summer style inspiration

17 People Who Are Serving Up Serious Summer Style Inspiration

Goodbye, head-to-toe sweats.

No need to reiterate how long it’s been since we put together a full-fledged outfit (our skills are, in a word, rocky). Instead, we’re looking towards the rest of summer with open, eager eyes, imagining days of socially distant walks on the beach, patio drinks with a few friends, and backyard barbecues with family. All of which need a comfortable and painfully chic look, obviously. So, in the spirit of getting dressed again, we’re sharing a few of our favorite styling inspirations, all of whom are serving up some serious summer vibes.

“Portland-based Parisian Claire Most is giving me life with her tomboy-meets-dewy-summer-goddess vibes. I need to up my crop-top collection to get on her level ASAP.” —Hannah Baxter

“I love following Vic Styles for many reasons, but first and foremost are her always-on-point nails (yin-yang perfection) and her insane jewelry collection. Her role as a cannabis-positive healer and skin-care obsessive are major bonuses, too” —HB

“Like most Copenhagen girls, Simone loves a pastel-forward outfit, but she mixes up her styling with plenty of menswear-inspired silhouettes to keep it feeling fresh and unique.” —HB

“Aside from being the queen of mirror selfies, Ethiopian-by-way-of-Sweden blogger Lydia always brings a certain elegance and sophistication to her looks, which motivated me to get out of my day-three sweatpants and put on a damn dress.” —HB

“Seventy-five percent of my wardrobe is vintage or thrifted, so I love a girl who shops in the same environmentally friendly way that I do. I adore Sisilia’s color combinations, and no joke, her home decor is the stuff of dreams. Maybe it’s time to move to Joshua Tree, too…” —HB

“I’ll happily Insta-stalk a fellow tattooed tomboy, especially if she has a painfully cool sense of style. Bright colors, oversized silhouettes, bold prints—I love it all.” —HB

“Try as I might, I can never edit down my wardrobe to only chic, minimalist staples, but following Stephanie’s page allows me to live, and style myself, vicariously.” —HB

“I need to start wearing color… I love Amaka’s playfulness when it comes to style. I noticed that she mostly wears pastels, and I adore her for that. There’s nothing better than carving out style guidelines for yourself and sticking to them. Your closet and wallet will thank you for that later.” —Halle Lagatta

“Hedi serves ’90s Jil Sander vibes exquisitely. Her style screams ‘no photos, please,’ which is ironic because she’s a photographer. Minimalism is the new bold.” —HL

“Not only does this account remind me of my days spent on, but the outfits are fire. Oh, and be sure to read the gripping captions that dissect the characters Morenike envisions wearing these fits. They will surely make you laugh; they might just make you cry.” —HL

“I’ve quickly become obsessed with Shereen’s effortless dressing. Beyond having a keen eye for style, she also dabbles in design with dreamy hand-sewn separates that I can’t get enough of.” —Rachel Pickus

“In an ideal world, my summer wardrobe would reflect the whimsical world of French model Alice Moireau. Think wispy sundresses, punchy prints, and delicate pearls. Dreamy, no?” —RP

“I stan my Ghanian queen Sandra. Her looks are always killer all year round, but especially during summer. She gives the perfect balance of #HotGirlSummer vibes mixed with the perfect amount of street wear. Not to mention her captions will have you dying with laughter.” —Jacquelyn Greenfield

“Since I’m away from almost all of my wardrobe back in NYC, I’m going back to the basics this summer and here to give classic yet hip dad vibes.” —JG

“Jane is the fashion director for the Sunday Times in London, and she knows her way around a blazer, and all menswear items, for that matter. I think of my own style as aligning well with the British mentality, so I love seeing her elevator selfies of what she wears (*wore) to work.” —Camille Freestone

“Eleonore is a girl after my own heart and knows how to rock some fluffy hair (mine can also be described as such). She’s got French-girl style down—if you’re into that sort of thing—but adds a little quirkiness to her sartorial combinations.” —CF

“Sylvie is a Helsinki/Paris-based stylist that knows how to make minimalism look anything but boring. She makes me want to live in an oversize men’s shirt, denim, and kitten heels.” —CF

Top photo: Courtesy of Instagram/@shhtephs

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