Summer Outfitting Ideas

In the hotter months when simple layers are key, it’s kind of natural that the emphasis when getting dressed shifts to accessories—so why not start there and let them dictate the look? Here, some of our favorite accessories from the season, and how to style around them.


Metallic gladiator sandals and an earthy straw tote are the bread and butter of a thought-out beach ensemble. Just add a bikini and cover-up.

Weekend: tobacco & off white

Wedges are the essential summer problem solver playing equally well with jeans, shorts, and sundresses (and, of course, grass).

Work: Wine & Nude

If splurging on an investment piece à la the Valentino tote, pick a color you’ll want to wear year-round (a deep wine hue is seasonless).

Evening: White & Gold

At night, swap the requisite stilettos for a midi block heel: it allows for the freedom to wear a mini dress while still offering significant lift.

Related: Best Weekend Outfits