Deciding what to wear everyday can be a veritable challenge. Trends in fashion come and go and lose their currency in your wardrobe. But, classic style always stays in fashion. In the words of Coco Chanel “simplicity is the key note to true elegance”.
This could not be more relevant when it comes to the versatility of the minimal silhouette. This refers to pieces that are cut in a simple design – think shift dresses, structured jackets and slacks. Think of them as a “uniform” for everyday life.
With minimal silhouettes you can rest assured that you can achieve timeless elegance day in and day out. Having items like these in your wardrobe often mean one less step in what is sometimes a lengthy process for a woman, and I am referring here to the task of getting ready in the morning!
And don’t think that a minimal silhouette means boring. It’s quite the opposite! Clothing that is simple in design allows for a woman to make her mark in a way that is truly surprising and refreshing. It is all about translating the unique you. Take a cue from the most well- known fashion designers and style influencers throughout history and keep your wardrobe stocked with items that spell effortless chic.
Caroline Herrera – as the queen of the crisp white shirt and pencil skirt – is a prime example of the enduring relevance of a minimal fashion sensibly. Donna Karan is another designer who is credited with empowering the modern woman through bold yet minimalist textile offerings. You just have to think about Calvin Klein to know that simple often equals sexy.
A minimal silhouette is like a blank canvas that allows for all sorts of magic to transpire. Accessories will pop against uncomplicated attire. A statement necklace will have its chance to shine. Those cherished diamond earrings will take centre stage. The contrast is key. A minimal silhouette allows for unadulterated creativity and expression.
Are you into hats and scarves or perhaps statement heels? Whatever it is that epitomises your unique sense of style it is best showcased against a backdrop of clean lines. A minimal silhouette provides less distractions. It’s a look that is, at its core – refined and sophisticated.
It also comes down to the quality of make and fabrics when stocking your wardrobe with versatility and ease of wear in mind. If you purchase a well-made item in a simple cut you can be confident that it will stand the test of time. It’s more than just clothing – it’s an investment in style.
Complicated and elaborate fashion trends will always grace the catwalks and filter down to the masses with a shelf-life that may last a season or perhaps a year. But, for the discerning buyer and practical fashionista minimal designs that provide wearability, quality and are cut in a classic style will always reign supreme.
Author: Patricia Higgins