What is minimalist style?

You’ve probably heard of minimalist art, but how about minimalist fashion? Minimalist fashion is defined by one major principle: keep it simple! Streamlined shapes, a small selection of colors and even a bare minimum (gasp!) amount of clothing in your closet. Keep reading to learn more about maintaining a minimalist style!

Keep reading to learn more about minimalist style.

Minimalist Style

Get Back to Basics

With minimalist style, you and your closet should have one main goal: get back to basics. Much like a capsule wardrobe, minimalist pieces might be basics for some, but the wardrobe workhorses for you. Think thick sweaters, straight leg black jeans, crisp button-ups and ankle boots.  


Throw Shapes Together

When it comes to picking out silhouettes for your minimalist wardrobe, look to these main silhouettes: box cuts (perfect for tops and sweaters), shift and A-line (for dresses and skirt) and straight silhouettes (for your jeans!). Items without extra frills, like ruffles or embroidery, are your best bet for minimalist fashion—plus you want to be able to mix and match everything!

To Color, Or Not to Color

One misconception about a minimalist wardrobe? Getting rid of color! Going minimalist doesn’t mean draining your closet of your favorite hues! When you’ve got your bright color, be sure to pair it with a more neutral base, like dark wash jeans or black, wide leg trousers. If you really can’t shy away from color, give a chic, tonal outfit a try—like pairing a fuchsia top with rose-colored trousers.

Just like a capsule wardrobe declutters your life, a minimalist outfit de-clutters your look. Have fun getting back to basics in the chicest way possible!

—Mary

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