For many people, minimalist fashion can feel like one of the ultimate challenges in style. But it doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems – with this guide on how to dress like a minimalist, you’ll be able to master minimalist fashion in no time at all! Read through these tips, get inspired by minimalist fashion icons, and you’ll be well on your way to finding your own personal style!
Choose quality over quantity
1) Select a few high-quality basics and dress them up with statement pieces.
2) Buy quality shoes that you can wear for years.
3) Invest in timeless pieces that will stand the test of time.
4) Mix high-quality, one-of-a-kind items with cheaper ones when building your wardrobe.
5) Shop secondhand stores and consignment shops for inexpensive but fashionable options.
Opt for timeless pieces
- Choose Pieces That Stand The Test of Time One way to ensure your wardrobe remains minimalist is opting for timeless pieces that will never go out of style. This includes a white dress shirt, black trousers, or a classic shift dress. While these pieces may be expensive upfront, they will save you money in the long run because you won’t need to purchase new clothes year after year.
- Pick Classic Colors and Textures We’re always being told how important color theory is when it comes to dressing well. But if you’re not interested in taking that much time and energy into putting together an outfit every morning, consider sticking with colors and textures that are always stylish: neutrals like blacks, whites, greys, navies, tans and browns; luxurious materials like velvet and suede; and dark jewel tones like emerald green or deep blue.
- Use Items You Already Have in Your Closet If you’ve got something that works just fine in your closet but want to give yourself more options, turn it into something else by adding a belt or heels, layering it over another piece of clothing, or wearing it differently. For example, I might wear my black blazer with jeans and leather boots one day and then pair the same blazer with my dress pants and pumps the next.
- Layer Your Look From Head-to-Toe Dressing simply does not mean throwing on a T-shirt and jeans. When going minimalist, think about all aspects of your look—from head to toe. Start by picking up a chic hat, investing in chic sunglasses that flatter your face shape, or looking at quality scarves for both warmth and an added touch of flair.
Know your color palette
Knowing your color palette is key in mastering the art of minimalist fashion. Choose colors that match with one another and stay within that palette for all your clothing items. Avoid bold colors or patterns, as these can make you appear unfocused and unprofessional.
A monochromatic color scheme consists of three colors; a dark shade, a medium shade, and a light shade. For example, white, light blue and dark navy blue.
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
1 Dress for Your Body Type
Choose what’s best for your figure. For example, if you’re tall and thin, go with a long skirt or pants. If you’re short and curvy, a fitted dress or skirt might work better. Remember that these are just guidelines and it’s okay to break them every now and then!
2 Consider Your Wardrobe Basics
A classic white button-up shirt or black blazer can always jazz up an outfit. Add some basics like jeans and t-shirts in different colors for when you want to mix things up a bit. Don’t forget about accessories – belts, scarves, jewelry – they will make any look instantly more stylish.
3 Get Your Timing Down
What do I mean by timing? Well, think about where you’ll be going: is it casual like shopping or at the office? Or maybe somewhere dressy like a wedding?
Stay away from trendy items
Trendy items will be out of style in a couple years and you’ll be left with something you don’t want or need. Invest in classic pieces that can last for years. You’ll find that you’ve saved money because these pieces will never go out of style.