8 Basic Summer Outfit Ideas 2022 .

I’d be willing to bet almost all of my viewers wore Hollister back in the day… they’ve recently done a major rebrand and with a 50% off sale in full swing, I felt called to give them another chance. I have to say, I was very impressed with the items I got. I was able to stock up on some staples + try out a few new trends.

The best part—is I scored everything for under $300! Thought I’d give you some proper styling on the blog today so that you can get some easy summer outfit inspiration while catching links to all of the good stuff. Enjoy!


When I said everything was on sale, I truly meant everything! This halter tank immediately caught my eye as I knew it was a piece I could easily dress up or down. It’s double-lined, has a built-in bra, and is just the right length. For under $8 you can’t beat this!

I’ve been wearing denim shorts more than ever since moving to California and decided it was finally time to do a proper stock-up. These dark wash ripped shorts were my fav of the bunch. It’s been years since I bought Hollister denim so admittedly, I was a little unsure which size to get. I ended up doing a 0 which was a 24-inch waist and they fit great; I could’ve even sized down to the 00. Pair this combo with sandals for everyday wear or with lace-up heels for a night out.

top || shorts || shoes


Hollister has seriously stepped up their loungewear game! I got the cutest matching set in a bright red for the summer festivities happening. These pieces were sold separately but I still did an XS in both top and bottom.

This hoodie has the perfect cropped fit to it and these shorts have a stretchy, elastic waistband that’s super comfortable. Of course, you could wear this hoodie zipped but I left it open with one of my favorite white tanks layered underneath. Popping on brand new chunky white sneakers to complete the look! So cute.

hoodie || tank || shorts || shoes 


You can’t beat the basics in the summertime—easy outfits like this one are my favorite. This tie-front tank came in a few different colors but me being me, was drawn to the classic white. I also grabbed a pair of black denim shorts. These have a high-waisted fit with a raw hem. Unlike the good ole days, they are long enough to cover the tush too which is a must! I popped on Converse and a cute baguette bag to finish off this look. One of my go-to’s!

top || shorts || shoes || purse 


I seriously cannot stop wearing button-down shirts. I have a gazillion of them and find myself wearing them almost daily layered over cute tank tops and bikinis. It gets rather chilly here in the evening so light layers are a must. This one was under $10—such a steal! I got a size small for a tapered fit along the shoulders so if you want something a little more oversized, go up!

These shorts were another Hollister find. I’m loving this cream color this time of year. I just recently picked up a pair of jeans in the same wash and have loved them so much that I decided a pair of shorts were necessary too. They effortlessly match my favorite straw bag + sandal combination.

tank || button up || shorts || shoes || purse 


As soon as I get home from my internship I change into something comfy to wear as I work from home. This little two-piece set is from Gilly Hicks and is just the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Similar to the last set, both pieces are sold separately. I’m wearing an XS in both the top and shorts.

This tank is so flattering, fitting more like a cami bralette thanks to the plunging neckline. The shorts are nice and loose, perfect for hanging around the house!

top || shorts || shoes 


Corset tanks are all the rage right now and Hollister’s got some in stock for ya! I especially liked this one as it’s a lightweight cotton, making it a bit more causal than some of the other ones I’ve been seeing! I paired it with another pair of denim shorts.These ones are a bit longer than the last pairs and have minimal distressing, which is perfect for my internship! Oh, and I also grabbed a pair of black slip-on sandals. So easy to style!

top || shorts || shoes || bag 


I always dreamed of a life I’d wear a bathing suit every single day and I’m finally living it! I’ve got a gazillion fun suits in bright colors and loud prints but just a few solid ones! I figured it was about time I buy a basic black bikini. This tie front top was hard to resist. I love how effortlessly this style lays along the chest. The bottoms are high cut with a bit of cheek showing in the back. I’m a big fan of this fit + the quality was so good!

top || bottoms 


I grabbed one more bikini becuase I just couldn’t resist! This print is so fun—light blue sailboats and palm trees. How fricking cute?! The top has thin adjustable straps and ties along the center which I love. As for the bottoms, there were several styles to choose from but I went for the classic string ones. These have cheekier coverage around the back but are so flattering, elongating the legs in no time.

top || bottoms 

It’s safe to say I’m a Hollister girl through and through—I’m sure thirteen-year-old me would be so thrilled to hear that, lol. I know I’ll be wearing these new pieces all summer long. Did you grab anything from this major sale? If so, I’d love to hear what you purchased! I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of their pieces soon; stay tuned!

With love, McKenz

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