Neutral color palettes, clean lines, immaculate tailoring, and interesting proportions – if we’ve just described most of what your wardrobe looks like, you already know that a minimalist aesthetic is one that requires time and effort to master. If, however, you’re new to the “less is more” game but hoping to get on board, Savoir Flair has done the legwork on your behalf. We looked to the recent outfits of regional trendsetter Dana Hourani for inspiration, putting together six top tips to help you tackle the world of minimalism.
Play with Neutrals
Keep your look clean with soft, neutral hues that are easy on the eye and blend well together. A true minimalist color palette has earthy tones, every possible shade of white, and loads of black.
Keep Jewels on Point
Your jewelry needs to reflect the overall vibe of your minimalist ensemble, which essentially means that over-accessorizing is not an option. Choose simple, delicate designs in silver metals for an edgy and relaxed feel.
Make a Statement with Your Shoes
As a minimalist, if there is one element that you can maximize on, it’s footwear. When everything else is toned down, there is a lot of room for creativity with shoes, so go ahead and dress up those beautiful basics with combat boots, intricately embellished slippers, or trendy ballerina flats.
Monochrome Is a Way of Life
Black and white are universally flattering colors and, sartorially speaking, make for the chicest ensembles. Dana Hourani nails the art of monochrome dressing with edgy cuts, sleek silhouettes, and unexpected tailoring.
Keep It Simple
The best part about transitioning into minimalist style is the almost-nonchalant approach to getting dressed. A simple tank top and denim jeans complemented by the coolest kicks you own will do the trick. Alternatively, pair a pajama-style set with chunky heels to make it look like you’ve put a bit more effort into your outfit.
Perfect the No-Makeup Makeup Look
The final piece of the puzzle is your makeup, which can either make or break a minimalist look. The rule is to keep everything ultra simple, emphasizing your natural beauty, with the exception of lips – a dark lipstick in an autumnal shade is a year-round obsession amongst minimalists everywhere.