A Summer of Style | Outfits to Inspire You from Work to Weekend

My goal is always to inspire you, but also share ways to stretch your wardrobe. You’ve probably noticed that the majority of my style posts involve multiple styling options…but sometimes a girl just wants a simple outfit idea!

Especially in Summer, when the pace is slower, and style becomes a little simpler and more minimal. (At least in the Texas heat it does!) So my Summer of Style series was just that…a weekly outfit to (hopefully) inspire your Summer wardrobe! They were easy-to-recreate combinations, to cover all aspects of your life…work, weekend, date night, and lazy pool/beach days.

In case you missed any, or you want to Pin them for next year…here’s the Summer of Style at a glance (or see the full posts here).

(P.S…most everything shown is now on sale!!)

striped racerback summer outfit
Striped Racerback Dress (40% off!) | Statement Necklace | Chambray Shirt | Sunglasses | Lipstick in ‘Yu’ | Watch | Bra

anthropologie black dress
Dress | Straw Tote | Bag Charm | Sandals | Tassel Earrings | Gold Cuff | Sunglasses | Bra

loft colorful pleated skirt-24
Scoop Tank (similar) | Pleated Midi Skirt | Tassel Tie Sandals | Earrings | Straw Clutch

jean jacket in summer with sundress
Dress (on sale!) | Hat | Jean Jacket | Similar Flat Sandals (my everyday faves!) | Tassel Necklace | Classic Hoop Earrings | Black Aviator Sunglasses

jcrew palm tank jean shorts-14
Striped Tank (similar in navy) | Favorite White Cut-Offs (under $40!) | Flat Sandals (also here) | Sunglasses | Hat | Hoop Earrings | Bar NecklacePalm Print Bag (use code SUGARPLUM10 for 10% total order!) 

nordstrom striped halter dress-83
Striped Dress | Statement Earrings (on sale!) | Pom Pom Clutch (use code ABC123 for 25% off site-wide!) | Sunglasses | Cuff | Similar Wedges

nordstrom one piece swimsuit
Swimsuit | Skirt | Sandals | Hat | Earrings | Bag (love this one, too!) | Sunglasses

loft racerback ruffle dress-78
Racerback Ruffle Dress | Leopard Clutch (love this one on sale, too!) | Similar Cage Sandals | Tassel Earrings | Sunglasses | Cuff | Bra

ruffle top summer outfit
Ruffle One-Shoulder Top | Tie-Waist Chambray Shorts | Sandals | Sunglasses (only $12!) | Tassel Earrings | Monogram Tote | Bra

nordstrom vince camuto dress
Fit-and-Flare Dress (on clearance!) | Tassel-Tie Shoes (another great neutral) | Lipstick in ‘Yu’ | Similar Sunglasses | Similar Earrings | Watch

nordstrom workwear style
Flutter Sleeve Sweater Tank | Graphic Skirt | Fringe Sandals (on clearance!) | Bag | Sunglasses (only $12!) | Earrings

White Eyelet Dress (50% off!) | Tassel Earrings | Pineapple Straw Hat | Sunglasses | Necklace | Sandals


12 summer outfit ideas

I hope you enjoyed this series as much as I did creating it! So tell me, do you love the simple outfit inspirations like this series, or prefer the ones with multiple styling options (like these and these)?



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  1. Such great news to hear that most of the pieces are now on sale! By the way, you should do a series like this for fall!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 9.5.17 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    The whole striped racerback dress look, so very much spells summer.
    And the black sweater tank, graphic skirt, sandals & bag=so classic, timeless, pulled together.
    Can you ever go wrong w/black? I think not.
    Thanks for the reminder about all the Labor Day sales. Oh my, they were good! Big $aving$!

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  3. Shay Shull wrote:

    These pics make me want to board a plane and head on vacation!!

    Posted 9.5.17 Reply
  4. All perfect looks! You OWN summer.

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  5. sydnee wrote:

    All great timeless, summer looks! I’m ready for next summer. 😉


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  6. Kerri wrote:

    I loved this series! You inspired my outfit selection AND I had been on the hunt for a white dress forever so I ordered the white one from Lucky and LOVE it! I will have to wear it as much as possible before the temps drop! Thank you!😘

    Posted 9.5.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’m thrilled to hear that…that white dress is so darling! xo

      Posted 9.6.17 Reply
  7. Patricia wrote:

    I’d love to see more “five ways” posts. I love those. Also, transitioning from summer to fall because you know “winter is coming”.

    Posted 9.5.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yes!!! I’ve actually got a 5 ways for transitioning to Fall coming up next week! xo

      Posted 9.6.17 Reply
  8. tancha wrote:

    I loved this series. Any suggestions on outfit selection for a scientific conference?

    Posted 9.5.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Check out today’s post…it’s got a great dress that works for so many occasions! xo

      Posted 9.6.17 Reply
  9. Ronda wrote:

    While I enjoyed Summer of Style, I much prefer the posts with multiple styling options. Seeing a piece styled a couple/a few/or 5 ways gets the wheels in my head turning as to new ways to mix things up from my own wardrobe. That way it’s not as dependent on owning one particular item.
    Thanks Cassie, they all look fantastic on you!

    Posted 9.5.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks, Ronda…a new 5 Ways is coming up next week!! xoxo

      Posted 9.6.17 Reply
  10. Pam wrote:

    You always have the cutest summer looks. Love them all. Also, loved the instastory where you all visited your mom’s new home. Loved her dress.

    Posted 9.11.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      ooooh, her house is going to be so amazing!!

      Posted 9.11.17 Reply