The secret to great style is to feel good in what you wear.

woman in white shirt and jeans

Having a few go-to casual summer outfits can make staying cool and looking stylish in the hottest months a breeze. Here are some quick tips for your next summer outing-

Lighten up! Lightweight fabrics that let air flow easily are perfect for sunny summer days. Try to find clothes made from cotton, linen, or even silk–breathable fabrics like these will keep you cooler than polyester based fabrics.

Protect your skin! Sun safety is so important. There are all kinds of sunscreen these days, even some that claim to cool your skin. Be sure to apply your sunscreen at least 30 minutes before spending time in the sun. For a little extra coverage, top your summer outfit with a hat to protect your face and eyes.

Make your clothes work for you! The key to building easy to wear casual summer outfits is to choose pieces you love that are easy to mix and match.

The perfect summer outfit for shopping

Summer Outfit: Shopping

Casual and comfy, this look is perfect for a day of shopping or travel

This summer outfit features a cool eyelet cotton top, comfy capri pants, and a pair of stylish leather cutwork slides. There’s even a cute little hat to help keep the sun off your face while you spend the day shopping your favorite summer sidewalk sales or exploring a small, historical town.

white button down

Cool cotton will let your skin breathe

twill capris

Comfy capris stretch and move with you

leather sandals

Easy to wear slides or slingbacks look stylish and keep your feet cool

woman in straw hat

A straw hat won’t trap heat, but will still keep the sun off your face

.If you’re in the mood for exploring, this is a comfortable outfit perfect for a little road trip along Vermont’s back roads. Summer and fall afford some beautiful views of the Green Mountain State. Click here to read more about our favorite Vermont back road drives. While you’re out exploring, don’t forget that summer in Vermont brings with it one of our favorite seasons – berry picking season! This time of year, berry farms start to hang signs at the end of their driveway’s beckoning passerby-ers to stop and PYO. There’s nothing quite like picking your own berries on a warm summer day.

Summer outfit that’s perfect for outdoor parties

Summer Outfit: picnic

Effortlessly stylish and sure to keep you cool, this outfit is perfect for a summer picnic or BBQ

denim sleeveless shirt

Pintuck details and sleeveless tunic-like styling keep you cool and comfortable

denim skirt

Wrap styling means you can personalize this skirt

leather cutwork slides

Easy to wear slides keep your feet cool with effortless style

blue hat

This pretty roller-brim hat provides 50+ UPF protection

This casual summer outfit in soothing blue hues will keep you cool and comfortable at barbecues and picnics all summer long. This outfit features a sleeveless top with flattering pintuck detail, a wrap-style skirt with a tropical floral print, those easy to wear (and love!) leather cutwork slides, and a lovely two tone blue hat to top things off. The effortless style is perfect for a sweet summer date with your main squeeze too! If you find your way to Vermont this summer, you may want to include a tour of Vermont’s famous covered bridges. Lovingly named The Kissing Bridge, our favorite can be found at our Rockingham store. If you find your way closer to our Weston store, bring your honey by for a refreshing maple creemee.

One last tip!

Remember: even on the hottest days, once the sun goes down, the temperature will too. Don’t forget to bring a lightweight extra layer with you to fight off the evening chill.