The Opposites-Attract Combo To Rely On This Summer

Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
One of the simplest formulas for interesting style is to think in opposites. Big on top, small on bottom; skinny in the heel and chunky in the sole; colorful with your outer layer and neutral underneath. Got it? Good — because one of our favorite no-brainer team-ups during the summer employs just this technique, and we find ourselves deferring to its power any time we need to be both polished and comfortable (which is most days).
You're going to laugh at how simple the combination is, but that's kind of the genius behind it: A structured skirt and a blouse with some volume (don't even worry about matching — it will). That's it. Add on some accessories depending on your mood, and you're going to look like you spent an eternity deciding what to wear, when it actually took you only a second. Ahead five variation on this foolproof combination to get you going.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
An avant-garde oxford requires something pretty on the bottom, like a pleated mini.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
Two prints? Too nice We love how the silk blouse looks against a patterned pencil.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
A cropped, boxy blouse and a fitted midi look slick, but still whimsical.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
Your summer madras gets a little polish from a scuba-green skirt.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
This vintage-look blouse's volume is balanced out with this structured, A-line skirt.
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