The official start of summer is June 21, and while I'll still be working most of the season, it's safe to say I've already filled up my Google Cal with plenty of weekend plans, from coastal getaways to beach days with friends, alfresco brunches, and barbecues. I'll most definitely be taking full advantage of the long, hot summer days right up until the first day of fall!
As a fashion editor, it's practically in my blood to already be thinking about, planning, and conjuring up outfits I'll be wearing as we approach the new season. To get inspired, I'm sharing some of my favorite casual summer weekend looks that will undoubtedly garner plenty of compliments. Below, you'll find a cool and of-the-moment outfit for every weekend through July and August, from simple shorts outfits to zero-effort matching sets. They're all easy to shop so that you can focus on having fun. Take a peek to see what piques your sartorial interest.
When it's sweltering hot, reach for a cute and casual matching shorts set—perfect for everything from the beach to brunch.
A matching skirt set in crochet or an open-knit fabric is perfect when you want to look effortlessly put-together on a balmy vacation stroll or picturesque picnic—zero effort required.
Summer weekends were made for easy, breezy white dresses. Get one in a lightweight fabric that's easy to move in with modern details such as a sleek halter-neck silhouette.
Summer is the perfect time to have fun with color. Try a cute knit shorts set in a bubblegum-pink hue and style with casual espadrilles. It's an outfit guaranteed to incite all the compliments.
A floral maxi dress is casual, cool, and charming. Not to mention, it works for all sorts of summer weekend activities. Just add a basket bag and tan sandals and you're good to go.
You really can't go wrong with a classic and clean black-and-white outfit. For a chic weekend look, opt for long white shorts and a black one-shoulder top, and pull it together with chic black accessories.
This simple French outfit formula is as effortlessly cool as it gets, and it is perfect for a casual rendezvous with friends on the weekend. All you need is a white tee, a floral miniskirt, espadrilles, and a cute raffia bag—et voilà.