Minimalism doesn’t have to be boring
I consider myself a minimalist when it comes to style. I like clean lines and a limited colour palette. Yes, the whole Nordic aesthetic / Scandi Cool thing…
But I also like bright colour, and a bit of rock chic. And I see no reason why I couldn’t mix these with the Scandi Cool minimalism. After all, minimalism is the perfect backdrop to showcase cool and quirky details with maximum effect.
Besides, this is an easy way to style an outfit: choose a few well-fitting basics and add statement accessories. The possibilities to mix and match are endless, and the whole outfit can be dressed up or down simply by changing one or two pieces. For instance, I could swap the jeans and ankle boots for a pencil skirt and boots for a dressier version. Or swap the coat for a biker jacket for a more casual take…
And why on earth didn’t I do just that, and post the pictures for you to see? Isn’t that what you’re asking right now? Well, I don’t plan my photo shoots that way. What you see is what I actually wear on a given day as I go about my normal life. My photographer/husband is only available at weekends, and we have to fit a photo shoot around whatever activities we have planned (= we stop for 15 minutes to take a few photos when we find a nice location). So, the photo shoots are more or less improvised, the locations totally random, and the outfits something I wear all day. And in this particular instance was in London with my photographer/husband for a bit of shopping and sightseeing. So, I wanted to wear something that would be easy to get on and off in case I wanted to try on some clothes in shops, but dressy enough for lunch in one of hubby’s favourite restaurants.
coat: Marks and Spencer (old) / top: Caroll /
jeans: Next (old) / bag: Lancel / sunglasses: Chanel
location: Marylebone, London
How would you describe your style?
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That s what I like about you! It s just you! How you are! And I think this outfit is great because of youre selfconvidenced look and your Killer gloves!
Thanks, Nancy, so sweet of you. Ah, I like these gloves, too. I have a few really nice pairs of gloves, I sort of collect them (as well as sunglasses, handbags…), I love statement accessories.
What a beautiful combination of colors and shapes. Very attractive.
Thanks for linking up to our joined fashion and style party.
I love the coat and your photo shoots sound just like mine. Totally unplanned and random with clothes I am wearing. I co-host a linkup and we would love to have you join. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma
Thanks, Megan. Isn't that the best thing about blogs: real women with real lives, giving us a glimpse of what thay actually do and wear? I like it when bloggers keep it real; fashion mags are for fantasies.
We all know that wearing red can really add a pop to an outfit, especially this time of the year. Love this outfit on you. #TopoftheWorld
Oh yes, red is the perfect colour! Any time of the year.
Your outfit is perfect for a day in London. Love it!Jasmine xx
Thanks. Yes, a city look for a day out.
I think you did a splendid job. The outfit pops, oozes elegance and quality from afar.Greetje
Thanks, Greetje. This is one of my favourite looks, too.