Minimalist Trends, Komal Pandey & Monikh Dale | (Source: Instagram | @komalpandeyofficial, @monikh)
Minimalist Trends, Komal Pandey & Monikh Dale | (Source: Instagram | @komalpandeyofficial, @monikh)

Trends come and go every season and usually, most of us are always open to trying out edgier or bolder looks from time to time. But what if your style is more low-key and understated or even minimalist? How does one stay on-trend and elevate your look? Well as you know, you can’t go wrong with basics. Now, when you think of basics usually it’s pieces like T-shirts, shirts, jeans, etc, and you aren’t wrong, but there’s a range of chic yet simple pieces to pay attention to every season.

Luckily, for those of us with more low-key styles, trendy wearable basics are very on vogue right now, with alternatives and updates to classic items popping up everywhere. It’s now easier than ever to have outfits that are comfortable and versatile yet fashion-forward. Below, we’ve rounded up some key trends that are next-level basics that will make sure all the outfits in your wardrobe stay effortlessly cool and current.

1. Ribbed Tanks

TBH any style or cut of white tank top will do for the summer season, but the ribbed version is leading the way. It’s super easy to style and a go-to for a casual or chic look with some joggers, jeans or trousers, take your pick!

2. Asymmetric Tops

This one-shoulder top that was first popular in the ’80s, has slowly been returning into fashion circles. It’s a great way to keep your outfit simple yet interesting, by showing a bit of skin and bringing attention to your neckline. Style it with some wide-leg pants or a high-waisted short or even a skirt for a more feminine touch.

3. Sporty Sandals

Perfect for summer, this sandal is functional and very cool at the moment. Go for a chunkier style to be super trendy or a more basic version for every occasion. The best part about these sporty sandals is that you can pair it with almost anything. Try styling it with some tailored trousers and an oversized T-shirt.

4. Joggers

Hooray for the athleisure trend! While leggings will always be in style in some form or another, joggers have become the fashionable choice of bottoms to lounge in for flawless WFH ensembles and even for stepping out. With a lot of silhouettes being more relaxed chic this year, pair your joggers with other key items like blazers and sneakers to elevate your entire look.

5. Polo Shirts

Can you say preppy? Say hello to your new wardrobe staple, the polo shirt. I’m sure a lot of us had this essential in our closet a few years ago. If you hung on to them lucky you, as they’re making a comeback in many different iterations, styles and cuts. Paired with heels and some flattering denim, it’s a great way to get a polished look when you’re in a rush.

6. Oversized Blazer

We must have highlighted this trend a dozen times already, but we can’t ignore it. The oversized or slouchy blazer is a must-have item for the year and top fashionista necessity. Opt for your solid neutrals that make it easy to bring instant sophistication to your outfits.

7. Bermuda Shorts

These modest cut shorts, also known as mom shorts, were popular in the late ’40s for ladies on vacation. Back in style, they now have high waistbands and wide baggy legs. You can wear them with a blazer as part of a suit or paired separately with a top of your choice.

8. Baseball Hats

Don’t sleep on the classic baseball hat. It’s been seen on all the cool girls on Instagram and on the streets. This isn’t just for running errands anymore and the best part is that you probably already own one. Coming in a variety of fabrics and textures to choose from, it’s an essential piece to have that’s cool-girl approved.

This is a great accessory that looks great layered with other chains and easily styled with any outfit. Make a statement with a heavier, chunkier version or opt for lighter weights for a soft luxe look that appeals to the minimalist in you.

Which of these more minimalist trends are you excited to add to your wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below.

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