Warm Weather Outfit Ideas That Don’t Involve Bright Colors

written by BELLA GIL

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As we ease away from transitional weather to actual warm temperatures, it’s no surprise to us that our closet and wardrobe also see a shift. In true capsule-wardrobe fashion, you can still utilize some of your favorite pieces year-round. How, you may be wondering? With neutrals, of course! 

It’s not only a super-popular trend right now, but an outfit composed of neutral shades has also always been stylish and chic and is a way of dressing that will never go out of style. A neutral outfit doesn’t always need to be a boxy white tee and pair of cream trousers—and today, we’re proving it. The number of ways to style neutral outfits in warm weather? The limit does not exist, and we’ve got all the inspo you need. 


Pair accessories with a flowy collared dress

A collared dress is an essential for any warm-weather wardrobe. It takes no effort, and you’re also toying with the twee trend—win and win. Whether you’re opting for farmers-market chic or simply want to throw something on, a neutral flowy dress can be dressed up or down in endless ways.

Make linen your BFF

Oh, linen. It’s certainly having its moment right now, and what’s not to love about it? Especially if it’s in your favorite muted shade, it looks good with just about everything and is lightweight enough to keep you cool all summer.

Throw on button-ups

Over your favorite pair of linen pants, as a cover-up on vacation, or as the finishing touch to your outfit, a classic, breezy button-up will never fail you. To mix things up a bit, try it out in a neutral color other than white—we promise you it’ll be your go-to of the summer. 

Play with different silhouettes 

From bell sleeves to flared shorts, fun silhouettes allow you to be playful with your wardrobe and mix things up. 

Mix it up with neutral patterns

When you get a little tired of singular solid shades, mix it up and wear all of them at once. From swirls to chevrons to animal prints, neutrals truly do come in all shapes and colors.

Wear cut-outs and slits

Warmer weather is a great excuse to show off that beautiful skin of yours, and what better way to do it than with a torso cutout or a keyhole detail? It’s subtle yet still stands out, providing a perfect way to make a statement. 

Have fun with sheer textures and layers

A sheer top will keep you nice and cool this season, both literally and figuratively. Whether you want to layer a cami or your favorite lacy bralette underneath, this option is sexy and sweet at the same time.

Sport matching sets

Arguably one of the best qualities of a matching set is how easy it is to throw on and how it immediately makes you look so put together. This summer, a neutral set is the next big thing.

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Linen Skirt Set

Wear a tiny crop top

You know the saying, “tiny shirt, big pants?” Here, we’re suggesting an even tinier shirt. Technically, it’s a bra, but when Rihanna wears her bras out and about, who says you can’t too? And when it comes to a neutral shade, chances are, your tiny top will go with just about anything else.