Whether you want to invest in flexible pieces or save time dressing up, these 11 cute summer outfits will help you stay fashionable from morning to night! Learn the best tips and tricks for an all-day on-point style.
Cute Summer Outfits| A Guide To 11 Day-To-Night Styles
Who loves dressing up for the summer – please say hoot! Well, I do, but not only that, I love to play with styles and pieces. And because I can be such a cheapskate and spend on more versatile and functional pieces, I end up coming up with different day-to-night cute summer outfits and styles! I’d love to teach you how to do that as well, so let me begin by showing 11 of my favorites:
1. Leather Shorts
Leather and summer aren’t exactly the best of friends, but if you’re trapped in an office with a full-blast A/C, you’ll say thank you to your faux leather. Meanwhile, when the temperature drops during the evening, leather gives you some warmth. But how do you make this a cute day-night summer outfit? Easy! Trade your formal tops with a graphic tee and pair it with a buttoned blazer. You can remove your blazer in the evening for a more casual look. If graphic tee isn’t your idea of cute summer outfits, then just go for a plain V- or round-neck white shirt.
2. Patterned Skirt
Summers are all about having fun, and cookie-cutter, plain-colored skirts don’t cut it. So why don’t you experiment with patterned ones? The breezy skirts also help you transition from day to night by swapping flat sandals with heeled peeptoes and your chambray top with a sleeveless cropped top.
3. Cropped Top
Speaking of cropped tops, they are one of the cute summer outfits to try. Seriously, they make you feel lighter and fresher! Best of all, they are actually flexible pieces, especially when paired with culottes. All you have to do is to change your footwear: flip-flops during daytime and strappy sandals or kitten heels at night.
4. Little Black Dress
Surprise! A lot of people think those little black dresses are only for parties, but nope, you can make them perfect for daytime too. Instead of heels, wear sneakers. Instead of a clutch, go for a shoulder bag. And, of course, make your look distinct by layering your LBD with a lace sleeveless top.
5. High-Waisted Pants
Don’t be intimidated by high-waisted pants (or jeans). They are not only stylish, but they are also versatile as you can pair almost every kind of top imaginable with them. Just avoid wearing chunky tops and jackets. If you’re petite, skip those with overly flared pant legs.
Tip: If you want to be extra creative, sew your own pants. Plenty of tutorials right here.
6. Boyfriend Jeans
While I’m a skinny jeans babe through and through, I wear boyfriend jeans once in a while. They just scream empowered, don’t they? And you know what, you can wear them whenever you want to get comfy or sexy.
Jumpsuits have a way of making you feel sensual or sexy, so I definitely consider this one of the must-have cute summer outfits. And if you want to make them street style, particularly during daytime, you can layer the lace jumpsuit with a cardigan and swap your stilettos with a pair of metallic Oxfords.
Nothing helps you transition from your Memorial Day swim to errands and shopping than a bodysuit. But this handy clothing can also work for nighttime affairs by opting for a peach skirt (which is an awesome color for the summer, by the way) and a microbag.
9. Tulle Skirt
Remember when I said you don’t need boring skirts this summer? Here’s another fine example: tulle! But how do you avoid looking like a ballerina? Complement it with an interesting top, like this striped turtleneck long sleeves and peeptoes. This look is great for an evening fete. For daytime, layer the top with a bomber jacket.
10. Skinny Jeans
Dear, girls, if you don’t own a pair of skinny jeans, then your wardrobe isn’t complete. It’s truly a staple (and I could wear jeans for a week!). And you don’t even have to change them when you have day and night schedules. Just play with the tops, vests or jackets, and shoes.
11. White Button-Down Shirt
One of the best cute summer outfits is a white button-down shirt, which you can pair with anything – and I mean ANYTHING. All you need is to accessorize correctly with your footwear so your clothes can easily transition from day to night.
I know you can’t get enough of the beach this season, so here’s a quick look at cute summer outfits to wear from the shore to the dance floor:
Tired of planning your cute summer outfits? Don’t be as you already have a starter guide to help you. Buy functional pieces and accessories and you’ll never go wrong with your day-to-night look.
If you have some tips or ideas on cute summer outfits for day to night, share them with us through your comments below! For a stylish workday, here are cute professional outfits to try in the summer.
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on June 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.