The fashion pendulum is swinging toward a more pared-down approach to dressing this season. Sure, the art of maximalism remains, but there's an overarching sense of bringing things back to basics for spring with the evolution of wearable pieces seen throughout S/S 23 collections in trends like reimagined trench coats and modern denim. And thus, the notion of a "makeunder" has entered the spotlight.
But what is the "makeunder" trend? I interpret it as a concept that applies strictly to fashion, emphasizing uncomplicated outfits that are easy to create using simple, unfussy pieces. Essentially, the "makeunder" trend revolves around effortless and straightforward ensembles that work for a range of day-to-day activities. Think classic crew-neck sweaters, straight-leg jeans, oversize shirts, and ballet flats.
To further explain this vibe, I rounded up some visual inspiration below that showcases this more accessible way of dressing. And while you probably own many of the items in each of the fits below, I also shopped iterations for each just in case you're looking to add a few more pieces to your closet.
Maxi skirts are always popular during spring and summer. The beauty of a statement midi or maxi style is it requires nothing more than a basic white tank and black mules to look cool.
You can't go wrong with a white tee and jeans. Try a leather bomber jacket with relaxed jeans and retro sneakers for an effortless feel.
A button-down shirt and slip skirt seem simple, but fastening just one or two of the shirt's buttons and adding leather moto boots makes the vibe feel especially 2023.
Need an ensemble that's sophisticated for work or an important meeting? Don't underestimate the power of a modern blazer and a polished full skirt to get the job done.
A well-tailored blazer and blue jeans are a modern pairing that always works. Incorporate a very current pair of oversize earrings into the look, and you're set.
Reaching for the prettiest dress you can find is a basic instinct in the spring. Give yours some cool contrast by topping it with a leather jacket. For a very spring 2023 feel, mary-jane flats are your best bet.
A trench coat is timeless yet particularly on-trend right now. While a simple LBD already has that much-desired pared-down vibe, adding a re-imagined trench completes this cool fit.
A denim jacket and jeans are a standard ensemble that's always been "in." Try opting for dark indigo denim this spring. Add in a playful accessory like a metallic bag to keep it elevated and current.
All-white outfits are so simple to put together and never fail to look chic. Adding a massive pair of '80s earrings is a good idea.