Simple, sleek and smart. The color combo of black and white is an everlasting classic, which especially stands for the minimalistic style. Even though those non-colored looks could be seen as boring, several designers prove the opposite every season. Luckily, it’s super easy to adapt the same effect for your everyday wardrobe. Let’s give it a go!
Same Same But Different
You can name her a genius of our time – Phoebe Philo, soon-to-leave creative director at Céline, has been a major contributor of minimalistic trend in fashion. Also, labels such as Acne Studios or Max Mara are well known for their easy throw-on pieces, clear-cut designs and clean collections. So over the years, some all-time classics have arisen out of all the collections. Just think of the Acne biker jacket or the Céline belt bag. Every season however, those minimalistic labels show how versatile a white T-shirt or a pair of black ankle boots can actually be. They show a huge range of clever cuts, different fabrics and delicate details, which make the difference in the end.
So yes, they might seem unspectacular at first glance: A white turtleneck sweater, a black jumpsuit and a khaki clutch number among the typical minimalistic basics. However, it’s all in the details – and the attitude of wearing the outfit. In this look for example, those specific parts show up in the upper part of the jumpsuit or in the seams of the sleeves. Even the single necklace elevates the look in a more glamorous version because you really focus on it. Another way of adding in some interesting parts are – of course – the shoes. So in this case, the tramping shoes inspired wedges work as a contrast to the rest of the outfit. As they are in the same color scheme, they do not stand out too much and they still fit with the rest of the minimalistic look.
More Minimalism Every Month
As mentioned in the editorial, the minimalistic style is not about the outfit only. What counts is the way of wearing it and how you deal with situations in life in general. In a nutshell, minimalism means being happy with less. So such as an outfit does not always need much extras and special effects to look great, life can be much more fun when you appreciate the little things and get rid off everything that stresses you out. To start off, why not setting one day every month, on which you really take time for yourself and think of the things you don’t want or need in your life. Maybe you take the day for putting up an agenda or you just relax and do whatever you want to do. It’s only twelve times a year, which might appear as relatively little. But here we are again; it’s about being happy with less. And this single day a month will make a difference – plus you have time to plan your next minimalistic inspired outfits.
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