3 Fresh Summer Outfits To Wear If You Don’t Like Dresses

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Although dresses are the cornerstone of most summer wardrobes, not everyone prefers such a feminine look. Amid the deluge of frock-centric ensembles out there, we set out to find fashion-forward outfits that go beyond the expected. Incorporating trousers, shorts and denim, we’ve created three fantastic formulas that are both playful and polished. Read on for our tips and copy these alternative looks ahead.

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Shake Up Your Summer Style

You don't need to resort to dresses to embody feminine style. Choose a ruffle-hem trouser to pair with a romantic frilly blouse. Offset the look and add color with marigold velvet mules. Complete with a stark white ring-handle bag for a sleek result.

Cervo Bag

$92

Loeil

High Waist Contrasting Frilled Trousers

$50

Zara

Coco High Heel Knot Slide

$395

Loeffler Randall

Tate Ruffle Contrast Top

$225

Petersyn

Printed shorts are a great alternative to dresses and skirts. Balance an adorable pair with a shoulder-baring top, then add playful statement earrings and slip into leather slide-on shoes for a hint of polish. A knit fisherman carryall ties the vacation vibe together.

Knit Fisherman Net Shoulder Bag

$64

Pixie Market

Carmen Miranda Earrings

$200

Mercedes Salazar

One-Shoulder Crepe Top

$385

Tibi

Macha Stripe-Print Cotton-Voile Shorts

$104

Thierry Colson

Janelle Leather Slipper

$650

Bally

Jeans look amazing teamed with the kimono trend. Let the topper take center stage by streamlining your silhouette with a bodysuit. Studded slides provide edgy glamour, and a rattan woven tote complements the summer vibe.

Naidoo Bodysuit

$50

Wilfred Free

Rigid Re-Release Le Original Skinny

$275

FRAME

Long Satin Coat

$99

H&M

Petite Alice Tote

$175

Claire Vivier

Harper Slide

$285

Mara & Mine x Candice Swanepoel