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15 Fresh Summer Outfit Ideas to Start Wearing Now

From bright separates to the year-round trench, wake up your wardrobe with these hot trends.

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It might be argued that summer is the most wonderful time of the year. Even if you're less inclined to bask in the sun's rays, there's no denying the outfit possibilities that warm weather affords. Get in the vibe now with minis, cool suiting, airy dresses, and sky-high platforms that work now and really come alive after Labor Day. See the ladies at fashion week that are bringing all of the summer-ready inspiration now.

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Boxers or Briefs?
boxer shorts summer outfit inpiration
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We're still not over the boxers and button down combination that took off last year. Go all in on new colors like this cool blue poplin or a neutral tan set. Add some color with an interesting bag.

Exclusive Palma Striped Cotton Shirt
Exclusive Palma Striped Cotton Mini Shorts
Polished-finish Shoulder Bag
Less is More
a woman wears a see through knit dress at fashion week
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The overwhelming message from the runways has been hard to miss—leave little to the imagination and have fun doing it. Jessie Andrews takes the idea to the streets.

Cutout Maxi Dress
Christopher Esber
Little White Mini Dress
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It might sound specific, but a great white shirt dress will work hard in your wardrobe—going from early spring with a leather trench and boots to mid-summer on its own with flat sandals.

Lisbon Cotton Mini Shirt Dress
Track Star
joggers street style
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Right now is all about the unexpected in fashion. Why not mix your oversized track pants with a sequin top like Amina Muaddi?

Sequined Sleeveless Tank Top
P.A.R.O.S.H.
Cargo Drawstring-waist Cropped Trousers
There Was One
Kick Flare Suiting
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A cool white suit gives all the Bianca Jagger vibes. Go all-in with flared pants and a cool pendant necklace like Caroline Daur.

Cutaway Dickey Woven Blazer
Net-a-Porter
Veronica Beard
Lebone Woven Flared Pants
Veronica Beard
Love Lapis 22K Gold-Plated Necklace
Sylvia Toledano
The Long Game
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The play of proportions is really what brings Rajni Jaques' look home. Opt for an interesting maxi skirt and add a bra top.

Le Haut Melo Underwire Tank Top
Farfetch
Seersucker Long Pleated Skirt
Farfetch
The Poppin' Poplins
street style summer outfit inspiration
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Shorts and a button-down are a tried and true summer combo. Gabriella Karefa-Johnson makes the formula her own with interesting textures and patterns.

The Deep End
AYR
Better Than Faux Leather Drawstring Shorts
Good American
Going Green
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There's no denying the Bottega Veneta effect—green is everywhere and it'll look even better in the bright rays of the summer sun. Try it out in suiting like Yoyo Kulala.

Bowie Single-breasted Crêpe Blazer
Rachel High-rise Flared Crêpe Pants
MyTheresa
Shout Out to the Cut-Outs
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While beachy in vibe, Julia Comil proves that the cut-out dress look can be equally appealing in the city. That Parisian backdrop doesn't hurt a bit.

Cameron Cutout Cotton-Blend Knit Midi Dress
Hey, Shortie
tropical shorts summer outfit inspiration
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Printed short shorts are back. The grade school look is as approachable as it is cute—and we only use that word when it's absolutely necessary. Bring the grown up energy with an oversized blazer like this model.

Tailored Double Breasted Blazer
Ruffled Organic Cotton Shorts
PJs All Day
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While theoretically we're moving away from all-day cozy clothes, Gilda Ambrosio proves there is a chic way to maintain lounge life while remaining street-style-ready. In short, it's by wearing almost-pajamas with cool accessories.

Caro Headscarf
Striped Sizeless Pajamas Set with Pants
Daily Sleeper
Riviera Ready
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While we're all-in on this bold suit, what we're really inspired by in this look is a red stripe motif. It instantly transports you to a European riviera. France? Italy? We'll take any of them.

Striped Cotton Maxi Dress
Toy Loulou Puffer Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag
Nordstrom
Saint Laurent
Platforms and Knits
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The word boho has become convoluted—we blame Coachella. But the spirit of bohemian style is a relaxed state that invokes nature and ease. Enter: knits and platforms.

Galina Cutout Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress
Wavy Woven Leather Platform Slides
My
Prairie Chic
blue long dress street style
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Sometimes the best summer dresses give all the #cottagecore references. Wear the best ones with boots now and slides later.

Charles Eyelet Cotton Midi Dress
Ellerston Gold-Tone Aviator Sunglasses
Oliver Peoples x THE ROW
Orange You Glad?
orange knit top for summer outfit ideas
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There's nothing like a bold color to usher in a new season. Mix your orange with great trousers and gold like this runway-goer.

Cutout Textured-Knit Bodysuit
Proenza Schouler
Bold Herringbone Chain Necklace
Stretch Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants
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