It’s easy to get in a fashion rut, especially when what you’re wearing works at beating the summer heat. Those cute high waisted denim shorts and go-to crop top that you’ve been rocking all summer are adorable—but if you’re wearing them every weekend, it might be time to spice things up. After all, being fabulous means keeping your wardrobe routine fresh and exciting.
Enter stage left: delicate skirts, dresses, and rompers in chiffon, lace and other materials. Their lightweight fabrics and loose-fitting shapes make them flattering on any frame while adding a dose of playful femininity. They’re also effortless, breezy, and polished, making them an excellent stand-in for your usual favorite summer outfit. Bloggers are taking this fabulous fashion statement to the streets, proving that these feminine-ethereal looks will never go out of style. Here are some brilliant ways to keep cool during the dog days while adding new looks to your summer wardrobe:
1. The Chiffon Pleated Skirt
Brazilian blogger Carolina Burgo flourishes fashionable on Small Fashion Diary, which is a veritable feast of amazing style. This looks fuses gritty femininity with classic soft lines, making this a street style home run. Her graphic tee, head scarf, satin starter jacket, and hoop earrings add a playful dose of old-school urbanity while her delicately pleated chiffon skirt and pointy crochet flats add timeless girly textures. Her photos can nearly speak for themselves, but you can also check out the English translated version of her blog here.
2. The Lace Romper
Check out blogger Kim Le from Lace and Locks in this fabulous lace romper! As an elegant take on effortless summer chic, this look transitions seamlessly from day to night and pairs easily with a multitude of styling options. The nude lining makes the sheer white lace pop, while scalloped edging creates a perfectly balanced silhouette. A delicate ribbon belt and V-neckline flatter the torso with subtle feminine details.
3. The Boho Lace Shift Dress
This amazing lace dress on Fashion Vibe is the perfect mix of bohemian shapes and polished fabrics. The beige color palette pairs perfectly with any accessory scheme while effectively staying on-trend. The loose fit and scalloped hemline makes this piece effortlessly chic and comfortable, even in the hottest of days. Pairing neutral colors with a black shoulder bag, watch, and heart-shapes sunglasses, this street-ready look is the perfect outfit for any summer occasion.
4. The Pastel Playsuit
This pastel watercolor romper from One Small Blonde is simply stunning. Featuring a thin yoke neckline, cascading top and bottom, and gorgeous printed fabric, this piece is an instant summer classic. Increased shoulder exposure means you can bronze those arms and keep your cool through the worst heat waves. The loose, billowy fabric adds a level of comfort without losing its flattering shape. It transforms quickly from day to night, and the short-style bottoms prevent any fluttery mishaps in the wind. Brilliant!
5. The Side-Slit Maxi Skirt
This excellent look from Just Another Fashion Blog proves that NYC fashionista Lisa Dengler is more than just another street style blogger. Her elegant and airy maxi skirt gets the modern treatment with high side slits, a fresh pair of loafers, a blazer, and vintage necklace. Add some tortoise shell sunnies and a white tee, and you’ve hit the good vibes motherload. Emblematic of the hustle and bustle of NYC life, this unique look is at once polished and practical.
6. The Two-Piece Skirt Set
Greta Eagan from Fashion Me Green shows off some airy items from her new line. Inspired by “classic sensibilities an movement,” this two-piece skirt set draws inspiration from old school silhouettes and makes them new. While the high waisted a-line skirt has its roots in classic feminine styling, the loose boxy crop top makes the look instantly modern. Pair these shapes with luscious fabrics and you have the perfect look to beat the heat.
7. The Bright Maxi Dress
Blue has been having an absolute heyday in fashion lately, and cobalt is among the most fashionable shades. This royal blue maxi dress from A Piece of Toast is equally suited for Sunday shopping or an outdoor wedding, making it an instant style favorite. The dress offers a little extra coverage and space while a delicate v-shaped neckline flatters your shoulders and torso. You can pair it with virtually anything and will wear this piece over and over again. In summer, there is truly nothing better than a reliable maxi dress.
8. The Printed Floral Romper
If you’re looking to really spice up your wardrobe routine, this printed playsuit featured on Sazan is a serious find. The bib-front neckline flatters your shoulders and adds to the vintage vibe of the overall look. Its bold floral print, high waist shaping, and muted pastels make this summertime staple a fun and adventurous fashion statement. Accessory selection is easy, as pretty much any shade is on the table. For an extra dose of relevance, pair with metallic mule slides and rounded frames.
Which one’s your favorite outfit? Hope these outfits gave you some interesting ideas to mix and match pieces in your wardrobe.