ExampleThe simplicity of this neutral street style shot is quite compelling. The wearer combines faded skinnies with an ink blue drapey long-sleeved tee. The skinnies are rolled at the ankle for Summery allure. She’s scrunched the sleeves to create structure and textural interest. She finished off the outfit with extremely dainty flat black sandals for even more allure, an oversized cognac tote, and strong eye make-up with defined brows. Although she’s wearing a necklace, it’s hidden away. 

To my eye, it’s the small details that take this easy to put together “jeans and T-shirt” outfit to the next level. A shorter and more flattering cropped length on the jeans. A trendy trapeze T-shirt with playful drape and bare forearms. A statement bag that anchors the look. And great eye make-up that adds bucket loads of polish and is as powerful as a statement accessory.

You don’t need exactly the same pieces to create your own version of the outfit, but it will probably be easier to stick to neutrals. I’ve provided three versions as a starting point. The rendition on the far left is a copy of the street style look. The versions in the middle and far right are a little less minimal. 

Here are the components:

Cropped Jeans: Think slim cropped jeans like skinnies, regular length skinnies that are rolled at the hems, or straight crops. 

Trendy Minimal or Maximal Top: Choose a trendy trapeze style tee like the one in the photo and scrunch the sleeves. If minimal dressing is not your thing, choose a less basic style like a tunic shirt with garment detailing and bells and whistles. 

Flat Sandals: Choose dainty flat sandals or a slightly chunkier style with ankle straps. Keep them low-contrast to the jeans.

Statement Bag: Carry a large tote or satchel. 

Accessories: If you’re going minimal and jewellery-free, sport strong eye-make-up and define your brows. Or add jewellery, watch and eyewear as desired. 

Ensemble: Minimally Fab

I was inspired by this outfit right away, and wore these exact pieces from my wardrobe. I combined dark straight cropped jeans with an ink blue trapeze shirt that has mesh trim on the hem and sleeves. I scrunched the sleeves and left the hems of the jeans unrolled. I added some glitz with gold loafers, pearls and a watch because I was not in the mood for minimal that day. My green specs add colour to any outfit, but I did keep the bag a neutral pearl grey. And I wear noticeable eye make-up and define my brows every day. 

Over to you. How would you interpret this look?