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 wear throughout the month of July.
Wear a T-Shirt Under a Party Dress
Protect your shoulders from that hot summer sun while simultaneously making your favorite cocktail dress more daytime-appropriate.
Wear Head-to-Toe Brights
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 and show that white-hot sun who’s boss.
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.
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. Try out a pattern other than stars and stripes for a more subtle but equally festive effect.
WEAR ALL YOUR NEUTRALS AT ONCE
An off-the-shoulder top with ruffled sleeves feels less intimidating or fiesta-ready when done in a simple beige and paired with tailored khakis. Yes, you can wear different neutral shades in the same outfit without looking boring.
Elongate Your Frame with Vertical Stripes
It doesn’t matter if you’re five foot two or six foot two; vertical stripes are slimming, lengthening and guaranteed to help you channel your inner supermodel, just 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?
Wear a Summer-Weight Knit
Fun fact: Cashmere is actually a great warm-weather fabric. It can keep you cool outdoors and warm inside your overly-air-conditioned office. These lightweight, breathable knits are also a favorite of Italy’s most fashionable women so, yeah, we’re sold.
Mix Gingham of All Sizes and Shades
One easy way to ensure your gingham ensemble doesn’t go full-on Dorothy? Mix it up with different size prints, like Coterie member Alisha Taneja does here.
Add Depth to a Monochrome Ensemble
Do you love wearing head-to-toe white in summer? Of course you do, but consider incorporating a few textured pieces to add interest and avoid looking totally washed out.
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.
Embrace the Easy Wrap Dress
This breezy style is universally flattering, super comfortable and somehow always looks professional.
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 classic kicks to keep that California vibe going.
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. Thanks for the inspo, Olivia Jeanette!
Bridge the Gap Between Contrasting Hues
Pale yellow and vibrant violet aren’t exactly a match made in heaven...but when you wear them on either side of a navy blue skirt, suddenly they don’t feel quite so disjointed.
Embrace the NYC Style Stereotype
Yes, you can wear black-on-black this summer without melting into a sweaty puddle. Just remember to choose breathable fabrics and avoid anything too form-fitting or constricting.
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.
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 and you'll be good to go...to happy hour cocktails.
Take Your Grandma's Advice
A dainty grandma-inspired glasses chain will give you confidence that you definitely won't lose those designer sunglasses you bought earlier this year. (Yes, even if you indulge a bit too much at boozy brunch.)
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.