I love prints, color, and unexpected statement attributes as much as the next person, but when I find myself scouring my closet and coming up with “nothing to wear,” it’s often the most minimal styles I own that come to the rescue. I don’t just mean blue jeans and white t-shirts. The best minimal fashion styles are those elevated basics that do come with statement elements and a trend-forwardness about them, but with cuts and colorways you can easily mix and match with a number of items in your closet.
If you’re in the market for new basic styles to add to your rotation, you’re in luck – We may be in the best era of minimalist fashion yet (with subversive basics and the like on the rise), and there’s no shortage of designers and brands offering styles that beautifully teeter the lines between classic, trendy and a hint of edge. Think tops with asymmetric cuts, pencil skirts made of cozy knits, wide-leg and flared bottoms, and fresh takes on the classic button down. We rounded up a few pieces to shop ahead, and they’re so good even your quintessential maximalist will love them.
Zara Flowy Neckline Top
Mix and matchable items are essential, such as this top you can pair with anything from trousers, to a midi skirt, to baggy jeans.Available at Zara