This Is How the Coolest Minimalists Dress for Summer

Some of the most stylish women we know are the ones who cast aside the trends and instead fill their wardrobes with timeless basics. That said, being a minimalist isn't easy—particularly in the summer months. Spring and autumn are the ideal months for those with pared-back aesthetics, as this is the time brands tend to invest heavily in essentials like blazers, knits, jeans and simple dresses. In summer, when fashion becomes more frivolous with statement prints and exaggerated silhouettes, it can be hard to maintain your penchant for austere outfits. To help you keep your minimalistic look year-round, we turned to some of our favourite influencers to find the best simple warm-weather ensembles. From Brittany's navy midi dress to Sylvie's denim cycling shorts, keep scrolling to see and shop seven minimalist summer outfits.

BRITTANY BATHGATE
Minimalist Summer Outfits: Brittany Bathgate in an A-line dress

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@brittanybathgate

Style Notes: Minimalism isn't all about trousers and shirting; midi dresses with clean silhouettes in block colours are the ideal addition for your summertime wardrobe. Just add espadrilles and metal earrings. 

CHRYSTELLE ERIKSBERGER
Minimalist Summer Outfits: Chrystelle Eriksberger in a pleated midi skirt and t-shirt

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@chrystelleeriksberger

Style Notes: Arket's pleated skirt was a minimalist must-have at the start of the year. Make like Chrystelle and give it a summery overhaul with a yellow iteration and a plain white T-shirt and strappy sandals.

SYLVIE MUS
Minimalist Summer Outfits: Sylvie Mus in pair of denim shirts and an oversized shirt

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@sylviemus_

Style Notes: If you're still on the fence when it comes to the cycling shorts trend, perhaps Sylvie's double-denim take will convince you. Keep your shirt oversized and your accessories sleek.

MONIKH DALE
Minimalist Summer Outfits: Monikh in a t-shirt dress and flip flops

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@monikh

Style Notes: The only thing comfier than a T-shirtdress is the flip-flops you'll be wearing it with. Add a nylon shoulder-strap bag to emulate Monikh's '90s homage. 

UME-ROMAAN
Minimalist Summer Outfits: Ume-Romaan in a pair of chinos and oversized white shirt

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@umeromaan

Style Notes: On days when it's too hot for jeans, take cues from Ume by wearing cotton chinos with a breezy linen shirt. A woven bag is all you need to complete the look.

LIZZIE HADFIELD
Minimalist Summer Outfits: Lizzie in a pink mini dress and tennis shoes

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@shotfromthestreet

Style Notes: Blush pink is becoming an integral part of the minimalist colour palette. Just be sure to give it a downtime spin with a pair of tennis shoes and a crossbody bag, just like Lizzie.

Jada Sezer
Minimalist Summer Outfits: Jada wears a white vest top and high-waist jeans

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@jadasezer

Style Notes: If in doubt, you can never go wrong with a simple white vest top and vintage wash jeans, as Jada proves. As for as jewellery is concerned, opt for finely layered chains.

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