Keep it Simple – A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits


Simple Minimalistic Outfits

Shop the Look:

Turtleneck Sweater: Vila Clothes
Button-Down Skirt: Edited
Shoes: Benci Brothers
Jeans Jackes: Vero Moda

Keep it Simple – A Guide to Minimal Outfits
Even though this might seem obvious to some of you, dressing minimal isn’t as easy as you might think. Creating your own look without relying on a lot of color or print can be difficult. Therefore, I’m letting you in on my top 3 secrets on how to pull off minimalistic outfits!
 Tip No. 1: The Details Are Not the Details, They Make the Design
If you’re limiting your outfit to only a few colours and prints, you want to make sure that you keep your look interesting. Personally, I think that details can play a major role when it comes to personalising an outfit that consist of a sweater and a pair of jeans. It can be the buttons, an unexpected zipper or the imperfections of an old leather jacket that make your style unique. When picking the outfit I’m wearing on the photos, I tried to accentuate the details of the skirt like the pockets and the buttons.
Tip No. 2: Instead of Colours and Prints, Rely on Fabrics and Shapes!

This is really a crucial, since minimalistic outfits can look a little boring pretty quickly. Anyone can wear a skirt and a sweater, and thats fine. However, picking an outfit that is simple and effortless, yet cool and stylish at the same time is a tiny little bit more complex than many of you might think. A key rule of mine therefore is to never wear the same fabric in an outfit twice. Don’t wear  a knitted sweater with a knitted scarf. Don’t wear leather on leather. Don’t wear jeans on jeans. I know, we’ve all seen those super cool Levis or Guess ads wear cool Biker and Cowboy girls totally pull such looks, yet, I rarely saw a successful total jeans look on the streets. Let’s say it is simply easier to mix different fabrics, because it accentuates the individual pieces and adds dimension to a look. The same holds for shapes, wear an oversized sweater with a skinny jeans and combine culottes with a bodysuit to keep things interesting!

Tip No. 3: Know What Flatters You and What Does Not…

Speaking of shapes, cuts and sizes, there’s one rule that holds for any fashion guide. Be aware of your physique and make the most of it!  Speaking of myself, I have an hour-glass figure, carrying most of my weight on my thighs, perfect for dresses and skirts! Unfortunately though, I am not very tall and there’s a list of things that I have to turn my back on because they were made for girls who are a lot taller than me. Keeping that in mind, I try to go for clothes that accentuate my waist and make me look a little taller. One trick to achieve that is to wear one color from the waist downwards, which I do by wearing a this black high-waist skirt,  black tights and black ankle booties.

PS: I hope these tips will help some of you creating some super cool, simplistic outfits. If you’d like to draw some inspiration on minimalistic pieces you can have a look at the online store About You here, where I got the whole outfit from!

Keep it Simple - A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits

Keep it Simple - A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits

Keep it Simple - A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits

Keep it Simple - A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits

Keep it Simple - A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits

Keep it Simple - A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits

Keep it Simple - A Guide to Minimalistic Outfits

Simple Minimalistic Outfits

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Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger from Zurich.

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