The Coveted in 7×7: Neu Minimalism


When Katie asked me to do the feature on 7×7, of course, I was delighted an honored. But it also meant putting together a special outfit for the feature, you know, because it’s like having guests over for dinner, you don’t want to serve them microwave burritos?

While looking back at the interview, where I described my style as “Edgy Preppy” as per my post in 2012… and looking at the photos from the story, I’m saying “Dammit” because I thought a different way to describe the outfit.

Neu Minimalism.

It’s not your 90′s minimalism where the clothes just seemed to cling to the body like a second skin. But more geometric. I’m not sure if it’s my “style” per se, as I still believe I’m somewhere between edgy and preppy, but since having my baby, I’ve definitely started editing the kinds of clothes I wear, keep and add to my wardrobe. Incorporating more relaxed silhouettes with clean lines, minimal color palettes of black, white, blue/navy, olive green, beige/brown and red. It’s really helped to focus on the designs of the pieces while the colors which all go together in various combinations make for a truly modular wardrobe.

It certainly echoes the aesthetic structures of the Modernist movement (hence the “Neu” instead of “New” like Helvetica Neu, the most Modernist of typefaces) with the Minimal lines I sure hope to continue to explore in my wardrobe.

To see more photos of the look, go to 7×7.com

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If you like this look, here’s where to get it!

Wearing: Sunglasses: Wildfox Le Femme • $169.00  •  Bag: Sophie Hulme Mini Envelope Crossbody Bag, Black • $445.00  • Sandals: FRANCO SARTO Venezia Leather Open-Toe Flats • Franco Sarto • $79.00  • Blouse: re:named Denim Tee • $48.00  • Skirt: Jil Sander [Similar: Toga Box-pleat taffeta skirt • Toga • $595.00 ]

Photos by Maria Del Rio

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Comments 2

  1. save. spend. splurge.

    I think what you are describing is also my style leading up to just before I gave birth. I started going a lot more minimalist, with cleaner lines and cuts… very odd. I called it my nesting style ;)

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