Summer is all about finding a balance between simplicity and celebration — in what we wear and what we do. Because, let's face it — while it's nice to be outdoors after months of being cooped up, sometimes it’s just way too hot to overthink things. Your itinerary, too, is as crammed as your wardrobe, and we're betting that beyond the fact that they’re both taking advantage of the good weather, there's not much rhyme or reason, dress-code-wise, to link them together. A beach trip, summer wedding, and brunch plans all on the same weekend — sound familiar?
With so many events on your itinerary, there are a huge number of outfits to put together, too. And, as much as we’d like to keep a cool, go-with-the-flow mentality, we’ve waited all year for three months of perfect weather and would rather not leave our weekends (and our weekend wardrobes) up to chance. Also, there's that bit about practicality. While your first instinct might be to wear whatever's coolest (literally), there are other things to consider, too. Like, what's office-appropriate, but won't give you sweat stains? How short is too short? Will there be air conditioning? Is a strapless bra necessary? As always, we’ve got you covered.
To aid you in a summer's worth of adventures, we’ve got all of these fashion questions answered, and then some — from what to wear on that ice cream crawl down the boardwalk to the perfect bathing suit for a hotel pool party to what standout dress works best for your second cousin’s wedding. All you need to worry about is loading on the SPF and checking back here for outfit inspiration and wardrobe advice for those last-minute getaways and events. Now go toss back a cold one and bask in the afternoon light, you’ve waited all winter for this.