Kariella's Top 7 Feel-Good Outfits for Summer
We're all about fluffy, comfy, and soft over here, because who doesn't want to dress down, cozy up – in all respects, to feel good while also looking good?
Today, we're running you through our current favorites when it comes to soft materials, plush fabrics, easy-to-wear pieces you can throw on straight from the dryer when you've got about -5 minutes to get ready.
We're going to highlight all those outfits that require the least amount of effort with the greatest amount of style that'll have you looking effortlessly fashionable while feeling unforgettably comfortable all summer long.
So let's get to it!
1. The Matchy Matchy Ensemble
A cozy dolman sleeve sweater partnered with high waist bucket shorts, each piece catering to an all-neutral theme, will surely take the cake to become an easy staple outfit when you're having one of those days.
The soft sand and stone shades provide a calm elegance to create an understated, yet classy outfit that serves as the basis for your everyday casual look...until you trade in those sneakers or sandals for a pair of heels and statement jewelry for an impromptu evening out. It's the outfit that'll save you in a pinch while keeping you comfortable no matter where your day takes you.
So Magic Sweater, $92
Campfire Shorts, $72
Hypnotized Earrings, $22
2. The Shirt Dress
We've all been that person running late for work, for a coffee with our girlfriends, for a date with our boo, or to get to the bank before it closes. When that happens and we have about 3 minutes to get dressed, what we all need is that one piece we can throw on in two seconds while racing out the door. We present you thus with the Sienna Shirt Dress.
A simple button-up shirt with a tie waist and roll-up sleeves is the easiest go-to when we're in a hurry, and the soft tropical print makes it look like we actually spent time on our outfit. No one need ever know the truth.
This is also a light and airy piece, making it a comfortable choice that'll have you contemplating wearing it as a lounge piece when you're home all by yourself, Netflixing and chilling, as one does.
Oro Necklace, $28
3. The Athleisure Look
It's the 'I may or may not have just gone for a run, or am about to, but not really' look that presents the image of an ultra active persona while also spreading chill, easy-going vibes to those around you. But the best part? You'll be hella comfortable because this outfit is the socially-acceptable pajama look.
Contrary to what some fashionistas may think, you are allowed to wear overly plush, stretchy materials, comfortable trainers, and ultra soft cotton tees and still be considered stylish. It's a winning outfit all around, one you're not going to want to miss out on. Because let's face it, we all have those moments when we'd really rather be wearing our pj's out in public. Now, we finally have that option.
Beachwood M-Tank, $38
Just Chill Sweats, $62
Pink Moment Earrings, $22
4. The Shorts & Tank Duo
Every summer calls for that simple, yet classic tank top and shorts outfit that's easily thrown on, whether you're heading out, staying in, covering up your swim suit on the way to the beach, or hiding the fact that you just rolled out of bed.
This is probably the most iconic summer partnership that can be worn a myriad of ways for countless occasions. It's the outfit we don't have to think about, the one that doesn't take a vast imagination when it comes to accessorizing.
We recommend having a veritable slew of cute tank tops, some of which pair with anything and everything, and some that stand out as the focal point of the outfit. Just so, acquiring several sets of versatile shorts such as khaki bucket shorts, mom shorts, denim cutoffs, etc. will serve to complete the look. Interchange them with your collection of tanks for an endless stream of outfits that'll coast you through the summer with fashionable ease.
Penelope Tank, $48
Campfire Shorts, $72
Billie Hat, $78
Lenox Glasses Polarized, $112
5. The Comfy Jeans
We're dispelling the myth that jeans are uncomfortable as we introduce the high-rise wide leg jean in a soft, comfortable denim that feels an awful lot like regular cotton or linen trousers. Because now it's actually an option to find breathable denim that doesn't make you feel like you're wearing sand paper. That's always a plus, right?
And we know what you're thinking: long denim in summer? Yes, genius. It's a thing. Once you find a pair like Cello's Wingin it Wide Leg jeans, you'll know exactly what we mean. You may even find yourself wearing these at home on your day off. That's how comfortable they are! And if you don't believe us, the link is just below.
Take on the Turtle Bodysuit, $48
Wingin It Wide Leg, $82
Superfly Chain Belt, $22
6. The Peasant Top
We're talking 'I just stuffed my face with cheeseburgers and chocolate but you'll never know it because peasant top!'
Our thinking was: why settle for form fitting when you'd rather swim around in soft cotton that's breathable and flowy in all the right ways but that's also flattering when worn off the shoulder and tucked into your favorite flares? The answer is pretty obvious.
The peasant top outfit is equally natural and whimsical, meaning you can dress it way up or way down depending on your mood. In the way of fashion and our own particular styles, there's seriously nothing not to love about this look.
Just Coasting Top, $74
Float On Flare, $78
Modern Love Hoops, $12
7. The 80's Throwback
Mom jeans and muscles tees for the modern androgynous look is oddly one of the chicest fashion statements you can make nowadays. Though if we're confused as to how it's become so popular, it surely doesn't outweigh the obvious fact that the look works, it's absolutely killer, and that's that.
Wear this out, wear it at home, let people see you in it, or wear it in the comfort of your home. It's the one-for-all that's not only versatile for any occasion, it's also wildly comfortable and incredible cool.
Sleeveless Tank, $52
Jungle Juice Jean, $82
Native Cuff, $92