I Thought I Had No Clothes, But I Own Everything I Need for These 9 Summer Looks

I know firsthand that there's nothing more annoying than being challenged after saying (or yelling), "I have nothing to wear," but I'm sorry—I must tell you that I'm here today to do just that. Despite the fact that I'm constantly shopping, I too often feel like I have no clothes, and quite frankly, it makes no sense. I have countless cute pieces in my closet, and at the very least, I have enough basics to put together summer outfit after summer outfit. What I lack at times, I realized, is the creativity or inspiration to do so.

With that in mind, I went looking—on Instagram, of course—for outfit ideas that I knew could be replicated with clothes I already own, and honestly, it was pretty easy. After finding a plethora of looks, I narrowed down my nine favorites to share with you here today because, as always, I've got your back. To see which made the cut and shop them if you please—this is, after all, Who What Wear—keep scrolling.

1. Button-Down + Tank + Jeans


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And don't even worry about trying to match all your colors perfectly. In fact, this look proves that it might even work better when you don't.

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2. Silk Scarf + White Dress


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Apparently, the simple addition of a silk scarf around your head makes your white-dress outfit 10 times chicer.

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3. Tank + Slip Skirt


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Tank? Check. Slip skirt? Check. Outfit? Check.

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4. DIY Scarf Top + Shorts


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And just like that, you're transported to a tropical vacation.

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5. Button-Down + Matching Activewear Set 


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Here is your reminder that matching activewear sets always look put together, but a button-down will make your look even better.

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6. Muscle Tank + Trousers 


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This look can take you anywhere, from work to dinner to brunch.

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7. Cardigan + Strappy Dress


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Make any old dress feel completely new by layering a cute cardigan over it.

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8. Tied Button-Down + Denim Bermuda Shorts 


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Yes, it is that simple.

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9. Blazer + Bra Top + Jeans


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Pro tip: Opt for a light linen blazer to serve as the perfect topper for summer nights. 

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This post was published on an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour
Senior Market Editor

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently senior market editor. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2020, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch 90 Day Fiancé.