The Minimalist Guide To Style

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The minimalist trend is tricky—at first thought, dressing in sleek separates seems easy when really it’s a challenge to make such simple pieces look alluring. And while clean lines feel achingly fresh when rendered in structured, oversized or voluminous silhouettes (i.e. every single outfit donned by the Olsen Twins), the look can read careless, unflattering, or worse, totally boring when styled incorrectly. The key to pulling off the look? Keeping your outfit simple, yet thoughtful via complementary hues, compatible separates and streamlined accessories for work, evening and off-duty. Because the minimalist look should take well, minimal effort, we break down three ways to pull off the trend ahead without compromising your sartorial savvy for summer.

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Go Monochromatic

For an ultra-polished look, sleek silhouettes in a monochromatic palette flatter all body types and create a slimming effect with delicate accessories.

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Try High-Contrast

For a high-contrast effect, tailored separates work well in black and white—team with crisp sneakers (or simple pumps if you want more height) and distinct jewelry for modern appeal.

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Keep It Flattering

A voluminous silhouette adds interest to a LBD—keep the look flattering via a cinched waist with simple slingbacks and drop earrings to pair.

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