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.
Protect your shoulders from that hot summer sun while simultaneously making your favorite strappy dress feel more daytime-appropriate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Which sounds more fun: a pair of classic wayfarers or oversize heart-shaped frames that are covered in glitter?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Take the path less traveled by and swap your usual summer blooms for something a bit more artsy.
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.
Unbutton the hem from the midriff to the bottom for a super-cool A-line silhouette.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Go big or go home and wear as many loud, oversize and punchy prints as your little heart desires. It’s summer, baby.
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