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What To Wear This Summer If You’re A Fashion Minimalist

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Take it back to basics with these top summer staples from River Island (aka. a minimalist’s dream wardrobe)

On. Off. On. Off. The British weather is more back and forth than half the couples on Love Island. But as the heatwaves continue to grace Britain after a dreary June, we can finally let our spring jackets and lightweight coats settle into their new temporary home – the backs of our wardrobes. And with those out of sight and out of mind, it’s time to draw our attention back to the sunshine-ready summer style we temporarily put on hold. With the mercury rising high and the coolest temperatures clocking in at an exceedingly sweaty 20 degrees, our English summer is looking like it’s going to be a late but good one, especially when it comes to our fashion senses. 

As fashion lovers are urged to become more conscious when it comes to buying their must-have pieces of the season, we’re finding ourselves in a more timeless mindset when doing our summer shopping this year. Despite the SS19 obsession for all thing maximal (think more animal prints, tie-dye throwbacks and highlighter hues), there’s one style that has us saying ‘yes please’ more than anything - and that’s keeping it minimal. Beige tones, airy linen pieces and straw accessories may be simple, but their just as effective as their shouty trend counterparts - if not more so.  

In a bid to get extra wear out of our wardrobe for even longer, we’re sticking to streamlined shapes, trusted fits and universal shades that are unlikely to date - and we’re finding them in a rather unlikely place. Usually better known for their event and party looks, River Island are serving us some of the best minimal looks on the high street. From simple satin camis paired with utility trousers, to your staple summer dress topped off with some barely-there strappy heels, less really is giving us more.

Keen to keep it pure and simple this summer? Scroll on for our top minimalist picks and staple pieces available from River Island right now.