18 Summer-Ready Outfits We Love for All Kinds of Weather

Ready for summer? These outfits will help you get in the warm-weather mindset. 

I don't know about you, but all I can think about is summer. If you too are dreaming of afternoons in beer gardens and summer parties with friends, then you might already be searching for the perfect summer outfits ahead of time. I bought a pair of sandals and a summer cotton dress within hours of the sun shining last week and have been looking for outfit ideas ever since.

Sometimes, summer outfits need to be straightforward and simple to assemble, with just the 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. Remember that if the sandals don't work due to rain, plenty of the below outfits work with boots.

So without further ado, let us introduce you to the summer outfit ideas we're dreaming of for 2022, provided by some standout looks and supported by the shopping pieces you need to see.

1. Shirtdress + Chunky Sandals

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Shirtdresses never fail to look sleek. 

These are proving to be just as popular as they were last year. 

2. Waistcoat + Jeans + Basket Bag

Summer outfit ideas: jeans and waistcoat

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Love the tailored look? Why not consider the blazer and trousers to match? 

I hear amazing things about & Other Stories denim. 

This looks so much more expensive than it actually is. 

3. Bold Pink Dress 

Summer outfit ideas: pink dress

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Cutouts and in one of 2022’s biggest colour trends? This midi has a lot going for it. 

No outfit is complete without some gold jewellery. 

4. Breton Top + White Jeans + Sandals

Summer outfit ideas: stripe top and jeans

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A playful take on classic Breton stripes. 

Nothing says “summer” quite like white jeans. 

The straps are thin, but their flat weave looks more comfortable than other options I’ve seen. 

5. Skirt-and-Top Co-Ord + Pink Jacket 

Summer outfit ideas: spotted off the shoulder dress

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Mango has some of the best warm-weather cover-ups out there. 

Use this as a layering piece on chillier summer days. 

I promise this is just as comfy to wear as your joggers or leggings. 

6. Black Dress + Strappy Sandals

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A little black dress is the ultimate wardrobe staple. 

Shoes to see you through every summer occasion, from weddings to al fresco dining. 

7. White Midi Dress + Chunky Sandals

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

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The silhouette of this dress is so beautiful. 

The slingback strap will provide your foot with additional support. 

8. Black Top + Linen Trousers

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I love the squared-off neckline on this top. 

Lightweight and wide-leg? These are trousers you’ll be able to wear even when temperatures reach their peak. 

9. Babydoll Dress + Printed Bag

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This is calling out to be worn with Mary Jane flats. 

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

Summer outfit ideas: t-shirt and denim skirt

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Our editors really rate Arket tees. 

That’s right—’90s-style denim skirts are back. 

As are ’90s-style bucket hats. 

11. Shorts Set + Bikini Top

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The linen co-ord every influencer owns (or wants to own).

Look for minimalist bra tops to wear under oversized shirting for a look that’s inspired by the 2022 runways. 

12. Flared Jeans + Scarf Top + Straw Hat

Summer outfit ideas: flares and printed scarf top

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This tie-bag top is also a dream with the matching skirt. 

The ’70s hold a major influence over the spring/summer 2022 denim trends—cue high-rise flares with cute patch pockets. 

Straw hats remain a fashion-person favourite. 

13. Printed Shirt + Satin Slip Skirt

Summer outfit ideas: printed shirt and slip skirt

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Bowling shirts? They’re big news right now. 

Slip skirts always look high-end. Just add a vest top and a blazer, and you have the perfect summer after-dark ensemble. 

14. Black + Black

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Who said you can’t wear black during the summer months?

The sole on these shoes will make them more comfortable to walk in compared to the flimsier styles on the market. 

15. Dress + Waistcoat

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Sea put patchwork back on the style agenda this year. 

Beach or bar, this dress will be the first thing you reach for. 

16. Jeans + Nice Top

Summer outfit ideas: Jeans and a Nice Top

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An update on the wardrobe staple. 

17. Bardot Dress + Clogs

Summer outfit ideas: Bardot Dress + Clogs

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This dress comes in a handful of versatile and chic colourways.

Clogs in lighter leather tones are ideal for summer. 

18. Long Denim Shorts + Statement Blouse

Summer Outfits We Love for All Kinds of Weather

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Tie-front tops look great paired with wide-leg trousers.

As well as denim Bermuda shorts, of course! This Monki pair has just been restocked for summer, too. 

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

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