Do you ever have those mornings when you just can’t think? If, like me, you’re not much of a morning person, then that might be the majority of them. Aside from making it easier to forget something at home or skip a part of my makeup routine, it also tends to make it a lot harder to put together an outfit—especially if I haven’t had my coffee yet.
In order to combat this, I like to keep a mental registry of quick and simple looks I know will always work for me, made up of easy basics I already have hanging in my closet. For the summer months ahead, I’ve already found eight such looks I’ll be screenshotting and then committing to memory, all of which I have a feeling you’ll like too. To see what they are and, of course, shop them in case you’re missing any of the essentials, just keep scrolling.
Tee + Denim Shorts + Flats
Bonus points for a fun belt and timeless basket bag, but honestly, this outfit would be chic regardless of the extra accessories.
Arket Crew-Neck T-Shirt (£15)
Agolde Wilder Mid-Rise Organic Straight-Leg Jeans (£230)
Aeyde Betty Leather Flats (£195)
Muscle Tank + White Jeans + Sneakers
The muscle tank is the latest trend to make it to essential status, and it's only getting more useful as the weather heats up.
& Other Stories Cropped Padded Shoulder Tank Top (£17)
Frame Le Italien Cropped High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans (£335)
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 Canvas High-Top Sneakers (£70)
Printed Dress + Flat Sandals
Got a printed dress? Good. Got flat sandals? Even better. You can never go wrong when pairing the two together.
Faithfull the Brand Rumi Belted Tiered Polka-Dot Linen Midi Dress (£185)
St. Agni Pina Croc-Effect Leather Slingback Sandals (£160)
Tube Top + Jeans + Mules
Tube tops are indeed back, and there's no better time than just before summer to invest in one.
Skims Fits Everybody Bandeau Bra (£30)
& Other Stories Keeper Cut Jeans (£65)
Aeyde Katti Leather Mules (£135)
Button-Down + Shorts + Sandals
Flowy, boxer-style shorts will be your best friend this season. My favourite way to wear them currently is with an oversized button-down layered on top.
Arket Relaxed Striped Poplin Shirt (£55)
Arket Linen Shorts (£35)
Marks and Spencer Leather Flatform Flip Flops (£35)
Slip Dress + Strappy Sandals
It's also a dream holiday look that works perfectly from day to night.
Réalisation The Amber (£250)
Bottega Veneta Chain-Embellished MacRam and Leather Pumps (£875)
Oversized Tee + Printed Pants + Sandals
You can even grab your best sleep tee and prettiest pyjama pants to make this one work and just add strappy black sandals.
Monki Oversized Tee (£15)
Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Belted Printed Linen and Cotton-Blend Wide-Leg Pants (£825)
Arket Leather Strap Sandals (£150)
White Top + Jeans
Shoes are definitely optional, but there's no wrong choice when you're pairing them with such a classic combo as a white top and jeans.
Self-Portrait Guipure Lace-Trimmed Broderie Anglaise Cotton Top (£240)
H&M Straight High Ankle Jeans (£18)
Gianvito Rossi 70 Leather Mules (£510)
Next up, the biggest autumn 2021 fashion trends to know.
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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