8 Elevated Outfits Our Fashion Editors Wear on Rotation in Summer

Although our editors relish the challenge of getting dressed year-round, we agree that our favourite time of the year to assemble outfits for is summer. Sure, spring and autumn may present the opportunity to finesse our layering techniques, and who doesn’t love slipping on a duvet coat and toasty boots on the crisp days of winter. But summer? There’s euphoric freedom in not having to give too much thought to the weather and not having it restrict your ensembles. So when given free rein, what are the summer outfits our fashion editors love to wear? Let’s find out, shall we? 

Below, my colleagues and I have outlined the summer outfits we love to wear in the warmer months. Considering we didn’t exchange ideas beforehand, I was interested to see that we each selected fairly classic get-ups. Featuring staples including white dresses, tan sliders, gingham checks and wide-leg denim, we’ve essentially curated an elevated summer capsule. Scroll on to enjoy!

Hannah Almassi, Editor in Chief: Printed Dress + Sun Hat + Comfy Sandals 

“This is the visual representation of my dream summer outfit and happy place: On the beach with a breezy midi dress on (nothing too plain), a cute hat to bring a bit of wow and some simple sandals I can spend all day in.” 

This print also comes in a skirt and blouse. 

The thicker sole ensures extra comfort when walking. 

Remi Afolabi, Video Content Creator: Pretty Top + Wide-Leg Jeans

Fashion Editor Summer Outfits: @remiafolabi

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“The jeans-and-a-nice-top outfit combination serves me well year-round. In summer, I tend to favour wide-leg denim to keep me cooler. Then, I reach for a white blouse with some sort of sleeve detail, and I’m good to go. Oh, and a tiny bag will never hurt.” 

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I hear such great things about these jeans.

Coperni bags keep cropping up on IG. 

Emma Spending, Editor: Bright Dress + Simple Sandals

Fashion Editor Summer Outfits: @speddingemma

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“Whenever I’m feeling a little bleurgh or I’m not sure what to wear, I go for bold, bright colours. They always lift my mood and make me feel confident. My go-to summer outfit is always a bright summer dress paired with simple sandals. It’s easy to throw on but is very impactful.”

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Emma’s basket bag comes in so many chic colours. 

Thong sandals are still a major trend for 2022. 

Emily Dawes, Affiliates Editor: White Dress + Gold Jewellery + Tan Sandals

Fashion Editor Summer Outfits: @emilyjdawes

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“In my opinion, you just can’t beat a simple white dress in summer, especially layered with gold jewellery, simple tan sandals and a cute basket bag. Wherever you are in the world, you can be confident this combo will always look chic.”

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Remy Farrell, Shopping Editor: Printed Shirt + Cotton Skirt + Sliders

Fashion Editor Summer Outfits: @remyfarrell

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“A soft, light cotton shirt just might be the most versatile thing in my summer wardrobe—a cover-up without covering up too much. Wearing black in hot weather, however, doesn’t have to be a meltdown. I’ll pair a midriff-baring crop top with a high-waisted skirt to break up the head-to-toe colour then throw a printed short-sleeve shirt overtop. As for sandals, snake print is a neutral, right? At least it is in my head. I just know these slides go with everything I own.”

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Faithfull the Brand is our go-to for featherlight summer separates. 

Sarong skirts are having a moment, too. 

Vinyl straps are a key detail on sandals this season. 

Maxine Eggenberger, Acting Assistant Editor: White Dress + Sunglasses + Basket Bag

“My go-to summer outfit centres on the white dress. I have so many already in my collection, yet every year, I’m tempted to treat myself to a new one. Right now, I have my eye on this Dôen beauty. Just add sunglasses and a basket bag, and this look will translate anywhere, be it for brunch in the city or on holiday at the beach.”

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The V-shape bodice on this dress will enhance an hourglass silhouette. 

I always get compliments on these frugal sunnies. 

Joy Ejaria, Social Media Editor: Black Sundress + Bright Bag + Mules

“Black dresses are one of the chicest things you can wear, whatever the time of year. In the summer months, I love giving mine a lift with a bright handbag—this orange colour feels so on-trend right now, too. Finish with mules, and this is a look I know I can rely on for anything.” 

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From weddings to lunchtime Aperols, these shoes will become your summer go-to. 

Eleanor Vousden, Beauty Editor: Lace Blouse + Tailored Shorts

“Now travel is back on the cards, I’m already planning my next summer city break. In my suitcase, I always pack a pair of white shorts and a lace top. It works for daytime sightseeing with sandals and can be dressed up for evening with a pair of heels, saving crucial room in my carry-on bag!”

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This is a piece you can thrift, but I also enjoy & Other Stories’ take. 

Reiss is a great stop for summer tailoring. 

You can never go wrong with black strappy sandals.

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