If you haven’t gotten around to figuring out what your version of ‘new year, new me’ should be, then perhaps adopting some minimalist style ought to be on your sartorial radar. The markers of minimalism are pared-down looks in neutral hues, clean and well-executed lines in a mix of sustainably luxurious fabrics. The resulting outfits offer a striking yet understated approach to dressing, which we adore. So without further ado, here are four ways in which you can try it out for yourself…
1. Neutral party
Part of the restrained minimalist charm is that the trend relies heavily on the use of classic neutral shades worn with complementing tones or from head-to-toe. The look requires uncomplicated, menswear-inspired silhouettes, as they lend themselves to the trend’s meticulous and timeless feeling better than loud ruffles or frills. While these principles might seem lifeless to some, we find the very idea of this simplicity highly compelling and surprisingly good looking in its quiet confidence and strength.
2. Monochrome minimalism
A step up from the neutral zone, monochrome styling is pretty simple — it starts with picking just one colour (preferably neutral) and basing your entire look on it. The best part? You don't have to worry about clashing prints or figuring out whether or not two colours work with each other. Our only tip would be to choose shades from the same colour spectrum in different fabric textures. Like a beige knit cardigan teamed with a brown skirt and topped off with a camel coat.
3. Strategic layers
The art of minimalist layering involves subtle outerwear pieces that don’t add the bulk while keeping you warm. Women can channel this look with long coats over pants and a cropped top while the men can opt for snug woollen coats over matching bottoms and a contrasting base layer. The key here is picking the right outerwear in warm fabrics that don’t make you seem out of proportion.
4. Elevated loungewear
Nothing says peak minimalism quite like a luxurious co-ord lounge set. Perfect for those days when you’re hardly leaving the house, these coordinated sets are all about making you feel put together with effortless elegance. This is the sort of winter wardrobe investment you won't regret purchasing — especially when you think about how much use you'll get out of it.
Published by: Vibhuti Vazirani/ 2022-01-21