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.
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.
High Waist Contrasting Frilled Trousers
Coco High Heel Knot Slide
Tate Ruffle Contrast Top
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
Carmen Miranda Earrings
One-Shoulder Crepe Top
Macha Stripe-Print Cotton-Voile Shorts
Janelle Leather Slipper
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.
Rigid Re-Release Le Original Skinny
Long Satin Coat
Petite Alice Tote
Mara & Mine x Candice Swanepoel