Casual Summer OutfitsSummer is here and it’s often a season of dressing casually to combat the heat and humidity. But as someone who has loved fashion for decades and always want to feel and look put together, I challenge myself constantly to put together easy casual summer looks that are comfortable and chic. And these are looks that I repeat each year because they are classic and timeless. From amusement parks, to neighborhood parks or weekend wanderings, it’s still worth wearing something you love and feel great in. Here are a round-up of casual summer outfits to use replicate or use for inspiration.

16 Casual Summer Outfits

Skort and Sneakers

Skort and SneakersTop | Skort | Bag | Sneakers (similar) | Sunglasses

This may look like a cute mini skirt for summer, but there are actually biker shorts attached! I have a few pieces from the Spanx Air Essentials line and they are some of the most comfortable items in my entire wardrobe. This cropped tee is boxy and super comfy and matches perfectly with the skort.

Wide Leg Pants and a Tank

Wide Leg Pants and a TankTank | Pants | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses

I don’t always want to wear shorts or a skirt during the summer, so these flowy lightweight pants are my go-to. I bought a pair last year from H&M for $20 and I am so happy to see that they brought them back for this year. I ordered two colors and find myself reaching for them when I’m working from home, running errands or want a comfortable pant to go out in.

Wide Leg Jeans and a Crochet Sweater

Wide Leg Jeans and a Crochet SweaterShirt | Jeans | Sandals (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses

A crochet style knit sweater is a must have for me in the summer. It’s a good compromise to have when going in and out of the air conditioning all day. And I have fully moved over to the wide leg denim trend and if I’m going to wear jeans in the summer – they must be loose!

Wide Leg Jeans, Cropped White Tee and Sneakers

Casual Summer OutfitsTee | Jeans | Belt | Sneakers | Bag | Sunglasses

Same jeans as the prior look but paired with a simple cropped tee and sneakers. Add tons of fun jewelry or keep things very simple. This look never fails me.

Jeans and a Striped Sweater

Jeans and a Striped SweaterTee | Sweater | Jeans | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses

I actually think of my striped sweaters as my “summer night” sweaters. It can get chilly during the summer evenings and I have always gravitated towards a striped sweater and denim as an easy look to put together. During the day you can drape it over your shoulders which creates a whole other aesthetic that I adore, but I do find myself putting it on if the air conditioning is freezing or it dips down in temperature at night.

Matching Set

Casual Summer OutfitsTee | Pants | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses | Jacket (similar)

Anything loose and flowy is what I want to wear in the heat. And if that includes a full matching set – even better. I don’t have to think about what outfit I am putting together, it already matches and looks polished. These crinkly pull on pants come in a few colors and different lengths so they are definitely worth adding to your summer wardrobe.

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White Jeans and a Striped Top

White Jeans and a Striped Top | Casual Summer OutfitsTop | Jeans | Bag | Shoes | Sunglasses

This striped top is a bit heavy if you plan to be out in the hot sun all day, but switch it out for a striped tee instead if needed. I will forever love the look of a striped top and white jeans. An outfit like this is also a great look to wear when traveling. It’s easy to accessorize, always looks chic and can be dressed up or down.

T-Shirt Dress with Sneakers

T-Shirt Dress with Sneakers | Casual Summer OutfitsDress (similar) | Sneakers (similar) | Jacket (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses

I have a few casual tank dresses that I wear each summer. I always like to tie a jacket around my waist to create some definition at the waist but always end up wearing it when I am inside with the air conditioning. Style this look with sneakers or sandals to keep it casual and effortless.

Black Leggings and a Pullover

Black Leggings and a Pullover | Casual Summer OutfitsPullover | Leggings | Sneakers | Bag | Sunglasses

Am I still wearing black leggings in the summer? Absolutely. 24/7/365 is the appropriate time to wear black leggings. Add an oversized comfy pullover, sneakers and a belt bag and it’s basically a uniform.

Matching Linen Set

Matching Linen Set | Casual Summer OutfitsSet

Once again my love for a set is apparent. While I love putting outfits together, I don’t always want to have to think about it and having a selection of comfy matching sets always helps. This one is from Amazon and comes in a million different colors!

Striped Blouse and White Shorts

Striped Blouse and White Shorts | Casual Summer OutfitsShirt | Shorts | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses

The same idea as the striped top and white jeans – just switch out the jeans for white shorts. There is something so crisp about a striped button down blouse and white shorts. It’s chic and elevated but still insanely comfortable.

Striped Tank Dress with White Sneakers

Striped Tank Dress with White Sneakers | Casual Summer OutfitsDress (similar) | Sneakers (similar) | Jacket (similar) | Bag

This is an old tank dress from Target but they always have a million great tank t-shirt dresses every year. They are super comfortable and I always style them the same way – with a jacket tied around my waist and either sneakers or flat sandals.

Running Shorts and Sneakers

Running Shorts and SneakersTank | Shorts | Hat | Sneakers

When I know I’m going to be outside in the heat and humidity, I always reach for these comfy running shorts. I do not run but these are still my favorite style to wear. There is underwear attached which always makes me feel a bit better since they are so short. But they are THE best thing to wear in the intense heat. This is what I would wear to an amusement park, neighborhood park, splash pad, etc.

Black Tank and Denim Shorts

Black Tank and Denim Shorts | Casual Summer OutfitsTank | Shorts | Shoes | Bag | Belt (code: MAREE20) | Necklaces: Here, here (code: MAREE30) and here | Sunglasses

This outfit is all about the accessories. A black tank and denim shorts is a classic combo but there are so many looks you can create by switching up the jewelry, bag and shoes.

Bright Linen Pants and a Tank

Bright Linen Pants and a TankTank | Pants | Bag | Shoes | Necklaces: Here, here (code: MAREE30) and here | Sunglasses

As someone who is a neutral gal through and through, I love the idea of wearing some color during the summer. While the pants are the focal point of the look, throwing on a printed bag to pull in some of the color in the pants is how to get the whole outfit to look cohesive.

Printed Maxi Skirt and White Tank

Printed Maxi Skirt and White Tank | Casual Summer OutfitsTank | Skirt | Shoes | Bag | Necklaces: Here, here (code: MAREE30) and hereSunglasses

Maxi skirts are everywhere during the summer and finding on in a fun print or bright color is an easy way to switch up your look but I always anchor it with a simple top or tank. Obviously you can mix prints or style this type of skirt with a bright color top but I always like to keep it easy when I want to be comfy and casual.