You wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but I really am a bit of a closet fashionista. I love beautiful clothes. Well-made, stylish pieces make my heart skip a beat. I count Diana Vreeland, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and even (gasp) Anna Wintour as my heroes, not just for their cheeky, irreverent attitude, but more so for their timeless, effortless style.
It’s one of the reasons why having a clothing diet was hard at first. I thought being fashionable meant having endless choices and limitless possibilities inside your closet. But as I had gotten older, it turns out that I’m really not that interested in fashion. I prefer looking more put together than just fashionable. And I find that having less clothes has actually helped me become more at home with my style. I used to think that I “had” to be colorful or I “should” get into certain trends, but not anymore.
Want to find some minimalist fashion and style inspiration? I’ve put together this list of blogs that I follow. These women have merged their love for a well turned out look without compromising their preference to lead a simpler, sustainable, and more ethical lifestyle.
1. Reading My Tea Leaves. Erin Boyle’s blog just keeps getting better through the years. She has a wonderful way with words, and couples them with beautiful photography. Her minimalist wardrobe articles are always on-point, and I find myself nodding at every nugget of insight she shares on the topic. Of course she’s well-known for her “Life in a tiny apartment” series, too, which you should have a look at if you find yourself living in teeny tiny spaces in the city.
2. Un-Fancy. This is the epitome of what a minimalist fashion blog should be like. It has FAQ’s on how to put together a capsule wardrobe, images of what look good with what, and lots of fun advice on minimalist fashion.
3. Light by Coco. Awesome videos! And beautiful, balanced images too. Great capsule wardrobe suggestions, too.
4. Minna May. This isn’t strictly a fashion blog, but her whole sensibility appeals to me that I find myself heading over her online space whenever I’m in need of some minimalist eye candy and style inspiration.
That’s pretty much it! Can you add more local designers or websites to this list? I’d love to support more indie entrepreneurs locally!