7 No-Fuss Summer Outfit Formulas That Only Require 3 Pieces

Let's talk about summer outfits. I don't know about you, but I don't have much energy to come up with new ones lately. My outings are few and far between these days and I'm more worried about social distancing when I have to go out than I am about putting a cute outfit together, but that's not to say that I don't care at all.

In general, I try to wear things that don't require a lot of effort each summer. It's the one opportunity we get during the year to not have to worry about layering and dressing for inclement weather, so might as well take advantage. Lucky for you, I'm always on the hunt for easy summer outfit inspiration on Instagram, and I found plenty. I narrowed it down to seven stellar outfits that only require three pieces (some only two, so I threw in a pair of shoes or jewelry in those cases). Keep scrolling to find out how to re-create them and shop the three pieces if you're so inclined.

Gold Necklace + Blue Tank + Cream Jeans


(Image credit: @_javierittaaa)

Scarf Top + Distressed Jeans + Sneakers


(Image credit: @claire_most)

Lightweight Sweater + Pleated Shorts + Mules


(Image credit: @aimeesong)

Fringe Jacket + White T-Shirt + Denim Skirt


(Image credit: @camillecharriere)

Cropped Tank + Belt + Pleated Pants


(Image credit: @chloehelenmiles)

Leather Blazer + Bra Top + Split-Hem Leggings


(Image credit: @annelauremais)

Sweater + White Tank + White Pants


(Image credit: @cassdimicco)

Next up, nine new summer fashion trends to buy next.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.