Do monochrome and refined materials feature high on your most-wanted list? Then you’re clearly a minimalist woman! Just like your favorite designer Vanessa Wu, you opt for basic, well-structured cuts that reflect your less-is-more (or even, less-is-best?) approach. So, just for you, we’ve compiled a (minimalistic) style summary to help you minimalize to the max!
The minimalist woman gets straight to the point. She shuns consumer trends to focus on what’s important — timeless classics. Her closet is immaculate; she knows exactly what’s in it and what goes with what by heart. Minimalist style is like a drawing brought to life. Its colors are straight from a sketch book: white, black and gray with touches of navy blue.
Take heed of the words of Berlin author Annuschka Rees, who wrote The Curated Closet. No doubt inspired by the spirit of Bauhaus simplicity, according to her, a woman only needs 30 to 40 items in her closet, whatever the season. Her key minimalist pieces include raw jeans, dark slim-fit jeans, suit pants, white sneakers, a black cashmere sweater, a white T-shirt, a well-cut shirt, a blazer, a biker jacket, a camel wool coat, black pumps and a pair of Chelsea boots.
The minimalist woman worships at the altar of luxe materials. Goodbye “stiff” fabrics — we have our sights set on natural, authentic fibers and blends with plenty of character. And of course, anything superfluous has to go. The look is simple and understated, but by no means boring! Because the minimalist woman loves to play with deconstruction and proportions. Her approach is almost architectural as she strives to find the body’s perfect horizontal and vertical balance. And her choice of shoes lies at the heart of her minimalist code. Our choice? A classic style with a Vanessa Wu twist, of course!