In the era of Instagram and Pinterest, there seems to be a new trend circulating on a weekly basis. Patchwork prints, feather embellishments, sporty sandals, bucket hats—the catalog of flashy, flamboyant pieces to choose from is always getting a refresh. However, if you find yourself longing for something simpler, then it may be time to go back to the basics. In other words, if your personal taste has always skewed toward a pared-down aesthetic and you feel the pressure to embrace something louder or more eccentric, don’t! Sometimes a minimalist approach works best, and it also happens to make getting dressed more effortless (always a bonus).
If your vibe falls into the aforementioned category, then we suggest taking a peek at the seven looks below we’ve culled for your outfit-assembling convenience. All starting with a pair of jeans, the ensembles ahead illustrate how to effectively piece together a look that feels polished and timeless. Check them out, and shop the pieces you like most to copy these outfits in your own wardrobe this summer.
Style Notes: Complement a pair of wide-leg jeans with a crisp white blazer and the season’s of-the-moment strappy sandals.
Style Notes: For a breezy summer ensemble you can throw on and feel effortless in, team a crop top with white denim and slip into low-heel sandals.
Style Notes: Play with proportions by styling a khaki blazer with baggy jeans and white sneakers.
Style Notes: Denim on denim is one of the easiest ways to feel put-together when you’re short on time. Just add a pair of Converse, and off you go.
Style Notes: Looking for something sweet and simple? Wear your jeans with a charming blouse and ballet flats.
Style Notes: Classic style doesn’t necessarily mean only neutrals; experiment with a pop of color and balance the boldness with your favorite jeans and lucite heels.
Style Notes: For days when you need to get to work quickly, rely on a plaid blazer worn with jeans and a pair of delicate earrings.
Up next: the only six denim trends you’ll care about in 2019.