The Minimalist’s Guide To Spring/Summer Dressing

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The warm-weather months conjure up thoughts of dreamy pastels and fantastical prints—which, sartorially speaking, is all fine and good unless you prefer to dress in black and white. The pressure to embrace spring’s cheerier vibe is a common hang-up for those who skew towards neutrals, but dressing as such for the season doesn’t have to be drab. Incorporating key weather-friendly silhouettes (i.e. cropped and breezy hemlines) makes for an easy formula on balmy days, while still sticking to your tried-and-true hues. Here, influencers Cait Barkerr and Ace Bushong and Tania Sarin show how to rock a minimalist color palette in Kenneth Cole pieces.

Jose Gallina

Cait and Ace

Bright whites in crisp silhouettes feel fresh for warmer days—especially when twinning with your beau. Keep the rest of your look simple—accessories included—to maintain an effortlessly cool look that's not overstudied.

Jose Gallina

Cait and Ace

Cool down in a pair of sleek, versatile black shorts—think of these as the spring/summer alternative to your go-to leather leggings or skinny jeans.

Jose Gallina

Cait and Ace

A pair of downtown-cool sneakers are just as practical as your tried-and-true sandals. Team them with a range of off-duty ensembles, from sporty separates to minimalist minidresses.

Provided by Tania Sarin

Tania Sarin

Opt for breezy, breathable pieces—such as a gauzy, layered tunic and loose trousers—to ensure you stay cool while remaining covered.

Provided by Tania Sarin

Tania Sarin

Punch up an elegantly simple outfit with a textured handbag that adheres to your clean color palette.

Provided by Tania Sarin

Tania Sarin

Simple leather sandals are the perfect finishing touch to a laid-back look.