I’ll admit it: My personal style can be a bit chaotic at times. I’ve always enjoyed testing out every trend under the sun, so my daily outfits tend to run the gamut. If I were to document each one, they’d be an amuse-bouche of trending aesthetics—minimalist tailoring one day and slinky cutouts the next. But no matter how many different styles I rotate through, summer is the time when I really pare things back. When it’s hot out, the simpler the better. And with warmer weather on the horizon, I’m already planning out the fallback formulas I know I’ll lean on throughout the season.
Ahead, I’m highlighting the three effortless summer outfit ideas I’m putting into rotation. They’re each brainless and cool and require three or fewer items, but just in case you’re a visual learner, I went ahead and sourced plenty of styling examples for each one to really prove how repeatable they are. I’ll be taking notes from these fashion people on how to turn something as simple as a tank and trousers or a matching shorts set into a bona fide ‘fit, and if you want to do the same, then I suggest you keep reading.