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7 Cute Outfits for Summer Outfit Inspiration

Even if you’re not headed to the beach, I have some chic summer outfits that are easy to throw on and look super stylish no matter where you’re going! As women over 40, we want outfits that are simple to put together, sophisticated but not frumpy, and chic! Below you’ll find eight outfit ideas! Remember that you don’t have to buy anything new to put these outfits together…shop your closet to see what you have!

#1 | Cover Up Dress

If you ARE headed to the beach and want a chic outfit, this dress is perfect! This is the chicest beach cover up! It’s one of those effortless pieces that you can wear from the beach to lunch and feel appropriate. And it has pockets! Instead of wearing a swimsuit under it, I wore this sexy lace bralette. I wore it with some block heel sandals but you can wear them with whatever your favorite sandals are! This dress is sold out in the striped version but still available in gray!


#2 | White Shorts

This outfit is perfect for a summer dinner! In the pictures above, I’m wearing a pink tee, white shorts, and white mules. Everything is sold out but I linked similar options! I love the combination of white and pink and think this outfit is so feminine!

Amanda Uprichard Tops, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black puff sleeve top by Amanda Uprichard with white flare jeans by Mother, black studded sandals by Vince Camuto, and pearl statement earrings in the Bahamas

#3 | White Jeans & Statement Top

If you don’t like white shorts or want to dress up a little more…try white jeans! I have on a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans that have a cool split hem. I paired them with a gorgeous Amanda Uprichard top I’ve featured in this post. It’s such a gorgeous statement top, I bought it in two colors!

May Best Sellers, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a white button down shirt by Rails with Agolde denim shorts and Golden Goose sneakers in south Texas

#4 | White Button-Down & Denim Shorts

This is such an easy and chic outfit for women over 40! And it’s easy! I’m wearing my favorite denim shorts with my favorite lightweight button-down by Rails. You can wear it tucked in or tied up like I did! I’m wearing sneakers but you could also wear sandals! These sneakers are by Golden Goose and I reviewed if they’re worth it or not in this post.

Best Coverups, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white Free People maxi dress and white lace bralette in the BahamasMaxi Dresses For Summer, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a peach Free People Lily of the Valley maxi dress with a Free People lace bralette walking on the beach in the Bahamas

#5 | Maxi Dress

A maxi dress is an easy way to look super chic and stay cool during the summer! The two maxi dresses above are by Free People and really make a statement. They’re both gorgeous colors for summer and can be worn as coverups too! The white dress is sold out but I linked it in another color. The pink dress has a deep v neckline so I wear a cami or bralette underneath!

Maxi Skirts, my picks including this gorgeous pleated pink and green maxi skirt by Alexis paired with a WAYF lace up cami in white on the beach in Tulum, Mexico

#6 | Cami & Maxi Skirt

A love a maxi skirt during the summer. I feel so sophisticated and fancy when I wear one! This skirt is sold out but there are tons of maxi skirt options out there! Choose one that fits your personal style and pair it with a simple cami for a really gorgeous summer look!

Skorts, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white denim skort fro Revolve with a Madewell tee and Rails striped button down on the beach in Florida

#7 | White Denim & Tee

This look is super casual and a style uniform for many of us during the summer! Throw on some pretty white denim shorts or a skirt and a tee and you’re ready to go! I threw on a striped button-down over the tee for the added chicness of a third layer!

What’s your favorite summer outfit? Please share in the comments below!

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
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After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of well over 1 million dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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