Emma Chamberlain's Summer 2021 Style Guide

If you're looking for some summer fashion inspiration,  Emma Chamberlain is your gal. 

It is safe to say that Emma is the fashion queen of Gen Z. Everything she wears becomes a trend. Remember when she posted a photo in flared yoga pants? Yup—and then immediately, everyone and their mother started wearing flared yoga pants. Basically, Emma single-handedly helped them sell out. If this doesn't convince you to follow her summer fashion guide, captured in her video "What I'm Wearing This Summer," we don't know what does. So, keep scrolling to learn more about how to dress for the summer, according to Queen Emma. 

Outfit 1

If you want a "summer uniform" that you can just throw on whenever you don't know what to wear, a simple white tank top and Levi's long shorts will do. Emma loves this combination because you can style it with so many different items to spice it up. She suggests adding a colorful button-up shirt, a cardigan, any hats, or a sheer sweater. You can also wear either white sneakers or loafers to complete this simple yet stylish summer look.

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 2

Emma loves flowy beach pants for the summer. For this look, she is wearing white beach pants with a white tank top to achieve a white on white look. To add a little bit of color and character to the outfit, she wears a brown jacket and a funky hat. She finishes the look with her new obsession. Birkenstocks, which honestly might be a little out there—but we can totally see them being a future trend. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 3

Knit shorts are huge for this season. If you don't know how to style them, you're in the right place. For a goofy look, Emma wears these blue and white checkered knit shorts with a vintage tee. As always, she pairs that with loafers and long socks to complete this comfortable yet trendy look. If you want to make this look even cuter, we recommend building this outfit out of one main color for color coordination. In this look, Emma chooses blue and she accessorizes the outfit with blue sunglasses and a denim bucket hat. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 4

This outfit takes inspiration from the two previous looks. If knit shorts aren't your cup of tea, no worries. You can take your favorite vintage tee and pair it with beach pants to achieve a comfortable and effortless look. Taking inspiration from the '90s California style, she styles this look with floral beach pants and Birkenstocks to fully channel the beach girl vibes. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 5

Emma's yellow denim vest by Calvin Klein is one of her favorite items as seen on her Instagram, as well as this look. This bright yellow color screams summer and we are here for it. If you are not a fan of bright yellow, a blue denim vest would also be cute for this look. She styles the vest with unique graphic cutoff denim shorts, which definitely make a statement. She finishes it off with Dr. Martens loafers which are definitely the summer shoes of the year—other than flip-flops and heel sandals, of course.  

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 6

To achieve a girlier look, Emma opts for midi skirts, which are not only stylish but are also great as swimsuit cover-ups. She pairs that with a simple black tank top and a colorful '70s style jacket to spice up this look. She especially loves wearing midi skirts with a pair of black loafers, and we can totally see why.

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 7

Ultimately, comfort is the best style, and Emma knows that well. For this look, she wears a crewneck sweatshirt with retro track shorts. This look definitely leans on the sporty side and would be a great outfit for going to the beach in the evening. Finish off the look with a baseball hat and sneakers and you're good to go.

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 8

This outfit features one of our favorite items for summer: biker shorts. To continue with the sporty look, she wears biker shorts with a white tank top and red sporty jacket. This is definitely a casual and comfortable look. After all, biker shorts basically the comfiest shorts ever. She finishes the look off with platform sneakers and we are obsessed with the velcro strap style.

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 9

Emma has been loving the preppy style lately. For this look, she starts with dad shorts and pair that with a sweater vest. Sweater vests were huge in the fall and winter and their legacy continues through this spring and summer. She once again wears her favorite loafers to finish off the outfit. This look, as Emma calls it, has a "golf dad" aesthetic, and we love it. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 10

For this look, white Dickies pants are making an appearance—they are perfect for summer. To add character to this look, she wears a cropped graphic tee since the pants are very minimalistic. She wears a lime green bucket hat and the same pair of loafers to finish the look. We can definitely see ourselves wearing this outfit on a summer shopping date. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 11

This look is perfect for running errands or going for a quick walk. The key to making this outfit presentable is color coordination. She wears navy shorts with a navy and white stripe mock neck long sleeve top. To finish off the look, she dons a navy baseball hat and white sneakers. Navy is the main color of this outfit and we love how everything goes so well together. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 12

Emma is definitely bringing the preppy style back this season, and we are living for it. For this look, she wears an oversize green short sleeve polo shirt with light-washed straight-leg jeans. This look once again embodies the "golf dad" aesthetic that Emma loves at the moment. She wears white sneakers with green details that match her shirt. We love the color coordination here. Lastly, she wears a maroon baseball hat to complete this look. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 13

Patterned button-up shirts have been receiving a lot of love lately, as they have become one of the highlights of this season. For this look, Emma is wearing a white and orange button-up shirt with long Levi's denim shorts. It is important to only button the first two to three buttons to achieve this chic look. She completes the outfit with a white bucket hat and once again her well-loved Birkenstocks. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 14

Animal prints have been very popular in recent years, with leopard and zebra prints being the most popular among them. For this look, Emma wears a zebra print tank top with lime green stitches and track skort from Unif. To match the green details on the top, she wears a pair of green sunglasses to once again color coordinate. She finishes off the look with Doc Martens and this is definitely our favorite look so far. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 15

Back to the preppy style that Emma loves, she wears a sweater vest over a white-collar t-shirt with monogrammed green sweatshorts. Sweatshorts are definitely one of the summer must-haves of this season because of how comfortable and trendy they are. To finish off this look, she once again wears her black loafers. To make this look even better, the pink details on the shorts match with her pink sweater vest. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 16 

As Emma says, this look gives off a very gentle vibe. Featuring a white lace floral button-up top, she wears it with Levi's straight-leg jeans. These jeans are absolutely a staple because they basically go with everything. She finishes off the look with Birkenstocks and here you go—a cute and effortless picnic outfit.  

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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Outfit 17

Collar tank tops are a big hit this season, and you can find them everywhere on Pinterest and Instagram. For Emma's last look, she is wearing a white collar tank top with a blue logo with blue and red plaid shorts. We are obsessed with these shorts and how well they fit in this look. To finish off the look, she wears white sneakers and long socks for comfort. 

Emma Chamberlain wearing her summer outfit

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