15 Simple Accessories Minimalists Will Love

A life of minimalism is all about keeping your look clean — so you likely won't see someone who prefers simple, understated items rocking a bold chandelier earring, embellished collar necklace, or full-blown arm party, ever.

So minimalists and accessories haven't typically gone hand-in-hand, but that doesn't mean there aren't scores of understated shoes, bags, and jewelry crafted just for people of this sensibility. We've found options that could convert even the most austere minimalist into an accessories maven. The key is to find pieces that are subtle and streamlined enough to wear every day — and yet still visually striking enough to make a statement when worn all on their own.

From delicate stacks of rings to wear-all-the-time watches, we've rounded up 15 less-is-more picks that even non-accessorizers won't be able to resist.
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Carrying minimal accessories requires maximal organization, and this wallet has a spot for all your essentials. Plus, you can easily throw it from bag to bag without it exploding with loose change and piles of receipts.
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You've probably carried a plain black leather tote your entire life — change it up with a deep, wine-colored hue and contemporary metal ring detail for an everyday bag that's way more interesting.
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This is the wool scarf to end all wool scarves — it's cozy, oversized, and looks super-chic in navy, as opposed to the typical black or gray.
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Been searching for the one goes-anywhere watch you'll never take off? This classic, beautifully clean design is it.
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A ball-chain bracelet is all it takes to introduce a little bling into your look. If you're feeling really bold, it layers perfectly with your go-to watch.
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Ever consider a clutch for the days when you do in fact carry just the essentials? This streamlined color-blocking isn't overly plain, but the coordinated hues still go with everything.
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The best necklaces for minimalists are delicate and totally layer-able. A simple gold lariat, like this one from Bagatiba, can be worn on its own with a white tee; or, layer it up with other thin gold chains to spice up a V-neck sweater.
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No need to fuss with a wide brim or large pom-poms. A soft, neutral cashmere beanie will do the trick (and cover up those bad hair days, too).
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You'll need your gloves to go with everything, and this pair does just that. A bonus: The subtle stripe detail will look really cute peeking out from underneath your coat.
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Itty-bitty hoops are a fresh alternative to your average studs. If you have multiple piercings, create your own minimalist ear party by mixing and matching them with some of your other favorites.
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The choker is back — and it's not like the one you wore as a teen. This simple variation by Jennie Kwon feels sophisticated, so it's prime for the office and weekend.
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Sleek acetate frames are perfect for both wearing and completing your latte-on-a-marble-table Instagram shot.
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Your search for the perfect headphones ends now, because this pair is stylish and comfortable — without making you feel like a walking billboard (we're lookin' at you, Beats by Dre).
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Keep it classic with a wide, black leather belt, and leave it to the buckle to make a subtle statement. This contrasting silver ring will take your all-black outfit to the next level, and it'll look great with some high-waisted jeans.
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Maybe you're not ready to embrace an oversized cocktail ring, but it's easy to love a delicate ring stack. Build your collection with special touches, like this uniquely shaped one by WWake. It's a great beginning to your very own ring story.
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