In the summer months, when the sun is out and the days are busy, it’s important to have a roster of easy outfit formulas you can rely on. Simple pairings are often the most effective, whether it’s a lightweight linen dress and strappy sandals, a matching shirt-and-shorts set or the classic jeans and T-shirt combo. All of the above are also more likely to stand the test of time than a fussy ensemble featuring complicated silhouettes and clashing colours—unless you’re a proud maximalist, of course.
But for all the minimalists among us, you’ll know the excitement of discovering an effortless styling idea to add to your arsenal. And there’s one union, in particular, that’s risen the ranks and seems to appear every time I visit my Instagram feed. I’m talking about jeans and flip-flops.