Casual Summer Church {or Dining Out} Looks

Good morning! I’ve been asked if I could round up some casual summer church looks. If you don’t go to church, these outfits are also perfect for dining out, and maybe even work wear for those who have more casual dress codes.

I share my summer church looks regularly in What I Wore Lately, but sometimes it’s nice to see a category of outfits all in one place, and these days I’m all for ideas that allow me to repurpose old pictures, so let’s go!

Casual Summer Church (or Dinner Out) Looks

Let’s start with yesterday’s casual church outfit — and this is a new dress I haven’t shared yet!

#1. Navy Swing Dress + Neutral Sandals

I actually had this Daily Ritual Women’s Jersey Muscle Swing Dress last year in black, and I just ordered this one in navy. Navy is softer and more casual than black, and it’s a great neutral for those who don’t like such harsh colors against their skin.

Before I left the house, I tried this dress with both gold and brown shoes, but I ended up going for the Miller sandals in Light Makeup because I like how they blend in with my skin tone and elongate the legs. Depending on your skin tone, you might prefer a darker neutral, but the idea here is to wear a shoe with low contrast to your skintone.

Flats keep the look casual and comfortable, but you could wear a wedge if you wanted to dress it up a bit.

#2. Floral Blouse + White Jeans

This floral blouse is gorgeous paired with white jeans, and in this case, I bookended the look with strappy black sandals.

These jeans are on the more casual side for church. I’d probably wear a pair that isn’t distressed, but I’ve been known to wear a pair of distressed jeans to church once or twice. I guess it depends on the culture of your area and how formal your services are. I would definitely wear this out to dinner with friends or my hubby.

#3. Printed Dress + White Tank & Denim Jacket

This daisy midi skirt from LOFT is the focal point of this chic and casual summer look, but any printed skirt of any length or style would work with this outfit.

There’s nothing new or inventive about a bold patterned skirt with a white top and denim jacket, but I feel like this classic combination always looks fresh and modern.

In this case, I like how the white sandals repeat the white from the skirt and tee, but a neutral sandal in a color that complements your skin tone would elongate the legs and make you look longer and leaner.

#4. Bright Short Sleeve Sweater + White Jeans

Pretty much any bold or bright colored blouse or sweater paired with white jeans will create a crisp summer look that you can dress up or down with shoes and accessories.

This elevated cap sleeve sweater from Talbots has clean, modern lines and feminine knit details around the bateau neckline. It’s true to size, or you can size down for a more body con fit. I’m wearing the small.

Typically I’d wear a wedge sandal with this outfit, but I guess I was feeling pretty casual the week I wore this because I went for my nude slides.

Yes, I have these Nine West slides in two colors. This year’s version is updated with metallic discs that lend a slightly edgy vibe to this classic slide.

#5. Black Midi Dress + Gold Sandals

You can’t go wrong with a LBD, and this seamed tank dress from Everlane is made of the lightest cotton fabric that is polished yet still casual, and perfect for this hot summer weather we’ve been having lately.

I dressed this up with gold heeled sandals and some blingy jewelry for my birthday dinner out, but for church, I like to tone it down with gold slides and more minimal jewelry.

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