On average a person changes seven times a year. If you don’t believe me, look it up! I know what you’re wondering, what does this have to do with fashion? And, the answer to that is everything. Not only does your personality change but also your fashion aesthetic. If you have been looking for a minimalist statement piece. Then this is for you. Luckily enough Vogue has offered 10 steps to achieve a minimalist wardrobe. There’s no need to worry, everything you need to know is there from jewelry to shoes.
Step 1 – A Quintessential Coat
The first step towards a Vogue-approved, minimalist wardrobe is a quintessential coat otherwise known as the perfect coat. You must have a beige British trench coat, it’s a classic. It will never go out of style. Anyone and everyone can pull it off. Burberry has a lot to offer but if you’re looking for a cheaper option try Target or COS. You will not regret it and this small investment will surely turn heads.
Step 2 – An Chunky Oversized Knit Sweater
According to Vogue, the Chunky knit sweater is key because it is simple yet powerfully sophisticated. And, as winter approaches you can look stylish all the while enjoying the thick warm comfort, only a sweater could promise. Net-a-porter and Filippa K have a lot to offer but Zara is a good substitute.
Step 3 – A Dainty Knit sweater
Dainty knit sweaters are a much lighter approach than chunky knit sweaters. Vogue suggests a ribbed collared sweater, a pale-colored turtleneck, or a bell-sleeved pullover. Dainty knits are statement pieces, especially when executed correctly. You can’t go wrong with one of these in your closet. You can wear them with anything: a skirt, jeans, over a button-up.
Step 4 – An Everyday Shirt Dress
The everyday shirt dress is a must-have. You can play up the eyes or dress it down. The choice is yours. However make sure it has some unique detailing, to make it stand out. It wouldn’t be much of a staple piece without it. Vogue suggests purchasing at Nordstrom or Farfetch. For a cheaper option, I suggest the Banana Republic.
Step 5 – A Cozy-Chic Knit Dress
Knit dresses are timeless. And, with it being fall it is the perfect time to wear them. They are also easy to accessorize, you can pair them with a belt or with a cardigan or even a scarf to achieve the desired look. Your wardrobe is not complete without it. Vogue says that Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta and Club Monaco’s fit and flared style is the perfect combination of chic and comfortable.
Step 6 – Forever Foundations
Foundations are basic items of good quality. These pieces are essential and are the building blocks to any good outfit. Vogue says you should invest in layer pieces from Wolford, ribbed tanks from Agolde and shirts from The Frankie Shop. Fall is here and winter is right around the corner so consider buying a few basic items that will last forever.
Step 7 – Midi Skirt
The midi skirt is the skirt of all skirts. It’s suitable for almost any event. Not to mention it’s stylish and comfy. Vogue said that the midi skirt is the minimalist solution for an outfit. A midi skirt paired with a sweater or a button-up shirt is the perfect duo. Although a tied long sleeve shirt or even a tucked tank will also do the trick. Don’t forget the accessories, a belt or a leather handbag is everything. You’ll be looking like a fashion icon. Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus have a lot of promising options.
Step 8 – Wearable Art
Jewelry enhances the simplest outfit. Your outfit is not complete without it. Vogue stresses that metal rings, pendants, and liquid-like earrings are the finishing touches. Gold jewelry is more preferable to silver
Step 9 – Loafers
Every season you can count on a new style of loafers. However, you can’t buy just any loafers. suede and brown leather penny loafers are more ideal. They’re classics. They are never-ending, so hop on the bandwagon and buy some. A good buy can be found at Scarosso or Nordstrom.
Step 10 – A Thong Sandal
I know what you all are thinking and yes, flip flops have made the list. Flip-flops will never go out of style. They are both comfortable and chic. They are not talking about your typical rubber shoe but rather a sleek leather or plastic shoe. Look for details to spruce up your look. Net – A- Porter and Luisa Via Roma have a lot of good options.
Follow these steps and watch your wardrobe transform into a fashion emporium. Who knew you could become a fashion icon by following 10 simple steps. Achieving a minimalist aesthetic has never been so easy.
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