The fashion pendulum is swinging heavily towards a more pared-down approach to dressing this season. Sure, the art of maximalism remains relevant, but there's an overarching sense of bringing it back to the basics for spring with the evolution of wearable pieces throughout the S/S 21 collections (noting trends like reimagined trench coats and modern denim). And thus, the notion of a "make-under" enters the spotlight.
I interpret a "make-under" as a concept that applies strictly to fashion with an emphasis on uncomplicated outfits that are easy to put together with simple, no-fuss pieces. Essentially, effortless and straightforward ensembles that can actually work within a range of people's day-to-day life. Think classic crew-neck sweaters, straight-leg jeans, slouchy blazers and flat boots.
To showcase this 2021 vibe a bit further, I rounded up a bit of visual inspiration below that showcases this more accessible way of dressing. And while you probably own many of the general items that make up each of the fits, I also shopped out iterations for each just in case you're looking to add a few more pieces into your offering.
A trench coat is timeless yet particularly on-trend right now. While a turtleneck, jeans and ankle boots already have that much-desired pared-down vibe, the addition of the re-imagined trench completes this cool fit.