Enough Summer Outfit Ideas to Last You an Entire Season

Maggie Griswold
Enough Summer Outfit Ideas to Last You an Entire Season
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Summertime is here, my friends, and while my closet is chock-full of cute clothes, I’ve been needing some major outfit inspiration. I’m not sure how people found enough inspo before the Internet existed, because Instagram has definitely been my go-to source for cool summer outfits this season. Seriously, there are so many fashionable people in the world, and they’re all posting on Instagram. Whatever your style, there’s a fashion queen out there wearing your dream wardrobe—and they can show you how to wear clothes you probably already own.

Finding different ways to wear clothes already in your closet can feel like a difficult task. But pairing a top you used to wear every single day with something you rarely wear can be a fun way to refresh something you feel you’ve over-worn. Turning to the experts (~Instagram influencers~) for fashion inspiration can help you see your wardrobe in an entirely new light. Take a risk, mix patterns and have fun with your summer outfits this season.

From chic ways to rock the puffy sleeve trend this summer to ideas on how to look unique in your on-trend midi skirt, there are so many summer outfit ideas out there. I rounded up the best of the best summer street style looks, so you can get to work recreating them with your own wardrobe. Prepare for all the summer outfit inspiration you’ll ever need. With ideas this good, you’re bound to have your most stylish summer yet.

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it’s a jungle out there

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1. Puffy Sleeves + Mini Skirt

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sunday best 👑

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2. Floral Skirt + Neck Scarf

3. Go Metallic

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4. Cut Off Shorts + Crop Top + Hat

5. Yellow & White All the Way

6. Gingham Co-ord Set

7. Vintage-Inspired Dress + Summer Booties

8. Pastel Purple + a Hint of Mint

9. Puffy Sleeved Floral Dress + a Big Hat

10. Bold Sleeves & Collar + a Printed Bag

11. Mix Leopard Print & Gingham

12. Black & White Pattern Mixing

13. Fun Midi Skirt + Dad Sneakers

14. Graphic Tee + Light Wash Jeans (+ Ice Cream!)

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15. Snake Print Blouse + Pleated Shorts

16. A Neon Maxi Dress

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Dream fit from @vergegirl 💚

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17. Puffy Sleeves + Polka Dot Skirt

18. Boho Dress + Pool Slides + Heart Sunnies

19. All. Denim. Everything.

20. Graphic Tee + Animal Print Midi Skirt

21. Graphic Tee + Polka Dot Skirt

22. Mix & Match Neon

23. Graphic Tee + Jeans + Animal Print Bag

24. Sheer Black Top + Newsboy Cap

25. White Top + Denim Skirt + Straw Bag

26. Belted Check Mini Dress

27. All White + a Pop of Color

28. Vacation Vibes Skirt + Straw Bag

29. Cute Co-ord Set + Big Hat

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Shine on em 💚✨

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30. Neon Crop Top + Tiny Bag

31. Striped Shorts + Blazer

32. Classic Mini Dress + Sneakers

33. Sheer Floral Mini Dress + Beaded Bag

34. Paperbag Waist Pants + Simple Tank

35. Snake Print Pants + a Pop of Color

36. Pink & Green All the Way

37. Romper + Statement Earrings

38. Bright Bikini + Fanny Pack

39. Bold Floral Maxi Dress

40. Satin Midi Dress + White Tee

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🌴Wishing I was in California 🌴

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41. White Dress + Beaded Bag + a Pop of Neon

42. Bright Romper + Fun Heels

43. Monochrome Vintage Vibes

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I just love my thirties and how comfortable I've grown to truly love the skin I'm in and all the colors I've collected over the years. Looking back, even when people around me said I was fearless and had no problem expressing my style, I felt like I was always doing everything with fear and doubt. I was always nervous, but did what I wanted anyway. But now that I've gone with my gut and just trusted my colors so many times, what was once what and who I aspired to be became my lifestyle. I realized that it helps when you don't take things too seriously and not overthink things while still taking accountability and asking yourself what your true intentions are. It's about playing around, stepping out of your comfort zone, and also keeping in mind that it's ok to bring out your inner childhood. It's OK to run around after rainbows. It's also OK to be passionate and to fight for what you believe in. It's OK to laugh to a little too loud. It's OK and you're OK.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Auntie Pao is here to remind you that this summer you should try everything you've always wanted to try. You know those summers when you've made all those fun, exciting plans, but they never happened because you kept talking yourself out of them because of fear or self-doubt? Well, it's time to make those happen! Book that flight. Try that class. Call up some friends for a fun cross country adventure. Do it! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I'm in love @Marimekko's story and their bold designs. Their recent campaign is about THE POWER OF LIBERATING SILHOUETTES, and this is what my personal style and philosophy is all about! I like room to breathe, run, kick, and squat. So many adventures await, which will happen in between gorgeous, comfortable dresses! #MarimekkoPartner #Marimekko ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

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44. Majorly Colorful Pattern Mixing

45. Metallic Dress + White Cowboy Boots

46. Sports Bra + Blazer

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My best life! We the North! 🏀

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47. Classic Denim Cutoffs + White Tee

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"Quick! A cab" - all NYC influencers. #wealldoit

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48. Floral Midi Dress + Denim Jacket + Sneakers

49. Neon Top + Track Pants

50. Floral Top + Pink Pants

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The most perfect *oversized* jeans. 👖

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51. Graphic Tee + Slightly Oversized Jeans

52. Midi Skirt + Kimono Cardigan

53. Bright Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top + Jeans

54. Green Skirt + Striped Power Blazer

55. Floral + Stripes Pattern Mixing

56. Gingham Maxi Dress

57. All Black Summer Goth Vibes

58. Bikini Top + Skirt + Big Straw Bag

59. Flow-y Mini Dress + Summer Sneakers

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LA ✈️ Morocco #ootd 📷 @matt_coop

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60. Striped Co-ord Set

61. Jumpsuit + Beret


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A version of this article was originally published in June 2017. Updated June 2019.