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Hot girl summer outfits you need to style in 2021

Last Updated on 20/10/2021 by Rashi

Whether you love it or hate it, the hot girl summer aesthetic 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, hyping yourself and the people around you. And trendy and risquΓ© 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 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!

hot girl summer straps

Whether it’s wrapped around your midriff as a part of the 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 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 in hot girl summer style are not for the faint-hearted. And neither is summer 2021’s favorite print. Leave the subtility for spring. This summer, it’s bolder the better. Think of 70s huge florals, tropical vibe, big block, geometrical prints, and the best of bright colors. Whether you prefer midi dresses or scarf tops, you know what to go for.

Pretty in pink

a bubblegum pink aesthetic mood board as a styling trend for hot girl summer outfits 2021 trendy colour

This color trend was spotted everywhere on the S/S 21 runways and has already entered the wardrobes of the y2k enthusiasts and summer side of Pinterest. While bubblegum was the most prevailing, it doesn’t matter if your style leans more towards pastel or metallic pink.

Y2k accessories

Let me explain in a simple font, Y2k accessories = hot girl summer accessories.

Here are some trendy accessories for summer-

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

Check out: How to accessorize any outfit and accessories trends of 2021

Personal favourite: Halter necks

This one is the most iconic trend of summer 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, criss-cross, summery pastels, 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 top with wide-leg jeans or pants for an effortlessly trendy outfit.

Poofy and padded

After years of quilted bags dominance on high fashion, shoes and headbands have also taken the poofy direction. And honestly, all the credit goes to Bottega Veneta. The quilted trend is here to stay for a long time -from elegant square-toe mules to comfy modern flats.

While styling, pay attention to proportions. For example, pair quilted sandals with something skin fit -like a ribbed bodycon dress. As for headbands, the voluminous the better!

Tube and tank tops

Outfits can’t be styled with only statement pieces. In fact, my favorite formula to put an outfit together is- trendy statement piece + basics + favorite accessories (jot it down for ‘I have nothing to wear: summer edition’ days). And for 2021, tube and tank top style is the most versatile basics for hot girl summer. You can layer these basics under a linen cropped blazer or button-down, and you can also style eye-catching ones as statement pieces!

Hot girl summer outfits must have: mini skirts

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

According to the barely-there style reflected in S/S 21, 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.


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.

Matching sets = easy hot girl summer outfits

Matching summer sets are one of the key trends to add to your closet for hot girl summer 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, asymmetrical and strappy details.

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 getting super popular on Instagram. However, if your style is edgy, mesh tops are also perfect for the summer heat.

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