Less is more is a dictum that varies in importance in fashion. The spectrum of style is far and wide, therefore declaring one end better than the other yields no end. However, if you’re in the mindspace of decluttering, or emerging from a space of neutrality and new beginnings, embracing minimalism in your wardrobe might be for you. Often, minimalism can be equated with normcore–but it doesn’t have to be. If normcore is finding beauty in the ordinary, minimalism is communicating your sensibilities eloquently. The rulebook for minimalism is simple–choose elements that convey your style effectively. Find poetry in line, flattering cuts, a balanced colour palette and most importantly–in detail.
Tailoring was a hot favourite after the lockdown was lifted. Putting effort in workwear seemed natural after a long break from a formal environment. Look beyond the obvious slim black suits to make way for The Row’s tailored jacket in buttercream that can be paired with a black tank from the label. If this doesn’t make Mondays promising, we are at loss for options.
Not all tanks are alike and thank the gods for that. Courrèges' play on the classic white tank is whimsical enough to make heads turn. Art night or brunch, here’s a top unlike any in a crowd.
The resurgence of the ‘90s means low slung trousers are making a comeback as is the skinny belt. A versatile number like this one by Saint Laurent will see you through the year. For more work-friendly options, look to Wandler’s new edit of belts. The gold detailing is enough to elevate any casual look to model off duty style status.
Balenciaga in the age of Demna Gvasalaia is quickly attaining cult status. We are game for the Downtown bag any hour of the day.
Jewellery as we know is the missing piece of any puzzle when it comes to dressing up. Swap your basic gold hoops for the ‘Cosmic Double Dance’ pair by Estaa. An upgrade we’re certain you won’t regret.
Chloé’s black tank with tie-up detail is a fresh take on the going out top. Pair it with shorts or flowing trousers for a night out of art and wine.
Can we even talk about minimalism without bringing Bassike in the conversation? We are eyeing the drop waisted midi-dress for date nights.
Occassionwear can be minimal too–look towards Jonathan Simkhai’s ‘Laurena’ ribbed dress whose lines and detail leave a lasting impression.