How to Wear: Minimal
Whoever decided that fashion always has to be hard work? Sometimes, less really can be more – and when the sun is shining (we’re pretending last week’s bizarre two-day winter didn’t happen) nothing is simpler and more stylish than going minimal. Now please don’t misunderstand us here, this does not mean braving the elements by walking the streets in the shortest, skimpiest clothes you can squeeze into without being arrested for public indecency. Minimal chic is about classic cuts and simple colours with as few accessories or layers as possible.
For this reason, the holy grail of the minimal look is the classic shift dress. They’re simple, elegant and need next to no adornments to look fantastic. The Freemans catalogue is packed with summer-friendly pieces like this sky blue lace shift dress from Lipsy. The sleeveless, above-the-knee cut is just enough to soak up a bit of sun while remaining classy and daywear friendly.
To get the best from a minimalist outfit, stick to soft, neutral colours for daywear and timeless black or white for evening wear. Don’t overpower the look with ostentatious jewellery or big hair – minimalism should look natural and effortless. If it’s warm enough, bare legs are preferable to leggings or tights. This square neck shift dress needs nothing more than a pair of matching heels to create a stunning evening ensemble that you can throw on in five minutes flat. Now that’s the kind of trend we can get on board with!