Key fashion essentials that will elevate your spring and summer style, without taking over your wardrobe.
The debate of quality versus quantity continues as we face a world of economical unrest. While one part of society is still grabbing up fast fashion for immediate gratification, another has refined their sense of style into a capsule that both exudes personal expression while being functional and versatile within one’s daily lifestyle.
These minimalist summer fashion essentials are the 5 key pieces that will update your wardrobe of quality essentials with a notable nod to luxury fashion trends that extend beyond the season to come.
Pop color mules
The most efficient way to update your essentials is with a statement accessory. Grab a pair of mules in this season’s most fashion forward color trends, opting for a bright pastel you can offset your wardrobe of neutrals. Mules are not only one of the hottest silhouettes of the season, they’re also a functional design that’s easy to slip on, and often more comfortable than you average heel. It’s also a perennial style that comes back season after season, so you’ll be sure to get the most of them if you invest in a quality pair.
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Statement mini bag
Just like bold footwear, a single statement bag is an effortless way to update every outfit. Elongated 90’s bags are in, and a bit more practical than a micro bag that doesn’t fit your phone. Pop color bags are in, but you’re choosing to invest in a statement bag, opt for a neutral color and make your statement with the silhouette to ensure you can continue to use the bag for seasons to come.
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Bright color manicure
Looking for a $10 update you can wear everyday? Pick up a couple bottles of polish in this season’s trending saturated pastels. Bright pink, chartreuse, and sky blue are vivid hues that have the power to transform even a white tee and jeans into fashion forward attire. Need convincing? Check out Hailey Bieber’s latest mani.
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Playful vintage tee
A reminder we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously, grab a playful tee that says more than “I’m basic.” Because that’s not what minimalism is about. A fun graphic print with interesting Typography, shapes or colors can be worn with your favorite denim, layered with suiting, paired with athleisure essentials, or worn as a swim cover for summer days in the sun. You’ll get your wear out of an investment tee in just one summer if you do it right.
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Mock neck tank
Sophisticated and sexy, a fitted mock neck tank also translates well from office to evening wear – versatility that’s key in a minimalists wardrobe. Wear with pleated trousers and suiting in the office, and a low rise maxi skirt for a night out. Casual Fridays? This silhouette also complements vintage high rise jeans when tucked in at the waistline.