I Have Simple Style—8 Uncomplicated Outfits I’m Copying Right Now

When it comes to fashion, simplicity never goes out of style. In a world where trends change faster than you can say "fashion-forward," having a repertoire of trend-proof outfits is an absolute game-changer and one that will solidify your style. This sort of timeless ensemble will effortlessly blend classic pieces with a touch of modern flair, ensuring you'll always look chic, regardless of the current fashion climate.

Think of a crisp white button-down paired with blue jeans and leather accessories—a fail-safe combination you can rely on at all times. Or perhaps a little black dress—the epitome of versatility, easily dressed up or down for any occasion. These simple outfit ideas transcend fleeting fads and stand the test of time. If you're looking to expand your simple outfit armoury beyond these outfits, however, I've assembled a selection of easy, fuss-free looks that will take minimal effort on your part to re-create. 


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The beauty of these simple outfit ideas lies in their adaptability. They're proof that by investing in quality staples and building a well-curated wardrobe, you can create endless outfit possibilities. Mix, match, layer and accessorise—the choice is yours. With the anti-trend ensembles below, you'll navigate the ever-changing fashion landscape, always looking put together and stylish. And who doesn’t want that sort of guarantee? Scroll on to see them. 

1. Trouser Co-ord


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Style Notes: Nothing makes getting ready simpler than a co-ord that you can throw on and know it's going to work. Keep your accessories on the minimal side to round off your look. 

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2. Tee + Tailored Skirt


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Style Notes: The '90s can be found at the heart of many a simple outfit idea, and Sylvie Mus's look—which features a cropped tee, tailored pencil skirt and mules—is a prime example of this influence. 

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3. Cardigan + Dress


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Style Notes: Is there anything as beautifully simple as a white dress? For the inevitable cool-down, layer a cardigan in a neutral or timeless colour over yours for a look that will last well into autumn. 

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4. Jumper + Jeans


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Style Notes: Lorna makes a simple jeans-and-jumper outfit look so premium with the addition of cream sandals and a timeless, top-handle bag. 

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5. Waistcoat + Trousers


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Style Notes: Fake a matching set by layering up separates in a similar colour, leaving you with a flawless outfit that's easy to assemble. Case in point: Olivia's waistcoat-and-trousers combination. 

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6. Vest + City Shorts


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Style Notes: Shorts shouldn't be overlooked. Instead of denim cut-offs or linen pairs, look for a tailored iteration which will give your warm-weather looks instant polish. 

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7. Polo + Tailored Trousers


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Style Notes: If you're thinking about how you can start transitioning your favourite summer items into autumn, look no further than this outfit. Pairing linen trousers with a thin-knit polo? Inspired. 

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8. Jersey Top + Denim Skirt


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Style Notes: Wearing one colour top-to-toe is a simple and surefire way to cut your dressing routine down to a couple of minutes. I love this combination involving a black denim skirt and and off-the-shoulder jersey top. For depth, try layering in a bag or shoe in a lighter tone, such as camel or cream. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.