The past is resonating in fashion, too; look no further than Vogue Runway’s “Past/Present” series for proof. Revisiting fashion from decades ago reminds us of a time before the pandemic, before our lives were so dependent on technology and when fashion was a much smaller, slower industry. As we look ahead to summer—though many of us will still be in quarantine—we’re feeling inspired by vintage Vogue photos and outfits that seem to have more staying power than flashy, disposable trends.
It isn’t a surprise that some of our favorite looks are quite simple, too: Christy Turlington in a sundress and sandals, Claudia Schiffer in a tank, trousers, and sneakers. They’re the kinds of summer outfit ideas we’d like to recreate on warmer days: simple, but not lacking personality. Below, we’ve broken them down into easy, three- or four-step “formulas,” edited by Vogue’s market editor Madeline Fass. Shop all of her foolproof summer outfit ideas below.