How to make a minimalist wardrobe
Want a more minimalist wardrobe? Are you eager to replace tired and worn out fast fashions, rejected seasonal accessories, the kinds of items that weren’t made to last? It’s time to start over. Look no further than these ‘sleek, no-frills’ outfits, which were first featured in the February 2020 issue of Vogue. These looks were imagined by Camilla Nickerson, modeled by Adut Akech and Kaia Gerber, and photographed by Bibi Borthwick. Images are a timeless source of inspiration when it comes to fashion and minimalism.
Here in 10 easy steps, we outline how to achieve this minimal approach to clothing no matter the year or season. It’s the kind of minimalism that won’t bore you or break the bank. In fact, these options will make you prioritize purchasing parts that will not only last a lifetime, but also improve with age. These looks rebel against what’s shiny and new and instead focus on thoughtful details, sheer fabrics, and interesting textures.
Here, 10 steps to build the essential minimalist wardrobe.
Step 1: The ultimate coat
The perfect example of an investment that will never go out of style is the classic beige Burberry trench coat.
Step 2: The Chunky Oversized Knit
An oversized sweater is the key to any minimalist’s winter wardrobe – just open Instagram if you don’t believe us. They are quite simple but powerfully sophisticated. Bonus points for a thick ribbed texture and low-cut necklines.
Step 3: The delicate knitting
When the occasion calls for something lighter, fine mesh will do the trick. For a tailored fit over minimal tops, try a ribbed-neck sweater, a light-colored turtleneck, or a bell-sleeve sweater.
Step 4: The Everyday Shirt Dress
Elevate your standard shirt dress with feminine details, like a bow belt, layered hems or one with a draped top.
Step 5: The Cozy-Chic Knit Dress
These sweater dresses aren’t your typical ill-fitting figure. Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta gives the knit dress a completely contemporary touch, while Club Monaco’s fit and flare style is as flattering as it is chic and comfortable. still unexpected cut.
Step 6: The Wear-Forever Foundations
Finding foundations that last (and, more importantly, that you love) is often a never-ending search. The search ends here with minimalist wardrobe heroes, including investment overlays from Wolford, structured rib-knit tank tops from Agolde, and affordable yet luxurious shirts from The Frankie Shop.
Step 7: the Mighty midi skirt
You can count on the midi skirt for any occasion. Appropriate for work, weekends and even formal occasions, the below-the-knee skirt is the minimalist solution for style anywhere. Slip on a structured tank top in a leather version for a transitional style, or add sculptural jewels and a heeled sandal in Tibi’s belted style and go for cocktails in the best minimalist style.
Step 8: The art of dress
The final touches come in the form of hammered metal rings, pendants and sculptural liquid-shaped earrings. Nothing complements a neutral color palette better than surprisingly chic gold.
Step 9: The sleek and smooth moccasin
Despite the many enticing variations of the moccasin that come up every season, it’s important to keep a timeless version in your repertoire. A toast to penny loafers in soft suede and supple leather with a neutral palette.
Step 10: The thong sandal
A thong is an iconic style that can be surprisingly chic. Look for raised details like square-toed soles, skinny straps, or buttery leathers.
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