5 easy summer outfits with lightweight trousers

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This week, I gave myself a little style assignment: to take a break from my jeans and put together my daily outfits with lightweight trousers instead.

Summer outfits with lightweight trousers

Lightweight trousers for summer: Susan B. wears a striped tee and slim utility pants from Banana Republic, and fisherman sandals..

necklace (similar) | tee | pants | sandals

I love jeans, and they’re my “default setting,” but it’s good to have some lightweight trouser options that are just as easy to style.

I’ve been wearing these slim utility pants quite often anyway, so pairing with a navy striped tee was a slam-dunk. Those are the Madewell fisherman sandals, which are plenty comfortable for running errands and walking the dog.

👉 For those who live where it’s too hot for sleeves, here’s how I wore these pants with a sleeveless linen top.

Susan B. wears a casual outfit with lightweight trousers in coral and a linen shirt.

earrings (similar) | necklace | shirt | bracelets (similar) | pants (similar) | sandals

I purchased these Marc Cain coral pants last fall in London, and have been looking forward to warmer weather to wear them. (Here’s another similar style.) I really love these lightweight trousers, and you’ll be seeing more of them this summer!

Susan B. wears a casual summer outfit with lightweight trousers, a linen tee, and green linen-blend cardigan.

cardigan | necklace (similar) | tee | pants | sandals (similar)

Did I mention that I liked those slim utility pants so much I ordered a second pair in navy? 😉 These are also lightweight, and quite versatile. The navy color is close to the Bright Navy in my Spring palette, but is pretty neutral, so could also work for Summers.

I’ve had this necklace for at least 15 years; it’s a costume piece from Ralph Lauren. I’ve made a point of keeping it because it goes with almost everything. For an inexpensive piece, it’s held up very well! Here’s one with a similar look. The Birkenstocks are a couple of years old in a rose gold metallic, here’s a similar current style.

Susan B. wears a summer outfit with lightweight chino trousers and a Breton stripe tee.

necklace | tee | bracelets (similar) | pants | espadrilles (similar)

These are the relaxed chinos I mentioned here. I’m wearing a 6 Petite. As you can see, they have some ease, but aren’t super baggy. I like a little ankle showing, but you can also wear them uncuffed.

Even though this tee has sleeves, it’s very comfortable to wear on warm days as the fabric is so light. I’m wearing the XS, which is still plenty roomy.

Susan B. wears a denim jacket, French Kande gold necklace, lurex tee, navy utility pants, gold fisherman sandals.

necklace | jacket (similar) | top (similar) | bracelet (c/o) | ring | pants | sandals

Here’s what I wore out to dinner last night. See what I mean about these utility pants being versatile?

I purchased the tee last year in Italy. It’s from Italian brand Momoni, more pieces here. Wore the tee before here.

The jewelry is all from the new French Kande “Cité” collection. (I think this might be my favorite collection yet!) The gold fisherman sandals are from Tory Burch, and currently on sale! They’re quite comfortable and really fun. I’m usually a size 7.5 in closed shoes, took a 7 in these.

While I’m ready to add my jeans back into rotation, I think I will be wearing lightweight trousers more often this summer!

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