31 Outfit Ideas for Every Day in July
We can practically smell the grill firing up, taste the ice-cold rosé cider and hear the splash of that unicorn float hitting the pool. We’ve reached peak summer and we’re ready to look like it. We did the work for you and planned out 31 fabulous fresh outfits to try all July long.
Try a Hawaiian Shirt(dress)
We admire Sir Tommy Bahama, but we can’t help but feel a little too much like a Floridian retiree when wearing one of his lovely creations. The solution: Throw on a Hawaiian print shirtdress instead. Add a pair of sleek sock booties to give it an extra femme edge.
Mix Gingham of All Sizes and Shades
One easy way to ensure your gingham ensemble doesn’t go full-on Dorothy? Wear multiple versions all at once. Mix it up with different size prints, like Coterie member Alisha Taneja does here.
Keep Voluminous Pieces Neutral
An off-the-shoulder top with ruffled sleeves feels less intimidating or fiesta-ready when in a simple beige and paired with some tailored khakis instead of a bright or bold skirt.
Elongate Your Frame with Vertical Stripes
It doesn’t matter if you’re 5’2” or 6’2”; these slimming, lengthening stripes are guaranteed to help you channel your inner supermodel so you can strut your stuff down the sidewalk like Coterie member Liz Teich. Get it, girl.
Give a Throwback NOD TO '90S OVERALLS
If you’re still totally buggin’ over the awesome fashion on Clarissa Explains It All, then we have some good news for you. Overalls and oversize headbands are back in style. Boo-ya!
Try a Funky Pair of Sunnies
Which sounds more fun: a pair of classic wayfarers or oversize heart-shaped frames that are covered in glitter? Um, yeah, we thought so too.
Rock a Bright Suit
You might be expected to wear a suit to work, but no one said what color it needs be. Channel the spirit of the season with vibrant oranges, bright yellows and cherry reds. Total power move.
Get Comfortable in a Caftan
Equal parts glamorous and easy, your go-to poolside caftan is more versatile than you think. Just add a pair of fabulous oversize earrings, a structured bag and luxe slides, like Coterie member Katie Sturino, and suddenly you’re red-carpet ready. Or at least ready for dinner and drinks with the girls.
Pair One of Summer’s Biggest Trends With One From Fall
Who knew a one-shoulder top would look so fresh when paired with bright red sock boots? Bring those babies back out for this cool-girl combo. Thanks for the inspo, Ijeoma Kola!
Wear Head-to-Toe Color
Instead of wilting away in the heat, why not re-energize with a super-bold “look at me” ensemble? Pile on the most vibrant shades you can find to show that white-hot sun who’s boss.
Embrace the Easy Wrap Dress
This breezy style is universally flattering, super comfortable and somehow always looks professional.
Try a Loose-Fitting Jumpsuit
We love a good one-and-done jumpsuit, but the trick to making a shapeless one-piece look more flattering (and less like an infant’s onesie) is to pair it with a curve hugging T-shirt underneath and roll up the legs to reveal a bit of ankle.
Use a Sunhat to Add Some Drama
It’s time to take that straw hat out of your beach bag and into the real world. The wider the brim, the more glamorous you’ll feel. And on the flip side, a smaller brim will make you look like an explorer ready for her next safari.
Celebrate the 4th of July in Style
Turns out you can wear all the colors of the flag at once without looking like, well, the flag itself. And never wear both stars and stripes at the same time.
Wear a Summer-Weight Knit
Fun fact: Cashmere is actually a great warm-weather fabric. It’s lightweight, breathable and easily transitions from keeping you cool outdoors to keeping you warm inside your over-air-conditioned office. Summer knits are also a favorite of Italy’s most fashionable women so, yeah, we’re sold.
Balance Out Rainbow Stripes
Our favorite trick: Make every other part of your outfit (from shoes to shirt to sunnies) just one solid hue, like orange.
Don’t Assume Shorts Are Casual
Turns out shorts suits are major fashion chameleons, looking adorably cute for a casual Friday then super sexy for a night out on the town. Bottom line, you can wear one of these fabulous sets to basically every event on your calendar.
Bridge the Gap Between Contrasting Hues
Pale yellow and ultra violet aren’t exactly a match made in heaven...but when you wear them on either side of a solid black skirt, suddenly they don’t feel quite so disjointed.
Layer a Shirtdress Over Another Dress
Or, if you like the look of an unbuttoned hem but aren’t so into the extra exposure, layer it over a skirt or dress for a super-cool effect.
Wear Your Athletic Gear Outside the Gym
Real talk: When it’s 97 degrees out with 100 percent humidity, you are going to get sweaty. So throw on a sweat-wicking tank with your girly midi skirt and call it a (fashionable) day.
Sport a Safari Jacket
Make a safari jacket and long shorts city-appropriate with a silk scarf headband and casual black flats. (Save the hiking boots for vacation.)
Let Loose in a Tent Dress
They’re easy, they’re breezy and, when worn with heels and an open neckline, they’re surprisingly flattering, too.
Try a Silk Slip Skirt
Slip dresses can be tricky to wear without veering into nightgown territory. Slip skirts? Much easier to pull off. Wear yours with a casual tank or button-down shirt and flat sandals or simple sneakers and you'll be all set to go.
Pile on the Prints
Go big or go home and wear as many loud, oversize and punchy prints as your little heart desires. It’s summer, baby.