This post will show you cute outfit ideas for the summer, with everything under $100.
Summertime is just around the corner, and IDK about you, but I can’t wait!
I am so ready to ditch the coats, sweaters, and booties in favor of lightweight dresses, shorts, and sandals.
It’s never too early to start planning your summer outfits, so get a head start by checking out some of our favorite cute, classy, and travel-friendly outfit ideas for the summertime.
Everything you’ll see is $100 or less, so you won’t have to break the bank when curating your perfect summer wardrobe.
From grabbing coffee with friends to outdoor parties and airplane travel, we’ve got you covered for all of your summertime activities with our summer outfits guide.
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Cute Summer Outfits for Women
Getting dressed this summer will be a breeze with these cute outfit ideas that will have you looking and feeling your best.
1. Mini Dress with Sneakers
What’s one of the reasons I love summer fashion the most? The sheer ease of throwing on a cute mini dress and instantly looking put-together. There’s no need for layering or overthinking your outfits when it’s scorching hot outside!
Summary dresses like this floral mini dress require so little thought or effort when you’re getting dressed, yet they make such a stylish statement! Plus, you can dress them up or down.
For a more casual daytime look, try pairing your mini dress with white low-top sneakers like some Nike Air Force 1‘s.
Complete the outfit with a versatile white shoulder bag and a cool pendant necklace, like this trendy gold angel number necklace, for an #ootd-worthy look.
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2. Romper with Platform Sandals
Go for a boho vibe with this breezy white romper featuring a shirred waist for an extra flattering fit. It can be worn off or on your shoulders, and its lightweight fabric is ideal in hot weather.
Platforms and flatforms are having a moment this season, so embrace the trend with a beachy pair of braided, woven flatform sandals which match the romper.
Accessorize with a pearl beaded necklace and a straw circle bag, which is a must-have summertime accessory.
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3. Jean Shorts with a Crop Top
For a more casual yet still totally cute summer outfit, wear some high-rise jean shorts with a sweet crop top and sandals.
A pair of rubber Birkenstock sandals in an eye-catching color like cornflower blue will stand out, not to mention they’re super comfortable, and they perfectly match this cropped sweater tank top with flower embroidery.
Add to this outfit’s beachy vibe by rocking some retro aviator sunglasses and a blue beaded shell bracelet.
Classy Summer Outfits
If your summer plans involve some dressing up, we’ve got you covered with these classy summer outfits for women. It’s all about lightweight fabrics and flowy silhouettes when it comes to classy summer looks that are perfect for parties, events, and more.
4. Mini Skirt with a Cute Top
How adorable is this light green mini skirt with a tie-waist detail? I am in love with its fresh hue and trendy tie-waist design.
Dress it up with a white puff-sleeve top and some matching white strappy sandals, like a pair of mules. The low block heel makes these sandals versatile; you can wear them day or night.
Bring the ensemble together with gold jewelry like some classic hoop earrings and a woven shoulder bag: this light green straw bag perfectly matches the skirt for a super cohesive look.
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5. Flowy Pants with a Blouse
Nothing says “summer” quite like a pair of flowy, white linen pants. These high-waisted wide-leg pants are easy, breezy, and look super chic; plus, their lightweight, woven fabric makes them a fantastic option for beating the heat.
Pair them with a printed blouse that incorporates white in its color palette, like this floral print puff-sleeve blouse with a tie-front design. Its cropped length works especially well with the higher rise of the pants.
Though you could also wear flat sandals, I’d opt for some sandals with a chunky heel instead, which will allow the pants to really *flow* as you walk. A gold hair clip adds a feminine finishing touch.
6. Linen Shorts with a Shirt
This is one of those summer outfits for women that’s always in style, year after year.
Classic stripes always look classy, and they never go out of fashion. This gray and white striped shirt in an airy woven fabric will keep you cool during the summer, especially when you pair it with some equally lightweight linen shorts.
Accessorize with a straw shoulder bag and some flat, tan-colored sandals which match the bag’s faux leather strap.
This outfit works for anything from family get-togethers to boat rides, and even certain office or internship environments (depending on the dress code).
Summer Travel Outfits
Got fun travel plans coming up this summer? Travel in style with these outfit ideas that are comfortable, cute, and practical.
7. Summer Travel Outfit #1
If you like traveling comfortably in sweats, try swapping out your joggers for summer-friendly sweat shorts instead. They’re just as comfy as sweatpants but are better suited for hot summer weather. Pair them with a matching sweatshirt that reps your college or features another graphic print of your choice.
BTW – I always recommend traveling with a sweatshirt or sweater, even in the summertime, because it can get quite chilly on airplanes (or other transportation).
Underneath your sweatshirt, wear a simple tank top or t-shirt, and use a trendy hair claw clip to put your hair up. Sneakers are always my go-to shoe choice when traveling because they’re the most comfortable and practical, plus they give this outfit an athleisure vibe.
8. Summer Travel Outfit #2
Biker shorts are another great swap for the summer in place of leggings. They offer the same stretchy comfort and sleek fit as leggings, minus the length.
Go for a sporty travel look by wearing your biker shorts with a longline bralette top or tank top, along with sneakers and a cute matching baseball hat.
Don’t forget to bring along a zip-up sweatshirt or hoodie, just in case! You can always tie it around your waist or your shoulders when not wearing it.
9. Summer Travel Outfit #3
Active mini-dresses are a big trend this season, and while they look adorable on Hot Girl Walks or on the courts, their practicality makes them a great choice for travel, as well.
Aptly named the “Traveler” dress, this active mini dress has built-in shorts and a convenient cell phone pocket, making it ultra-functional. Its short, lightweight design will help you beat the summer heat, but you’ll feel secure knowing you’ve got shorts underneath when you’re handling luggage or running to catch a flight.
Wear it with some coordinating sneakers like this matching New Balance pair, and add some crew socks for a trendy look. Tie a sweater or pullover around your shoulders for an extra “just in case” layer.
What do you think of our summer outfits for women?
Would you wear these outfits? Which summer look is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!
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