Monday, October 14, 2019

Minimalistic: Black and White with a dash of Soft Pink.


"Minimalist fashion is defined by one major principle: keep it simple! Streamlined shapes, a small selection of colors and even a bare minimum (gasp!) amount of clothing in your closet. Simplicity is the key to pinpointing this style." Thank you Google for that definition. 

I have always known what minimalistic style means, at least to me. Minimalistic fashion to me is clothing in black and white or neutral colors, soft barely-there colors too like a lilac, blush pink, a pastel peach or gold. It also means classic, timeless, well-designed, go-with-everything clothing and designs. The French and the British people come to mind because their style is always timeless and usually minimalistic. Stripes, Polka Dots, Good Non-Distressed Denim, a Moto Jacket, a Black Blazer, a White Button-Down Blouse, a Chambray Shirt, a Classic Burberry Trench-Coat, a Black Sheath, a Little White Dress, a pair of Black Skinny Jeans (like I am wearing today), a Great Classic Tee also make up some of the items in a minimalist closet. And lately, particularly this month I have been so much drawn to minimalistic style. Specifically black and white looks with a touch of pink, mostly Blush Pink or Millennial Pink to be exact, just like with today's look from a couple of weeks ago (it was very warm here, some days hot even, the first week of October). You can definitely NOT wear short sleeves now, not even just a long-sleeve top. You need a layer of some sort too: cardigan, puffer vest, jacket, light coat.

MINIMALISTIC: BLACK AND WHITE WITH A DASH OF SOFT PINK.
Today is the first of several outfits I will be blogging this month of October about Minimalistic Style and you will see a lot of black and white but most definitely a little (or in some cases more than a little) pink in each look, too. After all October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I (and YOU) should wear all the pink in tiny subtle doses or go for an all-pink look if you like! With this outfit I paired one of my 3 pairs of Black Skinny Jeans (a classic pair of black denim you must own in your closets) with a Fitted Off-White Tee with tiny Black Polka Dots and the fun little Puffed-up Ruches Sleeves (it is by Express and it runs kind of small, wish I had the Medium). This month I have also worn several times these Beautiful, Dressy Satin Pearl+Crystal Embellished Slip-on Blush Pink Sneakers which I purchased over a year ago at Target and are a favorite! So far, for the first half of the month I have also carried this Beautiful Nude-Pinkish Tote (also by Target). I love that it looks like real sturdy leather, it is so well-made. The pops of python on it are perfect and so is the color: between a soft butter tan and a light blush pink. Gorgeous! I have shown this bag a lot on my Instagram feed and stories and all of you have loved it and complimented it, each time. =) I even kept my jewelry minimalistic by wearing just a Simple Rose Gold Studded Cuff (Express), a Silver "V" Pendant Necklace (Brighton Collectibles) and Baby Blue Oval-Shaped Stud Earrings (Francesca's). So, what do you think of Minimalistic Style?! Trust me, it is usually not my cup of tea, however at least once or twice a week I choose a ore classic, colorless, minimalist type of look whether to work or casually. I'd love to hear your thoughts.