For most of my adult life, I’ve considered my style some combination of classic and minimalist. I tend to gravitate toward neutral colors, earthy textures and things that can pair with anything and everything. Whether I’m shopping for a basic dress or accessory I love, I always keep in mind my minimalist aesthetic.
If you’re looking to perfect a look all your own that is effortless and natural, start with these 3 easy tips for nailing the minimal style we all see and love.
Step 1.) Get back to the basics.
Sounds so easy, right? For some of us, this can be the biggest challenge! I love to sit down with my closet and check out what basic pieces I’m in need of for the season. Disregard that salmon ruffled blouse and those striped culottes and really examine your closet from the inside out. Some of my favorite basics are a good pair of ripped jeans, a classic white v-neck and some brown leather sandals.
Step 2.) Examine your textures.
This one may not be something you’ve done before but take a look at your closet and identify the various material and textures of your wardrobe. Is every item a rayon blend? Consider adding some other textures into the mix like leather, cotton and even natural wood. My favorite newest addition to my wardrobe is this Franky watch from JORD. It adds visual appeal to my outfits with the wooden links and face while staying true to my minimalist style.
Step 3.) Start pairing together items.
This is always my favorite part! Planning easy outfits ahead of time becomes so easy once you’ve identified your basic staples. Anything black and chambray will match, brown and black differing textures begin to compliment one another and accessories are game changers. Take the same basic outfits with different accessories like watches, hats, scarves and shoes, and it gives you a whole new look!
Regardless of your personal style, remember to have fun with it! This minimalist outfit is an easy skeleton that anyone can alter for their specific style. A basic black dress, brown shoes, an oversized hat and a classic wooden watch from JORD is a surefire combination for minimalist success!
If you’re looking to add something new and minimalist to your wardrobe, enter my giveaway to win a $100 gift code toward your very own wooden watch from JORD! Even if you don’t win, enjoy 10% off your next purchase just for entering. Follow along on their Instagram, @JORDwatches. Cheers!
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