Posted on: October 29, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

I’ll admit there are a lot of minimalist edits knocking about these days. Whether it’s the high street offering luxe-looking pieces or designer brands whose whole aesthetic is about pared-back simplicity, it’s been an inescapable aesthetic for the past few years, going way past “trend” status and well and truly into the classic category. Brands like Bottega Veneta and The Row are obviously huge influences these days, but let us not underestimate the lasting legacy of Phoebe Philo’s Céline too. Here’s why the trend is so popular: It screams understated luxury, even when it might not be. Case in point: H&M’s minimalist edit, which is nothing if not an effortless dresser’s dream.

Anouk knows the power of great elevated basics like a crisp white shirt and tailored trousers.

So, how do less-expensive brands achieve this rich aesthetic? It’s all about the silhouettes, the cut of the pieces, the fabrics and the colours. An obvious choice for the minimalist palette is black, but there are also khaki, beige and creamy whites. With the silhouettes and fabrics, it’s all about sticking to quality classics. Think simple blazers, crisp cotton shirts that work with everything in your wardrobe and easy midi dresses. The idea is that these pieces will last forever and help you build a timeless capsule wardrobe. Want in? Then I suggest you keep scrolling for H&M’s latest minimalist edit.

A classic. 

Grey might just be my favourite autumn neutral.

No one will believe this is high street. 

Such a great knit.

A hint of detail is accepted by minimalists. 

Simple, but oh so useful.

This comes in lots of different colours—and I want one of each.

I’m a big fan of a silky shirt. 

A premium-quality basic you’ll be grateful for. 

Cashmere jumpers are the ideal autumn layer.

It doesn’t get more elegant than this.

I love the buckle detailing. 

So chic. 

I just added this to my basket. 

This looks like a designer buy. 

A wise investment. 


I love the expensive-looking texture of this. 

These could absolutely pass for designer. 

I’ll take the cream version too. 

This suit is so put-together. 

Off-the-shoulder knits are about to be evrywhere. 

Grab it before it’s gone. 

A staple you can easily dress up.

So smart. 

Name a more hardworking piece in your autumn wardrobe than an LBD. 

Add some polish to your outfits with this belt. 

A faux shearling coat is always a good idea. 

Perfect jeans. 

Don’t be surprised if you spot me wearing this once a week for the rest of the year.

This is back in stock after selling out so quickly last year. 

Pencil skirts are just so effortlessly chic, in and out of the office. 

A gorgeous addition to any simple outfit. 

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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