We’re just going to come out and say it: Summer is almost halfway over. Devastating, we know. And it’s at about this time that we start to battle with our closets, yearning for a bit of a sartorial pick-me-up during this summer wardrobe slump.
With the couture shows in full swing this week, the fashion set took to the streets of Paris, clad in summery looks that will truly inspire you to mix up your wardrobe a bit and make new outfits out of what you already have. Scroll through the 12 looks below to infuse some new life into your warm-weather wardrobe.
For work, pair that crisp button-down that you typically wear with black or denim and wear it with a pleated floral midi skirt.
For weekend, grab those flares that you lived in this spring and throw on an off-the-shoulder top.
Update your culottes by layering a T-shirt under a more structured top or a vest.
You know how much we love jumpsuits! If you’ve been jonesing to wear yours to the office, throw a sophisticated jacket on top.
Those printed shorts you’ve been wearing with a T-shirt or tank look quite spiffy with a button-down shirt in traditional blue or white.
Pair one of your dressier skirts with a T-shirt and strappy heels.
We love a good matched set, but why not make your own unmatched set? Combine thin and thick stripes in like colors for a dynamic look.
A bright sleeveless blazer looks great with jeans but is also livens up an otherwise monochromatic outfit.
The Canadian tuxedo is nothing new, but it’s not often we see it executed so well for summer weather. The tailored touch of cuffed shorts and short-sleeve button-down look great with simple accessories.
Here we are with stripes-on-stripes again, this time with trousers.
All those dresses you bought to wear to weddings and engagement parties have definite re-wear ability. This dress, with its low neckline and short cut, becomes utter perfection for more conservative daytime events when layered over a short-sleeve blouse.
Grab that date-night minidress and pair it with easy flat sandals and a cute tote. After all, some rules are meant to be broken.