This "Boring" Trend Is Sweeping the Fashion World

Fashion people are known for going for it in the style department—they’re the first to test out a new trend and are unafraid to try something a bit different and out there. While we’re always down for a little peacocking (wearing the most extra look you can to get noticed), there’s been a resurgence of a more toned-down vibe among the street style set as of late.

Sure, the hype ensembles are still there (and if that’s your thing, live your life), but the more “realistic” outfits on fashion A-Listers are quite refreshing as they showcase clothes we can actually all wear in our everyday lives. Here, we’re talking fits like tailoring with simple T-shirts, sweater-and-trousers ensembles, and the like. Curious about what we mean? Keep scrolling to check out simple yet polished ensembles that can translate into your life, many of which involve pieces you probably already own in your closet. Plus, shop inspired must-haves if you’re looking to add to your arsenal.


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Your go-to suit will feel so refreshing paired with a graphic tee and boots.


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Proof that a "simple" outfit of a sweater and trousers can be incredibly fashion-forward (especially with the right accessories).


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Is the jeans-and-tee look your go-to? Well, good news: It is for the fashion elite as well.


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You seriously can't go wrong with the suit-and-T-shirt combo.


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Sure, colorful coats are fun, but sticking to the classics is just as impactful.


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Your favorite plaid coat is super stylish with a simple dress and flats.


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Just in case you wanted more reason to step out in your favorite jeans-and-tee outfit…


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Keep it polished and sleek with your tailored suit and a turtleneck.

Now, shop classic must-haves:

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Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.