15 easy aesthetic outfits to wear in summer

Last Updated on 30/06/2022 by Rashi

When the temperature rises, styling an outfit that is too aesthetic and trendy seems to give a headache. And the ‘cute aesthetic outfits for summer’ Pinterest fashion boards most often do not work out either. Not to mention, they have no insight on how to actually style clothes…

For these extremely hot days, when your brain cells betray you and you go into ‘what to wear when you have nothing to wear: summer edition’, here is a list of outfits (with styling ideas and how to dress up or down them) you can try.

1. Tennis girl aesthetic summer outfits

You must’ve already observed that many fashion enthusiasts and bloggers on IG seem to style outfits inspired by tennis. And it’s perfect for summer with its heatwave-friendly core pieces: tennis skirt, crop polo, tennis shoes, and a sweater tied over your shoulders. Top it off with edgy sunglasses and gold semi-hoop earrings and you’re done!

A ribbed crop polo styled with white jeans and white sweater tied over the shoulders for aesthetic outfits for summer

2. LBD

The most stylish clothing you can wear in summer without overheating is the iconic LBD. And yes, I’m aware black absorb atmospheric heat, but it also conducts heat away from your body. So as long as you wear the right material, you’re good. And chic!

LBDs are minimal enough for hot days, but the ones with puffy sleeves or cut-out details can easily be dressed up with accessories for fancier occasions.

Check Out: How to style all-black outfits for summer without overheating

Hot Girl summer trends and clothes

3. Straps

These straps, wrapped around your midriff, waist, or slithering around your ankles showing off your summer shoes, become the focus of It Girls outfit. While the peek of skin gives relief in intense heat. Most effortless and aesthetic piece to style easy outfits for summer?

4. Halter necks

The most iconic trend of summer and my personal favorite. Styling halter necks for summer is super easy and it’s also summer-friendly. Just like the strap trend, the halter neck will be the focus of the outfit. So you can just pair a halter neck top with wide-leg pants -or a mini skirt if it’s way too hot (or you wanna channel a full-on y2k look).

A gray halter neck tank top styled with silver mini skirt for among aesthetic outfits for summer

5. Cut outs

From bold side cut outs on midi dresses to keyhole cut out on trendy pieces. You can definitely find something that fits your style in between!

You can style them just as you would a basic piece -light layers, monochrome styling, accessorized with stacked jewelry, and with cool denim.

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6. Ribbed dress

When summer hits, the lesser pieces you wear the better it feels. This is where dresses come. Whether you prefer a minimal aesthetic or wanna dress more polished (or simply don’t feel sundresses) a ribbed dress is the best card.

Before you get one, do make sure the fabric is (or mostly) natural (cotton, viscose, linen).

7. Super cropped everything

Tiny hemlines, shorter skirts, underwired cropped tops, baby tees, and cardigans -all barely-there pieces ykwim.

8. Athleisure + accessories = cute summer outfits

Athleisure-inspired streetstyle outfits are both peak of summer comfort as well as the cool-girl aesthetic. So look for cute summer-friendly tanks or sports bras, gym shorts, or light & cropped sports jackets. Style them with a cute shoulder bag, a pretty scarf, and layered chains and you are ready!

The best part about these is (apart from the fact that you don’t have to change clothes after coming home if you want) that athleisure pieces are very versatile to be used with any laid-back piece like wide-leg jeans!

9. Pastel-perfect for the vibes

It’s no secret that light-colored clothes and accessories keep you cool -making Pastel outfits the most perfect trend for summer. Not only does it look aesthetically pleasing, but it is also very calming and feels soothing against intense summer heat.

A pastel outfit consisting of a halter neck top and accessorized with rectangular classes among aesthetic outfits for summer for 2021

10. button-ups, aka the layering piece for aesthetic summer outfits

While layering and summer do not go together, a button-up goes with every season.

Pair a breezy oversized button-up with a crop tank/bra-top for a comfortable but stylish look.

11. Midi & maxi

Time for me to remind you all of these sunshine-ready dress styles you can pull off right now. From floral square-neck midi dress for ‘picnic in the park’, to open-back slip maxi dress for special events, midi and maxi dresses carry summer fashion on its back.

12. Chic all-white outfits

Crisp white is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to dressing for high temperatures. And monochrome outfits never fail to look aesthetic. What’s better than all-white outfits then?

aesthetic summer modest outfits for even the hottest days with a white polka dot blouse with puffy sleeves paired with white jeans

13. Matching sets

Just like loungewear, it’s the easiest way to style a trendy outfit, and also very versatile as the pieces can be styled as separates.

Tip: Outfits for summer 2022 is all about vibrant prints, mixed textures, plaids, and bold aesthetics

14. Oversized aesthetic & light pieces for cute summer outfits

Here comes the most practical outfit idea and tip.

Opt for pieces that allow air-flows and don’t cling to the body. Trendy loose straight-leg or bell-bottom pants, midi or maxis, infamous tennis skirt, and sundresses (though any dress with good fabric should be good).

If you prefer fitted clothing pieces, look for flattering details like drawstrings or slits for summer in order to avoid overheating.

15. Dark Academia aesthetic summer outfits

Yes, Dark Academia is all about steaming hot coffee cups beside unfinished art, sweater paws, and a warm blanket in the lap. BUT it also about iced coffee, forgotten while finishing up an assignment due 11:59 in a cute plaid shirt dress and vintage accessories.

Check Out: how to style dark academia aesthetic outfits right now

dark academia outfits ideas for summer: a white button-up with pleated black skirt and leather accessories.
dark academia aesthetic summer outfits to try in 2022: a plaid collared dress with a plaid print baguette bag.