4 On-Trend Outfits To Get You Through Summer

It can definitely be tough to get back into the swing of summer dressing. After months of layering up and getting creative with transitional weather, somehow wearing less can feel more complicated than wearing more.
While some people turn to friends and Instagram for warm-weather outfit inspiration, others search the depths of Pinterest for answers on how to wear the latest must-haves. At the moment, a few specific search terms are having major surges on the platform: Based on U.S. search data, searches for "mustard yellow outfit" are up more than 270% year over year; searches for "bodysuit outfit" are up nearly 390%; searches for "oxford shoes outfit" are up nearly 60%; and searches for "bralette outfit" are up nearly 250%.
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If this data is any indication, you've probably found yourself wondering how the hell to wear any of the above. So, now's the time to answer these summer styling questions before the season officially hits. Using Pinterest's data as inspiration, we're walking you through four on-trend outfits to get you through. Click on to get these styles under your belt, and soon, friends will be asking you for styling advice.
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Question: Can I pull off a bodysuit?

Answer: First of all, yes; yes you can. But, if the idea of wearing one leaves you scratching your head, opt for an option that gives the illusion of a normal shirt. The great part about a bodysuit is that it's an ideal tucking-in piece (since it stays in place), which means it's perfect to wear with a denim skirt. Finish the outfit off with some platform sneakers, a summery bag, and hoop earrings.

Alix Essex Metallic Stretch-knit Bodysuit, $155, available at Net-A-Porter; Eve Denim Scout Denim Mini Skirt, $225, available at Moda Operandi; The Frankie Shop Woven Straw Basket Bag, $149, available at The Frankie Shop; Bagatiba Silver Hollow Hoops, $180, available at Bagatiba; Superga 2790 Sneakers, $67.99, available at Zappos.
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Question: How can I make a bralette work for me?

Answer: Bralettes and sheer tops are a match made in styling heaven. The combination is cool for showing off that underpinning (and a little skin), without feeling totally exposed. Pair them with some classic jeans and fun accessories, and you're good to go.

& Other Stories Sheer Shirt, $95, available at & Other Stories; Lively Busty Bralette, $35, available at Lively; Topshop Moto Cropped Kick Flare Jeans, $70, available at Topshop; Nanushka Mia Suede Backpack, $526, available at Nanushka; Gucci Optyl and Metal Sunglasses, $620, available at Gucci.
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Question: What's the best way to style mustard yellow?

Answer: Why is it that the color yellow automatically sets off an alert in your mind that's like, "Nope. No. It just doesn't work on me." But with mustard, it's different. It's enough of a neutral to almost act like a khaki, so we suggest pairing it back with other neutrals, like a white tee, black sandals, and a crisp mini bag for an easy summer look.

Sonia Rykiel Mustard Cotton High Waisted Trousers, $505, available at Avenue32; ASOS T-shirt with Individuals Unified Print, $24, available at ASOS; Birkenstock Mayari, $94.95, available at Birkenstock; Senreve Mini Maestra, $695, available at Senreve; Laura Lombardi Link Earrings, $84, available at Fuggiamo.
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Question: What do I wear with my oxfords?

Answer: Let's get one thing straight: Oxfords go with everything. They're just as good for topping off a menswear-inspired outfit as they are for pairing with a flouncy, floral dress. For this example, we suggest wearing them with laid-back silhouettes, like wide, relaxed jeans and a slinky camisole. For finishing touches, try a cool, practical tote and some personalized jewelry.

Alexander Wang Wendie Studded Oxford, $695, available at Nordstrom; Zara Contrasting Ecru Top, $35.90, available at Zara; Sandy Liang Ghost Jeans, $402.99, available at Need Supply Co.; Death In Paris Horizon Vermilion, $218, available at Death In Paris; Sarah Chloe Letter-engraved Square Signet Ring in Silver, $179, available at Neiman Marcus.
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