What to Wear to a Summer Soirée

what to wear summer soiree

Chambray Midi Dress | Colorblock Suede Sandals | Fringe Earrings

Is it just me, or does it seem like there’s always so many more events to get dressed for in the summer? I get it, the weather is nice, it’s easy to go outside, and getting dressed up is far more exciting when you don’t have to lug around a winter coat and boots with you too!

Summer Party Outfits

Depending on what phase of life you’re currently in, your summer might be full of weddings, black tie events and engagement parties. Or, it might be filled with casual backyard get-togethers and impromptu rooftop cocktail parties. There are so many different things going on, and I’m always in need of a good summer dress outfit!

In my opinion, it’s so much more fun to get dressed up in summer. There’s boundless colors, patterns and styles to choose from and it’s a great time to try something new and get creative with your outfits.

If you’ve hung around these parts for a while, you’ll know that my summer style is casual and care free. That often means a good dress! They’re easy, breezy and so feminine, which makes them my go to outfit for just about any event—fancy or casual!

I wanted to share some of my favorites with you guys that will hopefully give you lots of ideas for what to wear to any summer soirées that are on your calendar this year. Modcloth is one of my favorite places to find cute and unique pieces and I’ve rounded up the best of their stuff into different sections below!

chambray dress

how to style a midi dress

what to wear to a summer soiree

What to Wear to a Summer Soirée

Cocktail Summer Dresses

It’s rare that we go to black-tie events or anything too fancy these days, but when we do, I always think that simple is best. Cocktail dresses are ideal for weddings, rehearsal dinners and even fancy engagement parties! You can’t go wrong with a classic black or navy dress that’s elegant and timeless, but don’t be afraid to try something a little bolder or more unique. If I wear a simpler dress, I love dressing it up with a pair of statement earrings or shoes to make a statement. Oh, and always check the dress code to make sure you’re dressing appropriately!

colorblock sandals

chambray summer dress

easy summer outfit

Summer Dresses

These are perfect for casual day parties, baby showers or backyard barbecues! For parties like this, I love wearing a dress that’s comfortable and cute because it’s usually pretty hot outside. Florals, bright colors, breezy silhouettes are ideal! Depending on how nice the event, dress it up with fun shoes like this colorful pair, or dress it down with a simple pair of sandals.

ruffle dress for summer

waist tie dress

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Skirt and Top

As much as I love a pretty dress, I also love a cute skirt and top. It’s nice to change things up sometimes! This type of look would be perfect for a garden party or bridal luncheon.

Shorts & Tee

We all have those last minute, impromptu events that pop up and aren’t even real parties per say. A friend calls you and tells you to come over that night to grill and have drinks on their rooftop, so what do you wear?! Something comfortable and casual. Denim shorts and a cute top are always acceptable in my book!
striped dress outfit

summer soiree outfit

what to wear to a summer party


One of my favorite types of summer parties are pool parties. There’s just something so fun about hanging outside all day with your friends and hopping in the pool to cool off every so often and if you’re going to a pool party, a cute swimsuit is a must!

What kinds of summer soirées do you have this summer? What is your favorite thing to wear to summer parties?

Thanks to Modcloth, a brand I love and trust, for sponsoring this post! Partnerships like this help make The Fox & She possible!

BTW, more of my favorite summer outfits, and 15 adorable spring dresses.

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