Summertime dressing brings me so much joy. I relish slipping into a fabulous white cotton sundress and pair of flat sandals. I'm particularly loving this puff-sleeve white dress from free people as the ruched bodice is incredibly flattering. I also cannot sing higher praises for Tory Burch slides. They're incredibly comfortable and chic, and I'll be wearing them for the rest of the summer"

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Sierra Mayhew, Associate Editor
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"Wearing anything low-rise makes me feel like the ultimate cool girl. When I saw the most perfect pants for summer came in at only $30, I immediately clicked 'Buy Now.' I've seen celeb after celeb were a different iteration of them, so I'm glad I finally have a version to call mine. Since the styling opportunities are endless, I'll be wearing it next with a string bikini."

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Indya Brown, Market Editor
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"By now, everyone knows about Reformation, but it truly deserves a mention because their dresses are my summer uniform. They're just so easy and I get so many compliments wearing one that it just makes sense to keep stocking up. Toile print has a very special place in my heart—it gives instant Italian vacation vibes."

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Kat Collings, Editor in Chief
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"A breezy button-down plush swishy shorts works for the beach just as well as it does for running errands in the city. Comfortable, cool, and a no-brainer to put together."

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Up next, nine summer trends I'm buying from Nordstrom for under $100.

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.