GET BACK TO BASICS
With a minimalist style, you and your closet should have one main goal: get back to basics. Much like a capsule wardrobe, minimalist pieces might be basics for some, but the wardrobe workhorses for you. Think thick sweaters, straight-leg black jeans, crisp button-ups and ankle boots.
THROW SHAPES TOGETHER
When it comes to picking out silhouettes for your minimalist wardrobe, look to these main shapes: box cuts (perfect for tops and sweaters), shift and A-line (for dresses and skirts) and straight silhouettes (for your pants and jeans!). Items without extra frills, like ruffles or embroidery, are your best bet for minimalist fashion—plus you want to be able to mix and match everything!
TO COLOR, OR NOT TO COLOR
One misconception about the minimalist wardrobe? Getting rid of color! Going minimalist doesn’t mean draining your closet of your favorite hues. When you’ve selected your bright color, be sure to pair it with a more neutral base, like dark wash jeans or black, wide-leg trousers. If you’re itching for color, give a chic, tonal outfit a try—like pairing a fuchsia top with rose-colored trousers.
Just like a capsule wardrobe declutters your life, a minimalist outfit declutters your look. Have fun getting back to basics in the chicest way possible!