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50 Stellar Summer Outfits to Copy This Instant

50 Stellar Summer Outfits to Copy This Instant

292,959 June 6th, 2014
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  • atlantic pacific kate spade

    Proof that matching your shirt and your shoes can be seriously chic!

    Photo: Atlantic-Pacific

    Photo: Atlantic Pacific
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    Create an outfit that plays up movement, like pants in an ultra-light fabric.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • lovely pepa white jeans

    Super-distressed white jeans take this look from preppy to killer.

    Photo: Lovely Pepa

    Photo: Lovely Pepa
  • sincerely jules 501 jeans

    DIY a pair of your own borrowed-from-the-boys cut-offs, and style it with a rumpled white shirt and tons of accessories.

    Photo: Sincerely Jules

    Photo: Sincerely Jules
  • Paris str S14 210a

    Layer a long-sleeve tee under an evening dress for a cool daytime outfit.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • Paris HC str F13 064

    A pale blue striped shirt has a surprisingly softening effect on a killer pink suit.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • atlantic pacific carven heels

    A slouchy sweater and killer heels (by Carven!) are always a winning combination.

    Photo: Atlantic-Pacific

    Photo: Atlantic-Pacific
  • let it be emerson fry

    In the summer, a simple white shift dress and sky-high strappy heels can be all you need.

    Image: Let It Be

    Photo: Let It Be
  • something navy

    Play with textured: destroyed denim shorts, a textured sweater, and a fringe-y bag. 

    Photo: Something Navy

    Photo: Something Navy
  • petticoat white overall shorts

    A fresh way to style white overalls: layered with a mesh shirt.

    Photo: The Petticoat

    Photo: The Petticoat
  • camille over the rainbow

    The denim look for summer? Over-the-top distressed.

    Photo: Camille Over the Rainbow

    Photo: Camille Over the Rainbow
  • could i have that stripes

    A simple striped dress and navy sneaker is a sporty summer weekend option.

    Photo: Could I Have That

    Photo: Could I Have That
  • atlantic pacific acne jacket

    Style cropped, wide-leg pants with strappy sandals and a killer leather jacket for an evening look. 

    Photo: Atlantic-Pacific

    Photo: Atlantic-Pacific
  • what courtney wore stripes

    Pair black and white stripes with a punchy red lip.

    Photo: What Courtney Wore

    Photo: What Courtney Wore
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    Summer layering is all about picking the right fabrics, and playing with separates of varying length. (Pro tip: Summer calls for shorter hems, and we recommend pairing short skirts with flats!)

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • anthropologie dress

    A flattering dress in a washed-out print is a summer essential.

    Photo: Anthropologie
  • Paris HC str F13 065

    Not sure what to do with those logo sweatshirts and sporty accessories? Try pairing 'em with ultra-sophisticated staples like a pencil skirt and ankle-strap sandals.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • seams for desire stripes

    Skorts are back! Dress 'em up with look-at-me pumps and a menswear-inspired shirt.

    Photo: Seams for a Desire

    Photo: Seams for a Desire
  • always judging

    Freshen up a basic LBD with a Western button-down.

    Photo: Always Judging

    Photo: Always Judging
  • Paris str S14 099

    Surprise! Mom jeans can look cool, especially paired with a killer crop top.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • just another fashion blog

    The ideal trench for summer: oversize and slouchy.

    Photo: Just Another Fashion Blog

    Photo: Marcel Floruss
  • my showroom

    If you're so over the whole hat thing, try a quirky hair accessory like a chic turban, a headscarf, or a large embellished barette. 

    Photo: My Showroom

    Photo: My Showroom
  • pursuit of shoes

    Layer lace shorts under a simple tunic for a fresh, peek-a-boo look. 

    Photo: Pursuit of Shoes

    Photo: Pursuit of Shoes
  • see anna jane

    Sometimes, all you really need is the basics -- a gray tee and crisp white jeans.

    Photo: See Anna Jane

    Photo: See Anna Jane
  • Paris str S14 436

    Throw a vintage-y, printed scarf over a fancy lace dress to keep the look from being too "dressed-up" (especially if the silhouette is strapless).

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • we wore what slip dress

    Take a wisp of a slipdress outdoors, worn with a tough denim jacket and the season's requisite slip-ons.

    Photo: We Wore What

    Photo: We Wore What
  • 6e7c8d115934e8e87a9cfa267036eee3

    Invest in a skirt that's unabashedly flirty and girly, and wear it with everything.

    Photo: Garotas Estúpidas

  • Paris str S14 469

    If you're going the neutral, ladylike route, try punching up your look with off-kilter, double-take-inducing accessories.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • sincerely jules

    Don't put away those black jeans! Give 'em a fresh spin with a pale blazer and a soft white tee.

    Photo: Sincerely Jules

    Photo: Sincerely Jules
  • New York str S14 028

    For a unique spin on cut-offs, try finding a pair with color and texture. Then go big with the shoes—try something that pushes the envelope just a touch when it comes to print-mixing.

    Photo: Imaxtree
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    Looking for a fresh way to style those clunky sandals? Try ultra-light ankle socks.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • song of style denim skirt

    A ripped black denim skirt is a fresh spin on a classic pencil skirt.

    Photo: Song of Style

    Photo: Song of Style
  • Paris HC str F13 025

    This summer, if you think your jeans are ripped enough ... try ripping a few more holes. This season's look is destroyed.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • style nina

    A great pair of pastel pumps and luxurious-looking accessories can make even the simplest of combinations (skinny pants and a gray sweatshirt) seem inspired.

    Photo: Style Nina

    Photo: Style Nina
  • Paris HC str F13 029

    Throw caution to the wind and invest in playful, stunty accessories.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • Vanessa Jackman

    Invest in a Mexico-inspired sundress and wear it all summer long.

    Photo: Vanessa Jackman

    Photo: Vanessa Jackman
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    Looking to bare some serious midriff? Opt for a top that's a bit more covered-up.

    Photo: Imaxtree
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    Proof that a plaid skirt can be just as versatile in the summer as in the fall.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • Paris HC str F13 094

    This summer, let your shoulders take the spotlight for a seriously sexy date night look. (Pro tip: Tone-down brown shoes keep the look from being too fussy!)

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • New York str S14 120

    Remember what we said about mixing prints? Summer's the time to push the envelope! Just keep the experiment to two pieces—keep the accessories in line with your palette.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • New York str S14 116

    A crisp white dress—especially one with some interesting details—is the epitome of summer.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • New York str S14 161

    Stripes on stripes on stripes! The vertical pattern keeps the silhouette long and lean.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • New York str S14 158

    The perfect example of how to mix with panache: the jacket is the strongest pattern of the bunch, and then it's paired with less dominant items like textured shorts and muted animal print.

    Photo: Imaxtree
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    Not sure how to work some of this season's trickier trends, like Birkenstock-inspired sandals and crop tops? Take a lesson from this gal.

    Photo: Jenny Norris
  • Paris str S14 177

    A dressy trench can double as a killer dress.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • Paris str S14 248

    Invest in volume! An amazing maxi skirt can be an excellent base for a parade of punchy, statement-making tops.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • Paris str S14 283

    Suits aren't just for the boardroom—especially if they're rendered in soft shapes and pastel colors.

    Photo: Imaxtree
  • brooklyn blonde

    Dress up shredded jeans shorts with a classic blazer and upscale accessories.

    Photo: Brooklyn Blonde

    Photo: Brooklyn Blonde
  • Paris HC str F13 158

    Not sure what to do with that feather-weight, semi-sheer lace piece in your closet? Pair it with knock-around boots and a moody blazer.

    Photo: Imaxtree
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    White on white on white on white. All day, every day.

    Photo: Jenny Norris

Summer! The season for itty-bitty bikinis, ripped-to-there cut-offs, and feather-light dresses—all paired with colorful accessories and barely-there sandals. Summer is really the season for long weekend outfits and vacation ensembles, so how does one find new and innovative ways to tie outfits together in ways that feel, well, not overly relaxed?

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We’ve pulled together 50 truly genius summer outfits that solve this dilemma in fresh ways—from brilliant layering combinations (yes, you can still layer in the summer!) to surprisingly dressed-up ways to style cut-offs. (Spoiler: there is a lot of ripped denim in this gallery.) White on white ensembles? Yep, we got that. Inspiration to go big on accessories? Yep, we got that, too. Frankly, we dare you to get all the way through these outfits without having the urge to pull everything out of your closet and start putting things together in entirely new ways.

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Take a look at this jam-packed gallery and start thinking about which outfits you plan on copying right this instant!

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