Accessories make the outfit
In my case, that’s true more often than not. I love my accessories. And I wear mainly boring basics. Or striped t-shirts…
So, the starting point for this outfit was the fabulous new sunglasses. These sunglasses are a real diva piece: there’s nothing minimalist or understated about them. But I fell in love with them, and they’re just my style. For starters, the shape is perfect for my face. And the colour and the style just scream ‘look at me‘…
Yes, I’m still a minimalist.
So, naturally, I had to tone down the rest of the outfit a bit. But not too much. It’s a bit of a balancing act, this one: keep it understated but luxurious, and create a minimalist backdrop that allows the divaesque accessories to steal the show.
It’s not an oxymoron. Or it doesn’t have to be. It’s just maximalism ‘tamed’ with a flair of minimalism. Or Minimalism spiced up with elements of maximalism. Whatever. Who cares about labels, anyway? Just wear what makes you happy, no need to define it.
OK, let’s see if we can deconstruct this outfit: a striped t-shirt adds a casual flair to a silk skirt. The deep maroon tone of the skirt adds sophistication and becomes a neutral backdrop to set off the rich orange of the bag.
And then the accessories…
I opted for no jewellery. You know, to preserve the overall minimalist vibe… I also chose a simple bag with just one gold detail, and loafers for the casual vibe. Of course, gold loafers are not exactly very understated…
See, maximalism and minimalism can co-exist.
top: Esprit (old) / skirt: Top Shop / bag: Artipel /
shoes: Van Dal (old) / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana
Do you ever mix elements of minimalism and maximalism? Or is it strictly one or the other for you?
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