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Article: Minimalist Outfit Ideas 2024

Minimalist Outfit Ideas 2024

Minimalist Outfit Ideas 2024

Written by KATERYNA LAKOMOVA

When creating your perfect wardrobe, minimalist summer outfits can form the basis of your closet. These outfits include essential items like classic button-up shirts, stylish leather loafers, and a versatile maxi dress that can easily fit various occasions.

One great thing about these outfits is their ability to be paired with different accessories, such as a trendy handbag, making it easier to create a polished look every morning. This is especially useful if you often struggle to find inspiration when choosing your daily outfits. Additionally, by investing in essential pieces, you can build a collection that effortlessly takes you through different seasons. So, we invite you to take a look at our selected ensembles to start putting together your ideal minimalist summer wardrobe.

How to Plan a Minimalist Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Take inspiration from our summer minimalist outfits to create your own unique looks. These are not strict rules, so feel free to adjust them to suit your style. If you like all the outfits, you can use them as a summer packing list. But if you prefer adding more color or swapping out certain pieces, go for it! For instance, if you're not a fan of plain t-shirts, opt for a graphic tee. If skirts aren't your thing, try trousers, shorts, or dresses. And if you're not into open-toe shoes, choose closed-toe options instead. The key is to make these outfits work for you. To make it easier for you to build your capsule, here are some tips:

  • Choose a dress or two that resonate with your style.
  • Since summertime doesn't require many warm pieces, include one or two knitted items.
  • Opt for a blazer as a lightweight jacket option. If you don't like blazers, a linen jacket, a denim one, or a lightweight bomber would be good alternatives.
  • When selecting tops, choose a couple of pieces for different purposes.
  • Make a habit of repeating outfits. It's an important part of maintaining your style.
  • Always remember to get creative!

10 Minimalist Summer Outfits

Looking for ways to put together chic outfits from your minimalist summer wardrobe? We are here to help. Check out our top picks below, where we mix staple pieces to create effortless ensembles.

Blouse and Denim Skirt 

A classic minimalist combo is a white blouse paired with a light blue denim skirt, perfect for a semi-casual look. You can choose the skirt style that suits your taste, from mini to maxi, but we recommend something like Agolde’s Denim maxi skirt Hilla since raw-hem maxis are super trendy right now. Regarding the blouse, you can go for long or short sleeves based on what else you have in your wardrobe and the occasion, but aim for loose fits and breathable fabrics to stay comfy on the hottest days. The Rouched cotton blouse from House of Dagmar is an excellent fit for this ensemble.

Button-Up and High-Rise Jeans 

Button-ups are your must-have, though you have the freedom to choose the piece that will complement your wardrobe the most. It could be a solid color, a graphic print, or a shirt with bold hues. If it goes well with other items in your closet, then go for it. As for high-rise jeans, they are incredibly versatile and can be styled in many ways, so we recommend adding a pair for your minimalist looks as well. In our example, we paired the bold electric blue Asymmetric cotton shirt with the classy Wide-leg jeans Dame.

Mini Dress and Loafers

It’s a great idea to include a mini dress in your wardrobe for when you want to add a playful touch to your look. Whether it's a slipdress, bodycon, or any other style you like, make sure it aligns with the rest of your clothes to maximize outfit options. Our Puff-sleeve open-back dress is perfect for a smart-casual wardrobe, blending a shirt-like fit with trendy cut-out details. Having a pair of loafers is also versatile, as they can be paired with anything from jeans to dresses. The Juliol Metallic-effect loafers are a chic choice for a women's minimalist summer wardrobe.

Maxi Dress and Accessories 

A maxi dress is essential if you appreciate elegant styles and subtle looks, so go for one in a neutral color and with a simple silhouette to complement your wardrobe. The Linen twist dress perfectly exemplifies minimalist summer dresses that you can pair with flip-flops for the beach or with heels and chic accessories for an evening party. You can accentuate its shape with a belt and incorporate the Plaited-handle crossbody bag Bombon Raffia for a sophisticated touch.

Blazer and Mini Skirt 

If you're a fan of mini skirts, make sure to balance your look with a substantial top. Pair an open-legged skirt with a blazer or jacket to keep your arms covered. Luckily, oversized blazers and jackets are trending now, making it easier to style. The black Flared mini skirt Noa has a soft cashmere texture and can be dressed up or down with the right accessories. Layer the Fine knit ribbed top Kyle camisole under the Oversized blazer, and complete the look with fashionable boots or loafers for any occasion.

Shorts and Basic T-Shirt 

This simple outfit is perfect for running errands, walking your dog, or grabbing a quick coffee with friends. You can use any shorts that match your wardrobe—linen, cotton, or denim—in a solid color or with prints and patterns. In this example, we've chosen the versatile and trendy Relaxed-fit shorts Ayla as a base that you can easily mix and match with other more elaborate looks. As for the top, we've included the Contrast-trim cotton t-shirt Farreh, which is simple yet has stylish design details.

All White 

To rock an all-white ensemble, we opted for knitted pieces, as high-quality knits with refined texture are perfect for staying cool in the summer. If you're looking for a brand that excels in comfortable knits, Lisa Yang is the way to go. Their Fine-knit cashmere t-shirt Ari and Fine-knit midi skirt Ronja make a perfect pairing for enjoying the snug embraces of the sun. This set is lightweight, breathable, and reflective due to the fabric's color.

Denim on Denim 

Jeans are a must-have for a minimalist wardrobe. It's up to you which pair you choose, but make sure you have at least one! If you want to keep up with the latest denim trend, having a denim jacket to pair with your jeans is also a must. A denim jacket is a versatile addition to your minimalist summer wardrobe since you can layer it with other outfits. Whether over a dress or a blouse, a light denim jacket is a good option. The Crisscross straight jeans and the Oversized denim jacket Charli make for a perfect combination.

Cardigan and Trousers

Consider another knitted outfit that you can mix and match for various looks. A cardigan can be paired with skirts, dresses, and jeans, so choose one that complements your minimalist wardrobe. As for the trousers, they can be paired with any top or tee, except perhaps for blouses. Don't hesitate to incorporate a few more knit pieces into your wardrobe. We recommend the Relaxed-fit cashmere trousers Marlo paired with the Crop cashmere cardigan Marion.

Dress to Impress 

Let's remember to keep a special dress for those rare occasions in our minimalist wardrobe. While we may not wear it frequently, having the right dress will definitely come in handy and be greatly appreciated. It's best to opt for something understated yet sophisticated, such as the Drape Midi Dress Aliz by Tiger of Sweden. This dress stands out with its unique polar blue color and simple yet elegant style, accentuated by stylish details like the draping and asymmetric hem.

 

Tips for Styling and Accessorizing Minimalist Wardrobe 

Here are some additional tips to elevate your minimalist outfits: 

  • Master the art of layering to create stylish summer looks.
  • Experiment with textures by mixing different materials like denim, silk, cotton, lace, and linen. This adds depth to your outfit without complicating the color scheme. Mixing fabrics can also enhance a monochromatic outfit and add visual interest.
  • Make a statement with your accessories. Let your personality shine through with oversized handbags, chunky necklaces, or statement earrings.
  • Start with simple base pieces and then add one or two main points, such as a bold accessory, unique texture, or color mix.
  • The key is to achieve balance; each outfit should feel well put together without being overdone.