Stepping Out of Summer: 20 of My Favorite Summer Outfits

As the Fall season is upon us and it is still way too hot in northern New York for my perimenopausal self to be donning the latest in autumnal fashions, I thought I would share a little roundup of some of my favorite summer outfits that never made it onto the blog. And if it is still scorching where you live, maybe you will find some late season inspiration as our summer fashion ideas are becoming stale.

So to kick off September and the final days of summer…here are some of my favorites from this season! (I generally post my outfits daily on Instagram so if you follow me there, you may have seen these already. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, well just click the Instagram link I just provided and follow me! Please.)

Prepare for an overload of pictures of me! This is pure narcissism at its best…but hopefully you get some fabulous wardrobe ideas for yourself to round out the season.

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1. Pastel Floral Pixie Pants, Lavender Peplum Tank Top, and Sky High Metallic Wedges

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Shirt and Pants: Old Navy, Sandals: Payless

2. Blush Tee, Terra Cotta Slouchy Pants, Floral Scarf, and Blush Sandals

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Shirt and Pants: Old Navy, Scarf: Cato Fashions, Sandals: Kohl’s

3. Polka Dot Top, Floral Palazzo Pants, and White Sandals

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Shirt: Old Navy, Pants: Kohl’s, Sandals: Payless

4. White and Black Peplum Top, Black Wide Leg Trousers, Skinny Scarf, and Black Gladiator Sandals

Shirt and Pants: Old Navy, Scarf: Gap, Sandals: K-Mart

5. Black Tank Top, Pink Linen Mini Skirt, Bird Print Infinity Scarf, and Black Gladiator Sandals

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Shirt: Fort Drum Exchange, Skirt: TJ Maxx (a gift from Amy), Scarf: Cato Fashions, Sandals: K-Mart

6. White, Black, and Gray Polka Dot Ruffle Dress with Ivory and Black Spectator Pumps

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Dress: Burlington Coat Factory, Shoes: Payless

7. Burgundy Striped Tunic, Boyfriend Jeans, Neckerchief, and Slides

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Shirt and Jeans: Old Navy, Scarf: Thrifted, Sandals: Famous Footwear, Bag: Bed:Stu

8. Ivory Tassel Tank Top, Navy Plaid Shorts, Nude Flat Sandals

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Shirt and Shorts: Old Navy, Sandals: Famous Footwear

9. Black Printed Peplum Tank, Boyfriend Jeans, and Lace Up Sandals

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Shirt and Jeans: Old Navy, Sandals: Burlington Coat Factory, Bag: Really Old and I don’t remember where I got it

10. Navy Print Shirtdress and Footbed Sandals

Dress: Old Navy, Sandals: Payless

11. Navy Striped Tee, Navy Floral Midi Skirt, and Brown Sandals

Shirt and Skirt: Old Navy, Sandals: Payless, Bag: Target

12. Black Tank Top, Bright Multicolored Diagonal Striped Midi Skirt, and Black Sandals

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Shirt: Target, Skirt: Cato Fashions, Sandals: Payless

13. Coral Striped Peplum Top, Purple Cardigan, Denim Bermuda Shorts, and Coral Sandals

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Cardigan, Shirt, Shorts, and Sandals: Old Navy

14. Black Tank Top, White Kimono, Black and White Striped Maxi Skirt, and White Eyelet Converse

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Shirt and Bag: Target, Kimono: DSW, Skirt: Old Navy, Converse: Burlington Coat Factory

15. Navy Floral Midi Sundress, Navy Long Vest, and Footbed Sandals

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Dress: Thrifted (Kohl’s), Vest: Fort Drum Exchange, Sandals: DSW

16. Chambray Peplum Tank Top, Green Printed Capri Pants, and Nude Wedges

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Shirt: Old Navy, Pants: New York & Company, Sandals: Kohl’s, Bag: DSW, Scarf: Thrifted

17. Black Tee, Mustard Lace Pom Pom Shorts, and Flatform Sandals

Shirt: Old Navy, Shorts and Sandals and Bag: Target

18. Chambray Swing Top, Black Pencil Midi Skirt, and Black Sandals

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Shirt and Skirt: Old Navy, Sandals: Famous Footwear

19. Black Tee, Red Striped Maxi Skirt, and Black Sandals

Shirt and Bag: Old Navy, Skirt: Fort Drum Exchange, Sandals: Famous Footwear

20. Pink Peplum Tank Top, Crochet Duster, White Boyfriend Jeans, and Tassel Flatform Sandals

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Shirt and Jeans: Old Navy, Duster: Cato Fashions, Sandals: Target

How are you staying outfit inspired to get to the end of summer?

Waiting for Fall on the edge,


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24 Responses

  1. All are so cute! 10 and 17 are my personal faves 😉 Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    Edye |

  2. Loving these outfits! So excited for fall!

    Chow Down USA

    • Thank you, Chelsea! I am so excited for Fall as well! But it is still too hot! I think where I live we probably have another 2 or 3 weeks before it is going to cool down enough for Fall clothes.


  3. Fun retrospective on the summer! What pretty outfits you donned this summer!

  4. Thanks for this! It’s going to be hot here for a while and you have provided great inspiration, xo


    • Thank you, Patti! It just keeps getting harder and harder to get dressed for me. I am wanting long sleeves and pants but it is still mid to upper 80’s here!


  5. All such lovely outfits Shelbee. I don’t want Summer to end. I love everything about Summer..

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  6. I love yours 2,4 and 6 outfits. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.

    Anna xoxo

  7. Hard to pick a favorite – so many great looks! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this fall!


  8. I can’t believe that it is over! Your polka dot + floral combo is one of my favorites, so much fun!

    • Tara, thanks so much! I am so ready for it to be over! Ha! I love that outfit, too, but the hem came out of the pants and I have yet to fix them. So I only wore them that one time. There’s always next year, I suppose. Have a wonderful day!


  9. Love all of these looks Shelbee! Especially the top with the pom pom tassels!!

    xx, Elise

    • Thank you, Elise! I definitely did not wear that tassel shirt nearly enough this summer. Perhaps I will find ways to style it in layers for Fall. Have a wonderful day!


  10. Lovely outfits! Love all the looks!

  11. You’ve had such a fashionable summer! I love the gingham shorts.

    pumps and push-ups

  12. You had such great summer outfits. I can’t wait to see what the fall brings