3 Minimalist Fashion Formulas to Streamline Your Morning

Written by: Amanda Chung


Published on: August 22, 2023

Fashion editor: Sandra Slusarczyk

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Photo courtesy of POSSE

When you want to look chic but don’t want to do the hard work of styling a whole look, a fashion formula is your best friend. These three are foolproof—and easy to pull off using at least a few pieces currently hanging in your closet.


This pairing is as chic as it is timeless. What’s more, you can style each piece separately (the vest with off-duty denim, the trousers with a plain white tee) to get more bang for your buck.

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Photos courtesy of ESSE and POSSE


Pair a close-fitting tank with a streamlined skirt or a pair of wide-leg pants for a polished look that comes together in minutes. Tip: A bodysuit also works nicely here and has the added benefit of staying tucked all day.

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Photos courtesy of Blaublut-Edition


Start with a straight skirt and add your top of choice—say, a cropped tank that exposes a sliver of your midriff or a strapless top that puts your décolletage on display. Simple sandals and a logoless bag keep the focus on the silhouette.

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Photos courtesy of POSSE and Sylvie Mus

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