I’m a minimalist at heart.
In my mind (and on my Pinterest For the Home pinboard) there are clean lines everywhere. Form allows for function. And colour is neutral, punctuated with colour.
It’s no wonder that this is also the style of fashion I’m drawn too. Occasionally I’ll indulge in a modern digital print or a bit of boho luxe but the worker bees in my wardrobe are dresses and separates that represent timeless fashion investments.
I’m talking well-cut pieces in fabrics that fit, flatter and offer a cursory nod to current trends.
And I’m not talking boring. Far from it.
If ever there was a season to stock up on these key wardrobe pieces, this is it. One of spring-summer 2011’s key trends is “new minimalism”.
For chain store chic, no-one is doing this trend better than Trenery.
Trenery has gone back to basics for a spring of laidback luxe that’s defined by bold prints, block colour and tailored silhouettes.
So, what does that mean for you?
I means that outfits will be based on key neutral colours of navy, white and tan, with a splash of red thrown in for impact. Styles have shape but it’s more of a skim-the-figger than a hug-the-figure shape.
For me that adds a comfort level to each outfit – and that certainly better fits with my work-at-home/mum lifestyle.
Yes, Trenery is touching on this season’s hottest trend – colour blocking (more on the blog about that tomorrow) – but they’re doing it safely with red and camel. A more timeless take that you’ll actually still want to wear next year.
Oh, and check out the statement lip below on Trenery model Kirsty Hume (btw don’t you think she could be Gwyneth Paltrow’s sister?). Remember that lesson on makeup that goes pop? This is pop makeup colour working a fashion look at its best.
And you know how I’m accessory-obsessed? Here are just a few from the spring 2011 Trenery collection that are fueling that obsession.
What do you think of the new minimalist look? Do you have key minimalist pieces in your wardrobe and just need some red accessories to bring your look up to date?