It's summer, and after a lot of time spent indoors, we are more than ready to embrace the bliss of sunshine - even if it does seem like the world is burning. With scorching temperatures and the idea that socialization is back on the cards, just how do we leave behind our lockdown wardrobe and find summer fashion that remains super kind to our need for stretchy waistlines and cozy fabrics?
While we still adore our high waisted denim shorts and tiny crops, we are branching out this summer to embrace summer long styles that don't make us feel hemmed in but celebrate all our curves without compromising comfort. For us, summer just screams comfortable, cool, light, and looking fabulous whether you are on the summer weddings circuit or simply chilling at the beach.
Let's take a look at some casual summer outfit ideas that are sure to become your new go-to.
Cute Summer Outfit Ideas
Ask yourself what you want from your summer wardrobe? Most of us are aching for casual summer outfits that not only make us look good but downright make us feel good too. This isn't the season for tight sweaty material and forever feeling rumpled. Summer is all about getting your basics sorted, pulling out those classic pieces, embracing a bounty of bright colors, and just having a fun and flirty (and maybe flowy) time with your fashion choices. Picnics in the park, sun and sand and sea, al fresco date nights, and feeling as fresh as a daisy, this is the season for strappy sandals, breezy maxi dress styles, floral prints, and soft rompers. Let's get the lowdown on all the lightweight, comfy, and classy casual outfits to wear this summer.
Floral Shorts and Crop Top
Why it works: The perfect pairing of flow and fit, we love the look of matching lightweight flowing shorts with a crop top for full-on comfy feminine appeal. Hemmed in at the waist before falling into a flow, you get the best curvy girl silhouette and all the sass of feeling like you are wearing a mini skirt with the comfort of knowing they are shorts.
How to do it: If wearing pale floral prints, pair them with a nude or neutral crop top so you don't overwhelm with patterns. For the day you can slip on some white sneakers for cool girl glory or don some brown suede lace-up sandals for date night dreams.
The Short Pastel Jumpsuit
Why it works: An easy throw on for any occasion, the short jumpsuit is the ultimate casual outfit to rock your summer. Pick one in a soft fabric and a pale pastel color for timeless summer vibes. The combo of simple tank top style with mid to high waist also works to elongate the legs.
How to do it: Skip the bra and go French style and free or pair with a bralette. Get your jumpsuit in the softest material you can find and pair it with wedge sandals and super simple accessories for a relaxed and radiant summer look.
The Magic Midi Dress
Why it works: The midi dress is one of our fave stylish looks for summer! Totally versatile, the midi dress falls between the ankle and knee making it an awesome sexy yet modest choice for any family event or wedding.
How to do it: Pick a block color midi dress with a close fit up top and a slightly flowy or pleated detail on the skirt for a sublime silhouette. The best thing about the midi is it can be styled with accessories and shoes to change the way it feels. High wedges and a wide brim hat are slick in Sunday brunch charm or opt for flat sandals and a denim jacket for casual cool.
The Long Linen Jumpsuit
Why it works: Linen is one of the best easy breezy summer materials you can wear on your back. Linen is light, breathable, and as it's a loosely woven fabric it won't lock in the heat and sweat. A jumpsuit is also the ultimate cute outfit look for top-shelf summer style. Not only are jumpsuits totally comfy and cool in the daytime, but the long legs will keep you toasty after the sun sets.
How to do it: We love a linen jumpsuit that cools us down with a single look so skip the black and pick one in a very pale blue or a white. Wear your jumper with nude underwear and match it with comfy sandals or flats or even white sneakers for a chic city look.