TREND: Delicate Minimalism

It's no mystery that bright colors and bold, eccentric patterns are in full bloom as soon as spring has sprung; but this season's trends have also struck a careful balance between too much and too little, with a lovely palette of neutral colors that lend themselves particularly well to perfecting a minimalist look. A trend that has graced the runways of top-notch designers like Calvin Klein, Reed Krakoff, and Nina Ricci, minimalism is best achieved through light, dainty fabrics and gentle shades of nude, ivory and pink for an ethereal effect so delicate, the wearer could almost float down the sidewalk.

This is an effect that today's Fashionista achieved flawlessly. In a pair of dusty rose high-waisted shorts and a creamy white top, she was the epitome of effortless elegance and simplicity. Her Tory Burch tote added a fun geometric print, but she kept her overall ensemble short and sweet. The addition of a charming floral headband made for a playful detail that enhanced the easy romantic textures of this Fashionista's outfit. Keeping other accessories to a minimum with nothing more than a classic gold watch, today's Fashionista hit all the right notes with her delicate, feminine style.

Hint: With summer internships on the brain, take some inspiration from the featured Fashionista and dress up a minimalist look for long days at the office. A corporate outfit should never be stuffy and restricting, but rather, airy and comfortable while still appearing thoughtful and professional. A simple cropped blazer, like this one from Topshop, easily paired with this billowing Urban Outfitters skirt and clean nude pumps (these from DSW are cute and inexpensive!) will create a less-is-more look that's perfect for hot summer days at work.

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