18 Must Haves for Building a Midsummer Minimalist Wardrobe

My personal definition of the term “Midsummer” is one of two magical times of the year( the other is around February) when clothes for two different seasons are mad cheap. Midsummer, this time of year, is crucial for wardrobe transitions. This prime wardrobe-time for maximizing your personal style, especially if you are verging towards the ever popular idea of minimalist wardrobe.

As seen on the runways for Fall 2017, designers focus on simple color pallets with edgy silhouettes, like deconstructed blouses and asymmetrical skirts, similar to what was seen earlier for Spring ’17.  Many designers who are favorites of many minimalist fashionistas, stepped out the standard grayscale that is so often associated with the school of thought and embraced bright colors and even prints. Creatures of Comfort did this very well and turned up the volume with bold colors on their velvet dresses and oversized cable knitted sweaters. Dries Van Noten enlisted the classic white button up and black trouser while Dior kept it sweet and sultry with a vintage inspired navy dress.

 

 

 

 

How To Wear It: Wearing minimalist fashion in a place like Chicago, well, the whole Midwest, in general, is quite easy. We Midwesterners, like the Parisians, are pretty simple when it comes to our wardrobes. You have your staple pieces, ultimately creating a capsule wardrobe, and instead of building with white blouses, we, however, build with white t-shirts. Very simple. Very Americana. It is important that when maximizing the Midsummer Minimalist look and transitioning your wardrobe over to this next season that you invest in the basics, like a little black dress and then build from there; implementing a piece that’s a bit more in trend like an oversized dark green sweater. The key in both cases is not to go too cheap on your basics, and not to add too many trend-driven pieces. Or you will completely defeat the point of being a minimalist. Overall the Midsummer Minimalist trend is pretty easy to implement and realistically is a lifestyle that you can create you all year long.

Build your wardrobe with one or two of these pieces from the list of 18 Midsummer Minimalist essentials:

 

afcea77e_66ac.jpg

 

Everlane, The Double Lined Silk V-Neck Cami, $65 available at Everlane.

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 9.03.51 PM.png

 

Uniqlo, Women Sweat Long-Sleeve Full-Zip Hoodie, $19.90 available at Uniqlo.

 

h58b0d765a92ee.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stelan, Panel Skirt, $22.99 available at Need Supply Co.

 

MorphKnitwear-2016x1-Ecomm-FINAL-014.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morph Knitwear, Cashmere + Silk Box Crop, $212 available at Morph Knitwear.

G7205_DM1735_d1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madewell, Slim Straight in William wash, $128 available at Madewell.

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 8.23.32 PM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

Textile Haus, Iro Kimono, $388 available at Textile Haus.

 

13023719_50_D1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mango, Flowy Shirt, $39.99 available at Mango.com.

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 8.08.33 PM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gap, Icon Denim Jacket, $69.95 available at Gap .

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 9.55.56 PM.png

 

 

 

 

H&M, Short Dress, $17.99 available at H&M.

 

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 10.00.47 PM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Brown, Grifter Pants, $485 available at Anna Brown.

Screen Shot 2017-07-30 at 8.13.38 PM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wulfka, Sirona Wrap Pants, $105 available at Wulfka.

 

Isaac_Sellam_Hood_Jkt_0003_Layer_114_1024x1024.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issac Sellam, Clandesdine Jacket, $1,595 available at Robin Richman.

 

 

KPR463PF17-F1_2048x2048.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pringle of Scotland, Lambswool Cashmere Cardigan, $1,020 available at La Garçonne.

 

 

 

13.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Arts, Large Ring Necklace, $168 available at IA+

 

 

 

 

 

3590458-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

 Stuart Weisman, Nearlynude, $398 available at Zappos.

reebok_49801_01.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reebok, Classic Leather, $75.99 available at Villa.

 

 

emittotesandTEST_2048x2048.jpg

 

 

 

CHC, Emit Tote – Sand, $425 available at CHC.

 

 

 

 

screen-shot-2017-07-31-at-5-09-39-pm.png

 

 

 

MZ WALLACE, Crosby Tote, $365 available at MZ WALLACE.

 

Leave a Reply