7 Cute Summer Outfit Trends Made Up of Just the Basics

If you’re interested in uncovering a few cute summer outfit trends to test out now or save and reference later, you’ve landed in the right spot. That’s right—I’ve dedicated this story to showcase a range of forward ensembles that are not only chic but also quite simple to put together. Yep, all of the outfit pairings coming your way are made up of those next-level basics we all know and love.

A stylish ‘fit featuring denim shorts and a white tee? Yep, that’s in here. A pretty dress vibe? Done. All that and more (complete with shopping inspiration) is coming your way ahead.

Bralette + Cardigan + Trousers


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Whether it's a bralette or a tank top, the silhouette will feel fresh with a pair of classic trousers and a cardigan.

Blazer + White Tee + Cutoffs + Slides


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Love the denim-cutoffs–and-tee look? Why not toss on a blazer (if it's not too hot) and slip into chic slides too?

Tank + White Shirt + Trousers + Flip-Flops


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Team a tank with an open button-down shirt and tuck into trousers. A pair of trendy flip-flops feel quite fresh for the season.

T-Shirt + High-Waisted Jeans + Sandals


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Jeans and a tee is as classic as it gets. The trick here is tucking in the tee for a streamlined look.

Tee + Skirt + Tube Socks + Sneakers


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Pair a printed T-shirt with a black skirt and amp up the cool factor even more with tube socks and retro sneakers.

Tank Dress + Mules


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A tank dress on its own is inherently chic—especially with a colorful pair of sandals.

Crop Top + Slouchy Blazer + Trousers


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You can't beat a crop-top–and-shorts or pants pairing. Adding a slouchy blazer is a nice finishing touch.

Next, check out more stylish outfit ideas.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.