Outfit Ideas: 8 Summery Looks From Local Bloggers

Get inspired.

By: Michelle Thomas

If you’re like us, you are o-v-e-r your summer wardrobe by the time August rolls around. And that means it’s high time to hunt down some much-needed fashion inspo. That’s when you head straight to the pros: Read on for eight fab summer looks primed for style swiping, straight from a few of our favorite Washington style bloggers.

Maxi Style

Cheralee of Miss Lyle Style nails late-summer breeziness in her pastel printed maxi dress. The teensy cutout at the waist keeps it just edgy enough, and her simple-but-impactful jewelry and loose, easy hairstyle are the right finishing touches.


Playful Prints

Kendal of Metropolitan Thread’s Clover Canyon minidress is ultra-bright and dizzyingly patterned—a direct route to ├╝ber-summery style. We like that she teamed the poppy print with a subtle nude sandal (in this season’s hot ankle-strap silhouette) and a solid clutch, but goes with bold gold jewels that reflect the dress’s tribal vibe. Bonus look: We also love this palm-print shorts and slouchy white tee outfit.


Dressed-Up Shorts

Skinny Hipster’s Nife is a pro at making shorts look totally chic, and this ensemble is the perfect example: She pairs a sophisticated printed version with a peplum shell and studded pumps, then tones down the serious palette by topping with a citron blazer.


Romper Love

We’ve already professed our unapologetic love for the summer-ready onesie, so it’s no surprise that we’re digging this Forever 21 romper worn by Fabulously Broke’s Erica. We love the way the waistline cutout creates a matchy two-piece look, and the contrast of the whimsical parrot print atop a grown-up black background.


Updated Professional

Lauren of prep-perfect blog Necessary & Proper elevates summer office dressing with a mix that blends the on-trend printed pencil skirt (more Clover Canyon!) with a soft peach blouse and colorful jewelry.


The Airy Vest

This look isn’t for wallflowers, but Tammy of A Loyal Love’s loose-fitting vest, striped bra top, and high-waisted shorts are a super-stylish choice for mega-hot days. The black-and-white color palette and understated accessories keep it sophisticated.


Unexpected Edge

We love how Carla of the President Wears Prada gave this swingy, pastel sundress a little bit of tough-chic cool by teaming it with mesh peep-toe booties.


Breezy Boyfriend 

Sure, this outfit was worn when Haya of Good Good Gorgeous jetted off to the West Coast, but it’s a solid showing of how to wear pants for summer back East, too: Make them a distressed, loose boyfriend fit. Add a slouchy tee. Finish with a structured blazer (bonus points for an on-trend print) and killer statement sandals.