10 Casual Summer Outfits for You to Copy

10 Casual Summer Outfits

I don’t know about you, but when it’s super hot, I just want to wear the same thing over and over.  Especially since I’m just at home most days!  If you need inspiration for casual summer outfits, I’ve gotcha covered.  These are easy to wear and pretty comfy, but at least it looks like you tried!

SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6/8 in clothes, 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

Summer Outfit: Striped Tee + Jean Shorts + Cognac Tote + Sandals Striped Tee + Jean Shorts + Cognac Tote + Sandals Cognac Tote + Cognac Earrings + Jean Shorts + Striped Tee

Denim Shorts + Striped Tee + Tan Accessories
When I think of a summer staple outfit, a striped tee and comfy denim shorts is one.  Wait, did I just say comfy denim shorts?  Yeah, hold on that for a moment.  First, to make a tee + denim shorts look a little more put-together, just add 1) jewelry and 2) shoes that aren’t flip flops.  Whether it’s a pair of earrings or a simple statement necklace, it’ll go a loooong way in making the outfit look complete.

Now, the comfy denim shorts.  I didn’t know they could be soooo soft and comfy until this year!  The ones I’m wearing are usually very expensive but are currently on sale for $40.  However, there’s only a couple sizes left.  This brand in general tends to be soft, but this pair is the softest!

That said, I found a $16.99 pair from Target that is really stretchy!  They’re not as soft as the ones I’m wearing above, but hey, for $16.99 THEY’RE GREAT!  Find them HERE and read reviews about sizing.  I had to size up a lot!

Lastly, these sandals are the comfiest sandals I own!  My exact pair is from last year, but they have an updated version this summer that is just as comfy HERE and they’re ON SALE!!!  They come in tan, metallic leather, black, blush, and white.  PMTers have been telling me they LOVE them, so catch them HERE!

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size XS)
Shorts: Nordstrom (exact-limited sizing, wearing size 29, similarsimilar distressed)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Sandals: Born (this year’s version–wearing size 9)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)

 

Casual Summer Outfit: Black Twist Tee + Linen Shorts + Cognac Bag + SandalsLinen Shorts + Black Twist Tee + Bib Necklace + Cognac Bag Cognac Bag + Black Tee + Green Linen Shorts + SunniesOlive Shorts + Black Twist Tee + Bib Necklace + Sandals

Olive Shorts + Black Top + Gold Necklace
I LOOOOVE lightweight shorts in the summer.  They feel so darn comfy and keep you cooler.  Pair with a plain tee, but to pull it together you need two things.  First, a plain tee with a little interest like a twist at the bottom.  Or take a regular tee and tie it into a loose knot for the same effect.  Second, it again needs jewelry.  With basics like this in the summer, you’ve GOT TO accessories.  For a cherry on top, I wore sandals with a little print, but that’s not as crucial as the other two things I named!

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Shorts: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size M)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (exact)
Sandals: Old Navy (super similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact)

 

Blue Maxi Dress + Turquoise Necklace + Cognac Bag + SandalsBlue Maxi Dress + Cognac Bag + Turquoise Jewelry Cognac Bag + Turquoise Necklace + Blue Summer Maxi Dress Sandals + Maxi Dress + Cognac Cross Body + Gold Earrings

Comfy Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are SO effortless to throw on when you don’t know what to wear.  Pull it together by–you guessed it–adding a necklace!  😀  But seriously, just add the necklace.  It’ll totally transform it into a cute look!

I wear it with this strapless bra by Natori, which was the first strapless bra that I didn’t hate or have to constantly adjust.  A strapless bra that stays in place?  Who’da thunk?

See the dress in several colors HERE.  I wear size S.  See the strapless bra HERE.

Shop for the Look:
Dress: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)
Necklace: Nordstrom (similar)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (exact)
Sandals: Target (similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact)

 

Jean Jacket + Olive Jumpsuit + Sandals + Straw ToteOlive Jumpsuit + Gold Sandals + Straw Tote + Jean Jacket + Statement Earrings Straw Tote + Green Jumper + Gold Sandals + Jean Jacket Straw Tote + Gold Sandals + Green Jumpsuit + Statement Earrings Summer Outfit: Olive Jumpsuit + Straw Tote Jean Jacket + Olive Jumpsuit + Straw Tote + Gold Sandals

Cotton-Linen Jumpsuit
Ohhhh man yall.  While using the restroom in a jumpsuit poses problems ?, it might be worth the trouble.  I’ve tried two different cotton-linen jumpsuits now, and I don’t know what it is, but they are soooo comfy.  They’re lightweight and breathable in heat.  You can throw them on just like the maxi dress above and not have to think much yet look FANTASTIC.  I love that the pants are like a wide leg linen pant, but you don’t have to worry about what to wear on top!

Shop for the Look:
Jumpsuit: c/o Modcloth (exact-wearing size M)
Jacket: Old Navy (similar)
Tote: c/o Modcloth (exact)
Sandals: c/o Modcloth (exact-wearing size 9, exact in more sizes)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)

 

Yellow Peplum Top + White Necklace + White Shorts + Cognac Tote + Sandals Yellow Peplum + White Shorts + Tan Sandals + Cognac Tote + White Pendant White Shorts + Yellow Peplum Top + Cognac Bag Yellow Peplum Top + Sandals + White Shorts + Cognac Bag

White Shorts + Top with Details
White shorts effortlessly make an outfit crisp!  These are soft and stretchy with a 4.5″ inseam, 24″ leg opening, and 9″ rise.  They are on sale HERE!

When I can’t rely on layers in the summer to make outfits interesting, I make sure my tops have interesting details. The color, stripes, and peplum detail of this peplum top help with that!   And confession: this top is a current obsession right now.  It’s also soooo soft!  Unfortunately, the yellow stripe is currently sold out, but you can snag it in black/white stripe and other solid colors HERE.

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact-in other colors, wearing size S, tank top similar)
Shorts: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 27)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Sandals: Target (similar–sooo comfy; similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)

 

 

striped dress + denim vest + white sneakers
striped dress + denim vest + white sneakers + tan bag
Lily Jade Elizabeth Backpack
T-Shirt Dress + Sneakers or Sandals + Denim Vest (Optional)
Last summer I lived in those comfy t-shirt dresses that feel like pajamas.  Unfortunately I can’t nurse in those, so I’ve just been giving them the sad face every time I see them in my closet. ? But, if you can wear dresses, then LIVE IN THESE!
There’s a sleeveless swing dress that I love which has pockets HERE!  Other dresses on Amazon were a short 34″, but after much searching, I found this one at 37″!
Shop for the Look:
Dress: Target (similar, similar)
Vest: J.Crew Factory c/o thredUP (similar
Shoes: Zappos (similar)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (similar-cheaper)

Summer Outfit: Jean Shorts + White Tee + SandalsWhite Tee + Jean Shorts + Straw Tote + Statement EarringsJean Shorts + Sandals + White Tee + Statement Earrings + Straw Tote

Denim Shorts + White Tee + Fun Accessories
Denim shorts + a plain white tee is another summer staple outfit.  To jazz it up a bit, go for colorful accessories!  The possibilities are endless with this one!

Shop for the Look:
Tee: Everlane (similar)
Shorts: c/o Modcloth (exact-wearing size 9) (similar)
Tote: c/o Modcloth (exact)
Sandals: Target (similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)

 

Eyelet Shirt + Jean shorts + Cognac bag + Sandals Eyelet Shirt + Denim Shorts + Cross Body Bag + Thong Sandas Denim Shorts + Eyelet Shirt + Crossbody bag + Statement Earrings Eyelet Shirt + Crossbody bag + Denim shorts
White Eyelet Tee + Denim Shorts
One last variation of the denim shorts + white tops is with a white eyelet tee.  I LOOOOOVE white eyelet tees and may be growing an unhealthy addiction, similar to my striped tee addiction!  ?  I have one that I love already (see below), but it’s not nursing friendly so I haven’t been able to wear it.  I got the one above as a nursing-friendly alternative, and boy is it easy to nurse in!  The whole neckline is made of elastic, so if you don’t wear it tied, you can easily pull down the entire neckline.  Like, way way way down.  It’s see through with those little holes, so it may require a camisole.
Shop for the Look:
Top: Abercrombie (exact-wearing size S; similar)
Shorts: Nordstrom (exact, limited sizing- wearing size 29, similarsimilar distressed)
Bag: Sole Society (exact)
Sandals: Target (similar–sooo comfy; similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)
white lace top + olive utility shorts + tan sandals
white lace top + olive cargo shorts + tan sandals
white lace top + olive utility shorts + tan sandals + tan accessories
Lily Jade Rosie
White Lace or Eyelet Top + Olive Utility Shorts
Here’s another variation of the outfit above, but with utility shorts.  I LOOOOVE this combo.  So, so, so much.  The pairing of a “soft” piece like a lace top with a “tougher” piece like utility shorts never gets old!
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (similar, similar)
Shorts: Old Navy (similar, similar)
Sandals: Born (this year’s version–wearing size 9)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)
Cuff: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (similar-cheaper)
black printed dress + utility vest + tan sandals
Lily Jade Meggan in Black
Lightweight Printed Dress + Utility Vest
I always forget about this option, but it’s a cute outfit that’s still comfortable for a casual day.  These cami dresses from Old Navy are fairly lightweight, and I keep surprisingly cool in them.  If they’ve ever shrunk on you in the wash (so annoying!) you can usually re-expand a whole 1-2 inches by using a clothing steamer!  (My favorite clothing steamer rec is HERE.)
Shop for the Look:
Dress: Old Navy c/o thredUP (super similar)
Vest: Old Navy (similar– limited sizes, similar)
Sandals: Born (this year’s version–wearing size 9)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)
Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exact)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact-wearing size M)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (similar-cheaper)
That should help you get dressed for the next 10 days! ?  And now you can spend more time shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale instead of thinking about what to wear.  ?  (Catch my NSale recs HERE!)

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