As the weather warms up, everyone wants to know what to wear to keep cool while still looking chic. The answer is simple: Go minimal. It's effortless, clean, and easy to pull off. Follow these basic rules and you'll breeze right through the summer.
1. Pare it down. Minimalism is all about simplicity (e.g., a
crisp white shirt, black dress pants, and white sneakers).
2. Keep your look tonal by matching your colors. The shades can vary slightly if you want. For a bolder statement, mix contrasting colors in the same outfit, but always remember rule No. 1.
3. The cut of your pieces doesn't have to be severe. You can achieve a minimal look with looser-cut items, like a T-shirt or chinos, as well.
4. Yes, you can wear it to work. If you're wearing a suit, lose the tie and button the top button of your dress shirt.
Peruse the runway-approved ensembles below for more inspiration.
—Matthew Marden, (@DetailsMatt), market director at Details