The Best Minimalist Wardrobe Essentials You Haven't Tried Yet


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The great thing about a minimalist wardrobe is that at once it can feel modern and utterly timeless. Sticking to streamlined silhouettes dreamed up in luxe fabrics and adding in unique accessories is a winning formula for looking chic every time you step outside. Just look to women like Vanessa Traina, Barbara Martelo, and Nicole Warne, who are examples of this reserved take on fashion. They always have a command of the latest trends but wear them in a way that feels pared back and cool. To tap into this specific brand of minimalism, we took a deeper look at the pieces needed to pull it off.

Whether you’re a minimalist through and through or want to test out the look, we’ve pulled together some pieces you might not have tried out before. From sculptural jewelry that’s inspired by design to bags that are anything but ordinary to interesting takes on your everyday fashion essentials, these are the new minimalist wardrobe staples you’ll find in the closets of cool girls.

Go on to shop the pieces every minimalist fashion girl needs in her repertoire.






Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.