The Art of Minimalism
This time of year is a little bit of magic. So close to spring, we feel the sun warm and melt the snow, dreaming of the season ahead where we can enjoy the outdoors without putting on the heaviest coat we own. We start to consider our closets and what kind of wardrobe we want in this fresh season.
Enter Minimalism. What is minimalism, you may ask? There are many definitions, but in fashion, it is the esthetic of highlighting the simple, focusing on streamlined looks and textures that show quality without compromising style. Minimalism isn’t always about black turtlenecks and black pants with stark white backdrops, (though it can be if that’s your thing!) Instead, it's about easily putting together a simple look while still providing the perfect canvas to let your personality shine through. Want to see our favourite minimalist pieces and looks this spring? Below are a few brands we love who are experts at creating quality, durable garments in simple tones that you’ll want to come back to again and again.
We’ve loved Fabiana for as long as we can remember, using their passion for sustainability, they specialize in high-quality fabrics that have an extra shine which means the garments have their very own accessories built right in! We love this linen look for its breezy lines and simple style, not to mention the gorgeous metallic neckline, plus the Cut-twist earrings for an extra bit of fun!
Frank & Eileen
Nothing says minimalism like a classic button-down and Frank & Eileen have been perfecting it for eleven years! One of our absolute favourites is the Mary Heritage Jersey Shirt Dress, constructed in 100% cotton this piece is perfect for any transitional season and can be worn as a dress or regular shirt meaning the versatility is endless. What could be simpler than that!
Max Mara Leisure
Having been a leader in the fashion world for years, Max Mara Leisure is the place where style meets simple, and the Arda Black Linen Maxi Dress is no exception. With flawless lines this relaxed maxi dress is the perfect partner for casual walks in the fresh spring air or a relaxed meal at home, making it the ideal candidate for your minimalist look.
We are in love with rails and their new releases in loungewear. Nothing brings colour like the Alice Sweatshirt in a dreamy Zen Blue. This piece is anything but subtle, but its simple construction and attention to detail are what stand it apart. This dropped shoulder masterpiece is the perfect way to have colour but keep it simple, especially paired with the Jane shorts for a complete monochromatic loungewear set look!
Bella Dahl has been making the building blocks for a beautiful wardrobe for years. Designing simple, soft garments meant for life’s adventures, one of our favourites is the Frayed Cami. Using thoughtful texture this classic v-neck cami features a frayed edge on the neckline making it a unique piece that you’ll want to reach for again and again.
Want to bring a little minimalism to your wardrobe? Stephanie @ Virtual would be more than happy to help!