Minimalism goes way beyond basics as we saw in the 90’s. When done right, sleek and simple can overshadow the loudest outfits out there. As New Yorkers we have made this trend part of our lifestyle because it just makes our morning easier. Minimalist fashion is not the equivalent of boring, the secret is in the details. If like me, you appreciate all black outfits, clean lines, and your brightest color is navy, try these tips and make the best of your minimalist outfits.
Seasons change, not your wardrobe
Minimalist fashion has no season. Basics like a great pair of jeans and a white t-shirt go perfectly well with your favorite slide in cooler temperatures. A great camel coat and an oversized sweater look great with a pair of black Chelsea boots. Your pieces go from spring to winter seamlessly.
In living color
There is something very striking about an all black outfit (cc: Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face). Stick to a neutral palette, keeping things clean can be as good as experimenting with colors and prints. Play around with other aspects like pairing ladylike textures with a leather jacket. This combination makes a very bold statement.
Make a statement
Add a statement piece to your outfit whether it’s a pop of color, rich textures, and patterns, this will accentuate clean lines and add some personality to your outfit. Muted and solid colors with texture variations along with a combination of proportions in your outfits like oversized with sleek and fitted will keep things interesting.
Quality not quantity
It’s no secret that quality fabrics and a good fit will make an outfit stand out no matter what colors or shapes you are wearing. Splurging on quality pieces might sound crazy but in the long run, you will benefit from having a wardrobe that doesn’t expire.