Runway-Inspired Ways to Do Minimalist Style

In a complicated world, why not pare down and strip away the excess for summer and lend a fresh perspective to style with modern minimalism this season. Get back to basics with a focus on simple, structured and elegant designs using contemporary cuts in rich, luxe fabrics that reach their maximum sartorial potential without appearing over-the-top and ostentatious. It's a citified way of dressing that projects a cool confidence knowing that the wearer needs no additional frills and thrills to set themselves apart from a crowd. Architectural shapes and structured, lightweight fabrics give way to swirly skirts, slouchy trousers, tailored jackets and simple slipdresses that skim the body on the runways of Jil Sander, Helmut Lang, Reed Krakoff, Narciso Rodriguez and Calvin Klein to achieve the height of uncomplicated elegance.

See our selection of the most understated looks and stick to the bare minimum this summer.

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