Though fashion style is a means of creative self-expression, many of us find minimalist fashion style dull and boring. However, it actually shows off the creative style of the wearer by making her outfit unique and stylish while preserving its minimalistic style. Known as the minimalist designer at ELLE magazine, Talisa Sutton is also a Sydney-based fashion blogger of the Badlands blog for where she shares her love of design, interiors, fashion, and travel including personal style and collaborations.
Even if you’re keeping up with neutral colors, you can still make your outfit look polished and creative by opting for accessories with a unique structure, style, and shape. A pair of white sneakers or black pumps may be great, but looking for lace up sandals with a structured look, loafers with pointy toes, and clogs with oversized buckles can even make your outfit look interesting even in neutral shades. Instead of traditional scarves, Talisa opted for a ribbon-like scarf to wrap around her neck maker her typical outfit look fashionable. Clutches and bags in unique structures and paneled styles also look fashionable and classic.
When styling your outfits in minimalists’ way, always play with structures, proportions, and silhouettes to make it look stylish. Talisa knows how to wear boxy ensembles with boxy ones like a structured jacket with stiff culottes, and voluminous ensembles with voluminous ones like a flowy blazer with palazzo pants. Like Talisa, you may also wear a boxy tunic with flared pants or a slouchy knitted sweater with jogger pants in neutral shades to keep your looks classic and chic.
Talisa often incorporates edgy ensembles to make her neutral colored outfits interesting. Leather skirts, military jackets, tuxedo, edgy blazers, boxy tops, and leather trousers are her stylish picks that you may also go for. According to her, she draws a lot of inspiration from books and films, people, and places while keeping her style simple and classic. She also loves timeless pieces and wears a lot of black, navy, white and grey. From thin cashmere to durable cotton to heavy wool knits, there’s a cardigan out there that will perfectly fit your needs no matter what season you’re in. Be sure to pick up several different cuts, fabrics, and styles that will fit your taste perfectly.
Talisa is not a fan of patterns and prints though she sometimes wears stripes and other subtle prints to add some interest to her looks. Keeping your prints simple and muted can also be a classic way of showcasing your style as they won’t look obsolete like other notable and eye-catching prints. In addition to that, they can be versatile enough to match your outfits whether it’s casual, formal, dressy, or chic.
Even just wearing casual denim jeans, Talisa knows how to dress them up in minimalists’ ways. Resorting to a fur top, knitted sweater, cashmere top, chambray shirt, or simply a blazer, makes your typical jeans chic. Although skinny, boyfriend, and trouser-style jeans are more modern, it’s still important to have a classic pair of dark-wash boot-cut jeans in your closet that is great for casual days at work. Just look for styles with no fading or embellishments, and have them hemmed to perfectly hit the bottom of your heel. Cropped styles of jeans look more polished and also can be complementing to show off your classic pumps. If you’re still unsure of the crop styles, cuff your hem instead like Talisa did.
As you have seen in Talisa’s style, minimalist fashion style is not dull and boring. In fact, it urges you to be more creative and stylish on your looks creating a fashion statement with neutral outfits.