As much as I like to wear colours and patterns, I also enjoy wearing solid light and dark blue with shades of white for mild and hot weather. Very few of my items are form-fitting. Most are fluidly tailored, or very fluid for comfort, breeziness, and ease. 

Here are items from my wardrobe that I combine to create simple, solid, loose, and neutral outfits for Spring and Summer. I’ve added very narrow blue and white striped shirts because they look solid light blue from a distance, and are more of a false plain.

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Ramie Blouse
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G-Star Raw
Workwear Shirt
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Westbourne Bag
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Everlane
The Arc Jean
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Silk-cotton Polo Shirt
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Yoox
Furla Across-body bag
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Here is how Scandinavian COS does it:

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Draped Sleeve T-shirt
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Regular-fit Linen Shirt
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Oversized T-shirt Dress
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Gathered Neck Blouse
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Belted Shirt Dress
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V-neck Maxi Dress
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Wide-leg Culottes
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Pleated Linen Pants
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Oversized Linen Shirt
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Belted Shirt Dress
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Sleeveless Midi Dress
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Midi Shirt Dress
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Puff-sleeve Jumpsuit
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Zip-up Playsuit
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V-neck T-shirt
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Oversized T-shirt Dress
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Puff-sleeve T-shirt
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V-neck Sleeveless Top
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Boxy Short-sleeve Shirt
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V-neck Sleeveless Top
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On to some outfit ideas. They are solid and neutral because that’s the point of the formula. But feel free to combine the silhouettes in colours and patterns of your choosing.

1. Flared Skirt and Big Short Top

Combine a neutral flared midi or midaxi with a voluminous short top that showcases the hips and lower waist of the skirt. That way you’ll visually temper the volume of the top by showcasing a bit of the structure of the skirt. A short top also lengthens the leg line from the hips upwards. This top has a high-low hemline that is not essential. You can get a similar effect by semi-tucking a voluminous top. The gigantic puffed sleeves are on-trend. Flat black espadrilles and clutch finish off the look, and match the model’s top and hair.

Flared Skirt and Big Short Top

2. Cropped Pants and Roomy Tank

Combine a roomy woven tank top or shell top with a pair of wide cropped pants. Leave the top untucked. You’ll achieve a longer leg line if the top isn’t too long. The pants are chartreuse, which is not a neutral, so imagine they are olive. The white and green separates create a high contrast, which accentuates the horizontal line across the thighs. Keep the items low-contrast neutrals if you prefer a more subtle horizontal line. Finish off the look with neutral Summer slides. These dark brown ones bookend the model’s hair. White slides to match the top would be great too.

Cropped Pants and Roomy Tank

3. Unstructured Dress

If you bat for Team Dress, wearing a frock that is relaxed and fluid is a great way to wear the vibe. Choose one in a neutral, add comfy Summer footwear, and Bob’s your uncle. Here, the model wears a boxy navy shirt dress with flat sandals. Add a tie or belt to the shirt dress for some waist definition if you like. The effect will still be loose and simple, just not as unstructured.

Unstructured Dress

4. Wide Pants and a Belted Flowing Top

There are ways to add a bit of structure to the fluidity of the outfit if that’s more your cup of tea. Here, a pair of wide cropped linen pants is paired with a soft and flowing cape-esque silhouette blouse. It has a tie to create waist definition which adds structure to the look. Dainty black strappy sandals match the top and the model’s hair. A brown bag can work well here too. Add jewellery, watch, and headgear as desired.

Wide Pants and a Belted Flowing Top