I'm Not Boring, But Simple Outfits Excite Me—These 7 Looks Are Very Chic

Let me start this by saying that I’m not a boring person. Well, I don’t think I am. That said, in the fashion realm, it’s the more pared-down outfits that excite me most. Given that I live in basics in my day-to-day life (aside from more statement-making accessories from time to time), I just gravitate toward simple looks made up of elevated yet easy pieces.

So naturally, when I scroll through Instagram and find one of the said low-key ensembles, I add it to my Saved folder to reference later. Today, I thought I’d share with you some of the outfits I’m feeling. As a preview, each outfit is deemed simple because it’s made up of just a few pieces, and these items are forward and impossibly chic. 

Keep scrolling to check out the simple outfits that recently piqued my interest. 


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This combination of a white shirt, a tee, and trousers continues to be one of my favorite outfit formulas for a modern vibe.


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I’m interested in trying saturated hues this fall, but I still adore a neutral palette like this look with the oversize blazer, coordinating pants, and loafers.


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A slouchy striped sweater is impossibly chic with black leggings or jeans.


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It really doesn’t get any easier than a trend-forward basic (the polo), slouchy jeans, and Converse sneakers.


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Here is another ensemble highlighting a button-down shirt over a tank or tee. The trick here is taking the simple look to the next level by tying the shirt at the front.


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A vest over a shirt is a simple pairing that’s quite directional with distressed jeans.


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Denim on denim will continue to be a go-to look for many (including myself) this fall.

Next, check out outfits to wear with jeans.

Bobby Schuessler
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 retialers 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.