Now that warmer weather has arrived and summer is just around the corner, we are sure you have a calendar full of events and a closet just waiting to be plundered. The question is: what to wear? Luckily, today’s Style Ideas story has the answer. We have rounded up four outfit ideas for four different events that you might find yourself heading to this summer—thanks to stylish stars like Diane Kruger and Jessica Alba. So, what are you waiting for? Click through for all the outfit inspiration you can handle, not to mention our favorite product picks!
What better way to spend a summer Saturday than at a barbecue with friends, right? As for what to wear, you definitely should opt for something that is both casual and cool—like the outfit Diane Kruger wore recently. By picking out a flattering mini dress and then adding low-key pink sneakers, Diane gave her dress a toned-down twist, making it perfect for a barbecue. As for her fedora, this adds another casual element but it also protects from the sun—perfect! To try this look for yourself, pick up a dress like State & Lake’s Pineapple Mini Dress ($154) or Free People’s Bustier Dress ($118). Then, simply add a pair of Converse’s Chuck Taylor Sneakers ($45) and Michael Stars’ Garden-Stripe Fedora ($42).
If there is a better way to spend a summer Saturday, it must be at a beach party, so if you have one on the calendar, we suggest you look to Jessica Alba for outfit ideas. Jessica’s outfit is perfect for a beach party for three reasons. Firstly, a maxi dress is easy to slip in and out of, which is great if you plan to swim. Secondly, flat sandals are the best shoe for walking on sand. Thirdly, if you are planning a day-to-night event, you will need something to cover up with, so a denim vest is great. To make this beach party-ready look your own, try pairing Loveappella’s Printed Dress ($45) with Zara’s Denim Waistcoat ($50) and Sam Edelman’s Ginger Sandals ($100).
If you are in the mood to shop this summer, check out the outfit Keira Knightley wore recently. The reason this outfit is so great for shopping is because it is both comfortable and chic. The dress is easy to take on and off, which is a must when you’re changing. The sandals will ensure that your feet can go the distance. And there are no fussy details that will get caught on all your shopping bags! Who can say no to that? To try this shopping trip-ready look for yourself, pair a dress like Rachel Zoe’s Sloane Crochet Dress ($495) or Zara’s Straight Embroidered Dress ($80) with a pair of Dolce Vita’s Archer Flat Sandals ($69) and you are all set.
If you are lucky enough to be heading to a fashion event this summer, pay attention to the outfit Zoe Saldana wore recently—it balances an unfussy vibe with a fashion-forward feel in the most perfect of ways! Firstly, you really can’t go wrong with an all-black outfit, especially at a fashion event. Secondly, this outfit is great if you are a busy girl-on-the-go who needs something that can transition easily from day to night. Simply add a few extra accessories—a gold cuff, for instance—and you are good to go. On that note, these picks will help you make this outfit your own: Little Mistress’s Lace Skater Dress ($78), IRO’s Fargo Dress ($269), and Camilla Skovgaard’s Sandals ($141).
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