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7 Easy to Copy Classic Summer Outfits

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And just like that, high summer temps are upon us. Each summer I gravitate towards the timeless and classic summer outfits that make me look like I could be taking a European vacation any minute and if you clicked on this post, then you probably gravitate towards those too! There’s a classic element to each of these outfits. Whether it’s the style, color, or pieces, use these outfits as inspiration (or copy them straight up) for classic outfits this season!

7 Easy to Copy Classic Summer Outfits

P.S- I apologize if the photo quality is not up to par in this post…I usually never take photos with my cellphone!

1. slip dress + linen blazer + straw hat + slides + straw bag
Love wearing black…even in the summer? Me too. Make it season appropriate by pairing it with light and summery pieces, such as straw accessories and fabrics like linen.

dress (similar) | hat | bag | necklace | linen blazer (similar)

2. peasant top + striped skirt + straw hat + pendant necklace + espadrilles
All the light colors make this look fresh yet classy. Perfect for summer date nights!

top | skirt (similar) | necklace | hat (similar) | shoes (similar)

3. black bodysuit + khaki shorts + gold accessories
If showing skin isn’t your thing, sub out the one-shoulder top for a tank top or whatever it is if you feel comfortable in! The classic elements of this outfit are neutrals and the touch of class gold adds, so just make sure you get those!

bodysuit | shorts | purse (similar) | necklace | slides (similar)

4. striped blazer + basic tee + denim shorts
Spring, summer, fall, or winter- you can never go wrong with a basic tee + blazer combo. Make it summer appropriate by pairing it with denim shorts and look for blazers in summer patterns and colors, instead of the heavy black.

striped blazer (similar here and here) | tee | necklace | denim shorts (similar)

5. basic tee + cardigan + culottes + straw bag + gold accessories
Gold pendant necklace, cropped flared jeans, straw bag…this outfit has many Parisian chic summer elements! Don’t forget to tie your sweater or cardigan in an uber-chic way to elevate your whole look.

basic tee | cardigan (similar) | culottes (similar) | straw bag (similar) | necklace

6. striped top + linen pants + cat-eye sunglasses + basket bag
Brb, going to the south of France! Chanel the chic, French vibes in this classic striped top paired with breezy linen pants. Don’t forget the iconic Jane Birkin basket bag either! Related: How to Create a French Capsule Wardrobe for Spring & Summer

striped top (similar) | linen pants (similar) | basket bag (similar) | sunglasses

7. basic tee + jeans + necklace + purse
Sweet, simple, and easy to copy! You can rock this outfit using these basics or use this outfit as a foundation to add more to it- such as a linen blazer, straw hat, and more!

basic tee | jeans (similar) | necklace | purse

Have fun copying these easy to recreate looks!

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.