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Staying Cool: Summer Outfit Inspiration

May 3 2021

It might feel like the year has rushed by, but it’s true that summer is nearly here! If it seems like you’ve been cooped up for way too long, then finding the perfect summer outfit inspiration to create chic, effortless looks for every day of the season will help keep you occupied. From whimsical prints to lightweight fabrics, Velvet Heart has the styles you need! Prepare a warm-weather wardrobe of cute summer short and skirt outfits with a bit of help from our fashion experts.

1. A Neutral Palette

If you want to make your summer outfit inspiration easy, select a neutral color palette. This way, no matter what you wear, everything mixes and matches easily. Whites, creams and khakis are soothing colors that put you in a relaxed summer mood whether you’re wearing cute summer shorts outfits or a flowing maxi dress!

2. Colorful, Flowing Dresses

Tala Snake Sleeveless Swing Dress ($92)

A dress that flows in the wind is the perfect choice for summer. Breezy, lightweight and cheerful, it’s perfect for a lunch date with friends, running errands, or a day at the beach! With a staple summer dress or two, you’ll never be in doubt of what to wear!

3. Midi Skirt & Tank

A flowing midi skirt and a tucked-in tank are the ultimate summer outfit inspiration for anyone who’s ready to throw something on and head out the door. Create a cute summer skirt outfit with your favorite printed skirt and pair it with a loose, neutral tank top for a sophisticated look that’s ideal for day or night. Add heels to elevate or wear some espadrilles to keep it casual!

4. A High-Waisted Short

dark blue high waist shorts

Aqua Indigo Pull-On Short ($48)

If you want to keep it relaxed and casual but elevate your look just a little bit, a summer short outfit is the choice for you! Build your wardrobe around this summer outfit inspiration and discover how simple it is to pair neutral-hued shorts with nearly every blouse you own! Throw on a structured blazer to complete the picture and you’re ready to walk out the door.

5. Sets

Woman in matching green tie dye loungewear set

Olly & Duchess Olive Tie Dye Set ($98)

Sets are among the most effortless ways to create a cool, stylish summer outfit. You already have pieces that match; you just have to accessorize! We love sets because they’re ideal for lounging around the house as well as heading out for a day of fun. With loungewear becoming more acceptable for all occasions, you don’t have to feel uncomfortable in a fussy outfit ever again!

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At Velvet Heart, our goal is to give you high-quality clothing that delivers a blend of classic and contemporary for the woman seeking effortless style. Explore our blogs for more summer outfit inspiration, and check out our collections for flattering, comfortable clothing.