With autumn dressing in full swing, you’ll have perhaps already scrolled through pages and pages of new-season drops. However, it can be slightly daunting knowing where to start when your default style errs on the side of classic lines and simple, elegant pieces.
This is when it’s wise to turn to a more minimalistic sense of dressing, and I can attest to that. It’s where a love of fashion can meet the reality many of us are faced with: Your bank balance won’t stretch to an entirely different and new look every day.
The key to getting minimalism right is to master the ratio of statement to subtleness. One special piece in your look is enough, and then the rest should be pared-back and easy. For example, if you’re going to do one of this season’s standout suits, style it with a T-shirt and an understated pair of flats.
To save you time, I’ve handpicked some minimalist outfit ideas from my fellow purists to see how they’re keeping things chic for winter 2018. Feast your eyes on these six chic outfit ideas, and then shop away. You can rest assured that these items are like the Duracell bunnies of fashion.
1. Puffa Coats and Cowboy Boots
Style Notes: We love how Beatrice makes this puffa jacket look unfussy and winter-ready with sleek wide-leg trousers and basic cowboy boots.
2. Corduroy and Thigh Highs
Style Notes: If you’re worried about wearing thigh-high boots and revealing a little skin, balance things out with a long coat.
3. Suits With Sliders
Style Notes: We’re so into playing with proportions, and we love how Sylvie goes for a boxy jacket, slouchy trousers and sharp shoes.
4. Keeping It All Beige for Trenches
Style Notes: Our love affair of all beige continues as Pernille updates her trenchcoat look ahead of 2019. Take note.
5. Winter Whites
Style Notes: Keep pieces oversized and relaxed like Camille does.
6. Silk Skirts and Knits
Style Notes: If a silk skirt can be hard to find, opt for a silk dress and double up on wearability.