Ready for Summer? Six Easy Outfits to Love All Season

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Photo credit: Christian Vierig - Getty Images

Warm and sunny days are here at last, and while the prospect of ditching the sweats and winter bulk is certainly exciting, so begins our collective seasonal dilemma: What to wear? This year, the pressure is especially high, what with most of the world finally being able to resume a semblance of a social life after 15 months. A solid rotation of go-to dresses, stylish loungewear, and shorts that are comfortable—but not too casual—is obviously a must. But for days when the well of outfit inspiration feels particularly dry, T&C has curated six foolproof outfit combinations to turn to all summer long.

Go-To Gingham

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Photo credit: PG/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Refresh your closet with a new patterned dress for an easy, all-in-one choice. Our current favorites include: gingham, plaid, stripes, and florals. Then pair with rich tones—there is no such thing as clashing colors in the summertime.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

The Upgraded White Button-Down

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Photo credit: Victor Demarchelier

A classic white button-down is an indispensable wardrobe staple. Update it for summer with breathable fabric and a silhouette that can be easily dressed up or down. With white jeans and simple jewels, the whole ensemble becomes an instant classic.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Embrace Color!

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Photo credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images

All it takes is one good dress in a bold hue (or two) to master a truly effortless summer look. As for the accessories? Don't skimp on the seasonal must: anything straw.

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The Easy, Breezy Jumpsuit

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Photo credit: Christian Vierig - Getty Images

Like dresses, jumpsuits are a great "one and done" outfit, but in the summer heat we prefer the jumpsuit’s younger cousin: the romper. To keep it from looking too... Gen-Z, pair with polished accessories.

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The Wear-Everywhere Long-Line Shorts

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Photo credit: Christian Vierig - Getty Images

Shorts can be very divisive. For those who typically avoid shorter hemlines, try long-line shorts instead—the wider leg is breezy, even on the hottest of days. A billowy blouse elevates the entire look while also making sure your clothes won’t be sticking to you by lunchtime.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Go Dark—then Layer on the Gold

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There is no rule against wearing a darker palette in the summer. A sleek navy or black dress is minimalist, chic, flattering, and pretty much de rigueur especially for summers in the city. Plus, it creates a perfect foundation over which to layer on plenty of gold jewelry.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

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