Manic Monday: Quiet Statements

I tend towards a more minimalist aesthetic especially when it comes to my work clothes.  I prefer my work clothes to be no-fuss, plus I find that a minimalist look can present as more professional than a lot of embellishment.

Jacket:  Eloquii (Available here)

But, minimalism doesn’t have to mean boring, and one of the ways I add interest to my minimalist looks is through interesting shapes and by mixing textures.

Jacket:  Eva Mendes for NY&CO (last year’s)

When cooler weather hits, I love a wool jacket.  The looks I’m featuring today are very simple, but these wool jackets, in great cuts or stylish prints, definitely help these looks feel chicer.

Pants:  The Limited (Available here)

The first look includes very basic black skinnies and a camisole, but the cropped ivory/black windowpane jacket in a boxy cut helps add a more unique touch to the look.

Camisole:  LOFT Petites
Heels:  Target (old)

Burgundy patent leather heels add color and shine to the simple look.

Clutch:  The Limited (old)

I went with a tweed clutch to add more texture.

Ring:  The Limited
Earrings:  etsy & Target (mixed two pairs)
Glasses:  Valentino

For the second look, I went with a knit pencil skirt and boxy faux suede tee in a pretty blue shade.  The capelet-syle jacket adds polish and sophistication to the look.

Skirt:  NY&CO
Boots:  Sonoma life+style (Available at Kohl’s here)
Top:  Eloquii (Available here)

I kept accessories simple and sleek with a silver cuff, bold rings, and textured colorblock clutch.

Rings:  The Limited and Earthbound Trading Company
Clutch:  Target
Cuff:  The Limited

Do you like a minimalist look?  How do you keep these looks interesting?

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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