I Like My Looks to Have Just a Hint of Trendiness—Hello, New Outfit Formulas


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I keep it pretty low-key when it comes to my daily outfits. As a result, most of my go-to looks comprise basics. That said, I don’t believe simple means boring. You can totally build a forward ensemble that’s easy—especially if you opt for a few trendier basics in the mix. Below, I thought I’d round up a few standout outfit formulas I like because they’re simple with just a hint of trendiness. You know, to potentially inspire your summer outfit game.

If you keep scrolling, you’ll uncover a few chic casual ensembles featuring jeans, tanks, and blouses, for example. There’s also a dressier option if you’re looking for a fresh idea for any upcoming parties. Oh, and if you’re in the mood to shop, there are loads of shopping recommendations as well. 


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Cargo details are trending right now. I love the idea of a cargo skirt (easy and on-trend) with a simple knit or tee.


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A relaxed button-down shirt tucked into shorts is very of the moment. This crisscross way of tucking in also keeps the vibe feeling fresh.


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Miniskirts reign supreme right now and work flawlessly with a basic top and flats. If it's a bit chilly, toss on a trench coat to take the look to the next level.


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If you want to opt for a bit more color, consider a vibrant shirt open with a crop top and cool relaxed jeans.


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You just can't deny the power of a simple LBD. The cutouts here add that trendy quality.

Next, check out outfit ideas to wear with shorts.

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.