It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but a minimalist wardrobe is all about simplicity. Think classic, streamlined silhouettes; a few neutral colors; and fewer pieces overall. In addition to saving you time and money, it takes up less space in your closet and you'll always look put-together and stylish. So, you want to test the minimalist approach without having to invest in a ton of new clothes? That’s possible! Just start by recreating these seven outfit combinations using pieces you probably already own.
7 Minimalist Outfits to Try (with Pieces You Already Own)
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T-shirt + Blazer + Jeans
The combination of jeans, a simple tee and a blazer works for approximately a million different situations, and is basic enough that you can re-wear it (with a fresh tee and a rotating cast of accessories) pretty much all week long.
Shirtdress + Trench Coat
Button-down + Black Trousers
This look is pretty hard to mess up, regardless of your figure or budget. Just make sure to hem or cuff your pants to show a bit of ankle. (It’ll look more polished, modern and flattering.) Plus, feel free to play with the color or print of your button down; you don’t have to stick to basic white for this outfit to be minimalist-approved.
Jeans + Turtleneck + Jean Jacket
Canadian tuxedo, but make it fancy. Denim on denim is one of our go-tos, and we’re especially into this dressed-up take on the outfit. The turtleneck and pointy-toe heels add a touch of polish, but you could certainly swap in loafers and a tee for a more casual look.
Button-down + White Jeans
We firmly believe that white jeans can be worn 365 days a year. Think of this getup as a slight upgrade to your jeans and a T-shirt uniform. Contrast the relaxed slouch of an oversize button-down-and-mom-jean silhouette with a feminine, pointy flat.
White T-shirt + Pencil Skirt
A pencil skirt paired with a perfectly pressed button-down can feel a little fussy. (Also, who actually has time to iron?) Swap out the blouse for a relaxed tee and the resulting look is refined and (almost) effortless.
Get the look: Universal Standard T-shirt ($50); Diane von Furstenberg pencil skirt ($248)