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How To Do Minimalist Menswear

By Laura Feasey  -

April 15, 2019

How To Do Minimalist Menswear

It might look simple, but minimalism is one of the most difficult things to style. It's all about minimal effort for maximum effect here, curating a capsule wardrobe with pieces that will mix and match to give you a number of simple go-to outfits that will always look stylish. Quality over quantity is key, so your wardrobe is armed with fewer but better pieces that will work hard and stay stylish for longer. Here are a few fundamentals for getting that minimal menswear look just right.

1) Simple Suiting

Simple Suiting

There are no hard and fast rules to tailoring cuts that work for minimal dressing, but there is definitely something to be said about the colour palette. Stick to basic colour schemes, think non-colours such as grey, navy, black and shades of white - they will all mix and match together effortlessly. The latest suiting silhouette is taking a more relaxed stance, whether it's with boxy blazers or billowing trousers. You can pick a trend piece and match it with your classic staples as long as you stick to the basic colour rules.

2) Sports Style Casuals

Sports Style Casuals

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Sportswear has really taken a hold on casuals over the last few years. What started as the sports luxe trend is now a fully fledged movement, influencing street style and bringing a cool and contemporary mood to your casual wardrobe. It's also the perfect go-to style for minimalists - with streamlined trainers, bomber jackets and trousers often picked for their smooth lines, with subtle details like texture, zips and colour-blocking bringing the personality to your look.

3) Smart Formal

Smart Formal

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Progressing from the long-adored blazer and jeans combo, tailoring is being increasingly mixed with casuals to create a more relaxed take on formalwear. Trainers with tailoring is the easiest combo, go for retro trainers with skinny tailored trousers, turn up the hem and choose trainer socks to show some ankle and give it a relaxed Riviera vibe. You can work some knitwear into your suit to give it a more laid back look, or you can layer with polo shirts and tees in warm weather. If you're dressing down for the weekend but don't fancy jeans and a t-shirt, swap the denim for a pair of suit trousers to give it a smart-without-trying feel.

4) A Classically Cool Watch

A Classically Cool Watch

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When you're buying a timepiece, one of the best rules is to go minimal. Do this, and you can be confident you're investing in something that will stand the test of time, whatever your wardrobe and whatever the latest trends. Our minimalist black and grey Knightsbridge watch provides the perfect blend of classic style and contemporary minimalism. Style it with a leather jacket to enhance its luxe look.

5) Streamlined Shoes

Streamlined Shoes

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Minimalists even look to the finer details when it comes to picking their trainers. High tops used to be all about the bright, statement style, but now there's a whole movement of simple, elegant, one-colour designs, with pared-down kicks being the epitome of the minimalist's wardrobe.

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