We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Putting together a cute summer outfit is all about wearing the smallest amount of clothing one can (within the parameters of state law). The easiest way to do that is to throw on a dress and some sandals and call it a day — but where’s the fun in that? How do you communicate with your clothes when all you’re wearing is a sundress and some slides? (Well, stellar accessories, but you get our point.)
Devising a layered look that lacks, well, layers is no easy feat. So, we called in the experts. Scroll through the slideshow above for 15 cute summer outfits as modeled by the Instagram fashion flock. Spoiler alert(s): Have your knee-length shorts and peasant tops at the ready; ban the word “denim” from your vocabulary.