12 Cute Summer Outfits For Every Hot Girl Occasion

From staples to trendy pieces.

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If you’ve been crossing days off the calendar and holding back all your best fits for summer, I am proud to announce: The wait is finally over. Bust out those platform sandals, your collection of bucket hats, and all twenty pairs of sunglasses, because it is time to turn out some looks.

Now, if you’re anything like me (and probably a majority the internet, tbh), you are probably craving a major wardrobe update for summer 2022. There will always be closet staples like denim shorts and your favorite graphic tee, but it’s time to shop trendy sandals, dresses, bags, and jewelry.

Even if you don’t end up shopping, there are still plenty of ways to style your favorites so they look like new. Ahead, I’m sharing a few summer styling secrets for the cutest summer outfits — because we don’t gatekeep fashion around these parts! Whether you are someone who loves to dress up, or you’re more of a casual girlie, you’ve got options on options.

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Denim Skirt & A Puff-Sleeve Blouse

This look is that is cute and a little sassy, and super breezy. For a dressier occasion, add a heel, or dress down with your favorite pair of sneakers.


Bike Shorts & A Blazer

I love that we have collectively agreed that bike shorts can be worn as workwear now. Though they are usually more casual, you can go for an edgier texture to elevate the look. Pair them with heels and a blazer to take the look up a notch (or five).


Halter Dress & Slingbacks

This look is classy for date night but won’t induce sweat. A clutch, a pair of sturdy heels fit for dancing, and some classic gold jewelry are all you need to tie this look together.


A Printed Dress & Bright Tote

Maxi dresses are the summer staple have yet to go out of style. A maxi dress always does it for me — especially on days I plan on doing a lot of walking (you can wear shorts underneath without worry). To style busy pieces like this, pick a color from the fabric and match your shoes and bag.


Denim Midi Skirt & Boots

This vintage style is back, giving a fresh update to summer’s mini skirt trend. A denim midi pairs excellently with those cute boots you held off putting away with the rest of your fall and winter wardrobe. A crochet top might just be the thing to tie this all together.


Matching Sets

If this list was my version of Oprah’s Favorite Things, matching sets would get the #1 spot. It’s the effortless style for me.


Slip Dress & Nude Heels

Slip dresses are really that girl. Brunch? Slip dress. Birthday party? Slip dress. Rescheduled COVID wedding? Slip dress. They really do it all.


Wrap Skirt & Bodysuit

Wrap skirts, much like the rest of your closet, give pleasant ’90s throwback vibes. Pair one with a sleek tank and heels to make it feel more corporate office than playground.


Pink Dress & Dr. Martens

Behold: the color of the summer. This vibrant shade of hot pink took over the Valentino runway, and the entire fashion industry followed suit. For an edgier take, add combat boots to make the femme colorway feel wonderfully punk.


Button Up & Shorts

We all have a basic button-up shirt — most likely white, and most likely saved for job interviews and church. But you can style this classic in a casual way. Case in point: the above look.


Mixed Prints & Mules

Patchwork is trending this year, thanks to the resurgence of ’70s style. It might look intimidating, but styling it is just a matter of piling on your favorite neutral accessories.


Paper Bag Shorts & A Tee

The definition of a paper-bag waist elevates any basic look. Throw on your favorite baby tee and some simple jewelry for an update to the classic shorts-and-a-tee look.