14 Outfits The Minimalist In You Will LOVE

Minimal style can seem like a bit of a no-brainer. It often relies heavily on solid colors, clean shapes, and few embellishments. But there’s a massive difference between a look that is minimal, thoughtful, and modern and one that’s uninspired. The women at last weekend’s Frieze Art Fair in London were walking (and exhibit-admiring) examples of the former.

Along with ALDO, we went about pinpointing 14 outfits that have minimal style down to (not so coincidentally) an art. In oversized silhouettes, clever layers, and powerful textiles, the examples ahead make simple look chic and exciting. Even more, the snaps provide built-in, easy-to-follow styling tips for recreating the concept yourself — proving that minimal can be a no-brainer, but never in an expected way.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
When in doubt, wear a classic white button-up and matching sneakers to complement oversized trousers.
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When your jewel-tone shoes almost match your shirt, and your skirt nearly blends with the floor.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Minimalists often do statement wear with lush textures, bright colors, or dramatic silhouettes. These pants hit two of those three marks.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Try outerwear as indoor wear when the temps get chilly. Just keep your camel coat buttoned and belted, and the silhouette will read like a dress.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Minimal meets cozy with a denim jacket, skinny scarf, and beanie in shades of blue.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
An outfit that prompts us to ask, "white and black and [fill in the blank] all over?"
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Orange you glad she chose a bright pencil skirt to offset this neutral palette?
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
An oxford top buttoned all the way up? Check. Cropped black trousers? Check. Booties and socks that disguise where your pants end and your ankles begin? Check and check.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Who says glittery palazzo pants are not minimal? This ensemble proves they're simply stunning.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Mixing your black, navy, and white printed pieces is minimal styling done well.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Monochrome from sleek, middle-parted hair to toe.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Another foolproof trick for minimal style: a big, badass, solid-colored coat (layered over other neutrals, of course).
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
For the hesitant trendsetter, keep your eye-catching pieces in rotation by only wearing them with basics.
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Photographed by Ellie Smith.
Minimal style doesn't include many printed pieces, but striped tees are often an exception.
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