Minimalist outfits have a simple philosophy: “Less is More.” However, the simpler it is, the trickier it is easy to pull off. When you are layering seven or eight different pieces and covering it with another nine accessories, it is easy to blend the ‘mismatched’ piece among the others. But when your entire outfit only has four pieces of clothing and accessories, you have to ensure that you select the right ones.
As we have previously discussed, minimalist fashion has a curated wardrobe of a similar colour palette with pieces you truly love and often wear. Minimalist aesthetic outfits usually feature neutrals and looser silhouettes. Most importantly, they are made of versatile pieces where you can pair everything you have with each other, and they still work. This kind of simplicity and practicality is at the heart of minimalist fashion.
There are some base things to keep in mind before you can start creating your own minimalist outfits. Here are some essential things that can help you with your minimalist aesthetic outfits:
1. Colour Palette: Minimalist outfits work the best with a subtle, neutral colour palette. Think white, black, navy, brown, ivory, beige, grey, and similar hues. When your entire wardrobe is made of earth tones like these, it will be easier for you to pair one with the other without worrying about clashing colours.
2. Loose Fit: The appeal of minimalist outfits lies in their fit. Minimalist pieces usually feature a looser fit that still flatters your body. Stay away from skin-tight pieces and baggy items that are big enough to drown you. And when in doubt, listen to Marilyn Monroe: ‘Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady.’
3. Easy-to-Layer Pieces: When it comes to making your wardrobe wearable all year long, having easy-to-layer pieces is the key. A light cardigan can be useful on rainy summer days, slightly chilly days, or spring and autumn mornings. Armwear is another versatile accessory that can make for excellent layering. Alta 8 has various colours, styles, and textures to choose from that you can layer for extra warmth, sun protection, or an extra flair.
4. A Hero Piece: A hero piece or a statement piece is an item of clothing or accessory that your outfit revolves around. Have one piece in your outfit that is unique. Maybe it is your dangly earrings, your embroidered blazer, or your flared pants. Have only one item in your outfit that is a little extravagant, whether in terms of cut, silhouette, material, design, or colour. Then choose subtle pieces for the rest of your outfit. Let that hero piece be the star of your look and keep the rest simple.
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