Sweater, J. Crew Factory; jacket, Joe Fresh (thrifted); pants, Pilcro (thrifted); necklace, Lulu Frost; shoes, Kelsi Dagger (thrifted); bag, MbMJ
Sweater, J. Crew Factory; jacket, Joe Fresh (thrifted); pants, Pilcro (thrifted); necklace, Lulu Frost; shoes, Kelsi Dagger (thrifted); bag, MbMJ

Minimalism means different things to different people. Most aesthetic descriptors do, after all. While I wouldn’t say that I would never take the “all black” route to a minimalist aesthetic, it’s not generally my preferred approach. I like colours too much. And prints. And sparkly things. So this is a good example of “minimalist, Adina-style”. A small colour palette (but featuring one bright colour) heavily reliant on black, with a bit of visual interest — some bling, some mix of textures.

yellow pants = walking on sunshine?
yellow pants = walking on sunshine?
... perfect on a rainy day
… perfect on a rainy day

I enjoyed this casual outfit a lot. It was comfortable but made me feel put-together without it being either too “calculated” or too boring. This is, basically, the closest I’ll ever get to the mythic French style. I have no idea if an actual French woman would wear this, but that’s kind of besides the point, in the end. I think what everyone is really chasing is the feeling we associated with those images or the idea of effortlessly cool women. Tell me, peeps: what do you think?

easy peasy
easy peasy

10 Comments on Minimalism, My Way

  1. Super cute & polished. Tres French. The Pants remind me of a JCrew pair of mustard cords I have … Always loved those pants.

    • Mustard pants are the best, aren’t they? It can be a hard colour to wear close to the face, but it’s so fun & versatile otherwise.