I'm here to argue that summer outfit inspiration is the best inspiration. It takes you all around the world with just a simple scroll on Instagram. And even if the outfits aren't in the context of somewhere tropical and far away, the outfit itself is a vacation for the eyes (and brain). What is it about summer that makes us want to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and get out there more? This mindset applies to everything not just the desire to travel more. Outfits are brighter, more daring, and styled in a next-level creative lens. Silhouettes morph into different shapes from big shoulders to sleek designs.
We're living vicariously through the vacations and outfits of others. Taking us from the comfort of our homes to a French villa along the sea, we're ready to be whisked away in our imagination.
Ahead, the 10 scenarios in which we would wear these 10 really good outfits in.
1. On A Yacht When You Forget Your Sperry's
So a striped shirt will do, and it's not any blue and white striped nautical shirt. This one is oversized and remixed with colors that you can wear even when taken out of the context of an ocean or beach.
2. To Hang Out At The Basketball Court But Not Actually Play
That one shoulder top might give you some nip slips when you're trying to get that alley-oop so sit this one out (or embrace the nip slips!!!!!).
3. To Work When It's Too Hot To Wear A Real Top
Even out those spaghetti strap tan lines on your lunch break with this scarf-as-a-top trick. Pair it with some trousers to make sure your boss knows you're serious and here to work too though.
4. When You're Craving A Minty Pink Lemonade But Choose To Wear It Instead
We want to eat it and wear it these colors, at the same time. Yellow and mint green might just be our new favorite color combination.
5. At The Rodeo But Still Want To Look Kewt
Mini dresses and long boots are an underrated summer outfit formula. It's a rodeo-to-night look meaning go to the rodeo and then hit the clurb. You really can have it all.
6. To Brunch At Laduree Where You Only Eat Pistachio Macarons
Should we only eat food that coordinates with the clothing we're wearing? We wouldn't mind with this outfit, matcha and pistachio everything it is.
7. On A Casual Summer Friday (But Not Too Casual)
Corset tops are a fantastic way to dress up some already special jeans. Wear them on the next casual Friday and let your coworkers know there's room for more than one statement piece.
8. For A Day Of Gallery Hopping And Art Museums
Except your shorts are the artwork. And your sunglasses chain keeps them handy whenever you want to emanate the too-cool-for-you museum goer look.
9. To A Our Future Friend's Villa Where They Still Throw Great Gatsby Inspired Parties
How do you dress for events while on vacation that are still luxurious? Get creative and tie a scarf around your shoulders to step up your vacation outfit steeze and bring it to the next level.
10. Exactly Where Maria Is Wearing This
Need we say more? We'll book a ticket to wherever this is and add these looks to our cart rn. Happy summer!!!
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue