Truth be told, I love neutrals and colors equally. I feel like it’s not uncommon to come across neutral lovers who don’t love colors as well as color lovers who don’t love neutrals. I can’t get enough of both! In the summer, I really love wearing colorful outfits. As such, I wanted to share a bunch of colorful summer outfits to inspire y’all to dress colorfully for the rest of the summer. August really is the height of summer after all!
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Colorful Summer Outfits
Floral Mini Dress
The cutest ditsy floral print mini dress is the perfect colorful addition to your summer wardrobe! The multicolored floral pattern is just enough of a cheery punch. I wore this dress on Martha’s Vineyard and received so many compliments on it!
Honestly, I love all blue and white dresses but I have a particular affinity for this blue and white dress because the gingham print is so fantastic for summer (also comes in pink and red). I’ve had a few trips this summer and this gingham dress from Persifor has fit in at every destination! Can you tell where these photos were snapped? It looks a lot like Europe to me but it’s not… it’s La Jolla, California!
V-Neck Ditsy Floral Print Dress
This is the perfect colorful dress for a summer day date! When it comes to searching for the perfect day date sundress, I have a few brands I often gravitate toward. One such brand is Faithful the Brand, which is the make of my dress (more sizes here and here)! I always love the fit of their dresses and love the ditsy floral prints the brand often releases.
Not So Mellow Yellow Dress
There is no denying it, yellow is the IT color this summer. What’s my favorite way to wear yellow? Why with a bright yellow dress, of course! This yellow midi dress is such a knockout piece to have in your closet because you can throw it on at any given time, on any given day and feel comfortable! I love the silhouette the waist tie creates. P.S. the dress is on-sale!
Flutter Sleeve Dress
This dress has it all (also comes in pink)! I absolutely loved the smocking detail on the back, the floaty sleeves, the sweetheart neckline, the waist tie, the ruffle hem, and the floral pattern. This dress is so gorgeous on and I adore the way it flutters when I walk! I’ve been wearing it all summer long, as seen here in Charleston.
Everyday Stripe Dress
Simply put, this is a perfect stripe dress (it also comes in pink)! It is comfortable, cute, and super easy to throw on for a summer day. Transition it from summer to fall with a pair of sneakers and denim or military jacket!
Floral Colorblock Dress
This dress had been on heavy rotation this summer as it is so flowy and comfortable. I always reach for flowy silhouettes when it’s hot outside. I think the color-blocked floral pattern of the dress is adorable too! It is by a wonderful feminine brand called Petersyn but I think the print looks like it could be from a high-end designer like Brock Collection. I hope you like it!
Pastel Plaid Dress
Summer always makes me so happy that I could burst! All summer long, I’ve been dressing to reflect my happiness, which is where this pretty colorful pastel plaid dress comes in. Have you ever seen a cuter summer dress?! It’s also on MAJOR sale!
Drip Drop Wrap Dress
It’s impossible to resist the bright, happy, drip drop pattern of this Persifor wrap dress. It’s everything! To me, Persifor is such a happy, positive, and empowering brand. Every time I slip into a Persifor piece, I feel like a million bucks! Sometimes wrap dresses can be tricky because they fail to stay in place and lie flat; however, this wrap dress has enough structure to it that it fits beautifully and doesn’t gap/hang around my chest. For me, that’s a major win! At the end of the day, I just die over the bright coral color of the spotty dotty print. Polka dots have definitely been having a moment the last year, which is why I fell for this unique drip drop take on the polka dot. So cute!
Blush Plumb Linen Top
This happy, lightweight blush plumb colored linen top is on major sale so it’s the perfect piece to scoop up for the second half of summer! It’s impossible to not love linen in the summer, especially colorful linen! I wore this top in Carmel, CA and have since worn it all summer long.
Cotton Candy Colored Fleece
I was drawn to this fleece I scooped up because of the adorable boatneck. I think the boatneck style elevates the fleece to give it that chic touch, making it more than just a fleece. I’ve honestly worn mine, in ‘Ice Blue,’ to brunch, to dinner, to a meeting, to the dog park, to the beach on Sullivan’s Island, and to sleep. Haha! It also comes in a bunch more colors.
Block Print Skirt
I adore everything about this playful yet charming block print set! The midi skirt is a perfect piece to wear on its own or with the matching top. The cotton poplin material is so comfortable, which is great for a full day of fun… I wore this set from day to night in Carmel, CA and couldn’t have been happier.
Pink Bow Sandals
These pink bow sandals might be the sweetest shoes in the world! Bows add a feminine touch to everything so I love the vibe the sandals give off. These shoes are so easy to slide on with any outfit and are the absolute best price! I promise you will get your worth out of them.
Gingham Block Heel Sandals
I love it when I see collaborations in the fashion industry between designers and brands I wear. So, I was super excited when I read that one of my favorite Italian-made shoe brands, M.Gemi, was partnering with Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line, Draper James, on a collection of luxury sandals for the spring season. I mean, how fun!? When I saw the collection, I immediately fell in love with the gingham sandals!
I hope this post gives you some colorful summer outfit ideas for the next few warm months ahead! Thanks so much for reading! xx
Photography by Edwin Eversole