Minimalism can take on many guises, as it can be sexy, elegant, sporty, but also tough, all while retaining every bit of its immaculate sophistication. If you aim for a polished, cool but utterly effortless street ready look, minimalism is definitely the answer you’re after. Brilliant for many reasons, minimalism is the trend to embrace if your idea of chic is built exclusively upon clean cuts, little to no colours, and an overall enduring simplicity.

After the break, 11 minimalistic outfit ideas to inspire you for the summer.

On a hot summer day, nothing beats putting on a chic wrap-dress, and no sensation can match the feeling you get when its weightless material floats gently in the wind. Styled with a pair of mules, a classic watch and a pair of sunnies, this look has minimalism all sorted out:

Photo: Adenorah.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

As long as the colours are being kept consistent, and the silhouettes are being kept minimal, even a printed playsuit can bear an effortless feel if styled with a satin blazer and a pair of menswear-inspired flats:

Photo: Just Another.

 Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

A basic white tee, a classic black midi skirt, a couple of golden accessories and the statement pair of mules: nothing simpler, yet together they make for the perfectly polished outfit to embrace on a beautiful summer day:

Photo: Andy Heart.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

One part sporty-luxe, two parts chic, the perforated top, white pant + mules combination sums up everything that’s cool and easy about minimalistic outfits for summer:

Photo: Trine’s Wardrobe.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

All the ease and the plain luxury defining the summer days seem to be perfectly encapsulated in a light knit, when this is teamed to a pair of metallic shorts and a pair of silver metallic sandals:

Photo: Lisa Olsson.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

Sometimes minimalism echoes the simplicity of a black camisole top, made urban sophisticated with a pair of effortless harem pants and a pair of leather oxfords. Add a camel coat to the mix and your outfit will be more than ready to transition into fall:

Photo: Modern Legacy.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

Minimalism is often basic and bearing menswear influences, but nothing like a delicate frilled skirt and a structured top, making for an unexpected colour combination, to restore its femininity:

Photo: The Chronicles of Her.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

Feminine meets masculine in a super-chic interpretation of minimalism, when a street ensemble is built upon a pair of grid print culottes, a pair of stilettos and a basic short-sleeved top:

Photo: Fash N Chips.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

A denim crop-top bearing its soft, signature faded blue hue marks another way of infusing a minimalistic outfit with a dash of femininity. Pair it with wide-leg pants, delicate jewelry and basic open-toe sandals:

Photo: Collage Vintage.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

Sheer, chic and sexy, in other words a basic button-down laid against a visible bra, styled with a fitted mini and a pair of ankle strap heels:

Photo: Annabel Rosendahl.

 Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

Cool and slouchy, bearing masculine influences and an indisputable elegance altogether, the pairing of a boyfriend shirt, with tailored shorts, mules and a classy trench coat mirrors the best of minimalism:

Photo: Raspberry & Rouge.

Minimalistic chic outfit ideas

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