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Spring Outfit Ideas (Or For a Warm Weather Vacation)

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Spring Outfit IdeasDress | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses

Spring normally kicks off the warm weather vacations especially if you live somewhere cold and are over all the freezing temps. I like to have a good selection of outfits for a variety of events or places but often just adding some fun accessories can make these looks vacation ready. Here is a round-up of some spring outfit ideas that would also be perfect for a warm weather vacation.

Spring Outfit Ideas For a Warm Weather Vacation

Slip Skirt and Tee

Slip Skirt and TeeTee | Cardigan | Skirt (similar) | Shoes | Bag | Sunglasses

There are so many great places to wear a look like this and it can easily be dressed up or down. A slip skirt is one of my recommended closet staples because of it’s versatility. This look is a great option for dinner but I personally would wear this walking around, sight seeing or shopping too.

Linen Pants and a Crochet Sweater

Linen Pants and a Crochet SweaterSweater (similar) | Pants | Shoes | Belt | Bag | Sunglasses

This outfit screams warm weather vacation in the most chic way. Mixing different shades in the same color family is an easy way to create a polished and cohesive look. Linen pants are a must have for a warm weather vacation because they are so lightweight and comfortable.

Lightweight Floral Maxi Dress

Lightweight Floral Maxi DressDress (similar) | Shoes | Sunglasses | Bag (similar)

This look is so breezy and comfy but is a great outfit to wear on almost any warm weather vacation or even as a spring wedding guest. Add some neutral heels and a neutral bag is the easiest way to style a dress like this. But if you have a particular color found in the dress that you want to add as an accessory, definitely choose that for a pop of color. If all of your accessories are neutral (much like myself LOL), I often add that bit of color in the form of a bold lip.

Linen Blouse and Printed Pants

Linen Blouse and Printed PantsShirt | Pants (similar) | Shoes

In my mind when I think of a warm weather vacation outfit, this is exactly the kind of look I imagine. Fun and bold printed pants styled with a classic linen shirt to balance out the bright pattern. I don’t always love tucking in my shirts to a thin fabric like these pants so instead I will tie the shirt up. It adds a casual vibe to the look that is definitely right for vacation.

Smocked Maxi Dress

Smocked Maxi DressDress (similar) | Shoes | Bag (similar)

My favorite part of getting dressed in spring and summer is how easy it is. Throw on a comfy dress, sandals, a cute bag and you are ready for the day (or night). A dress like this looks great with heeled sandals and a clutch, but you could also wear some cute white sneakers and a denim jacket to make this dress perfect for any daytime activities you have scheduled.

Striped Button Down Blouse and White Shorts

Spring Outfit Ideas (Or For a Warm Weather Vacation)Top | ShortsShoes | Bag | Sunglasses

Although denim shorts are often seen as a very casual item to style, I love elevating them a bit with a crisp button down blouse. And though these slides were a major splurge, I bought them nearly 7  years ago and still wear them every spring and summer. They are comfortable yet are not as casual as flip flops so I love wearing them with more polished looks.

Matching Set

Spring Outfit IdeasSet | Sandals

Especially when traveling, I highly recommend bringing at least one matching set if not more. The reason being is that it’s an easy outfit to put together yet you can also break up the set and mix it with other pieces in your suitcase. Depending on how many days long the vacation is, I often lose steam by the end trying to put together cute looks so a matching set is always appreciated for when I don’t want to think about what I’m going to wear. This particular one is for Amazon and is one of the most comfortable sets I own. It would also make a great swimsuit coverup!

Floral Blouse and Denim Shorts

Floral Blouse and Denim Shorts Spring Outfit IdeasTop | Shorts | Sandals | Bag | Sunglasses

A warm weather vacation is the best time to wear all the prints that you may not wear in your day to day life. Farm Rio is one of my favorite brands for bold prints and they embody the vibe of a warm weather trip. I personally like wearing a print with denim to balance out the look and then put some neutral accessories with it to let the print be the star of the outfit.

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Monochromatic Outfit

Monochromatic Outfit Spring Outfit IdeasBlazer | Tank (similar) | Pants (similar) | Shoes | Bag (similar) | Sunglasses

If you are someone that doesn’t love wearing dresses or skirts, but still want to have a dressy outfit for a night out on your vacation – consider silk or satin pants. The sheen to the fabric instantly elevates the look but most of the time the fit of the pants are flowy which makes them so comfortable. I love the idea of creating a monochromatic look with the pants but you can always switch it up to make it suit your style. And if there is one piece of clothing that is a must have on a warm weather vacation, it is a white blazer. It can be dressed up or down and will go with every outfit you packed.

White Dress

White Dress vacation outfitDress | Sandals

I may not get tan from the sun during my warm weather vacations, but you can bet that I did a ton of self tanning before leaving so it looks like I am sun kissed. And nothing looks better with tan skin than a white dress! I found this one on Amazon and the details are absolutely beautiful. So unique and the fit is perfection.

Bold Print Maxi Dress

Bold Print Maxi DressDress (similar) | Belt | Bag | Sandals

I don’t wear a ton of maxi dresses in my day to day life but when I think of a warm weather vacation, I immediately think of wearing a flowy fabulous maxi dress. LOL And honestly it’s one of the best pieces to pack because it’s loose, comfortable and perfect to wear in the heat.

10 Classy Summer Outfits

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Classy Summer OutfitsIt’s always easy to get dressed in summer because there are less layers to worry about and you can throw on something simple and go. However there is the heat and humidity to contend with so that always threatens to derail my cute summer outfits and make me want to opt for something super casual or a look that I don’t put a ton of thought into. But dressing up is one of my favorite things so I have to find looks that are comfortable to wear in the warmer weather and still look classy and polished. I know it seems impossible to look classy when it’s sweltering but I believe that it can be done. I rounded up 10 classy summer outfit ideas that you can wear in the heat of summer.

10 Classy Summer Outfits

Striped Cardigan and Wide Leg Jeans

Striped Cardigan and Wide Leg JeansStriped cardigan – J.Crew | Camisole – Express | Jeans – Paige | Shoes – Amazon | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

I know it seems to crazy to wear jeans in the summer but a wide leg style is much more breathable and comfortable. I personally wear jeans all summer long because I am always freezing inside. And I usually wear camisoles nonstop in the heat but having a chic cardigan to throw on if it’s cold indoors is a great way to add some polish to an outfit. This striped cardigan is absolutely gorgeous and such a classy piece.

White blazer and dressy shorts

White blazer and dressy shorts | Classy Summer OutfitsBlazer – Abercrombie | Camisole – Abercrombie (similar) | Shorts – Abercrombie | Sandals – Loeffler Randall (similar) | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

Shorts are a must have in summer but opt for a longer pair that is either crepe or a dressier fabric. Even when wearing these shorts with a tank and sandals, the entire look is so classy because the shorts have an elevated look to them. Once again I opted for my camisole as the top and threw a white blazer over it for when I go indoors. These shorts are super high waisted so they also would look great with a cropped top without showing too much skin.

Statement tops and shorts

Statement top and shorts | Classy Summer OutfitsTop – Express | Shorts – Mango | Shoes – Loeffler Randall (similar) | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

Statement tops ARE the outfit and can easily pull a look together. Let them stand out and pair with a solid and classic bottom. I styled this Farm Rio top with white jeans as another example allowing the top to be the focal point of the entire look.

White tank and straight leg jeans

Cardigan – J.Crew | Tank – Target | Jeans – Agolde | Sandals – LPA (similar) | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

Yes this is the same cardigan as I shared in a previous look but in a different colorway. It is THAT good. LOL Simple outfits can often be the classiest so you can never go wrong with a basic white tank and non-distressed straight leg jeans. It looks polished and put together and the accessories or cardigan/blazer you add over top can create a variety of looks.

Crochet sweater and linen pants

Crochet sweater and linen pantsSweater – Abercrombie | Pants – Abercrombie | Belt – Isabel Marant | Sandals – LPA (similar) | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

This crochet sweater is basically a ventilation system for your summer outfit. It’s the best!!! I wore a simple nude tank underneath but you can style this into fall with a longer sleeve tee underneath. Abercrombie makes my absolute favorite trousers and I have a few pairs because they are so comfortable. This linen pair is perfect for summer and are such a timeless piece to have in your closet. Classy style is also synonymous with timeless and buying pieces that you can wear year and year is a great way to ensure your looks are always chic and polished.

Wrap top and wide leg jeans

Wrap top and wide leg jeansBodysuit – Good American | Jeans – Paige | Shoes – Schutz

These wide leg jeans have been a favorite this summer because they are loose fitting and very stretchy. This silky wrap bodysuit is lightweight enough to wear now but can easily be transitioned into fall. There is a stitch in the front so the wrap stays closed and the fit is so flattering.

Matching linen set

Matching linen set | Classy Summer OutfitsTank – Target | Pants – Target | Sandals – Jeffrey Campbell | Bag – Cult Gaia (similar)| Sunglasses – Amazon

A matching set always looks put together and find one that has a bit of a drapey fit will really give an effortlessly polished vibe. Either choose similar tones as with this outfit or an all monochromatic look.

White blouse and linen pants

White blouse and linen pantsTop – H&M (similar) | Pants  – Abercrombie | Shoes – Schutz | Bag – Melie Bianco

When all else fails, a simple white blouse styled with trousers or jeans is always a classy look. It’s timeless and never goes out of style. Grab some statement accessories or keep things understated. If you want to choose some statement accessories, opting for a clear shoe will help balance out the entire look.

Maxi dress

Maxi dress | Classy Summer OutfitsDress – Anthropologie | Belt – Isabel Marant | Sandals – Schutz | Bag – Cult Gaia

A maxi dress is one of those items that can often be dressed up or down and this particular one is a gorgeous statement piece. It’s very roomy and flowing which makes it so nice to wear in the heat. Styling it with neutral accessories adds to the refined and polished look of the entire outfit. If a dress is too roomy or blousy, adding a belt creates a beautiful silhouette.

Silky slip skirt and tee

Silky slip skirt and teeTee – Abercrombie | Skirt – Abercrombie | Cardigan – J.Crew | Sandals – Saint Laurent | Bag – Melie Bianco | Sunglasses – Amazon

A slip skirt is always an effortlessly chic item to have in your closet. It’s simplicity is what makes it so classy and here I paired it with a simple short sleeved tee and slides for an elegant summer look. The monochromatic look of the outfit is perfect on its own but I found adding the striped cardigan over my shoulders made the look a bit more interesting. Though these Saint Laurent slides were a splurge, they have become one of my most worn sandals every summer. They are very comfortable yet immediately elevate an outfit.

How to Look Classy in the Summer

Choose lightweight fabrics

Anything too tight or constricting will not only be uncomfortable but will make you sweat more. The heat is already stressful enough, don’t add to the stress by wearing something that you don’t feel comfortable in.

Monochromatic dressing

There is something so simple yet polished about an outfit that is only one color. It could be neutrals or even something vibrant, but a head to toe look of one color is so chic.

Opt for simple

A basic tank and jeans will never go out of style and can easily be styled so many different ways. Invest in some silky camisoles if you want to elevate your simple looks and then add a blazer or chic cardigan if you get cold in the A/C. Additionally, a pair of non-distressed straight leg jeans are a great option to keep the outfit classy and put together.

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