Minimalist Style Inspiration for Fall with Sara Donaldson

Minimalist style is one of the simplest, effortless, and easy looks to go for while keeping everything sleek and classy. Mind behind the Harper and Harley blog, Sara Donaldson is an Australian style blogger known for a minimalist style that might inspire your fall looks. According to her, she’s dedicated to bringing her readers regular inspiration in the way of creating the perfect wardrobe of key essential pieces, while staying true to her relaxed chic black, white and gray philosophy. Since Sara has worked with numerous brands like Estée Lauder, Mercedes Benz, Stuart Weitzman, Lancôme, Gucci, and such, keep on reading to scoop her style tricks this season.

Add some structure to your monochromatic outfit to keep it from looking boring.

off shoulder top with boxy culottes

wide leg pants with cut out top oversized sweater with straight leg pants and loafers

Embracing boxy silhouettes, sharp edges, and even free-flowing outfits can be great to make your minimal look stylish. Like Sara, you may balance your outfit with an off-shoulder top teamed with boxy culottes or a cut-out top teamed with wide leg pants. As long as you keep the balance of your structures and silhouettes, you’ll make a minimalist look fashion-forward. You may even look trendy with an oversized sweater, but be sure to keep it sleek with a pair of straight leg pants or any fitted pants and team it with edgy shoes like Sara did.

Go for head-to-toe neutral.

black dress with gray wool coat white top with flared skirt and statement lace boots denim jeans with knitted sweater

Minimalist style may not a fan of bold bright colors, but you can still make your looks interesting by mixing and matching your neutral-colored ensembles. Like Sara, you may change up the look of your little black dress just by topping it with a gray coat, or simply go for a black-and-white outfit that’s timeless and classy. Wearing your black turtleneck with a pair of neat, dark washed jeans can be great to get a minimal look for your casual weekends.

Opt for rich textures and keep your fabric contrast.

knitted brown off shoulder dress with clutch white tee with knitted skirt straight leg pants with vest and knitted turtleneck leather jacket with fall dress and boots

Since your colors are typically muted and simple, bring the interest with your textures. However, skip those flashy sequins and cheap-looking fabrics and stick to elegant ones like chiffon, velvet, silk, leather, and even satin. In the fall season, look chic and cozy with an off-shoulder knit dress and perhaps a leather clutch like Sara did, making her street style simple yet classy. Or, layer in a minimalist way and make your leather jacket contrast with your neutral outfit.

Going for minimal and simple prints will add some flair to your looks.

printed midi dress striped dress with zipped jacket

Breton stripes, checks, and other simple prints can update your style without looking over-the-top. If you wish to wear your striped summer dresses in the fall season, simply top it with a jacket like Sara did. Going for minimalist embroidered dresses, especially in heavier yet elegant fabrics can be a means of looking fashionable and at the same time functional on your fall street style. Indeed, a minimalist style is one of the easiest, effortless, and classy ways of looking fashionable.

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