Master Minimalist: The 10 Pieces You Need to Nail the Look

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While it’s true that most trends come and go, there are a select few style movements that will always have their place. Take for instance, the minimalist look. Straightforward and effortless to pull off, the no-fuss aesthetic reigns supreme regardless of year or season. As such, we have compiled the less-is-more looks you need in your closet. With silhouettes ranging from simple to avant-garde, these ten essentials will find you pared-down and perfect in no time.

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Minimal Or Bust

Moore Stretch-Cady Midi Dress

$1,290

The Row

The Seamless Dress

A sleek silhouette in a neutral shade is key for anchoring a minimalist look.

Cotton Double Pocket Shirt

$70

Topshop

The Collared Shirt

A versatile styling piece, this top pairs perfectly with everything from wide-leg trousers to a silk skirt.

Satin Bias Cut Pencil Skirt

$1,370

Alexander Wang

The Silk Skirt

Minimalism isn’t exclusive to menswear-inspired staples: A midi skirt rendered in silk adds a feminine touch.

La Collectionneuse Leather Shoulder Bag

$1,240

M2Malletier

The Structured Bag

A structured bag in a neutral hue adds depth to a pared-down look.

Funnel Neck Top

$40

Zara

The Shell Top

A funnel-neck shell is structural yet versatile enough to mix and match with other separates.

Silk Pleated Drape Culottes

$525

Tibi

The Wide-Leg Trouser

Whether cropped or full-length, an oversized trouser silhouette adds artful dimension to your look.

Munise Leather Mules

$510

Dorateymur

The Mule

A contemporary spin on the classic style, a cool mule adds a flawless finishing touch to a sleek ensemble.

Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

$80

Uniqlo

The Crewneck Sweater

A thin sweater is a key piece for layering in cooler weather—it looks great as a topper for culottes or underneath sculptural dresses.

Tremayah Wool-Blend Gilet

$625

Theory

The Vest

A tailored vest adds instant sophistication when thrown on over a dress, sweater or collared shirt.

Hava Boiled Off White Coat

$750

Acne Studios

The Unembellished Coat

When it comes to coats, an oversized fit with minimal adornment is starkly chic.