Last year continued fashion's new leaning towards fun—dresses were splashed with bright colours and vivid prints, while accessories consisted largely of the faux fur and embellished variety. That doesn't mean, however, that minimalism is out—in fact, this year the pared-back mood is proving more palpable than ever.
Instead of shopping frivolously and buying into every trend that surfaces, countless influencers have put their wardrobes back to factory settings, vowing to only buy classic pieces that'll stand the test of time. The likes of Acne Studios and Jil Sander have long reigned in this remit, but thanks to a handful of high-street brands, minimal fashion that's affordable and holds up in the quality stakes is significantly easier to come by.
Maya Soul Paustian wears a pair of an oversized cotton shirt from COS layered over trousers.
Just add white sneakers and run out the door for the perfect work-appropriate summer look.
This bag is a really lovely way to try the pleats trend we're seeing in skirts this summer.
The square neckline, the crossover back and the think straps make this look so expensive.
A very un-boring reimagined button-down shirt. Look at those pockets!
This is a very timeless way to try out a bucket hat.
Front tie! Back tie! Just think of the endless styling potential this tie-top holds.
These no-fuss statement earrings will to tie any look together, from casual to a night out.
Brittany Bathgate wears a shirt and skirt from Arket.
The utility shirt is an easy way to try something structural but still look quite cool.
Acetate sunglasses are an integral part of any minimalist's uniform.
You'll find countless occasions to wear this classic Oxford shirt.
The perfect cropped workwear jacket for spring. A pop of colour to keep your wardrobe fresh.
A pair of simple wide-leg white jeans is a spring season must.
Organic linen is a super-breathable fabric for light summer tees. This one comes in many colours.
A looser, less form-fitting version of the slip skirt? Genius.
This is a fabulously lightweight trench, and this colour makes it stand out.
This throw-on-and-go dress comes in a cute blue-and-white print too. Easy summer dressing, done.
Their simple shape and timeless cut make the pop of colour feel a bit more low key.
Classic hoops with a twist. These will go with anything.
This looks like a vintage designer piece, while the pale yellow hue is very on trend this season.
Weekday swimwear is quickly reaching cult status, and this recycled-material one-piece shows you why.
These organic cotton tees come in so many colours and have the perfect fit.
Minimalism is in the details too. Toss this in your hair, on your neck or around your ankle.