Cool girls have been crushing on 3.1 Phillip Lim ever since the line launched in '05. Lim's edgy dresses and separates have graced It Girls from Alexa Chung to Beyoncé, and his Pashli purse is the It bag of choice for downtown girls who want to look uptown-polished.
Obviously, we're huge fans of 3.1 Phillip Lim's low-key cool. Just for you, we've rounded up our 12 favorite minimalist — but never boring — pieces. Packed with fashion-forward details, these pieces make it super-simple to add edge to any outfit. Just throw on that giant houndstooth sweater or pajama-inspired blazer over your basic black trousers, and boom — you've got yourself an instant, statement-making outfit. It doesn't get much easier, folks!
Click on for more Lim love. From avant-garde, draped wedding gowns to surprisingly chic leather overalls (yeah, we said it — chic overalls!), these 12 easy pieces define modern elegance.