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26 Apr 2017

How to dress minimally this spring

Euriental | luxury travel & style | wearing Chanel trousers and Tory Burch espadrilles in Greenwich
I strive for minimalism. I try to consistently throw out, donate or sell things at home to keep my flat less cluttered. I am not one to wear six mixed bangles, earrings, a necklace and a stack of rings at once. I keep my beauty routine quite lightweight and generally prefer a 'natural' makeup look. So yeah, I may not always achieve it, but I definitely do try to keep my style quite simple and minimal most of the time. 

There is a difference, however, between 'effortlessly simple' and 'I couldn't be assed to make an effort'.

So, aside from just throwing on a plain dress and calling it a day, here are some ways I like to create a minimal yet put together look. 

A simple piece (or two) of jewellery

When it comes to jewellery, one or two elegant, suitable-for-everyday-wear pieces is perfect for adding a touch of 'I made an effort' to your outfit. Something sleek and shiny is my go-to - a simple bracelet or gold band on my finger is all I usually leave the house with (usual ear piercings aside).

Euriental | luxury travel & style | wearing Chanel trousers and Tory Burch espadrilles in Greenwich

Add some colour

Adding one accessory such as a bright handbag, or colourful nails or a bright lip can be all it takes to add some fun to an otherwise "all business" or ordinary outfit. I love the occasional red lip and I'm definitely a fan of experimenting with different nail polishes.

Euriental | luxury travel & style | wearing Chanel trousers and Tory Burch espadrilles in Greenwich
Euriental | luxury travel & style | wearing Chanel trousers and Tory Burch espadrilles in Greenwich

A timeless combination - tee and trousers

...doesn't always have to be boring. Mix it up - try some ripped denim with a stepped hem. Or a simple t-shirt with some cropped trousers and a statement belt. Maybe a statement tee tucked into your jeans, or a classic white tee with textured trousers.


Euriental | luxury travel & style | wearing Chanel trousers and Tory Burch espadrilles in Greenwich
Euriental | luxury travel & style | wearing Chanel trousers and Tory Burch espadrilles in Greenwich

It's all about the shoes

You all know the rule - want to make jeans and a plain top suddenly sexy? Add a pair of heels. How about a breezy, beach-appropriate look? Put on some summery sandals. Your shoes can make or break your whole outfit, so pick a pair that gives off the impression you are after. I love these Tory Burch espadrilles - they're simple yet the pretty floral detail draws the eye down, as the rest of the outfit is kept quite basic.

If you're as espadrille mad as me:

Euriental | luxury travel & style | wearing Chanel trousers and Tory Burch espadrilles in Greenwich

Sunglasses and styled hair make a statement

When all else fails, I seek out my favourite pair of sunglasses. A great pair of sunnies can add instant 'cool-factor' (sounds sad, I know, but they just do!), or make you look ten times more glamorous. The same goes for styled hair - if you're wearing the most basic of slip dresses, a gorgeous braid or a sleek up-do can transform your look into something less "I just threw this on" and more "sleek sophisticate".

Some of my favourite statement sunglasses:


How do you keep things simple with your style?

Photos by my dear Kira.

13 comments :

  1. I love your shoes! Such a classy outfit!

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  2. Love this simple and chic look! Great tips for creating a look that exudes simplicity and style :)

    XO
    Lee Anne
    www.lifebylee.com

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  3. i'm so bad at minimalist dressing, i always gravitate towards more is more!
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  4. Love this look and love those pants on you!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

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  5. Love those pants and love your style!

    xo, chelsea catherine | www. xochelseacatherine.com

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  6. Loving this simple, chic look and your tips!

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  7. You look beautiful here, as always! I love those sandals and that tee fits like a dream. I definitely agree, less is more, I always aim to wear really simple looks - but I like a bit of crazy ha ha. Your hair is looking gorgeous here!

    T x

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  8. Such a gorge look Kamara! I really loved it!!
    Kira xxx

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  10. Great look to showcase simplicity. I also think it would be a great outfit for a plane ride - just pack a sweater or scarf (sometimes it gets cold on the plane). Thanks for sharing!

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