25 Summer Outfit Ideas

During the warm summer months, I think every girl needs a few go-to outfit to make getting ready easy. When I’m getting dressed in the morning, I find myself putting together the same combos over and over, and today I’m sharing my seven favorites!


A jumpsuit is the best kind of one-stop-shop. It’s easy to toss on and go without any fuss. There are so many good ones out there — this black and white one is so soft and comfy, and super cute with a pair of sandals or sneakers. I also love this olive green one. It’s sleeveless, so I toss a denim jacket over the top, or a striped or lace tee underneath!

Merricksart.com | Black and white jumpsuit
Merricksart.com | Olive green jumpsuit

Black and White Jumpsuit post here, Olive Green Jumpsuit post here




Every closet needs a good pair of summer pants. You know, the kind that are basically like pajamas? An olive green pair or a navy blue pair will go with anything. They’re the best with a simple tee or top, a pair of sneakers or sandals, and maybe even a baseball cap thrown in there. I also love that they’re easy to dress up with heels and a blouse!

merricksart.com | olive green summer pants
merricksart.com | blue and white pants

Olive Green Pants post here, Blue and White Pants post here




I’m such a jeans and tee kind of girl, so they’re top on my summer outfit list. You can’t go wrong, and the combinations are endless!

merricksart.com | ripped jeans and red striped top
merricksart.com | jeans and embroidered top
merricksart.com | jeans and plaid shirt
merricksart.com | all white look
merricksart.com | basic tee and white jeans

Red Striped Shirt post here, Embroidered Top post here, Plaid Shirt post here, All White post here, Essential Gray T-Shirt post here




Bermuda shorts are always a little tricky to style, but I shared a few tips for wearing them in this post. They’re a must-have for those sweltering days!

merricksart.com | ripped bermuda shorts
merricksart.com | cuffed bermuda shorts
merricksart.com | dark denim bermuda shorts

Cuffed Bermuda Shorts post here, Bermuda Shorts with Wedges post here, Striped T-Shirt and Bermuda Shorts post here




I’m new to the overall trend, but I think they’re a great choice for summer. They’re cute and fun, and can be worn with tons of different tops underneath! I shared some different ways to style them in this post!

merricksart.com | overalls and yellow ruffle sleeve top
merricksart.com | overalls and striped top

How To Wear Overalls post here




If you’re not a shorts wearer, skirts are the best choice for beating the summer heat. A-line skirts are the best style for my body type (smaller waist, fuller hips), and they’re easy to pair with a simple tee and sandals for a really summery look.

merricksart.com | yellow gingham skirt and white top
merricksart.com | white skirt and top
merricksart.com | patterned skirt and white top
merricksart.com | maxi wrap skirt and white tee
merricksart.com | blue gingham skirt and graphic tee
merricksart.com | maxi skirt and white top

Yellow Gingham Skirt post here, White Skirt post here, Patterned Skirt post here, Maxi Wrap Skirt post here, Blue Gingham Skirt post here, Floral Maxi Skirt post here




And last, but certainly not least, summer dresses. There’s just something so feminine and effortless about a good summer dress. I love to wear them with sneakers or sandals, with a baseball cap or straw fedora, or with a button down shirt tied around my waist. Endless possibilities!

merricksart.com | white dress and blue gingham shirt
merricksart.com | blue and white striped shirt dress
merricksart.com | gray t-shirt dress
merricksart.com | red swing dress

Little White Dress post here, Striped Shirt Dress post here, Gray T-Shirt Dress post here, Striped Midi Dress post here, Red Swing Dress




  1. Sarah says:

    For me, dresses are totally the way to go! Next up would be tees/tanks and a skirt. I bought that black and white jumpsuit and it is so cute and comfy but it is the most static-y thing EVER! Did you have this problem? I would love to be able to figure out how to eliminate the static but I almost feel like it might just be the fabric?

    • merrickwhite says:

      So weird — mine isn’t very static-y. Maybe run it through the dryer with an extra softener sheet and see if that helps??

      • Sarah says:

        I’ll give it a try…at least I know there is hope and it’s not just how it is. Thanks for the response, have a wonderful day!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Love this! Though do you have any hidden gems in the way of materntiy-wear? I am 6 mos preg in AZ and am struggling with feeling cute while not dying from the heat!

    • merrickwhite says:

      dresses! They’ll be your best friend! Try empire waisted ones so they’re fitted above your bump, and also bodycon ones that hug your cute baby bump figure. Also you can look under my “Style” tab on my menu bar at the top of my blog and click on “Maternity” to find some more inspiration! xx

  3. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love seeing a round up from all your older posts too! So fun!

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