5 Easy Summer Outfits That Are Anything But Boring

Joy Montgomery

If I had to sum up my ideal approach to fashion in one phrase it would have to be: maximum impact, minimal effort. I love outfits that can be thrown on and styled in no more than 5 minutes flat, yet you know when you walk out the door you could fool people into thinking you spent hours carefully putting it together. 

While for many people looking good during social distancing is hardly at the top of their priority list, which is understandable, but personally I have found that clothes can really have a transformative effect on my mood. However, as I have found myself becoming better acquainted with my sofa, the 'minimal effort' part of dressing has definitely taken precedence.

Thankfully summer is a season that lends itself to the low-maintenance approach to dressing (well, if you ignore the pressure to be perfectly tanned and groomed when you expose your limbs for the first time—which I do), as you can stick to simple and time-tested combinations. Just think of the power of a colourful mini dress, which merely needs a pair of classic sandals to truly sing, or what about 2020's shorts co-ord? It's essentially a ready-made outfit.

So, whether you're wanting an ensemble to slouch around the house in or something fun to wear to the park, I've got you covered. Scroll down to see the 5 easy summer outfits that are anything but boring. 

Shorts + Tank Top + Shirt


Vince Cropped Cotton-Jersey Tank (£140)

H&M Paper Bag Shorts (£13)

Mango Linen 100% Shirt ($36)

Statement Mini Dress + Tan Accessories


Vintage 60s Mod Flower Power Mini Dress (£49)

Susan Caplan Vintage 1980s Vintage Chain Link Necklace (£48)

Church's Rosemary Leather Espadrille Sandals (£450)

Throw-On Dress + Chunky Sandals


& Other Stories Voluminous V-Neck Midi Dress (£85)

Dune Lockstock Multi Double Strap Flat Sandals (£88)

Arket Oversized Wool Blend Blazer (£135)

Shorts Co-Ord + Ballet Pumps


COS Checked Cotton Seersucker Shirt (£30)

COS Checked Cotton Seersucker Shorts (£59)

Aeydē Gina Leather Ballet Flats (£175)

White Shirt + Statement Midi Skirt


Dorothy Perkins White Cotton Shirt (£17)

Vintage 90s Blue, Red & White Traditional Pleated Wool Midi Skirt (£58)

Topshop Pacific Coral Leather Twist Sandals (£38)

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