The minimalist style has become increasingly popular the past few years. Bloggers and Instagrammers have perfected this look as well as celebrities like Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart. This style can look like you are wearing a plain t-shirt and jeans, but if you do it right you can look chic and modern. I have been exploring minimalistic styles and wanted to share with you guys what it means to me. I’d love to know if you love or hate this style and if you incorporate minimalism in your daily lives. Let me know in the comments below and feel free to share it!
What Is The Minimalist Style?
Of course, the idea behind minimalism is “less is more” however this isn’t the only aspect of this particular style. Many people might even associate minimalism as being boring because patterns and colors are often absent. But just because an outfit doesn’t have color, doesn’t mean that it can’t have flair. There is more to an outfit than an outlandish pattern and bright colors. Not only are you rocking neutrals and basics, but you are also playing with textures and clean lines.
I think this style is also about versatile and interchangeable pieces. For example, you can wear that loose, white crop top with a black skirt or a pair of nice trousers. These outfits are basically timeless and can be dressed up or down.
Tips For Minimalist Fashionista Newbies
Buy High-Quality Clothing
The quality of a simple t-shirt can make a huge difference in an outfit. Instead of buying cheap clothing that you will need to repurchase in a year, invest in quality classic essentials.
Take a good look at your wardrobe. You probably have quite a few pieces that you don’t wear anymore. Recycle or donate clothes that no longer fit you or isn’t your most flattering color. Also, getting rid of clothing that has busy patterns will save you time trying to mix and match.
The Small Things Mean The Most
Architectural silhouettes, bold trims, and buttons can transform a basic look into modern glam. Paying attention to the slightest detail can complete an outfit.
Accessories Are Your Best Friends
Limiting your prints and patterns can open a new window of opportunity. This leaves room for accessories like scarves, pins, and fashion jewelry. For example, you can dress up a simple shirt by pairing it with a bold statement necklace. You can create multiple looks by styling your outfits with different jewelry, handbags, and scarves.
My Favorite Minimalist Fashion Bloggers
I recently came across Jenny Mustard on Youtube. I wanted to learn more about minimalism and I stumbled upon the right place. Jenny explains that fashion is all about owning your style. Just because someone doesn’t like your outfit, you shouldn’t change. Be yourself and wear your style loud and proud.
Andy Heart’s style is a mix of minimalism and casual chic. You can always find Ann wearing the most stylish handbags! Although her blog isn’t heavy on words, her photographs are inspiring enough. You can find not only fashion inspiration but also lifestyle and beauty tips on the Andy Heart blog as well.
The Modern Legacy takes on minimalism with an edge. Kaitlyn Ham’s looks are a combination of masculine and feminine beauty. She teaches her readers how to add a hint of color to a world of black and grey. Her high-waisted and flared pants gives her blog a timeless feel.
From styling guides to travel guides, MyDubio is dedicated to sharing her minimalist style. She also shares outfits that are more budget friendly as well as high-end fashion. Her style is chic, relaxed and sophisticated. The commitment of living a minimal lifestyle is the core inspiration of her blog.
Mija Flatau is a minimalist blogger who is based in California. Her style reflects relaxed, yet chic minimalism. She’s worked with prestigious brands like Chloe and Calvin Klein. You can find styling tips as well as beauty DIYs on her blog. Your eyes will also love the beautiful photography sprinkled throughout her site.
There is something stunningly classic about this particular style of minimalism. The Chronicles of Her posts easy fashion how to’s and beauty tips. You’ll learn how to effortlessly style so many outfits with only the essentials.