10 Minimalistic Outfit Ideas for Summer

Minimalism is brilliant for so many reasons: It will always be on trend (thanks, The Row), and it lets you look incredibly polished with very little effort. Even better, you probably already have items in your closet that fit with this understated look. But if you're feeling like you need a little fresh inspiration to completely embrace this look, we’re here to help.

We scoured Instagram to find some of the best minimalistic summer outfit ideas of 2018: The women below look comfortable and chic—like they tried, but without trying too hard, if you know what we mean. If these effortless outfits don't make you want to ditch all the extra bells and whistles, we don't know what will. Below, see 10 outfit ideas that are perfect for summer, along with key pieces that'll help you achieve the looks.


Cardigan + Tank + Ankle Boots
(Image credit: @adelinerapon)

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Jumpsuit + Strappy Sandals
(Image credit: @adenorah)

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White Suit + Mules
(Image credit: @darjabarannik)

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Jumpsuit + Flat Sandals
(Image credit: @fakerstrom)

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Buttondown Top + Jeans + Mules
(Image credit: @louiseroe)

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Robe + Matching Trousers + T-Shirt + Ankle Boots
(Image credit: @maria_bernad)

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Sweater + Wide-Leg Pants + Mules
(Image credit: @noore)

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White Dress + Flat Sandals
(Image credit: @karenbritchick)

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Tank + Miniskirt + Sneakers
(Image credit: @claire_most)

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Button-Front Dress + Slide Sandals
(Image credit: @humidityistheenemy)

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.