Who else struggles with casual summer outfits? When it comes to holiday pieces for reliably hot temperatures, I more or less know what I like to wear. But I’m talking about easy-going summer styles that you can throw on for last minute plans or a low-key outing, like a spontaneous coffee or a walk about town.
Relaxed summer outfits can be particularly difficult when the weather can’t decide what it’s doing. If you live in the UK, you’ll know this feeling well. The key here is to prioritise comfort and stick with loose shapes and light layers. To make your life easier, I’ve picked out seven casual summer outfits for everyday plans that should see you through September too. Happy summer styling!
1. Effortless Black Sundress
Kick off the week with this floaty black hem maxi dress, a piece you can dress up or down for virtually any summer event in your diary. A relaxed tiered style like this allows you to move freely and stay cool on those hot summer days. Pair it with chunky sandals, your favourite sunglasses and a classic mid-blue denim jacket.
2. Tie Front Jumpsuit
For a laid-back yet stylish look, choose this loose-fitting tie-front jumpsuit. This timeless one-piece outfit is perfect for casual outings or running errands. Complete the look with sneakers or woven sandals.
3 & 4. Prints To Love
Cute printed dresses that you can throw on when the girls’ chat summons you for impromptu drinks! The heart print Bardot dress and flower wrap mini dress pair well with strappy heels, boots or flats. If the weather’s unpredictable, layer a leather biker jacket or a classic lightweight beige trench over the top for extra coverage.
5. Summer Neutrals
Blazers are for summer too! Contrast a cool white blazer with some neutral wide-leg cargo trousers and a simple tee for the perfect smart-casual look. This combo is perfect for days when you want to feel comfy but put-together.
6 & 7. Strappy Maxi Styles
These strappy maxi dresses in cool, flowy shapes are ideal for a summery Sunday stroll. Pair yours with chunky trainers or your go-to sandals and add a cute quilted bag to complete the look.