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Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, take a look in the mirror and take one thing off”.

The minimalism trend takes Coco’s golden rule to the extreme, refining fashion down to its pure and basic essence. The result? A highly sophisticated look without all the trimmings – yep, it’s economical too! Here’s how to spring-clean your style.

Smart shopping will make sure you always have your essentials at hand. The neutral palettes of this trend are easy to work with as they go with… well, everything.

With an unfussy colour scheme, you have the freedom to play with structure too, so don’t be afraid to rock a sharp peplum or oversized shoulder pads. If you’re a fan of patterns and colour, you can still wear them, but make those your statement and keep accessories to a minimum.

I find jewellery the hardest thing to pare down when going minimal – you know I love me some bling! But with minimalism, I find myself leaving chunky styles aside and opting for fine gold or silver rings, chain pendants and cuffs instead.


Crop Frill Cami SEED HERITAGE, $49.95
Swing TankSEED HERITAGE, $39.95
Textured CropBOOHOO, $9.65
Longline Tailored Blazer LAVISH ALICE, $91.26
Cropped Blazer with Clean Lapel ASOS, $85.56
Faux Leather Sleeveless Shift WAREHOUSE, $92.31
Tux DressBOOHOO, $20.00
Ponte Pencil Skirt SABA, $120.00 
Wrap SkirtSEED, $129.95
Snake Print RunnerBOOHOO, $20.00
Tailored Camel ShortBOOHOO, $30.00
Open Cone Arrow Cuff Bracelet ORELIA, $34.22
Gwen Pearl Earrings NASTY GAL, $20.00
Harriet Mule Heel SEED, $169.95
NikoTONY BIANCO $169.95
Lauren Handbag, $129.95 French Connection

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