Animal print! Ruffles! High shine and hot pink! Many of fall’s biggest trends can seem loud and rambunctious, but this season also sees plenty of pared-back, polished, and effortless pieces to satisfy all the minimalists at heart. If you err on the side of less is more—then this one’s for you, friends. Today we’ve rounded up some of the chicest fall looks that prove an understated look never has to be boring. No need to dress in head-to-toe snakeskin to make a sartorial statement this season. Instead, play with tones and textures in your favorite neutral hues. Focus on striking silhouettes and effortless tailoring. Choose elevated basics with chic detailing, such as a necktie or bold buttons. Scroll below as we share some of the chicest minimal outfit ideas that are comfortable, effortless, and polished without ever looking like you’ve tried too hard.
Style Notes: Take your basic sweater to new levels of chic with the addition of trending leather pants. Finish the effortless look with a gold chain-link necklace and (just a touch!) of animal print to add interest to your outfit.
Style Notes: Play with loose, languid, and relaxed tailoring for an of-the-moment look. Pair slouchy long trousers with a sleek, floaty blouse to keep your fall look modern and interesting.
Style Notes: A knit skirt set may be simple, but it always looks unquestionably sophisticated and expensive-looking. To keep the look polished, cinch a belt at the waist and complete with luxe mock-croc heels and minimal leather bag.
Style Notes: A clean, crisp utility boilersuit will solve any fashion dilemma. Throw it on and go with flats during the day, and dress it up with heels for an easy outfit take you into the night.
Style Notes: There is no simpler outfit formula that works as well as jeans, a tee, and a blazer. Elevate the look by keeping it in trending off-white hues, and finish with minimal strappy sandals (while it's still warm enough to expose your toes).
Style Notes: Black, white, and gray make up a trusty combination for the fall season. For a subtle and sophisticated print, choose a long gray check coat over wide-leg black trousers and a simple white long-sleeve tee. Stick to black-and-white accessories and add silver jewelry and hardware to make the outfit pop.