Hot girl summer outfits you need to style in 2022

Last Updated on 25/05/2022 by Rashi

Whether you love it or hate it, the hot girl summer aesthetic style and inspired outfits are here with the heat rise. For those who aren’t quite sure what the phrase means, ‘hot girl summer‘ by Megan Thee Stallion, is about making the most of your summer while practicing self-love and self-confidence, having healthy boundaries and relationships, and hyping yourself and the people around you. And trendy and risqué fashion choices, of course!

Unlike other trends, this one isn’t for the faint-hearted Here are all the not-so-subtle hot girl summer outfits (and clothes) to try and how to style them.

In case you don’t feel ready for risque fashion staples but still wanna join in the fun, check out these aesthetic summer fits!

All about asymmetrical

This is a summer must-have for those who have a preference for edgy but minimal styles. From one-shoulder crop tops to uneven seams of mini skirts, this innovative yet impractical style is creative, chic, and sexy at the same time. When it comes to styling, go for all neutral outfits for elegant vibes and opt for colors if you want the most trendy outfit. It’s a win from every side!

outfits with hot girl summer straps

Whether it’s wrapped around your midriff as a part of the crop top/swimsuit/bottoms or slithering around your ankles, showing off your summer shoes. This daring but cute trend is not a micro-trend anymore with all IT girls taking its side. They may look a little daunting to style, but proper outfit proportions and a bit of confidence are all you need to pull this straps trend off.

Bold and colourful prints

Like I said before, outfits and clothes in hot girl summer style are not for the faint-hearted. And neither is summer 2022’s favorite print. Leave the subtility for spring. This summer, it’s bolder the better. Think of 70s huge florals, tropical vibe, big blocks, geometrical prints, and the best of bright colors. Whether you prefer midi dresses or scarf tops, you know what to go for.

Y2k aesthetic accessories

Let me explain in a simple font, Y2k inspired accessories = hot girl accessories for your summer outfit.

Here are some trendy accessories for summer-

  1. Snapbacks
  2. bucket hats
  3. Baguette bag
  4. Claw clips
  5. Rectangular sunglasses
  6. Butterfly accessories
  7. Beads
  8. Waist chains

Check out: Popular TikTok Aesthetics and Outfits Based On them

Creative back details

Halter necks after stealing a prime spot of top summer trends gave rise to creative back details. Tbh though, much credit also goes to the cut-out trend.

While styling, pay attention to proportions. For example, with a skin-fit crop top or dress, pair a tennis skirt or wide-leg pants -something non-skinny. You can pick accessories such as quilted sandals or a poofy baguette bag. If you’re styling an airy, voluminous dress or blouse, go with strappy heels, leggings, a skin-fit skirt, and a classic baguette bag.

Personal favourite for summer outfits: hot girl Halter necks

This one is the most iconic trend of summer 2022 and my personal favorite.

an indian fashion blogger wearing a lilac crop halter neck top for hot girl summer outfits
an indian influencer sharing the back details of a lilac crop top worn with black jeans as a part of hot girl summer outfits

I think none of us was surprised when halter neck popped back in this 2000s trends resurgence era. With so many options from silky, crisscross, summery pastels, basic tanks, and collared -adding this risque style to your closet should be easy! And styling halter necks should be even easier. Since the trend will be the focus of the outfit, you can just pair a halter neck crop top with wide-leg jeans or pants for an effortlessly trendy outfit.

Rompers

This new trend was spotted everywhere on the S/S 22 runways and has already entered the wardrobes of the IG IT Girls, street-style enthusiasts, and the summer side of Pinterest. While basic and neutral skin-fit rompers have been prevailing socials, it doesn’t matter if your style leans more towards maximalism or colorful tones. For a soft girl aesthetic outfit, you can also style a floral and/or pastel one.

Oversized shirts over summer basics for hot girl outfits

Outfits can’t be styled with only statement pieces. In fact, my favorite formula to put a casual outfit together is- trendy basics + favorite accessories (jot it down for ‘I have nothing to wear: summer edition’ days).

And for 2022, clothes like oversized shirts are perfect summer layers for hot girl outfits. You can layer basics like tank/tube tops or halter necks or rompers under linen/cotton oversized shirts.

Cut-outs

Now this “naked” trend has a spectrum according to the amount of skin revealed. While bold side cutouts on dresses sit on one end of the spectrum, the other end is occupied by keyhole cutout on ribbed basics. From this wide range, you can surely find something that fits your style! And you can style them just as you would a basic piece -light layers, monochrome styling, accessorized with stacked jewelry, and with cool denim.

Peek-a-boo with sheer or mesh

If full-on bare skin in crops, halter necks, and cut-outs are too much for you, try sheer instead. Just like the cutout trend, you have levels of exposure to choose from.

If you prefer to have romantic pieces in your wardrobe, sheer blouses look just as fresh as did before the pandemic. They can be styled in many different ways thanks to their versatility. You can also opt for tulle dresses that are super popular on Instagram. However, for street-style vibe, mesh tops are also perfect for your hot girl outfit as well against summer heat.

If you’ve got curves, risque clothes and outfits could be troublesome, so I’d recommend checking out hot girl summer hacks before styling your outfit.

Matching sets

Matching summer sets are one of the key trends to add to your closet for hot girl outfits. Not only it’s the easiest way to style a trendy outfit, but it’s also very versatile as the pieces can be styled as separates. While spring saw comfy and basic choices, summer is all about vibrant prints, mixed textures, plaids, and asymmetrical and strappy details.

Hot girl summer outfits must have: mini skirts

summer aesthetic outfit with sage green blouse and beige caramel mini skirt for hot girl outfits styled by influencer and fashion blogger

To style the mini-skirt trend for a hot girl summer outfit, it’s needless to say, the smaller the better ; )

According to the spring/summer trends of 2022 reflected on runways, many of the minis are low-waisted, making them the tiniest skirts I’ve ever seen. If you aren’t sure about low-waist (honestly, me neither), high waist bottoms work just fine as long as hemlines are short.

Indian style blogger (Rashi) posing in front of a faded pink wall wearing a Y2k outfit -grey tank top with silver metallic mini skirt for hot girl summer outfits