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Outfit ideas for your summer social life

From BBQs to block parties, summer is a time for friends, food and tons of fun. With the spontaneity in the air, it can be a challenge to find the perfect styles to rock at your summer shindigs. Here is some daytime and evening outfit inspiration for soaking up those summer rays!

Summer outfit for daytime |

ModStylist Chelsey in the always trending peplum and cool linen shorts.

When the summer sun is at its most intense, staying cool is a priority. Keeping the temperature and occasion in mind, I would recommend a style that is cute, comfy and shows a little skin. I went with a pair of navy linen shorts, a polka-dot peplum tank top and cute flat sandals for this daytime ensemble.

Shorts allow you to stay cool and show off your legs while still giving you the freedom to be active. Who knows when a spontaneous game of Frisbee will pop up at your next cookout? Peplums are so hot right now — not only are they chic and trendy, but they are also extremely flattering. I kept my accessories minimal with just a pair of sunglasses for some shade.

Summer outfit for nightime |

ModStylist Chelsey mixing cute and casual with cutouts for an evening look.

For evening outfits, I like to go with a look that is a bit more romantic and cool. The heat may still be lingering, so keep your outfit light and airy. I recommend a dress made from a lightweight fabric with a cute print or trendy cut-out… or both!

Add some edge with your accessories, like a bright necklace, cool fedora and colorful heels. I love fedoras for summer because they’re so easy to throw on and they add the perfect touch of whimsy. I also incorporated a simple pastel oversize clutch that is perfect for holding all my party primping necessities.


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