When sleek, simple minimalist style is done right, it can make more of a statement than even the loudest pieces. Here are some ideas for the fashion minimalist guaranteed to evoke maximum impact.

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The Book: CALVIN KLEIN

A glamorously good read that looks great on the coffee table too. No one used sex more provocatively to sell fashion than Calvin in a pre-internet world. This 463 page book is a reminder of the debt that today’s fashion minimalists owe him.

The Shoe: ADIDAS ORIGINALS

Not one to be completely swept away by designer trainers, the minimalist knows the power of the the Gazelle in white leather with a nod to original style and the finesse of a gold logo.

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ACNE Leather Jacket

The Leather Jacket: ACNE STUDIOS

There’s a good chance there’s already one in the minimalist’s wardrobe but there’s always room for another classic biker jacket. The piece that transcends trends. Timeless.

The Fragrance: AESOP HWL

The minimalist wears a distinctive scent that is never overpowering nor instantly recognisable. Aesop’s newest fragrance evokes a sense of stillness, reminiscent of a Japanese forest, with smoky spice and vetiver notes.  It’s clean, elegant, subversive and unisex – of course.

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Gentle Monster Sunglasses

The Sunglasses: GENTLE MONSTER x TILDA SWINTON D-Frame

Simple and understated, this pair of classic black glasses are the offspring of forever forward Tilda Swinton and Gentle Monster from South Korea. The minimalist can remain safely undercover in these.

The Bag: OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH

Virgil Abloh, the go-to man of the moment who wears many hats has created a simple black saffiano leather tote with a single word statement that speaks volumes, ensuring the minimalist has the last word.

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The Earring: BALENCIAGA GOLD WRAP SINGLE BUCKLE EARRING

A single geometric ear cuff is minimalist’s idea of statement jewellery.  This gold plated brass piece whispers ‘notice me’ in an oh so chic way.  Perfect for a paired back party season.

The Gloves: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Soft-to-touch leather silk-lined gloves always have a place in a minimalist’s heart and this eyelet-embellished pair from McQueen are no exception.  A subtle update on a timeless staple.

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