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If the first sight of sun makes you reach for the same t-shirt and shorts but you’re looking for a new way to do warm-weather dressing, look no further. Right now, there are some beautiful outfits making a strong bid for inclusion in this gallery of the very best summer outfits to bookmark now. From the easy way to wear jeans in hot weather, to the beach-ready accessories that look way beyond their high-street price tags, keep reading to see our latest picks of Instagram’s best summer outfits. You won’t run out of ideas again.
Style Notes: It goes without saying that linen is about to feature a lot in this list, as the light and breezy fabric is the easiest way to stay cool when the temperatures rise. If, however, your first thought when you hear “linen” is white trousers, think again. Linen dresses are the chicest way to do day-to-night dressing, and as Monikh proves, a maxi and flat sandal always looks elegant, but especially with a textured clutch. Hello, raffia.
This is about to be a smash hit.
An exciting new addition to MATCHES.
I just love this pop of colour.
Style Notes: Just when we thought we couldn’t wear jeans in summer, Anouk shows us how to do denim the Scandi way. Swap dark indigo washes for light ecru and cool off in tonal layers of white and cream for an outfit that is both practical and pretty stylish too.
Proof that white denim is just as versatile as blue.
A kick flare jean creates the illusion of a longer leg.
They are on the pricey side, but The Row’s sandals have a cult following for a very good reason.
You’ll wear this classic bag style for years to come.
Style Notes: If you’ve been wondering how to dress up that faithful pair of linen shorts, turn to the streets of Paris. Must of us will already own the key components in Lorna’s look: a cotton shirt. shorts, ballet pumps and a straw bag, but wearing them all together takes 5 minutes to assemble, but looks like you spent time getting ready. Trés chic.
This also comes in white floral, brown floral, red tile and powder blue, so you’re spoilt for choice.
Yes, it comes with the belt, so it’s already fully styled.
These look anything but high-street.
Style Notes: We love slip dresses, and now is the season that they truly come into their own. Once again, adding an oversized shirt as another layer feels fresher than a denim jacket, and you’ll be able to wear it again with your skirts, white jeans and of course, linen shorts, so consider it one of the hardest working pieces in your summer wardrobe. Finish with a basket bag and wear for summer in the city or for sunny trips abroad.
It’s already the perfect slouchy fit, so no need to size up.
It simply doesn’t get better than Reformation dresses.
A strong contender for It bag of the summer.
Style Notes: If you’ve been lucky enough to book a summer getaway, you’re going to need an outfit for the beach. One thing you won’t find in Cass Dimicco’s suitcase is a sarong, and her take on the cover up is a baggy pair of cargo trousers, worn over swimwear straight from the sea. If that wasn’t enough of a 90s throwback, we have the recent retro revival to thank for the popularity of the bucket hat, and its back and chicer than ever thanks to a designer update.
Loewe aren’t just specialists in excellent bags.
You can’t go wrong with a classic black bikini.
Embrace the Y2K energy–cargo trousers aren’t going anywhere.
Style Notes: We can always count on Nicole Ocran’s wardrobe to spread a little sunshine, and this yellow maxi is the epitome of dopamine dressing. Yes, you can wear black in summer, but bright colours always shine brightest in this season, so instead of relying on neutrals, even minimalists will love this simple style in a statement colour. Keep accessories to a minimum to let the dress do the talking.
When the weather is unpredictable and a chiffon dress just won’t cut it.
The most discussed sandals in the Who What Wear editor group chat.
The finishing touch.
Style Notes: We’re currently obsessed with three piece suits, but as soon as it gets warm we’ll be leaving the blazer at home and making the waistcoat the star of the show. White tailoring is having a moment, and is the perfect solution if you’re wondering what to wear to work in summer. Add a chunky sandal for the day or a strappy sandal for night and wear on repeat.
Where better than Reiss to get exceptional tailoring on the high street?
Linen never looked so good.
Birkenstock’s latest sandal is a very chic one.
Style Notes: Don’t panic, bodysuits are far more accessible than you might think. Similarly to tank tops, the sleek basic works with just about everything in your wardrobe, but has the added benefit of smoothing support. Add your favourite pair of blue jeans and a mid-heel to channel Kim Turkington’s laidback take on a date night outfit.
Commando are market leaders in high-quality basics that go undetected under even form-fitting clothes.
ASKET have taken the time to craft the perfect pair of jeans that’ll flatter every body.
Style Notes: We have Katie Holmes (and Khaite) to thank for singlehandedly making the cardigan cool again, and we’re wearing them with everything from winter coats to summer shorts a la Tylynn Nguyen. Look for ultra fine knits to prevent overheating, and tuck into a high-waisted short for a look that takes references from both vintage and French girl styling.
This comes in seven different colours so you can mix and match.
The dreamiest shorts from French brand Sézane.
The perfect barely-there flat sandal.
Style Notes: Sneakerheads, rejoice! It’s not all strappy sandals, and a printed dress looks just as good with trainers with it does with a pair of Birkenstocks. Take tips from Michelle Li and clash a bold trainer with a printed dress for a look that champions comfort first.
You can trust Nobody’s Child for pretty spring and summer dresses.
Icons in the making.
This bag manages to make everything look more expensive.