Okay, can we say it's
officially summer? The weather in New York may not necessarily reflect that (this week alone, I wore a turtleneck one day, and a floral dress the next), but it's June, and for all intents and purposes, it's bare-arm, bare-leg season. And that makes getting dressed a little...complicated. Not because it's any harder to put together an outfit — in fact, it's actually easier: A simple frock and pair of slides can go a long way. But with that tried-and-true, no-frills formula can come a stagnated sense of creativity. (You are basically wearing the same thing everyday, after all). So, how do you spice things up?
This month, we're looking to varying dress silhouettes, oddball layering techniques, and bold accessories to help craft outfits that are easy and cool to wear (both in trend and temperature). June may be the time for less clothing, but that doesn't mean the pieces you
are wearing should make any less of a statement. Here's 30 outfits (one for every day of the month), to inspire you to get a little wild with your wardrobe.
Give a plain old wrap dress new dimension by layering it over a T-shirt. Whether solid-color or graphic is up to you.
Kristinit dress, Chloe bag, Celine shoes.
Blazers have become a seasonless staple. Opt for a lightweight fabric, like linen, to wear when the office AC is on blast.
The Frankie Shop blazer, Nike shoes, Rarely bag, State Optical Co. sunglasses.
For a simple outfit that requires little-to-no-thought, go monochromatic head-to-toe.
Mansur Gavriel shoes, Proenza Schouler earrings.
Rather than pairing your favorite white tee with a pair of jeans, tuck it into some just-as-crisp trousers. Just, stay away from the Ketchup.
Longline robe coats are in, and they're a way to add a little something extra to even the simplest of looks.
Topshop top, Zara pants, Choice jacket, Adidas shoes.
If you hopped on the pleated skirt train this past winter, why not add a summer version to your closet as well?
Emma Mulholland top, Tome skirt, Marc Jacobs shoes, The Daily Edited bag.
Remember when you used to belt your dresses at your hips in middle school? Yup, looks like that trend is making its way back into the zeitgeist.
One word: logomania.
Fila dress, MCM bag.
Play with proportions by going little on top, big on the bottom.
CF Goldman top, Pixie Market pants, Marais shoes,
Breakfast at Tiffany's, ladies who lunch, etc., etc. Chanel dress, bag, and shoes.
Give a halter dress the illusion of sleeves by layering a simple T-shirt underneath.
Does anything feel more summer than gingham?
Drop earrings are back, and way cooler than you remember.
Fashion to Figure top, Eloquii pants, Zara earrings.
Can we talk about how good this summer version of the matching set is? We'll be investing in a tube top, midi skirt combination ASAP.
Zara top and skirt, Wes Gordon x Manolo Blahnik shoes, Adam Selman x Le Specs sunglasses.
For those days when you just #can't, throw on a kaftan.
Sleeper dress, Aeydē shoes.
Pair a summer suit with a tube top (or improvise with a bikini top), for a look that hits the right note between laid back and put-together.
Matteau Swim top, Hope Stockholm pants and jacket, Wicker Wings bag.
#TBT to your summer camp days with a little splash of tie-dye.
Le Cafe Noir Studio top.
We've said it once and we'll say it again: Buy yourself a basket bag!
Courreges dress, Rochas shoes, Nina Ricci sunglasses.
A floral dress and a pair of Converse. We can't think of a better combination.
Vintage dress, Converse shoes.
Sick of your denim cut-offs? Switch things up with a colorful pair of knit shorts.
River Island top and shorts.
Halter tops are back with a vengeance, y'all.
Huishan Zhang skirt, Marques'Almeida shoes, Paco Rabanne bag, Tuza Jewelry necklace and earrings.
In case you were wondering whether that off-the-shoulder top you bought last year was still in style, the answer is 100% yes.
Pamplemousse top, Levi's pants, Miu Miu shoes, Giant Vintage sunglasses.
Mini bags may not be the most practical thing, but they sure are cute.
A graphic tee is probably one of the most versatile pieces you have in your wardrobe. Let it shine by wearing it with a more feminine skirt.
Ganni top, ASOS skirt, Topshop shoes, Coach bag.
One earring instead of two, always.
Mango pants, No.21 shoes.
For a little office-appropriate attire, invest in a colorful summer suit.
Arwa Al Banawi jacket and shorts, Mehry Mu bag, Self Portrait x Robert Clergerie shoes.
A simple floral dress. Need we say more?
ASOS dress, Stylenanda shoes.
If you love ruffle dresses, why not give ruffled pants a go?
Osman pants, Miu Miu jacket, Shrimps shoes, Mansur Gavriel bag, Chloe sunglasses.
Dad hats, forever and always.
Here's how to wear a wide-brim hat when you're not at the beach. Looks good, no?
Exhibit Store skirt, Yves Saint Laurent bag.