Last Updated on 30/04/2022 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 outfits by fashion enthusiasts and bloggers on IG seem to be inspired by the sport. 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!
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.
Hot Girl summer trends and clothes
3. 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).
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?
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.
6. Super cropped everything
Tiny hemlines, shorter skirts, underwired cropped tops, baby tees, and cardigans -all barely-there pieces ykwim.
7. 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).
8. Aesthetic loungewear + accessories = cute summer outfits
Summer lounge sets are both peak of comfort as well as matching. So look for cute summer-friendly ribbed tank/shorts or light & cropped cardi/cami combos.
The best part about these is (apart from the fact that you don’t have to change clothes after coming home) that the pieces can be styled with other pieces as well.
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. Here’s all you need to know to style an aesthetic pastel outfit for summer fashion like IG soft girls.
10. 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.
11. 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.
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?
13. 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.
14. 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
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.