That’s easy. Just wear your birthday suit. Oh… apparently that’s socially inappropriate (tiny detail) so I guess we need extra sartorial aids, but not too many, otherwise we miss the point of minimalism.
Okay, so I may not be the best person to talk about this topic, with all my rings, and long nails, and my ‘everything-goes-with-everything-mantra’, but who better to lead the blind then the blind themselves?
The minimalist fashion look is not even a question of trends, but will always be the #1 style that looks fab on anyone in any occasion. Minimalism fashion has this crisp, no frills no fuss sophistication to it, and a very specific elegance, refinement, and chicness.
Personally I LOVE it, I’m just struggling to nail it, without looking basic or incomplete in my outfit, or as if I’m lacking sartorial imagination, or I’m just a lazy fuck, because the thing about wearing a minimalist outfit is that it’s got nothing to do with being lazy, or void of fashion thoughts when dressing up, but it has 10000% got to do with style.
Being able to say no to certain pieces or details is bloody hard trust me. And THAT is what minimalism is: the art of what to wear and what to leave out.
So how do we actually dress to nail this balance?
Well, upon a closer look to my well-dressed-fashion piers I realised the minimalist fashion look has certain key elements. Here we go:
- classic colours: black, white, shades or nude. Either in monochromatic outfits or combined.
- slip dresses
- white sneakers or Birkenstocks
- minimalist backpacks
- low-key on jewellery
- clean cut lines
- button downs
- off the shoulders tops
- midi dresses
- tube dresses
- cami tops
- expensive looking fabrics
SHOP for some fab minimalist fashion key pieces below:
If all else fails, think about it this way: a minimalist look lets your whole fabulousness (body and personality) shine through. Right?! While I love the look of flawless skin on a very sexy simple classic black slip dress with a pair of Birkenstocks on or even heels, I confess I feel sheer panic at the thought of just that, at tops a dainty necklace. So… doing the minimal sartorial dance for me is easy, feeling comfy and desperately un-seeking some funky gimmick to add on – now that’s a challenge.
But I love challenges so…
Also, to my massive disappointment I always felt the minimalist look is a penchant of true grown-up style.
Well, at least I know where I fucking stand. (Face palm from reality right in me face.)
I’ll leave you now to scroll as I’ll do the same and try to let some of this no frills no fuss fashion situation stick to me.