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Fall Trend Alert: Minimalism

When it comes to fashion, I am a bit of a serial minimalist. Not, mind you, in that I have just a select few pieces of clothing hanging in my closet—although that would make my husband happy and my savings account healthier.  My minimalist—with an edge—tendencies are in the way I put together an outfit. I mostly dress monochromatic (black or sometimes gray), I own few pieces of clothing that have patterns, and most of the time I limit the amount of accessories I wear at once. (If I stack a few bangles on my arm, the necklaces come off, and vice verse).

That’s not to say I haven’t flirted with finding my inner embellished self. This has led me to experiment with mixing patterns (the few I own), excessive layering, and piling a couple of chunky necklaces around my neck.  It’s just every time I do it, it doesn’t quite feel right. On me. And while I envy those who can—and do with fashionable flair—I just can’t.

Whatever the reason I stay true to my more minimalist ways, I am happy that this Fall has seen a return of the the look—not that it ever really went away. Designers  at all price points (such as Gap and Celine shown here) have created  some of the seasons most sumptuously simple styles.  (PS: many pieces are hitting the stores now.) See  more masterpieces in minimalism after the jump.

Uniqlo (left); Stella McCartney (right)

Helmut Lang (left); The Row (right)

Chloe (left); Gap (right)

Calvin Klein Collection (left); Max Azria (right)

Stella McCartney (left); Wayne (right)

(For more of my musings on minimalism, click here)

all photos: style.com

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