4 Go-To Summer Outfits You Won't Want To Take Off

We'll be honest: We spend a big chunk of our mornings trying to put together the kind of outfit that can carry us from sunrise to sunset. You know, that magic combo that suits everything from a mimosa-fueled brunch to afternoon hangs in the park to tacos and a concert with our S.O., without so much as a shoe swap in between. With summer coming in hot, it's crucial to get a few of these effortless day-to-night looks in our arsenal, stat — because, let's be real, nothing's more annoying than postponing a spontaneous rooftop rosé date to "go home and change really fast."
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So, in an effort to permanently nix that midday wardrobe change, we've put together four on-trend and fuss-free outfits that work regardless of where our summer fun-days take us. This season, we're gravitating toward gingham anything, unique florals, and shoes guaranteed to keep our feet happy for hours on end, like the latest batch from Clarks. Now that we've got our looks down, all we've gotta do is start making plans.
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Illustrated by Louisa Cannell.
A pair of pinstriped pants and a flirty pleated top is one outfit combo that'll never steer you wrong. It's relaxed enough for an afternoon of treasure hunting at your favorite vintage spots but also dressy enough for refueling at a trendy restaurant afterwards. Add a sturdy pair of wedges, a classic ring, and a bold crossbody to the mix to really make your look shine.

Whistles top, T by Alexander Wang pants, Jennie Kwon Designs ring, La Portegna bag.

Clarks Adesha River, $160, available at Jean-Paul Fortin.
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Illustrated by Louisa Cannell.
A flowy, flowery maxi-dress might feel overly boho on its own, but when paired with casual lace-up sandals, a light-wash-denim jacket, simple gold earrings, and a summery tote, it's the perfect laid-back-meets-fashion-forward pick — for an event far fancier than a music festival.

Loup Charmant dress, FRAME jacket, Oak + Fort earrings, ASOS bag.

Clarks Corsio Dallas, $140, available at Jean-Paul Fortin.
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Illustrated by Louisa Cannell.
If you're looking for a summer-Friday outfit that you'll actually want to wear long after office hours, look no further. Try a linen crop-top, a floral midi-skirt, metallic wedges, and an eye-catching bag. For an added pop of color that reads more "out of office" than "out for lunch," throw on a playful pair of millennial-pink sunnies. Trust us — you'll be scooping up all the compliments.

Aritzia top, Mango skirt, Sophie Hulme bag, Crap Eyewear sunnies.

Clarks Acina Chester, $140, available at Jean-Paul Fortin.
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Illustrated by Louisa Cannell.
Nothing says "summer" quite like the picnic print, gingham. Take the pattern for a spin with this cute miniskirt, and pair it with a sleeveless top, super-comfy sandals, drop earrings, and a minimalist backpack. The result? An outfit perfect for gallery and bar hopping (and anywhere you might end up in between).

Topshop skirt, H&M top, Charles & Keith backpack, Catbird earrings.

Clarks Seanna Sun, $115, available at Jean-Paul Fortin.
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