REASONS TO LOVE IT
Like a white orchid or Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, these pieces have an easy elegance. They work on women of all ages and never go out of style. Yet new minimalism projects a subtle kind of sexiness in strapless silhouettes, striped pencil skirts, and long satiny sheaths.
HOW TO WORK IT
Seek out stiff crêpes or wools, which play up the structured lines, or silky ones with an effortless sway. These clothes are simple.
Photos: (left to right) Bottega Veneta, Celine, Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler
Shop Lately Clutch
Vegan leather, $42; shoplately.com.
L.K Bennett Coat
Wool-blend, $695; 248-602-3409.
Autumn Cashmere Sweater
Cashmere, $319; revolveclothing.com.
Wool-polyamide, $295; hugoboss.com for stores.
Ports 1961 Dress
Viscose and tulle, $995; 917-475-1022.
Viscose-polyamide ponte, $460; 713-526-4580.
Lydell NYC Bracelet
Gold-plated, $48; lydellnyc.com.
Calvin Klein Turtleneck
Polyester-spandex, $59; macys.com for stores.