Minimal and directional style is one of the most effortless and smart looks you can go for. Mind behind the Z Hours blog, Diana Wang is a New York-based style blogger, creative director, and photographer. Known for her minimal and directional style, Diana actually started blogging casually while she worked as an Editor at a luxury lifestyle magazine in Los Angeles after acquiring two Master’s Degrees in Communication and Fashion Merchandising. So, keep on reading to scoop some stylish tricks on getting a minimal and directional style from her.
Incorporate trendy elements to your accessories.
If you have that minimal style, you’re likely not attracted to flashy trends that feature bright colors and avant-garde structures. However, you can still take your minimalist look a bit interesting with some handful trends like skinny scarves, lug sole shoes and such. Like Diana, you may actually think of breaking some fashion rules just like wearing socks with sandals that will add some flair to your casual outfits. This way, you’ll stay true to your personal style while keeping everything up to date.
Keep the proportion and balance on your silhouettes.
Minimalist style is known for polished, smart, and modern structures. Like Diana, add some trendy touch to your street style by going for a slouchy or oversized shirt, but balance it with a pair of boxy and structured trousers. If you’re wearing heavy layers in the colder months, keep everything sleek by keeping those sharp edges on your button-downs visible, especially when wearing sweaters and wide leg pants. Think of adding some structure to your loose top and billowy pants with a cropped jacket, or go for an architectural look by wearing boxy pants with structured coats.
Take advantage of strategic slits.
Slits can make everything a bit sexy and proportional, especially if you’re wearing maxi lengths. As fashion rules remind us to keep our hemlines conservative when having a revealing neckline and vice versa, think of slits on maxi dresses if you’re planning to wear them with a structured blazer to avoid looking too conservative. When wearing a V-neck or a button-down shirtdress, think of topping it with a structured coat that will create nicely proportional necklines. Also, think of wearing a cropped shirt with your slit dress that will keep everything minimal and effortless like Diana did.
Go for a flattering neckline that frames your face.
Diana knows how to pick the flattering neckline for her face and body frame. If you’re lean or curvy, you’ll look perfect with a V-neckline that will elongate your neck while adding some shape to your body. You may also go for off-shoulder style if you wish to look a bit sexy without going too provocative. Indeed, a minimal and directional style will give you a smart at the same time fashion-forward look that will look perfect on the streets.