We love tops rendered in eye-catching prints that feature elaborate detailing—we're talking big buttons or fun ruffles—but to be quite frank, they're not always the easiest to wear (or pair). That's why building a wardrobe that includes both trendy and timeless minimalist shirts is a must-do. Not sure what the latter entails? Then you've come to the right place.
Minimalist shirts are, as the name implies, designed simply and cut in clean lines—no hard-to-wear prints or overly exaggerated detailing. Rather, they're easy to wear, pair well with just about everything in your closet, and, best of all, withstand time and trends. So yes, they are worthy investments that you will wear year after year. While a classic white tee is a foolproof pick, don't limit yourself to just that. There is an abundance of other tops available that are slightly more elevated and elegant but still fall under the minimalist category. Read on to shop 18 of our favorite minimalist shirts that you can wear with everything this summer.