6 summer pieces to nail the "girl next door" look

We all know that girl from a movie, TV show or book who always looks cute without showing any effort. The "girl next door" tends to be sunkissed, laid-back and friends with everyone (somehow). So, are you looking to try a new aesthetic this summer? Embrace the "girl next door" look with these easy pieces.

Y2K tank

We predict the Y2K tank will be the go-to top of the summer, no matter what aesthetic you're trying. This particular one comes in nine other colors, all perfect to show off your summer glow. SHEIN, $7.

California cool set

Whether you're hanging with friends or vacationing by the beach, this adorable set is the perfect way to snag a relaxed—yet on-trend—look. Cotton On Tank, $15 and Cotton On Shorts, $30

Cuffed shorts

Like we said, the girl next door is all about effortless cuteness and comfort. A pair of cuffed shorts is a staple in the look—major bonus points if they're in denim or white. PacSun, $40.


As if you don't already have a pair of white sneaks in your closet, here's another reminder of how versatile these shoes are. They pair perfectly with the cuffed shorts or a sweet mini dress (see below!). Tilly's, $70.

Flowy mini dress

Nothing screams effortless quite like a sundress. Add a sweep of mascara, blush and lip gloss, and you automatically have the "girl next door" look down pat. Princess Polly, $49.

Baseball cap

Finally, a baseball cap is the ultimate way to casualize an outfit and solidify the "girl next door" look. Wear your hair in loose waves or braids for a flawless complement. SHEIN, $5 

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by Elise Jones | 5/26/2021