As the age-old saying goes, sometimes less really is more and if there’s something we can learn from the Scandinavians, it’s that simplicity is key. Opting for a more minimal aesthetic can be really refreshing and sometimes even the most low key of looks can make a bigger impact than a bolder more flashy outfit. And teamed with understated hair and makeup you’ll simply ooze class.

The trick to creating the clean and simple look is pairing minimalist silhouettes with classic pieces, to achieve timeless sophistication. Here are a few of our top tips for pulling off the look.

Quality Basics

Build up the foundation of your wardrobe with chic basics crafted from luxury fabrics, that will lend your wardrobe quality and versatility. With these as your base, you are then free to mix and match, layer and accessorise to your heart’s content. Every wardrobe needs a fantastic pair of jeans, and the same goes for a perfect tee and that ‘goes with everything’ jumper.

SHOP: Velvet Payson Tank TopJ Brand High Rise Skinny Night Bird Jeans / Velvet Suede Leggings / J Brand Flared High Rise Jeans/  Diane Von Furstenberg Lala Bodysuit


Elegant Tailoring

Masculine cuts are perfect for creating an effortlessly sophisticated minimal look. Opt for clean lines and structured silhouettes to produce an interesting androgynous take on the ‘less is more’ approach. Classic tailored pieces are they key to achieving an immaculate minimalist look and are ideal for occasions when you are required to dress smartly, as well as when you want to add a refined touch to everyday outfits.

SHOP: Michael Kors Tailored Trousers / Rebecca Taylor Double Breasted Blazer / Joseph Double Breasted Blouse/  Joseph Wide Leg Trousers 



Unique Cuts & Textures

At risk of your outfit verging on boring? Add a focal point to your look by introducing some unique cuts, interesting proportions or contrasting textures. Clothes should be expressive, so by tying in some modern silhouettes and elegant detailing, you can achieve minimalist perfection while maintaining your own personal sense of style. It’s also always a good idea to have a few stand out pieces hidden up your sleeve for when a special occasion comes around.


SHOP: Polo Ralph Lauren Cropped Belted Trousers /  Bec & Bridge Elette Top / M Missoni Asymmetric Tie DressPatrizia Pepe Frill Peplum Dress


Classic Footwear

No outfit is complete without a great pair of shoes and though it may be tempting to throw on some statement footwear in order to jazz up an understated look, if you have picked the right cuts and textures, your clothing should do the talking for itself. Build your footwear collection based on quality designs and a neutral colour palette and you’ll form the ultimate capsule collection, that you can mix and match with your whole wardrobe.


SHOES: Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Heels / Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers / Hudson Mimi Heeled Boots


Understated Accessories

Classic accessories are the key to pulling your whole look together, without stealing the show. Luxurious leather pieces and minimal designs in a neutral tone are best for maintaining a touch of class and will perfectly accent any daytime or evening look.

SHOP: Michael Kors Messenger Bag /  Michael Kors Sullivan Purse / Vivienne Westwood Diamond Embossed Purse / DVF Hobo Bag