13 Summer Outfits We Love Now That the Sun Is Finally Here

I don't know about you, but all I can think about is summer. If like me you are dreaming of afternoons in beer gardens and summer parties with friends, then you might already be searching for the perfect summer outfits for our return to socialising in the warmer months. I for one bought a pair of sandals and a summer cotton dress within hours of the proposal for a restriction-free summer, and have been looking for outfit ideas ever since.

Sometimes, summer outfits need to be straightforward and simple to assemble, with just a flourish of a key accessory or subtle injection of a new styling move, and sometimes—because the UK's climate is so unpredictable—the layering and construction will be more demanding. We've supplied the more advanced levels, of course.

So without further ado, let us introduce you to the summer outfit ideas we're dreaming of for 2021, provided by some standout looks and supported by the shopping pieces you need to see.

1. Clash Different Vibrant Prints

2. Waistcoat + Jeans + Basket Bag

Summer outfit ideas: jeans and waistcoat

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Smythsisters

3. Bold Pink Dress 

Summer outfit ideas: pink dress

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Chrissy Ford

4. Breton Top + White Jeans + Sandals

Summer outfit ideas: stripe top and jeans

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@tylynnnguyen

5. Off-the-Shoulder Dress + Flat Sandals

Summer outfit ideas: spotted off the shoulder dress

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Abi Marvel

6. Black Dress + Strappy Sandals

7. White Maxi Dress and Chunky Flip Flops

Summer outfit ideas: Power Up a Plain Look With Well-Edited Extras

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Monikh

8. Black Top + Linen Trousers

9. Baby Doll Dress + Printed Bag

10. Shorts Set + Bikini Top

11. Denim Midi Skirt + White T-Shirt + Bucket Hat

Summer outfit ideas: t-shirt and denim skirt

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Aude Julie

12. Flared Jeans + Scarf Top + Straw Hat

Summer outfit ideas: flares and printed scarf top

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emmanuellek_

13. Printed Shirt + Satin Slip Skirt

Summer outfit ideas: printed shirt and slip skirt

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Frannfyne

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Up next: Your Guide to the Key Trends for Summer 2021.

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