Despite the fact that it's June, we're still in defrost mode from the unseasonal cold and damp spring weather (which we mostly observed from the comfort of our apartment). But now that the temps are finally enjoyable again, we're itching to be out and about for as long as possible, as often as possible — filling our weekends with recurring outdoor margarita dates, afternoon strolls through our favorite hoods, and any other excuse to soak in some vitamin D. Given the warm weather, we're also more likely to bypass anything with wheels and get all our daily steps in.
With so much time spent on the move, comfort has to be a top priority; the whole "beauty is pain" notion is so outdated. Which is why we've put together a handful of practical yet totally stylish outfits to get you prepped for those days when the only time you'll sit still is when you're refueling with an iced latte at your favorite café. From airy day dresses that will stick with you — not to you — to strappy Clarks sandals you can actually walk in for miles sans blisters, the four outfits ahead look great but feel even better, which is what our summer aesthetic is all about. Hit the slideshow for proof.
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Pants when the weather is 80+ degrees? We know, we know. But with the right ones, like this breathable floral pair, they totally work as a summertime staple. Balance them out with a cropped tank, sandals designed for walking, an oversized straw tote, and your favorite sunnies, and you can go all day — and night — in this look.
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Summer is the perfect time to be adventurous, especially when it comes to your wardrobe. Meaning: fun prints, bright colors, and shiny accessories. For a super playful yet functional outfit, wear a bright top (we're currently digging this citrine hue) under a gingham jumper. Finish it off with durable black sandals, a silver bag, and a simple cuff bracelet for a look that works whether you're lugging shopping bags around town or getting your groove on at an outdoor concert.
Monki crop top.
Monki crop top.
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Whether you're bike riding through a local park or enjoying dinner by the waterfront, a neutral jumpsuit is a versatile choice for virtually all of your favorite summer activities (minus the ones that actually involve getting in the water, of course). Try dressing it up with comfortable wedges, cat-eye sunglasses, double-hoop earrings, and a sturdy bag.
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Remember what we said about gravitating towards prints in the summer? Well, there's no better way to step into the season than in a tropical-motif shirtdress. Match your comfy sandals to your dress and then add on sensible accessories, such as stud earrings, a minimalist watch, and a spacious tote. It's not only an outfit you can move freely in, but it's one that'll automatically put you in a sunny state of mind — even if the weather forecast calls for showers.