15 Easy Summer Outfits That Don’t Require Shorts

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Come summer, shorts usually take over all of the outfit ideas we see circulating the web. While shorts can be fun (and cute!), we often tire of seeing the same thing all season long. Luckily, our contributor, Chelsea Jackson of Hazel + Scout has a different take. Keep scrolling for her favorite summer looks that don’t require shorts.

I have a confession to make: I loathe shorts. When summer finally comes around, I start dreading the idea of peeling on a pair of restricting shorts that rarely (if ever) flatter my figure. Coupled with high temps, the binding bottoms become my least favorite thing to wear during the warmer months. Hate shorts like I do? No worries, I rounded up 15 other looks that’ll keep your body cool while you’re looking cool.

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An easy, breezy shirt dress is the perfect summer outfit solution. It’s great for the beach (over a bikini), the office (with polished shoes) or on summer adventures (super comfy!) as seen here with a cute basket bag and some simple slides.

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A sexy slip dress is such an easy way to look pulled-together while remaining cool.

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I’m all for rocking denim all year long! This relaxed, cropped pair is perfect for summer when paired with a light top and cool accessories.

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Can Olivia Palermo do any wrong? Nope! This pretty skirt is cool yet lady-like and all-white looks keep the sun at bay.

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Rompers and jumpsuits are the universal solution to shorts. They’re exponentially more flattering and eliminate all of the guesswork when it comes to summer dressing. Bonus: This Christy Dawn version looks comfortable enough to become my summer uniform!

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Linen is the best fabric for summer! Breathable, anti-wrinkle and oh-so stylish.

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Keep things flowy and loose to limit the summer sweat.

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Overalls! Need we say more?

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An easy tank and tie-up skirt combo are just simple enough to work. I love this super on-trend mustard version from Vince!

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Feminine, flirty and flowy enough to keep you cool.

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A cute mini skirt is a great way to get the look of short-shorts without the thigh sweat factor (I know you feel me!). I’m loving these cute coveralls.

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Layered yet summery! Light colors keep things cool and the mix of texture keeps it pretty.

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Slip dress? Sneakers? Basket bag? All the makings of our favorite summer look.

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Why bother with shorts when you can wear roomy, wide-leg trousers? Love these!

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Kendi knows how to work staples! This cotton T-shirt dress is stylish when paired with tennis shoes and cute accessories. Who needs shorts?

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