There is a saying that goes, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” As minimalism becomes a growing trend in the fashion world, this quote is even more relevant now. Basics and neutral colors are becoming an essential part of every Fashionista’s wardrobe. These basics not only make an outfit look put together, but also make it easy to find an outfit in a morning rush.

A college student’s schedule is often busy and requires an outfit that can be worn to classes, coffee dates, and late night studying at the library. A minimalist style is perfect for a busy life—it is comfortable, easy to mix and match pieces, looks put together and added accessories can dress up or down the look.

This Fashionista demonstrates a simple style perfectly. She starts with the ultimate basics, a white T-shirt and black jeans. Her white shirt has black detailing on the sleeves to add a sporty style to the look. The olive green vest takes the outfit from plain to chic, and brown ankle boots dress up the outfit while adding a boho flair. She completes the look with a simple, but interesting, knotted tassel necklace.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Wearing basics does not have to be boring; adding a necklace can make an outfit. Neutral colors let you mix and match almost everything in your closet, making picking out outfits simple and quick. And finally, comfort is key. A simple style makes it easy to stay comfy while still looking great.”