As we look ahead to what this season has in store–Weddings! Travel! Social gatherings!—we expect plenty of exciting reasons and occasions to get dressed up. For a little bit of summer outfit inspiration, we’re feeling inspired by archival Vogue images that perfectly balance classic style with staying power and fun seasonal trends. All these photos feel just as relevant and of the moment now as they did when they were captured.

It isn’t a surprise that some of our favorite looks have the summer wardrobe pairings we love: a striped tee with a tiered midi skirt; a breezy maxidress and lace-up sandals; or a cardigan and a jean short. They’re summer outfit ideas that are incredibly simple but not lacking personality. There are casual, everyday separates that can take you from breakfast to the beach. Think lightweight fabrics and relaxed silhouettes, beautifully embroidered skirts, shell necklaces, and intricately woven sun hats you’ll want to lock in now ahead of your August holiday.

Below are the 11 easy summer outfit Ideas.

11 Easy Summer Outfit Ideas for Women
Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, December 1992

Maxi Dress + Top-Handle Tote + Strappy Sandals = Summer Romance

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Photographed by Angelo Pennetta, Vogue, March 2019

Crochet Separates + Tie-Dye Scarf + Slide Sandals = Haute Hippie

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Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, December 2002

String Bikini + Shrunken Cardigan + Jean Shorts = Beach Chic

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Photographed by Angelo Pennetta, Vogue, May 2020

Printed Dress + Shell Necklace + Flat Sandals = Meadow Sweet

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Photographed by Angelo Pennetta, Vogue, March 2017

Puff-Sleeve Blouse + Paper-Bag Trousers + Canvas Tote + Suede Sandals = Summer Feel

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Photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Vogue, June 2019

Raffia Hat + Bikini Top + Embroidered Skirt = A Touch of Wanderlust

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Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, December 1992

Breton Tee + Midiskirt + Cat-Eye Sunnies = Retro Rewind

11 Easy Summer Outfit Ideas for Women
Photographed by Angelo Pennetta, Vogue, June 2015

Striped Set + Espadrilles + Beach Hat = Happier at Sea

11 Easy Summer Outfit Ideas for Women
Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, June 2004

Bucket Hat + Oxford Shirting + Sandals = California Dreaming

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Photographed by Chris Militscher, Vogue, March 2003

Striped Sweater + White Trousers + Colorful Accessories = All-American Ease

11 Easy Summer Outfit Ideas for Women
Photographed by Camilla Akrans, Vogue, June 2013

Pajama Set + Bikini + Basket Bag = Bringing the Beach to Your Backyard

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