By midsummer, wearing flowing, floral-print dresses and strappy sandals can start feeling pretty monotonous. It doesn’t take long to start counting down the days until the return of sweater-and-ankle-boot weather, which can only mean one thing: style boredom has officially set in. If you’re searching for fresh outfit ideas to carry you through the remaining weeks of the warmest months of the year, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.
We turned to some of the most stylish women we follow on Instagram—@walkinwonderland, @annelauremais, @kellyaugustineb, and @noore—for outfit inspiration and shopped out their looks with mall brands. (Think accessible shops like Madewell, Nordstrom, and even Forever 21.) Spanning an ensemble that’ll motivate you to try the neon trend to an outfit that makes a compelling case for embracing tie-dye, these are the looks we’re copying stat.
Scroll on to see the perfect summer outfits that are giving us life—and shop similar pieces to re-create the looks for yourself.
A simple cotton dress with a narrow-brimmed straw hat and naked shoes makes for the ideal summer outfit.
The neon trend is still going strong this summer. Pair a midi skirt in a bright hue with animal-print mules for a laid-back look.
A boldly printed jumpsuit is the perfect throw-on-and-go summer outfit. (Psst: We’ve already deemed florals one of the only prints that matter this season.)
Another trend that’s not going anywhere anytime soon? Tie-dye. If you have yet to try the print, trust us. It’s not too late yet.
Up next, 23 new summer dresses your friends will be begging to borrow.