Minimalist-themed feeds have been up and running for quite a while now, and they're only growing more dominant. The million-dollar question, though, is: Why?
The answer is simple. When it comes to outfits and even daily essentials, a lot of us would often resort to something relatively simple and pleasing to the eye. And we think that's exactly the main reason why this aesthetic has become such a trend—there's beauty in cool, classic simplicity.
If you aim to hop on this aesthetic, we’ve got you covered! Allow us to share with you the 10 items you need to nail the neutral, minimalist cool girl aesthetic, proven by influencers.
10 Wardrobe Essentials to Achieve A Cool, Minimalist Aesthetic:
1. Hoodie + Joggers
When it comes to comfort, little can beat this classic combo. One can stand out from the crowd by accessorizing this loungey set with their favorite necklace, or by matching it with a sophisticated black bag and chunky slippers.
2. Chunky Slippers
Just take a look at how these girls rock fun and cleverly-shaped chunky slippers to complement their cool monochromatic outfits. Pro tip: Chunky slippers work best with laid-back, loose-fitting pieces!
3. Cropped Blazer + Trousers
We often bring out blazers and trousers for formal events like fine dining, or at work functions. But hey, whether you’re visiting your go-to restaurant or just taking a stroll at your favorite park, this reimagined set will always work, especially when paired with your favorite handbag. Consider it a must for your neutral wardrobe.
4. Neutral Face Mask
Since it is now the norm to wear face masks given the pandemic, why not step it up by investing in neutral-toned ones? Aside from its flexibility in complementing various palettes, it also adds great detail to one’s look. If you’re still having doubts, let these girls prove that you can still be safe while being stylish.
Whether it be your favorite pair of chelseas or a classic knee-high, boots undoubtedly add flare to an OOTD—creating an impression of boldness and sophistication. To get you started on wearing 'em, you can always go back to basics and don a black blazer and an LBD.
6. Baseball Cap
Want to keep your swag-filled side alive? Check out how these stylish influencers elevated their ‘fits by adding some minimalist headgear. P.S.: Baseball caps also work great with your favorite muted bikinis.
7. Workout Set
Sports bras, cycling shorts, and leggings, that is. Workout pieces (and athleisure in general) effectively embody that neutral girl aesthetic, especially when matched with your go-to purse, sneakers, and baseball cap. As you can see, the styling possibilities are pretty much endless. We’re here for it!
No matter where you're going or what you'll be doing, sneakers will be a viable footwear choice. (We're not kidding: Some celebs have worn them down the aisle, too!) With their simple features, sneakers will always serve as your sartorial saviors and daily besties. If you need proof, check out how these influencers wear their Jordans, AF1s, and others.
On a sunny day, sunglasses will be a must. Of course, you can definitely match them with your favorite monochromatic outfit! Just take a look at how these girls paired theirs with blazers, and even their beachwear. We are certainly taking notes!
10. Oversized Crew Neck T-Shirt
To end the list, here’s a classic! An oversized crew neck can be anyone’s go-to, and these influencers are no different. Check out how they made their oversized shirts stand out by styling them with varying pieces like flared pants and knee-high socks!
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