Looking chic and elegant while keeping it minimal can be a challenge for most of us since elaborate details, glamorous accessories, and statement-making ensembles are typically the means of looking elegant. Prague-based fashion blogger, Pavlina Jagrova is known for her minimalist look featuring neutral palette, classic shades, and clean lines on her outfits. Keep on reading for her 5 ways to look minimalist and chic on your street style.
- Stick to sleek, chic, and neutral-colored ensembles.
Neutral shades may not be the most interesting hues you can find but they’re the ones that can make your style look classy and elegant. Like Pavlina, stick to the neutral shades of black, white, gray, beige, camel, cream and such whether you’re going for a monochromatic or neutral head-to-toe. This way, you’ll keep your looks classic and minimal while keeping it polished and chic. Play fabric contrast on your outfit to keep the interest going like mixing leather, denim, cotton, and wool in it. Like her, you may think of wearing a cashmere sweater with your wool blazer and denim jeans keeping your look minimal yet with edge.
- Play with balance and proportions.
Though oversized trend is considered fashion-forward, you must keep the balance and proportions to your outfit to create a sophisticated look. When wearing heavy or bulky layers on your top, you may think of a slim-fitting bottom like a skirt or a pair of skinny pants to keep it proportional. Like Pavlina, wearing a bulky fur vest with skinny pants, as well as multiple layered top with black leggings will keep your look polished and sleek. Going for a crop top with your printed kimono and skirt will also balance the billowy structure of your outerwear instantly.
- Incorporate classic colors and skip flashy shades.
Sticking to neutrals shades may be the minimalist’ way of wearing clothes, though incorporating classic hues of marsala, burgundy, red, navy and such won’t hurt. Like Pavlina, wear some classic colors in the form of your accessories or ensembles. A marsala-colored scarf worn with a black-and-white outfit, as well as a red-orange sling bag worn with an all-white outfit, will be enough to add interest to your minimalist looks without breaking your theme.
- Add some interest with clean prints and neutral patterns.
Classic stripes, houndstooth, polka dots, checks, leopard prints and such are considered neutral patterns that absolutely go well with anything. However, you may also think of floral prints, abstract prints, and art-inspired prints to incorporate into your minimalist look as long as they’re clean, neat, and chic to avoid looking sloppy in your looks. A hint of animal print tank top, leopard print coat, abstract print blazer and such can be enough to add some statement to your outfit without going overboard.
- Trade your distressed denim to skinny pair of jeans or leggings.
When you think of casual street style, slouchy boyfriend jeans and billowy sweatpants may be the ones come into your mind. But, to keep your outfit chic and sleek, trade those distressed denim with a pair of sleek skinny jeans or leggings. This way, you’ll keep your minimalist look polished, chic, and sleek like Pavlina always does while leaving you a good impression of a smart, chic, and fashion-forward woman.