You’ve probably heard of minimalist art, but have you everheard about minimalist fashion? Minimalist fashion is defined by one ideas and concept: keep it simple! Streamlined shapes, a small selection of colors and even a bare minimum (gasp!) amount of clothing in your closet. Simplicity and comfy is the key to pinpointing this style. With a minimalist style, you and your closet should have one main goal: go back to to basics. Much like a capsule wardrobe, minimalist pieces might be basics for some, but the wardrobe workhorses for you. let’s imagine thick sweaters, straight-leg black jeans, crisp button-ups and ankle boots.
Minimalist style is a very literal interpretation of shunning anything extravagant or frivolous. In the fashion world, this means, no busy prints, no flouncy ruffles, tassels, ribbons or bows… this goes for men too. Peaking in popularity in the 1950s and 1990s, minimalist clothing style is thankfully is here to stay. Although, it did take a very long holiday in the late ’60s through to the late ’80s.
One misconception about the minimalist wardrobe? Getting rid of color! Going minimalist doesn’t mean full fill your closet with your favorite hues. When you’ve selected your bright color, make sure to pair it with a more neutral base, like dark wash jeans or black, wide-leg trousers. If you’re itching for 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 declutters your look. Have fun getting back to basics in the chicest way possible!