30 June Outfit Ideas That are Equal Parts Chic and Comfy
The season of rosé, pool floats and outdoor brunches is finally upon us. But what should you wear while living your best summer life? Lucky for us, these 30 ladies have got June style down to a tee (yes, many of these looks include T-shirts). Here are 30 outfits to inspire you each day this month.
1. Beat the Heat in Light Colors
For the gal who loves a good monochrome ensemble, skip head-to-toe black or even brighter shades for white and light beige. Lighter colors reflect light (while darker colors absorb it), meaning they’re much better at keeping you cool even on the hottest days of the year.
2. Start Embracing Maximalist Jewelry
Baroque pearls, summer camp beads, signet rings, name necklaces—each of these styles is currently en vogue, but the best way to wear them is all at once. Play around with mixing pearl necklaces and gold chains, or layering enamel rings over CZ bands and dainty silver pieces. They key is just to have fun with it and don’t get too precious trying to balance everything out.
Shop similar styles: Missoma earrings ($115); 8 Other Reasons necklace ($40); Oak & Luna necklace ($150); IVL Collective top ($68); Pinko skirt ($295); House of Want bag ($98; $69); Roxanne Assoulin bracelets ($75); ASOS rings ($9)
3. Add One Super-Vibrant Pop
How does one instantly spice up an all-white or -beige ensemble? With one big splash of vivid orange, electric blue or even highlighter yellow.
5. Dress Up a Pair of Track Pants
Swap your go-to sweats for something a little more warm-weather friendly, like silky track pants, instead. Give them a little style boost by tucking in a form-fitting tank top, slipping into some sleek white sneakers or strappy sandals and piling on all the dainty gold jewelry.
6. Embrace Bike Shorts, Once and For All
We weren’t entirely on board at first either, but the bike shorts craze won’t be dying down any time soon so you may want to consider embracing the trend once and for all. The simplest way to wear them? With easy sneakers and a loose button-down shirt.
7. Pair Black with Navy
We know, the idea of wearing one dark hue in the middle of June feels a little off, but two? Trust us, this combination is supremely chic and a pop of black, whether it be in the form of some Birkenstocks or a patterned clutch, can make your go-to blue pieces feel super fresh.
8. Wear a Boilersuit Out on the Town
Turns out, these one-piece wonders are appropriate for way more than to paint a house. Pair yours with some pointy-toe shoes and a sleek leather bag to avoid looking like you’re on your way to work at the carwash.
10. Go Big (On Color and Style)
This year’s version of the comfy tent dress is a bit more tailored with tiers of fabric and strategic stitching throughout. And while you can never go wrong with a gorgeous floral print, we really love the impact a bright, solid block of color can make.
11. Swap Your Jacket for a Lightweight Duster
This is how you deal with those weird in-between days before true summer hits. Thanks for the inspo, Coterie member Grace Atwood!
13. Offset Chunky Sandals with a Body-Skimming Midi
Thick-soled sandals with lots of straps, aka dad sandals, are majorly trending this summer. Our favorite way to wear them is with a sleek midi dress and minimalist jewelry, a la Coterie member Monroe Steele, for a balanced look that proves opposites really do attract.
15. Play Around With Simple Bobby Pins
Fun barrettes, throwback scrunchies and puffed-up headbands have been weaving their way into our regular rotation over the past year or so, but you don't actually need to splurge on a bunch of new hair accessories to join in on the fun. All you need are some bobby pins that stand out against your hair color (gold for brunettes, black for blondes) and you suddenly have everything you need to create a funky updo, entirely of your own design.
16. Go Back to Basics
A plain white tank and jeans can look incredibly chic if you know how to choose the right pieces. Pick a top in a thicker material, rather than wrinkly linen or ribbed cotton, and tuck it into jeans that eschew distressing and whiskering for a clean solid wash. Finish with a classic black or leather belt to cinch your waist and voilà! Easy, grown-up and ready for anything your weekend has in store.
17. Keep Cool in a Maxi Tent Dress
Short tent dresses run the risk of blowing up in the wind (or making you look like a child’s babydoll), but longer silhouettes will keep you just as cool and comfortable and eliminate any chance of an incidental flashing. Look for sleeveless styles or those with loose sleeves to really monopolize on breathability..
18. Style a Mini to Feel All Grown Up
Add a crisp button-down shirt, a sleek leather bag and opt for straight silhouettes over anything with pleats. And that’s how you avoid schoolgirl comparisons like a total pro.
19. Opt for Longer-Length Shorts Over Cut-Offs
Bermudas and other short styles with long inseams are reigning supreme this summer (hallelujah!), so leave the Daisy Duke cut-offs for vacation. We've found styles that fit a little looser to be more universally flattering than those that are skin tight.
20. Celebrate Father’s Day By Dressing Like Dad
With a chic fashion twist, of course. The Hawaiian shirt and khaki pants are all Pops, but the strappy stilettos, glitzy bangles and glamorous sunglasses help keep you from looking like his actual twin.
21. Try a Loose-Fitting Jumpsuit
We love a good one-and-done jumpsuit, but the trick to making a shapeless one-piece look less like an infant’s onesie? Wear a curve-hugging T-shirt underneath.
23. Eschew Color All Together
Spring and summer tend to invoke images of brightly colored gardens and vibrant printed sundresses, but that doesn’t mean you’re required to go all in on rainbow hues. Stark black and white can still look seasonally appropriate so long as you choose pieces in summer silhouettes, like a flowy midi skirt or sleeveless bodysuit.
24. Swap Your Jeans for Cargo Pants
Yes, the dad-approved style is in for summer 2021, but there are absolutely some tricks to making them look fashionable rather than frumpy. Opt for a pair with some extra detailing, like contrasting pockets, lace trim down the sides or a paperbag waist, to give them a more feminine flare. We also suggest wearing them with a short-sleeve blouse or sexy high-neck bodysuit instead of a plain T-shirt.
25. Let Your Handbag Steal the Spotlight
A blue-and-white check dress, white tee and gray sneakers may look cute, but it’s nothing all that exciting or attention grabbing. But add in a purse in a neon hue or with lots of swingy fringe (or both) and you’ll suddenly find yourself on the receiving end of a lot more compliments.
26. Tie Your Shirt Instead of Tucking It
Besides eliminating the need to continue retucking your shirt throughout the day, this styling trick also allows you to show a sliver of skin at the waist making long sleeves and pants feel more summery.
27. Add an Unexpected Bit of Shimmer and Shine
Why sport a matte red blouse when you can wear one that glitters in the summer sun? Lamé and fabrics embroidered with metallic hues look particularly fabulous on bright afternoons when the sun’s rays can really make them shimmer. Just be sure to keep other metallic jewelry to a minimum and pair them with simple basics like jeans to keep things on the casual side.
28. Have Your Favorite Swimsuit Pull Double Duty
Who says you can’t wear your swimsuit all day? Toss on a pair of tailored trousers and strappy ‘90s-esque sandals, like Coterie member Tyla-Lauren Gilmore did here, for instant polish.
29. Take a Trip Down Memory Lane via Your Jewelry
Camp inspired jewelry is having a major moment this summer with vibrant beads, funky charms and colorful string bracelets popping up left and right. If you're really feeling nostalgic, you can also DIY your own and let those wonderful camp memories wash over you.
30. Wear Clogs with a Mini Dress
Yes, the typically cold-weather shoe can totally work between Memorial Day and Labor Day.