Minimalism is a movement that’s taking over not only in home living, but in fashion as well.
There are many great things about having a minimalist wardrobe. But, one of the main ones is that you’re investing in timeless pieces that won’t make you scream ” What was I thinking?!”, when you see photos of yourself 10 years from now.
But, if you’re a beginner to the minimalist movement, you may be a little confused as to what exactly a minimalist wardrobe entails and how to pull it off.
Fear not. We’ve got the top 10 minimalist style tips you need to know.
1. Invest in Quality
As we said, the great thing about minimalist fashion is that it never goes out of style. But minimalism is also great because so many pieces can be mixed and matched easily.
Therefore, when you buy new pieces, it’s best to go for quality over quantity. Don’t just buy any old cotton T-shirt you see at Forever 21. Opting for a t-shirt made of high quality materials instead can truly make all the difference.
Although it may feel like unnecessary spending, high quality clothing will last a lot longer and flatter your figure more, therefore meaning you’ll get more use out of it.
2. Details Make all the Difference
In order to pull off a minimalist style, you need to keep in mind that details make all the difference.
Pay attention to fine details when shopping, such as the buttons on a shirt or the shape of a collar.
And, don’t be afraid to add your own details to accentuate your look with something like minimalistic watches. Or, you can add a silk scarf for a more sophisticated vibe.
3. Stick to 3 Colors or Less
One of the biggest keys to minimalist fashion is to not go overboard with the colors.
As a general rule of thumb, you should try to stick to three colors or less for every outfit, with two of these colors being neutral or muted. Black, white, or chestnut brown are three colors you really can’t go wrong with.
4. Make Sure You Have the Staples
You know how they say a little black dress is the staple to every woman’s wardrobe?
Well, there are also a couple staples to the minimalist wardrobe as well. If you’re going to pull off the minimalist style, you need to make sure you invest in the two main staples: a quality white button down shirt and a good pair of blue jeans.
These two pieces paired together always make for a great casual look. Add in a pair of white sneakers and you’re all set.
5. When in Doubt, Go Monochrome
If you’re stuck on what to wear, going monochrome is always a sure fire bet.
The best go-to monochrome color is of course black, as it is always super simple and chic. Then, you can of course dress it up with a pair of heels or dress or down with some sneakers.
6. It’s all About the Shoes
Wearing the right shoes is key to pulling off any minimalist outfit.
If you’re looking to keep a casual look with the midi dress you’re wearing, throw in some white sneakers. You should also definitely own a pair of slip on sneakers, as they look good with everything and can easily dress down an A-line skirt.
If you’re looking to do the opposite, and dress up your minimalist look a bit, a pair of heels with a nice sweater and jeans is always a great look.
If you’re looking to make your look a little sexier, a thigh high boot with a mini skirt and dark sweater is all you need to stay stylish.
And lastly, a pair of cute boots with some fun straps can save any minimalist outfit from looking boring.
7. …..And the Jacket
Ok, we maybe lied a bit.
While the right shoes are key to pulling off a minimalist look, so is the right jacket.
You never want to go too crazy with the layers, but a denim jacket is the perfect way to add layers while still staying in line with the simplicity of minimalism.
Another major staple in terms of jackets is a long wool coat. A long wool coat can take any outfit, even a simple t-shirt and jeans, and make it look more sophisticated and stylish.
If you’re looking to add a little edge to your outfit, then a black leather jacket will never fail. Pairing it with all black or some black And white stripes makes for a great look as well.
8. Don’t Be Afraid of Stripes
Even though minimalist style usually ships away from patterns, it does mean you have to avoid them all together.
One pattern that typically always works for minimalist style is stripes. A good rule of thumb is to keep your stripes in check is to simply replace a white t-shirt with a striped t shirt.
If you want to do stripes top to bottom, keep the matching, then pair the look with a sweater in the same shade.