Sometimes less really is more, and with the winter holidays around the corner it’s easy to feel inundated with lots of extra stuff. Fortunately, there are things you can do to feel lighter and less inhibited by the what's around you. Your closet is a great jumping off point, and is one thing we recommend trimming this season. Minimalist fashion is beneficial in many ways, some of which include more time, fewer outfit changes, a streamlined wardrobe, and a better grasp of your personal style. We’ve gathered a few choice pieces that are perfect for winter—we hope you enjoy our picks!
A simple, pattern-free scarf in a neutral tone will pair well with nearly everything in your wardrobe. If you prefer tradition, then the rectangle scarf is a tried and true choice. For a contemporary look, try the infinity scarf with the loop that never ends. And for the coziest, and possibly most versatile version of all, choose the oversized blanket scarf. This last option can be tied multiple ways, and even worn as a cape for a winter minimalist must-have!
Just because you dress with minimalism in mind, doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. Definitely opt for a textured sweater if you want to mix things up. They’re great for layering, you only need two or three to round out your wardrobe, and if you choose neutral colors, they’ll pair well with everything. Go for a soft cable knit that will work just as well with jeans as it will with slacks.
A long, belted coat seems to be the popular vote among minimalist street style trendsetters from Stylecaster. Not only is practically every woman wearing one, but beyond looking great, they also serve a purpose. Perfect for keeping you warm, while adding a touch of thoughtful tailoring, a belted coat creates a beautiful silhouette, and is really the only piece you need, aside from warm layers, throughout the winter months
Leather pants are a great addition to any minimalist wardrobe, and popular fashion resource Outfit Trends agrees. Whether you prefer your leather to be faux or genuine is totally up to you, just know that these form-fitting pants look great with a variety of different textures and colors, making them highly versatile. Wear your skinny leather pants with a closed toe pair of heels, a structured coat, and a chunky, knit sweater.
Loafers are on-trend for the season, and make for a great wear-with-everything sort of shoe. Wear these with a pair of skinny jeans, your go-to black blazer, and a scarf. Lyst's people put together a gallery featuring a variety of high-quality, minimalist shoes that can pair well with plenty of outfits. This notion is perfect for less-is-more enthusiasts, or those of you wishing to pare down your closet for the winter.