Whether you’re the kind of person who lays out their outfits the night before or you’re more of a “throw on the first thing you see seconds before leaving the house” type, it is universally acknowledged that simple fashion pairings are the key to stress-free dressing. Luckily, the minimalist fashion trend very much lends itself to the art of simple styling. It’s all about sticking to classic colourways, mixing in unexpected textures and playing with dramatic silhouettes. Anything that gets us back a few extra minutes in the morning is a win in our books.
Thankfully, when it comes to minimalist style, there is plenty of inspiration to be found on Instagram from the likes of Alexis Foreman and Sylvie Mus. I’m talking chunky cable-knits jumpers and white denim, elegant midi dresses and knee-high boots and sharp blazers balanced out with wide-leg jeans. The best thing? You probably have many of the below pieces already sitting in your wardrobe, so feel free to use our minimalist outfit ideas as a way to experiment with your pre-existing capsule this winter.
Scroll down to see and shop some of our favourite pairings for the months ahead.
Style Notes: A tonal palette will always look effortless. Of course minimalist Queen Alexis gives a lesson in how to do it for winter with a cosy cable knit and ecru jeans.
The cream cable knit jumper so good that Arket bring it back every year.
Proof that white jeans aren’t just for summer.
Style Notes: You can’t beat the humble midi dress. Fact. Style a camel version with glossy knee-high boots and it’ll always look put together.
Tell me that this doesn’t look designer.
Knee-high boots add an elevated touch to any look.
& Other Stories has the best baguette bags on the high street right now.
Style Notes: No doubt you own both of these staples already, so add them together and you get a duo that’ll work oh so well.
Reformation has outdone itself with this oversized blazer.
These are such a good fit.
That block heel is so comfy.
Style Notes: Channel your inner Britney and Justin circa 2001 with a double denim look. Make like Linda and tuck your shirt in to a pair of matching wide-leg jeans. A shoe with a slight heel takes this look one step further, but you can also wear this will ballet flats, trainers or boots.
Add a roll neck jumper underneath to make it winter-proof.
You could easily style these with trainers instead of pumps.
Yes, you can wear white socks with these.
Style Notes: A cardigan is a winter wardrobe classic. Team your cosy style with simple denim jeans and chunky boots for an easy look that will work all winter long.
The cult cardi of the season.
These are available in three lengths for the perfect fit.
A certified classic.
Style Notes: The suit deserves to be worn all year round. Dress it up or down with a simple change of accessories and footwear.
The camel blazer is practically a cult item.
Naturally we want the matching trousers, too.
Gucci canvas never ages.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.