Making minimal magic happen is COS’s specialty. The London-based retailer, who just launched an amazing line of swimwear earlier this month, is here to make our lives easier with the summer style essentials that will keep your wardrobe looking clean and grounded.
The key to a solid minimalistic wardrobe is buying basics, like t-shirts or perfectly-fitted trousers, in neutral colorways (think grey, white, black, and toned down shades of other hues like ochre, mauve, or navy) that can be worn alone or layered with other pieces. These key items will anchor your looks, and can even be your go-to minimal “uniform” on days when you don’t want to think about coordinating an outfit.
Shopping for “basic” staples in the way of t-shirts and trousers might sound like an absolute snore, and if this sounds like you, then try on a sleeveless top with an asymmetric ruffle, or trousers with a unique lining or hem. Sacrificing personal style isn’t necessary—the main objective in becoming a minimal maestro should be finding pieces that are high quality and fit well, rather than bright colors or eye-popping print details.
Even if you’re a maximalist at heart, keep your summer wardrobe easy, breezy, and at a minimum—feel free to pile on the accessories though.