Mads for Minimalist Style | Style (OOTD)

minimalist styleTop: Mads Nørgaard | Dress: New Look* | Chelsea Boots: ASOS | Open Ring: Jessie Harris

This minimalist style thing has been going on for quite a while now, right? I’ve actually managed to stick to a style I love for a couple of years now. That’s pretty impressive for me. My wardrobe used to be a garish sight to behold: predominantly black clothing, varying styles that didn’t match, and a bunch of unloved clothes I never wore. Now you’ll find complimentary colours and curated items that each get their fair share of love. It’s beautiful. Well, in my eyes anyway. But I get a lot of people asking me how I’d class my personal style, and when I reply they’re confused by the concept of minimalist style.

What is Minimalist Style?

For me, minimalist style is unpretentious. It’s basic, but not boring. It’s modest. It says a lot, without really saying much at all.

That’s not to say I don’t appreciate styles which are any less minimalist than my own. In fact I think you can see from my personal style evolution that I love a bit of eccentricity and pattern clashing. It just so happens that I’m at a stage where my personal style fits my lifestyle goals, personal beliefs, and outlook. I don’t feel anywhere near as stressed as I used to when having to put an outfit together. Actually I barely worry now (except for maybe big events) about what people will think of my clothes. For those that have grown up – like myself – sporting various styles and shapes of clothing, you’ll understand. It’s not easy to feel stylish, casual yet smart and confident in your style. Maybe that’s why this particular “phase” of my personal style has stuck around for so long. Which is all well and good really, because it feels right.

Check out my previous style posts here.

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  • I would think that a predominantly black wardrobe would be the perfect foil to the rest of your eclectic selection, and not at all as garish as you said it was, but then again I’m no minimalist (I aspire to be, but I’m a clutter magnet). I’ve always liked how you switch up your personal style (woodland fairy is my favourite!) yet you maintain such a calm and clean aesthetic. x

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    • Haha it’s more like my wardrobe as a whole was messy and uninspiring

      Awwww thanks

  • Very interesting read – Its great you’ve finally found your personal style that you feel comfortable with. I think i’ve just come to terms with the fact that I am a hoarder for all things tacky, loud and garish but i love it!!
    This outfit is gorgeous and what a stunning location too!
    New follower and blogger here 🙂
    http://trashedvintage.blogspot.co.uk/ xx