So I've shown you some of the trends this summer that are seventies-inspired, but it isn't always clear how to incorporate them into a full look. Sometimes you just need some ensemble inspiration! These five outfits can be worn and worn again this summer, looking instantly polished, put-together, and aware of the trends without being an overload.
An off-the-shoulder blouse and denim cut-offs. This look is great because it can be both elegant and casual, with a bare and sexy feel that's breezy and light. If the shorts are super short, pick a non-cropped blouse that you can tuck in in front; if your off-the shoulder top is cropped, make sure to wear high-waisted shorts to keep (somewhat) covered up.
A denim miniskirt with white tee or sweater tucked in, and chic sandals to pull it together. A button-front miniskirt is an update on the denim minis that were so popular ten years ago, looking equally cute and casual but a little bit more polished, not to mention that they take a hint of 70's style without going overboard. Tuck in a slouchy white tee or sweater in the front for a cute but casual summer outfit. A chic pair of leather sandals, perhaps in a slide or mule, will keep the look sophisticated and on-trend.
Flared jeans with a chambray button-up shirt tucked in. This is a great casual look for work, or really anywhere where polish is necessary. You can even leave a few buttons undone for a peek of skin, balanced out by the wide-leg pants. The chambray top should be lightweight enough to be summery. Pair with dainty jewelry, and heeled sandals if you want some lift. If you don't want any kind of Canadian tuxedo, wear white (or another color!) flared denim.
Suede shorts with a tank tucked in and a tailored vest or blazer worn over. Suede shorts are big this summer, and here's a great way to dress them up and make them work-appropriate. Tailored long vests are great to counter the bareness of the shorts, adding some chic polish to what could otherwise be too skimpy of a look. A crisp blazer will do in a pinch, too.
A strappy jumpsuit with a bit of flared leg. Jumpsuits are great because they look thought-out and fashion-forward, when in practice they're the easiest things ever to throw on, coordinate with, and wear comfortably. A strappy option is great for summer because the bareness of your shoulders and chest counters the covered-up look. Jumpsuits are also incredibly easy to layer; wear one to work with heels and a semi-sheer blouse over.