Trend Spot: Minimalism

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Minimalism is the art of eliminating the superfluous and seeing value in what you already possess.

When we talk about minimalism, what we see probably don’t stray too far from the other’s. It is easily recognisable for its distinct lack of anything extravagant or frivolous.

A search on the internet will tell you that minimalism is the flat-lays, modern white-walled sparsity, Marie Kondo and wicker-anything. Minimalism is a deliberate lack of decoration or adornment in style or design which manifests itself as an aesthetic, décor style and most of all, a way of life to many.

What is minimalist fashion then? What are the pieces that emulate this put-together lightness? There is the classic loose-fitting Muji-esque cottons and linens and there is the structured and more dramatic, often avant-garde silhouettes. There is also the white on denim, model off-duty kind of minimal. Altogether, they are conservative-meets-modern and more often than not treads into androgynous wear.

Minimalist fashion revolves very much around basics that can be worn as-is or layered: a couple of button-up and shirts in your preferred neckline, straight-leg trousers and a pair of sturdy jeans - you’ve got yourself 5 outfits right there.

Just remember, your unwanted item is someone else’s treasure. Today I want to share some thoughts about finding a second life for the items you no longer need.


The versatility of minimal fashion also comes through the ease of which it can be dressed up or down. You’d be pleasantly surprised how a statement accessory can elevate a look from grocery run to brunch-appropriate.