Summer is in full swing, and reemergence has made for a very stylish start to summer. As we look at what this season has in store–Weddings! Travel! Social gatherings!—we expect plenty of exciting reasons and occasions to get dressed up. For a little bit of summer outfit inspiration, we’re feeling inspired by archival Vogue images that perfectly balance classic style with staying power and fun seasonal trends. All these photos feel just as relevant and of the moment now as they did when they were captured.
It isn’t a surprise that some of our favorite looks have the summer wardrobe pairings we love: a striped tee with a tiered midi-skirt; a breezy maxi dress and lace-up sandals; or a cardigan and a jean short. They’re summer outfit ideas that are incredibly simple but not lacking personality. There are casual, everyday separates that can take you from breakfast to the beach. Think lightweight fabrics and relaxed silhouettes, beautifully embroidered skirts, shell necklaces, and intricately woven sun hats you’ll want to lock in now ahead of your August holiday.
From beachwear and blouses to canvas carryalls and poolside chapeaus, we’ve broken down 15 summer outfit ideas into easy and re-creatable three- or four-step formulas. Shop all of them here, and repeat them all summer long.
Knit Dress + Woven Bag + Jute Platforms = Crochet All Day
A.L.C. Carolyn crochet dress
Oscar de la Renta gold-tone, woven faux-raffia, and wood clip earrings
Schutz Byana espadrille platform sandals
Crochet Bucket + Checkered Top + Micro Mini = Summer 2021