"Less is more" is an ethos minimalists truly live by. Some of the simplest, most seemingly effortless outfits have proven to be more profound than the over-the-top frills and ruffles of others. (Don't get me wrong—I do love indulging in extravagant pieces from time to time). Just take a cue from some of our favorite designers like Catherine Holstein of Khaite, Jil Sander, and Phoebe Philo, who have established themselves as the leaders of pure minimalism when it comes to dressing.
As a minimalist myself, I find that I gravitate toward specific fashion pieces and outfits without even hesitating. There are certain outfits that simply just work without maximum effort, and I'm here for it. I do want to preface, however, that just because it's minimalistic does not mean it's boring—unique knit necklines, thoughtful cutout jumpsuits, and polka-dot printed frocks can still be done with a minimalist's flare.
While there are a plethora of minimalist wardrobe staples, the art of minimalism is found in the outfit pairings. Ahead, discover 15 outfits that are in my wardrobe playbook that are anything but boring.
Silk Midi Skirt + White T-Shirt + Square-Toe Booties
As I mentioned, just because I am a minimalist does not categorize me as boring. Update your sweater collection with new knit necklines that are unique yet polished. Complete this look with a cozy mule slip.
Is it me, or is this outfit combo having a moment right now? It's all about the oversize white muscle tee tucked into a fitted high-waisted pair of jeans styled with knee-high boots. A simple three-piece look.
I am borderline about to replace white with this light buttercream yellow. This season, I'm giving my suit collection a refresh by purchasing a suit in this shade. It's the ideal amount of color for me.