I'm a Minimalist for Life—These Winter Pieces Do It for Me

Right now, my closet rivals Lisa Frank with its barrage of saturated colors. However, slowly but surely, I'm crossing over to the minimalist side of things. My slow conversion is due in part to a group of tastemakers on my feed who embrace a "less is more approach"—one of whom is Belfast-based content creator Tanice Elizabeth.

I never thought layering up in a sea of neutrals could be so appealing, but leave it to Elizabeth to change my mind. While she highly favors subdued tones, her pieces are anything but boring. Just take the Agolde denim-leather hybrid pants or Mango logo-emblazoned denim jacket she was recently spotted wearing. It all makes a statement without jumping directly in your face. 

As I flirt with the idea of becoming a minimalist, I thought I'd consult Elizabeth to get an idea of which items are making an impact now. Below, IG's most daring minimalist breaks down all the things she's infatuated with this season.

1. Textured Knits

"I love a knit and a textured one even more so. This cable-knit one from Khaite and turtleneck from Arket are just a few on my list. It's a great way to stay chic and cozy during the fall and winter seasons."

2. Black Boots (With an Edge)

"I think there's a lot to say for a pair of black boots. They can be both minimal and eye-catching at the same time, so when I look for boots, I usually go for something with a little flare, like these Arket ankle boots with the slanted heel or these Tabi boots that say everything without saying anything."

3. Sophisticated Wool Coat

"A wool coat is a simple piece that can be worn to elevate a daytime look or to help keep you warm on an evening walk or night out."

4. Polished Black Pants

"I wear black pants all year round, and these two are my staples that I wear on rotation. I love being comfortable, so I always gravitate to either the Hutton Trouser from Filippa K or my Totême Zip Leggings. Both are casual but can be dressed up in an instant by adding heels or boots to either pair. 

5. Structural, Simple Jewelry

"The two pairs of earrings that I currently have my eye on are both sets from Aeyde's new jewelry collection. When I am wearing jewelry, I like to keep it simple with a statement pair of hoops or a necklace, and these two pairs are on my to-buy list. Chic yet a little out-there."