Haute Minimalism

Clothes We Love: Haute Minimalism
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Haute Minimalism

01 of 09

REASONS TO LOVE IT

Clothes We Love: Haute Minimalism
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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 IT
Resist 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

Clothes We Love: Haute Minimalism
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Cotton-polyamide, $495; saksfifthavenue.com.

03 of 09

Reed Krakoff Sandals

Clothes We Love: Haute Minimalism
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Sharkskin, patent leather, and PVC, $750; reedkrakoff.com.

04 of 09

J Brand Top

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Cotton-polyester, $375; bergdorfgoodman.com for stores.

05 of 09

R.J. Graziano Bangles

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Resin, $20 (top) and $30 (bottom); rjgraziano.com.

06 of 09

Elie Tahari Edition Coat

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Cotton crepe with mesh, $528; saksfifthavenue.com for stores.

07 of 09

Joanna Maxham Bag

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Calfskin, $525; joannamaxham.com.

08 of 09

Black Label by Chico's Jacket

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Rayon-nylon, $149; chicos.com.

09 of 09

10 Crosby Derek Lam Flats

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Printed leather, $275; neimanmarcus.com.

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