While 90’s-inspired minimalist clothing styles have been a micro-trend for a few seasons now, they seem to be gaining traction. Or perhaps it’s just the Baader-Meinhoff (Frequency Bias) effect, as we’ve been streaming a lot of Scandinavian series lately… 😉
Either way, I’m here for it! I’ve always loved clean, sleek minimalist styles. They’re a refreshing visual palate-cleanse after all of the big and blowsy, look-at-me, ruffles-on-top-of-ruffles styles that have dominated lately.
A simple, minimalist outfit also makes a good “blank canvas” for adding a personal touch with accessories. And being petite, I find that simple, softly structured styles often work best for me without overwhelming my frame.
Here are a few styles with a minimalist vibe that caught my eye this week…
Many of these are currently marked down, too!
“Minimalist” doesn’t have to mean black, either. Here’s another ruched sleeve blazer with clean lines in off-white.
A couple of years ago I purchased a crew-neck version of this silk top. It’s been a good investment. I reach for it often as a layering piece and I’m considering this v-neck style (sizes XXS-3X) for variety.
Texture is another way to add interest to minimalist pieces. Here’s a faux leather a-line skirt with stitching detail. This could go to the office or out to dinner, or add a denim jacket for a more casual look.
Here’s another minimalist-doesn’t-have-to-mean-black example. I’m seriously tempted by these wedge mules, which are perfect for transitional season wear. This olive color is another good one for Autumns, but they’re also available in tan and black.
These good-looking ankle boots are sleek, comfortable and under $100! (Through 7/31.)
Ok, I know it’s not clothing, but I’m absolutely crushing on the look of this electric kettle. It’s designed for pour-over coffee use, (hence the narrow spout for pouring control) but could just as easily be used to heat water for tea or other hot beverages. Also available in Cream.
How do you feel about minimalist clothing styles? Are you a fan or do you prefer more detail and pattern?
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