Casual Summer Outfit Ideas (that won’t break the bank!)

This post is all about summer outfit ideas and what to wear in the summer. This post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you.

Choosing what to wear during the summer months can be a challenge. While you want to look fashionable, the sweltering heat can make it difficult to feel comfortable. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with some summer outfit ideas from H&M that will inspire your next look.

The best part? All of the items we feature today are budget-friendly, costing less than $35 each. Plus, we’ve included a few vacation outfit suggestions in case you’re planning a summer getaway.

In my experience, dresses and shorts are great options for staying cool in the summer. Dresses are particularly versatile, easy to style, and less restrictive than pants or shorts.

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These dresses from H&M are perfect for a beach vacation. Loving the tropical vibe and if you like the print, you can get it in just about anything. They have similar skirts, dresses, and bottoms with these prints.


Whether you’re looking for something to show off your shoulders or something a little more covered up, the material is going to play a big role in finding the perfect top.

The first is a halter-top bodysuit made of recycled polyester. While polyester may not be the most ideal material for the summer, it does give a more luxe look.

In the center, a collared top made of 53% recycled polyester and 47% viscose. This H&M viscose shirt is a great material for the summer since it is breathable and drapes really nicely.

Finally, the third top is a smocked top. This top is made of 73% viscose and is a great option for a summer date night outfit. The light colors and the sheer puff sleeves are romantic and feminine.

This post is all about summer outfit ideas.


H&M bottoms can be a little tricky to navigate. I found that I have to size up 2 sizes on some bottoms for them to fit correctly. The following outfits were a little more true to size. I did grab some denim shorts that were a little snug even after sizing up one.

The first item is a faux wrap skirt. It ties on the side and has a deep v-slit in the center. I did feel like it could be a little revealing if you were to be moving around a lot. The skirt would be great for a swimsuit cover-up.

I paired the skirt with a blue tank top. This tank comes in a ton of colors and retails at $9.99.

The linen shorts were a great find. I love the color and that it had belt loops.

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This post was all about summer outfit ideas for 2023.

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