Follow These Fashion Girls for a Lesson in Minimalist Style

Maximalism is having a big moment. Oversize silhouettes paraded down fashion week runways in splashy prints and glaring colors, and while we love the leopard print–and-pink combo we're seeing everywhere right now, we also appreciate a more laid-back look. One can always lust after on-trend over-the-top fashion, but a streamlined and pared-back aesthetic will never goes out of style.

For those who subscribe to a minimalist approach to dressing, there's still no shortage of inspiration (despite what we've recently seen on the catwalks). The best minimalist fashion blogs boast no-fuss ensembles in a palette of black, white, and neutrals. Adding a level of elegance and simplicity to their look by wearing tailored jumpsuits, crisp white button-downs, or linen dresses in classic silhouettes, these fashion girls never fail to deliver endless inspiration in their editorial musings and on their Instagram feeds. Scroll below to discover the best minimalist fashion blogs to follow for understated style.


Harper and Harley
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You can expect a clean palette of black, white, gray, and denim from Australian Sara Donavon of Harper and Harley. Also a co-founder of edited e-boutique The Undone, which showcases her meticulous less-is-more style, Donavon has cultivated a coveted look and loyal audience. Keeping her neutral palette fresh and exciting, she is the perfect example of how to stand out while also staying low-key.


Megan Adelaide
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Megan Adelaide's eponymous blog is a lesson in effortless dressing that oozes with cool, whether she's pairing tailored gray suits (sans shirt) with clean white sneaker slides or oversize black silk suits with block heels and a laid-back white T-shirt.


All Things Fatima
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For elevated modest dressing, look no further than All Things Fatima, where Fatima Abdallah shares videos on modest occasion wear and hijab tutorials.


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Mother-of-two Erin Perez Hagstrom shares a look into her beautifully curated life on Calivintage, where she showcases an eclectic approach to minimalist style. Hagstrom screams California cool.


All Things Lovely Here
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Monica Friese of All Things Lovely Here takes on style subjects such as the reappearance of gingham, the not-so-typical little black dress, and velvet through a minimalist style lens.


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New York cool girl Chessi shares an edgy take on minimalist street style on her eponymous blog and YouTube videos. Whether she's thrifting in Brooklyn or testing out color-block pale neutrals in Battery Park, Chessi's ensembles are effortless but always on the mark.


Aesthetic Lines
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For a more delicate take on minimal style, Ivana Kordic of Aesthetic Lines shares her curated mix of airy dresses, tailored pants, cashmere sweaters, and chic blazers. Look to Ivana for more classic inspiration.


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Michaela Babuskova of FIGTNY takes minimal style very seriously, rarely wearing anything other than black, white, and neutrals. You can expect to see chic, clean looks that stand out despite their individual neutrality. For an edgier take on the minimalist look, check out Babuskova's curated mix of pieces.


NYC Bambi
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Christie Tyler of NYC Bambi focuses more on a brown palette than some of the other minimal bloggers do. Mixing in subtle animal prints and statement gold earrings, she's the perfect inspiration for someone looking to step outside the box of minimalism while remaining pared back.


Felicia Akerstrom
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Felicia Akerstrom's style mixes classic with cool. Pairing designer bags with chunky sneakers and a black coat, Akerstrom's look here is perfect for the on-trend girl who wants to tone it down just a little bit. You'll also find plenty of shoe and accessory inspiration on her site, as well as the most amazing coat collection we've ever seen.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Now, check out where we stock up on minimalist fall style.

Dacy Knight
Weekend Editor
​Who's your style icon?

My mom circa 1975

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@fingermonkey @katefoley @designmilk @overheardla

What's the fashion essential you can’t live without?

My black-on-black Birkenstocks. If that even counts.

What's your desert island album?

Radiohead's OK Computer. Or maybe Pablo Honey for something a bit more uplifting if I'm going to be stuck by myself.

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