Minimalism is a difficult fashion concept to get your head around, as easy as it may sound and contrary to what the name suggests, minimalistic fashion does not refer to the size of your wardrobe – in short, having a ‘minimal’ selection of clothing does not entitle you to label your style as minimalist.
Rather, it’s all about understated style and achieving sophistication through simplicity. And the key to achieving that, is through accessories. I’ve put together some of my favourite pieces for autumn 2013 that are perfect for getting this look.
Every man needs a watch. And investing in something like this classic piece from Raymond Weil, will ensure timeless style and sophistication. Designs from the Swiss luxury maker are distinctly masculine and their simplicity makes them the perfect accessory for the minimal man. You can find this design in the range of Raymond Weil watches at Watch Warehouse, which offers free delivery on orders over £60.
(Raymond Weil Maestro, with Silver face and leather strap, £895.00, available online from Watch Warehouse.)
With winter just around the corner, a perfect accompaniment to any outfit is a simple, understated scarf. Swedish men, the masters of minimalism it’s fair to say, use a scarf to complete an outfit (and keep out the Scandinavian chills). Something like this Hugo Boss scarf in classic black is a fantastic choice.
(Hugo Boss scarf, in Black, £40, available online from Van Mildert.)
Planning a weekend away? Continue your passion for tradition and simplicity, with this classic design leather weekend bag from the collection by Benjamin Brown. It’s practical, sophisticated and the warm tones of the soft Italian leather are perfect for battling the autumn chills.
(Benjamin Brown Leather Weekender Bag, in Brown, £170.00, available online from Teals Boutique.)
Minimalism relies on simple lines and solid colours like black, grey, navy and brown, for a look that clean and sophisticated. Above all, your pieces should be unfussy. Use these rules when selecting your outfits, as well as your accessories.