Fashion Haute Minimalism By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 2, 2014 @ 09:49AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc Photo Studio Haute Minimalism 01 of 09 REASONS TO LOVE IT ImaxTree (4) Architectural shapes and structured fabrics like wool, leather, and crêpe give way to swirly skirts, slouchy pants, and dresses that skim the body in a stripped-down palette of black and white.It?s a citified way of dressing that radiates a cool confidence. HOW TO WORK ITResist the urge to inject a predictable pop of color with a bold shoe. Keep the look cohesive with black or nude footwear. Adding accessories would be like clutter-ing up a refined home with tchotchkes. So rely on just one piece (like a structured bag or a basic belt), or skip them altogether. Makeup should be subtle: a strong statement like red lips or smoky eyes would undermine the simplicity of the look. Runway looks: (left to right) Saint Laurent, Narciso Rodriguez, Reed Krakoff, Michael Kors 02 of 09 Robert Rodriguez Dress Time Inc Photo Studio Cotton-polyamide, $495; saksfifthavenue.com. 03 of 09 Reed Krakoff Sandals Time Inc Photo Studio Sharkskin, patent leather, and PVC, $750; reedkrakoff.com. 04 of 09 J Brand Top Time Inc Photo Studio Cotton-polyester, $375; bergdorfgoodman.com for stores. 05 of 09 R.J. Graziano Bangles Time Inc Photo Studio Resin, $20 (top) and $30 (bottom); rjgraziano.com. 06 of 09 Elie Tahari Edition Coat Time Inc Photo Studio Cotton crepe with mesh, $528; saksfifthavenue.com for stores. 07 of 09 Joanna Maxham Bag Time Inc Photo Studio Calfskin, $525; joannamaxham.com. 08 of 09 Black Label by Chico's Jacket Time Inc Photo Studio Rayon-nylon, $149; chicos.com. 09 of 09 10 Crosby Derek Lam Flats Time Inc Photo Studio Printed leather, $275; neimanmarcus.com.