The Casual Summer Outfits I’m Wearing For 2021

I truly never know what to wear....for any occasion. I typically find a top or a pair of shorts that I love and never stop wearing them. Last year most of us stayed home in sweats, but this year isn't looking much different for me in terms of clothes. Although we are starting to go out more, I'm still looking for comfortable, stylish summer outfits that I can wear at home or out anywhere I go.

This year I wanted to find summer outfits that I truly felt GOOD in.

I went to Madewell and Urban Outfitters inside the store to see if anything caught my eye. I ended up coming up short in-store at Madewell but found two boxy crop tees online that worked perfectly. Urban Outfitters was closing in seven minutes from the time that I arrived, so I basically had to grab and go. I didn't know what I grabbed or how much it cost, but I ended up loving the three items I came home with.

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Casual Summer Outfits For 2021

The Drop Tee $20

These t-shirts from Amazon are so comfortable! The material is thick and the cut is a boxy style which is just what I prefer to wear. I ordered this one in both pink and khaki.

Claw Clips $12

I ordered these clips in the green/white pack as well as the leopard pack. They remind me of the '90s and I'm not complaining. They are great for throwing your hair back, even for long hair. I can wear it half up, in a bun, or all the way pulled back. Love these clips!

Comfortable Black Set $23

I have been hesitant about ordering cotton sets from Amazon because sometimes the fit and quality just aren't there. I put these shorts on and said WOW out loud because of how good they felt. This set is so soft and extremely comfortable. I have been hanging it to dry to make the stark black fabric last longer.

Los Angeles Tee$19

I'm wearing this tee as I write this post. It's a regular t-shirt which makes it long, so I tend to tuck it in and roll the sleeves slightly to give it a little style. You can pair it with gold jewelry to feel more classy and dressed up since a t-shirt is so casual. Great with any shorts and slides.

Black Sunglasses $14

I will be wearing these all summer. They are not big and have an edged corner. I grab these when I am wearing black or want to feel cool haha.

Linen Shorts $23

Linen shorts are lightweight making them perfect for summer. These are especially cute when paired with a crop top or can be dressed up with a flowy blouse. I pair these shots with my heeled mules for a casual night out.

Illesteva Sunglasses $177

I love these sunglasses! I can't find the original pair that I bought, but I linked a pair on Amazon similar to the ones that I have. I love the mirrored look and want to buy them again. I've seen them in purple and want to buy a pair of those as well.

Layered Gold Bracelet $12

Another win for the bracelets! As I mentioned earlier, I have a hard time finding bracelets that fit. This one is adjustable and fits perfectly. It has multiple layers with lots of little details. I layer them with my cuff for even more arm details in my outfit.

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Small Gold Hoops $14

I have a pair of large gold hoops but they are so heavy! I love that these are small and have a lighter weight than the previous pair that I bought. I have sensitive ears, so I always apply rubbing alcohol to both my ears and the earrings before wearing them.

UO Marlee Knit Tie-Shoulder Romper $49

I bought this romper to have a comfortable piece that can be worn during playdates or a night on the town. I've already worn it for both and dress it up with heeled mules or dress it down with my Sorel sneakers. Again, layered gold jewelry pieces and you're ready to go. I throw my hair back in one of my claw clips and I'm done. I bought it in white, but the black is just as cute.

These shorts are so colorful, comfortable, and fun for the summer! I have already worn these several times since I bought them, pairing them with a cropped boxy tee or cropped button-down. Very comfortable and can be dressed up or down for a casual, stylish look.

Project Social T Tiger Overdyed T-Shirt Dress $39

I could live in this t-shirt dress all summer. You can wear it with or without shorts, depending on your comfort level and how short you are. I am short so I can get away with not wearing shorts, but sometimes I do if I want to be able to sit on the floor and get really comfy during playtime with Thea. I pair it with lots of layered gold jewelry to really add details to the look. My plastic Birkenstocks are easy to slide on with this dress when running out the door.

Super Crop Tee $45

I have found that cropped boxy t-shirts work best for my body type. I have a larger chest size and they cut off my torso in a way that helps bring attention to my waist and off of my chest. I pair them with high-waisted jeans or shorts and I feel really confident with that look.

V-Neck Sweatshirt Tee $40

Despite the fact that it has the word sweatshirt in the name, this tee is airy and I am excited to pair it with shorts and slides for a casual summer evening. The thick material makes it feel a little more casual-luxe!

Northside Vintage Tee $16

I've had this classic black tee from Madewell for years. It's easy to throw on, pair with any shorts or jeans, and head out the door. I tuck it in because it's not a cropped piece. I love it and it's a great staple to have for everyday looks.

Jean Shorts $55

I have one classic pair of jean shorts from Madewell that I use every summer. I love the durability of their jeans and find that I can keep them year after year. It's worth investing in a good quality pair of jeans and jean shorts. Madewell is my go-to store for that! I linked this pair because these shorts are similar to the ones that I have. I go up a size even though the waist is a bit big because I like the comfort of a baggier pair.

Tan Slides $23

How comfortable do these sandals look? I am still waiting for them to come in because I just ordered them, but I cannot wait to wear these as they are basically slippers for outdoor wear.

Sorel Sneakers $58

I wanted a tan sneaker that I could wear with lighter colors. I typically keep my Black Nike's for everyday wear, so I thought adding in a new color would be a great addition! I wear these almost every day and either need to wash them or buy another lighter color...they are so comfortable.

Teva Sandals $65

Okay, I first saw these on Hilary Duff in an Instagram story that she did. She was wearing a t-shirt, high-rise jeans, and these sandals. The outfit basically screamed both comfort and totally my style. I googled to try and find something similar to the style she was wearing and came up with these Teva Platforms. Apparently, they are on-trend right now because you can find them anywhere.

Nike's $60

These are my favorite Nike's and it's actually my second pair. I wear them so often that I have to both wash and replace them. As hard as I might try to keep them nice, they are just too comfy not to throw on every day.

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  1. Rebekah Kruzan wrote:

    What size is the LA shirt?

    Posted 6.13.21Reply
  2. Beautiful summer outfits. All these outfits were so amazing and cute. Especially that black set.

    Posted 8.9.21Reply