Minimalism is known for neutral shades, clean lines, and streamlined silhouettes that many find dull and boring. Silvia Postolatiev is a visual artist and style blogger known for her minimalist street style with a mix of modern details and unexpected twists. If you admire the sleek look of the minimalists but don’t want to embrace monochromatic dressing, keep on reading to scoop some tricks on how to update the minimalist style.
- Add structure to your minimalist style.
Minimalism may be known in monochromatic dressing and simple looks, but you can add some modern flair to your style by adding sharp structures. Like Silvia, you may stick to neutrals but embrace structured pieces like architectural tops, tulip skirts, draped dress, boxy pants and cropped blazers on your outfits. Going for knitted matching set will look more interesting when topped with a camel coat and paired with architectural heels like Silvia did.
- Incorporate subdued hues or jewel tones to your outfits.
Neutral shades of black, white, gray, beige, camel, nude, brown and such may be the minimalist palette. But incorporating subdued shades and jewel tones will make your style more interesting. Like Silvia, you may start with a pastel yellow dress topped with a white blazer, or pastel pink paper bag waist shorts paired with a white top as pastel hues will look fresh and feminine enough. If you’re heading to formal parties, trade your little black dress with jewel-toned outfits that still look glamorous without taking away the minimalist vibe from you.
- Don classic patterns and simple prints.
Though Breton stripes and checks can be introduced into a minimalist outfit, you may start with a printed bag to keep your theme subdued. Like Silvia, add some flair to your boxy camel cape with a Louis Vuitton bag, or any bag with a classic print, which can be enough to add some interest to your outfits. This way, you won’t break your minimalist theme as these styles of bags known to be classy and timeless.
- Add some flair with accessories.
If you can wear colors on your outfits, bring it on your accessories. Like Silvia, dress up your chic white jumpsuit with a pair of red shoes and metallic belt that still look classy and elegant. Though “less is more” is the common mantra of minimalist women, think of wearing layered bracelets or necklaces with your simple outfit, but start with metallic jewelry to keep your statement streamlined and classy like Silvia did. Also, think of adding a pop of color with a pair of lace-up heels that can spice up your white dress and camel coat.
- Mix casual items with chic ensembles.
Minimalist women may be known for wearing chic ensembles with classic silhouettes, but mixing casual items with chic ones will make your style more expressive. Like Silvia, think of wearing a chic blazer or vest with your denim items to dress them up a bit while keeping your style a bit effortless yet polished. Indeed, minimalism is not boring as long as you know how to recreate the looks that define your personality.