September 26, 2022

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31 Outfit Ideas for Every Day in July

We can practically smell the grill firing up, taste the ice-cold rosé cider and hear the splash of that unicorn float hitting the pool. We’ve reached peak summer and we’re ready to dress like it. We did the work for you and planned out 31 fabulous fresh outfits to wear throughout the month of July.

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Protect your shoulders from that hot summer sun while simultaneously making your favorite strappy dress feel more daytime-appropriate.

Shop similar styles: BP T-shirt ($15); Reformation dress ($218); Mix No. 6 sandals ($15)

Instead of wilting away in the heat, why not re-energize with a super-bold “look at me” ensemble? Pile on the most vibrant shades you can find and show that white-hot sun who’s boss.

Shop similar styles: Stine Goya blouse ($500; $250); De La Vali pants ($520; $312); Brahmin clutch ($175); Easy Street heels ($55)

It’s time to take that straw hat out of your beach bag and into the real world. The wider the brim, the more glamorous you’ll feel.

Shop similar styles: Kayu hat ($120); Rebecca Ravenel earrings ($285; $200); Enza Costa bodysuit ($176); Nanushka pants ($550; $330); Topshop bag ($40)

Turns out you can wear all the colors of the flag at once without looking like, well, the flag itself. Pair some Mod ’60s boots with an easy shirtdress and you have yourself a supremely chic and festive ensemble.

Shop similar styles: Lush dress ($52); Frances Valentine bag ($228; $160); Blondo boots ($150)

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An off-the-shoulder top with ruffled sleeves feels less intimidating or fiesta-ready when done in a simple beige and paired with tailored khakis. Yes, you can wear different neutral shades in the same outfit without looking boring.

Shop similar styles: ASOS sunglasses ($19); Tibi top ($295); Miguelina pants ($400; $200)

It doesn’t matter if you’re 5’2” or 6’2”, vertical stripes are slimming, lengthening and guaranteed to help you channel your inner supermodel.

Shop similar styles: Selected Femme jumpsuit ($135; $32); Free People jumpsuit ($168; $70); Lacausa jumpsuit ($198; $99); Lucy and Yak jumpsuit ($102)

If you’re still totally buggin’ over the awesome fashion on Clarissa Explains It All, then we have some good news for you: Overalls and oversize headbands are back in style. Boo-ya!

Shop similar styles: Ann Taylor shirt ($70); Gap overalls ($80; $56); J.Crew scarf ($70); Nike sneakers ($65)

Which sounds more fun: a pair of classic wayfarers or oversize heart-shaped frames that are covered in glitter?

Shop similar styles: GIFIORE sunglasses ($12); Baublebar earrings ($48); Eloquii top ($70)

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Fun fact: Cashmere is actually a great warm-weather fabric. It can keep you cool outdoors and warm inside your overly-air-conditioned office. These lightweight, breathable knits are also a favorite of Italy’s most fashionable women so, yeah, we’re sold.

Shop similar styles: Tombolo top ($108); Lovers + Friends pants ($148); Børn shoes ($80; $50)

They’re easy, they’re breezy and surprisingly flattering, too. All you need in terms of accessories are a few gold bangles and some minimalist sandals. And maybe a chic scrunchie as well, in the case of Coterie member Coco Bassey.

Shop similar styles: H&M dress ($20; $18); Kitsch scrunchies ($36 for set of three); Kendra Scott bracelets ($80 for set of three)

The classic picnic hue is one of summer 2020’s top prints, but not only in Dorothy-approved blue or GBBO red. Millennial pink, sunflower yellow and even Kelly green are also trending, so why not switch it up and opt for one of the less expected shades?

Shop similar styles: Madewell shirt ($65); Lisa Says Gah skirt ($110; $50); Kelly & Katie heels ($40)

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Equal parts glamorous and easy, your go-to poolside caftan is more versatile than you think. Just add a pair of fabulous oversize earrings, a structured bag and luxe slides, like Coterie member Katie Sturino, and suddenly you’re red-carpet ready. Or at least ready for dinner and drinks with the girls.

Shop similar styles: Tory Burch caftan ($398); Shashi earrings ($48); Mix No. 6 bag ($35); Børn sandals ($80; $50)

Turns out, it can be done. Choose a white or black wash, then pair it with a pair of black heels and a classic button-down shirt.

Shop similar styles: Old Navy shirt ($30; $15); Vineyard Vines skirt ($88); Chinese Laundry heels ($70; $40)

There’s no need to save your wildest tropical prints for vacation. Just wrap a black leather belt around your waist and slip your feet into a pair of black sandals (the chunkier the better, in our opinion) and you’ll no longer look out of place walking around the city instead of a resort.

Shop similar styles: Likely dress ($228; $137); Halogen belt ($29); Lucky Brand sandals ($50; $40)

Simple curved shoulder bags are back as part of the continuing ’90s nostalgia trend. Modern variations made from woven leather or with a more structured half-moon shape will fit the bill, but we’re still partial to the OG nylon cuties of our youth. Even better if you held onto your original Prada of Longchamp satchel from days gone by.

Shop similar styles: ASOS ($26); My Accessories ($32); Studio 33 ($88; $71); Vince Camuto ($178); Georgia Jay ($299); Prada ($775)

This breezy style is universally flattering, super comfortable and somehow always looks impressively chic. Isn’t that right, Monroe Steele?

Shop similar styles: Farm Rio dress ($215; $108); Sensi Studio x Revolve bag ($150); Naturalizer heels ($50)

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Slip dresses can be tricky to wear without veering into nightgown territory. Slip skirts? Much easier to pull off. Wear yours with a casual tank or button-down shirt and flat sandals and you’ll be good to go…to happy hour cocktails.

Shop similar styles: J.Crew top ($60); Morning Lavender skirt ($49); Olukai sandals ($90)

We love the ease of a simple top with loose jeans, but for those days when you want to add a little something extra to your ensemble take a cue from Coterie member Shanna Battle and slip a foxy gold chain through your belt loops.

Shop similar styles: Cece top ($69); Old Navy jeans ($52); B-Low the Belt belt ($158; $111); Dolce Vita sandals ($30)

It may be a crossover from Pride Month in June but rainbow items are still majorly trending. Look to Coterie member Grace Atwood and her gorgeous multi-hued dress for inspiration on how to rock the trend without looking too on the nose.

Shop similar styles: Tanya Taylor dress ($795); Splendid face mask ($28 for set of three); Steve Madden shoes ($90; $56)

Turns out shorts suits are major fashion chameleons, looking adorably cute for a casual Friday then super sexy for date night. Bottom line: You can wear one of these fabulous sets to basically every event on your calendar. Thanks for the inspo, Olivia Jeanette!

Shop similar styles: DKNY jacket ($189; $119); Skin top ($58); Blank NYC shorts ($68); Nine West heels ($89)

Pale yellow and vibrant violet aren’t exactly a match made in heaven…but when you wear them on either side of a navy blue skirt, suddenly they don’t feel quite so disjointed.

Shop similar styles: Krisa top ($165; $99); Maeve skirt ($138; $50); Journee heels ($40)

We love how Coterie member Ijeoma Kola took a casual white tent dress from beach-ready to date-night approved with the simple addition of some strappy lace-up sandals. Genius.

Shop similar styles: H&M dress ($50; $45); Brahmin bag ($245); André Assous sandals ($269)

Take the path less traveled by and swap your usual summer blooms for something a bit more artsy.

Shop similar styles: Donna Ricco dress ($119); Teva sandals ($75)

Real talk: When it’s 97 degrees out with 100 percent humidity, you are going to get sweaty. So throw on a sweat-wicking tank with your girly midi skirt and call it a (fashionable) day.

Shop similar styles: Nike top ($50; $43); Nicole Miller skirt ($265; $159); Arizona Love sandals ($178)

Unbutton the hem from the midriff to the bottom for a super-cool A-line silhouette.

Shop similar styles: Eloquii shirtdress ($100); ModCloth skirt ($39); ALDO bag ($65); J Reneé heels ($89)

Do you love wearing head-to-toe white in summer? Of course you do, but consider incorporating a few textured pieces to add interest and avoid looking totally washed out.

Shop similar styles: Mignonne Gavigan earrings ($225); Sundress dress ($189); Coach bag ($295); Vans sneakers ($60)

Alternatively, you can wear black-on-black this summer without melting into a sweaty puddle. Just remember to choose breathable fabrics and avoid anything too form-fitting or constricting.

Shop similar styles: Everlane T-shirt ($18); Topshop skirt ($50; $38); Teva sandals ($60)

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By which we mean a lightweight, lightly hued tissue tee that will look professional for any mid-day meetings while providing a little extra sun protection. A sartorial win-win.

Shop similar styles: Loft blazer ($130; $120); Uniqlo turtleneck ($15; $10); ASOS shorts ($35)

A dainty grandma-inspired glasses chain will give you confidence that you definitely won’t lose those designer sunglasses you bought earlier this year. (Yes, even if you indulge a bit too much at boozy brunch.)

Shop similar styles: ASOS ($10); New York and Company ($25; $18); Donni ($88; $49); My My My ($62); Lele Sadoughi ($75)

Why choose between white hot and red hot when they look so darn good together? Pull on the brightest whites you own and add plenty of red-orange accessories.

Shop similar styles: Alex Mill shirt ($95); Mother jeans ($198); Clare V. bag ($299); Franco Sarto shoes ($90; $47)

Go big or go home and wear as many loud, oversize and punchy prints as your little heart desires. It’s summer, baby.

Shop similar styles: Gabe Jade Accessories scarf ($27); Grass-Fields top ($32; $29); Farm Rio shorts ($75); Steve Madden sneakers ($100)

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