With these hot temps, you want to have a versatile summer wardrobe. Not to mention you’ve got two out-of-office days each week, which means you have the freedom to switch up your look a bit and start playing with some unexpected pieces.
This season’s trends include a mix of summer classics, such as rompers and kimonos, along with standout styles like layered fishnet tights and corsets with T-shirts. Using bold stripes and bright colors is an effortless way to make a fashion statement during these dare-to-bare months.
Since I know how easy it can be to resort to the standard T-shirt and denim shorts combo in warm weather, here are some fun and easy trends to try that will get you out of a style rut. Click through for some stylish summertime outfit ideas!
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The T-shirt dress
If shorts aren’t your thing, have no fear! This Kimye-inspired trend is super-comfortable and easy to wear, and it comes in a range of hues and the occasional cutout rocker print.
Striped Tee Dress With Tassel Hem, $100, Eloquii
Rock star T-shirt dress
Make Some Noise Dress, $28, Fashion Nova
Corset-inspired T-shirt dress
Plus-Size Corset T-Shirt Dress, $16, Forever 21
These light layers come in charming prints and flowing fabrics, from satin to sheer. Kimonos look great over shorts and a tank or a solid bodysuit and heels for a sleeker look.
ASOS Curve Premium Kimono, $127, ASOS
Elvi Textured Stripe Kimono, $159, Nordstrom
Plus-Size Floral Kimono, $18, Forever 21
Shorts are taking it to the next level this season by coming in a variety of prints and colors, while standing out with their high waist and accessorized designs. Try out a pair of star print denim cutoffs or laced-front shorts to really play with your look. Plus-Size Lace-Up Shorts, $20, Forever 21
Ava & Viv Plus-Size Star Print Denim Midi Shorts, $25, Target
ASOS Curve Jacquard Festival Shorts, $45, ASOS
The corset has been made into an everyday accessory by wearing it casually over T-shirts and dresses, keeping you accessorized and cinched in, all at the same time. ASOS Curve Extra Wide Lace-Up Corset Belt, $24, ASOS
Plus-Size Lace-Up Corset Tee Dress, $43, Debshops
Plus-Size Belted Mesh Dress, $21, Forever 21
A summertime favorite, rompers are coming in everything from bodycon lace to nautical-inspired fabrics. ASOS Curve Tie Front Romper in Chambray, $42, ASOS
Halter-Neck Romper With Contrast Trim, $120, Eloquii
Plus-Size Lace Romper, $48, Forever 21
These stripes are instantly bold and give a total nautical vibe — perfect for those summer days when you want an easy standout look. Plus Katy Striped Off-the-Shoulder Playsuit, $18, Boohoo
Elvi Stripe Boxy Shirt, $69, Nordstrom
AX Paris Ruffle Detail Stripe Shirt, $63, Simply Be
Oversized fishnet tights
The ’90s grunge trend is making a major comeback. Available in a variety of colors, fishnet tights should be worn under your favorite destroyed denim for a cool-girl look with just enough edge. ASOS Curve Oversized Fishnet Tights, $10, ASOS
Nothing but net
Plus Amanda Oversized Fishnet Tights, $5, Boohoo
There is no better time for a leg-baring miniskirt than in the warm summer weather. Go for one in a fun print like gingham or a metallic mini to make a real statement this season. Plus Yasmine Gingham Skort, $30, Boohoo
Elvi Metallic Faux Leather Miniskirt, $98, Nordstrom
Patent leather mini
Plus-Size Faux Leather Skirt, $25, Forever 21