Friday, June 21, 2013

A Minimal Summer

Today officially kicks off the beginning of Summer. I can just hear Will Smith's "Summertime" anthem in the back of my mind as I type. Think about it pool - side daiquiri's, BBQ's, bond fires, brunch with the friends, walking on the beach, hitting your favorites artists concert etc. While you gear up for summer, here's a trend that you can add to your summer rotation.

"A style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity"

Minimalism takes chic pieces to create a pallet of simple lines (and usually minimized accessories). It doesn't have to be monochromatic (one color) but it does help if you are just starting out with this minimalistic trend. Check out the inspiration below and how to take items that you may already have in your closet to build up your minimalist wardrobe.

Here you see models in print and on the runway sport minimalist garments. Just because it is a minimalist trend doesn't mean the cuts/textures of the garments can't be interesting. So give it a try. If you need help styling the garments, check below as I have given you an idea how to take pieces you may already own to give your own take on minimalism.

This mini lookbook shows how you can take minimalism and grab it by the horns. I started with an all black pallet and took simple items like cami's cropped tops, textured shorts, maxi dresses, booties, cutout gladiator sandals and more to create the basis of the trend. You can add leggings, skinny jeans, blazers, cardigans, and even leather jackets to keep the minimalism flowing.


Motel maxi dress
$31 -

Topshop maxi dress

Joveeba cropped cami
$30 -

Bardot cotton turtleneck
$28 -

E L L E R Y lacy shorts
$635 -

High-heel shoes

Butterfly sandals

Vera Bradley black handbag

David Design Beckham clothing rack
$575 -

Hay Hang hanger, black, 5 pcs
$13 -

So tell me are you buying in to the minimalist trend? I am definitely going to give it a stab this Summer. On another note: Happy Friday to you my luvs! Enjoy your weekend and check back bright and early Monday morning for your daily dose of "Ali's Fashion Sense!"


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