It’s the height of summer and it’s hot so you may want to check your closet to figure out a style that will beat the heat. Don’t know what to wear? Think comfortable lightweight fabrics, embroidered skirts, shell jewellery, intricately woven sun hats and cute lace up sandals. The best part is that most of these outfits suit most summer activities –– whether it is having an outdoor barbecue with friends or walking on the beach.

 We’ve rounded up ten cute summer outfit ideas you can recreate, mix and match that will keep you looking hot while staying cool. Enjoy!

Try on a flowy dress, jute hat, and lace sandals.

This is a classic summer look. Short or long sleeves flowy dresses look gorgeous in any floral or tie dye pattern. To accessorize, try on a nice woven hat, matching handbag, dark sunglasses and lace sandals. This is perfect for those adorable grass picnics or lunch dates with friends. 

Wear a scarf wrapped top, wavy bottoms, and statement earrings.

Looking for a clothing hack? The answer lies in your accessory drawer. Grab a patterned or plain scarf, and secure it around your chest. Top it off with flowy bottoms like a skirt or pair of shorts. For a plain scarf, pair it with patterned bottoms and vice versa. Adorn this look with cute big statement earrings and flat shoes for a chic look.

Style a classic white shirt with jean bottoms and hoop earrings.

A classic white button down shirt accompanied by full length jean leggings or shorts and small gold hoop earrings creates that simple summer yet classy look. Add some color to this outfit with blue jean bottoms and using accessories such as a fruity necklace for hoop earrings

Wear floral or printed rompers with metal jewelry.

Floral printed rompers are perfect for summer outings. Not only are they truly comfortable to wear, but they are also visually appealing given the different fabrics and patterns they are available in. A casual beach romper can be paired with comfortable flip flops or slippers. Add some metal jewelry with the romper like silver earrings or a charm bracelet.  

Flowy shorts will keep you stylish and cool.

Shorts are always the best casual and low maintenance attire for any outdoor or informal occasions. There is no going wrong in picking solid or a patterned shorts with a contrast sleeveless or long-sleeve blouse. This season there is a great selection of flowy ones that will catch a great beach breeze.. A nice cross body purse with flip flops and sunglasses will make you ready for the sun and sand. 

Wear some cropped capri pants with a tunic and boat shoes.

Capris seem to be the lovechild of the popular cycling shorts and the beloved leggings: they’re just right. They are super comfortable than jeans when it gets too humid and sweaty. You can wear long cotton tunics with several patterns, which look great when paired with a plain-colored capri. Small gold charm bracelets and stud earrings go very well with a busy tunic. A straw hat with boat shoes will make it a classy look.

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About Anika Nayak

Anika Nayak is a freelance journalist from Tampa, Florida specializing in health and wellness. Her work has appeared in ArchDigest, Business Insider, Elite Daily, HuffPost, Insider and many more.

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