As fashion bloggers and digital influencers have become very much integrated into the fashion industry, two distinct style tribes have emerged: The Minimalists and The Maximalists. Both ooze bucket loads of appeal despite their vast differences and there are tips and tricks to take from both. Read our guide below and see which tribe you think you belong to!
Adopting a ‘less is more’ attitude to dressing is anything but boring. The minimalist knows how to shop classic investment pieces whilst incorporating a modern edge to keep their look current. A statement earring or a shirt with an oversized cuff detail are perfect for keeping your outfit up to date. Working from a palette of neutral shades and sleek silhouettes, minimalism is a lesson in standing out by blending in.
Sleek tailored pieces are essentials in a minimalist wardrobe. Work them back with denim for an effortless ensemble. Invest in shirting with a twist; deconstructed styles are key this season. When it comes to accessories, keep them neutral and modern.
The Row – Vogue
White shirt, Next €42; Asymmetric top, Topshop €60; Button detail skirt, Topshop €46; Kitten heels, Topshop €57; Earrings, Accessorize €22.
The maximalist is a fearless dresser, diving head first into prints, bold silhouettes and a vast array of colours. But what may appear to be a mish mash of pieces, is in fact a carefully selected and put together ensemble. Balancing tones, textures and accessories is no easy feat, but when achieved produces head-turning results! There are no shrinking violets here so have fun with this season’s latest trends and embrace your inner peacock!
Floral dress, Topshop €72; Floral trousers, River Island €55; Embellished jeans, New Look €44.99; Metallic boots, Topshop €80; Animal print mules, Topshop €80.
Words by: Sinead Watkins