Minimalist Style Tips for Summer

Want to keep cool while still looking chic this summer? Go minimal.

Top photo: Alexander Wang. All other photos courtesy of the respective labels.

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

Calvin Klein Collection

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Dries van Noten

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Top photo: Alexander Wang. All other photos courtesy of the respective labels.

Dolce & Gabbana

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Top photo: Alexander Wang. All other photos courtesy of the respective labels.

Givenchy

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