We’ve long embraced the minimalist fashion trend because sometimes, less is truly more. When we think of minimalist fashion, our mind mostly gravitates towards the Western version of the trend – which mostly consists of jeans, blazers, coats, etc. But with minimalism taking the world by storm, we see the Eastern region adopting and developing its own version of the trend, and to be frank, it takes the cake.
The Japanese version of minimalist fashion, in particular, is simply too gorgeous to ignore. It’s simple and subtle, but still chic, making it the most appealing style that anyone can wear. Imagine yourself going into a MUJI store and entering the clothing section – minimalist fashion is basically what that particular store offers. When it comes to this fashion trend, they strive for no embellishments, clean lines, subdued tones, and comfort. Furthermore, the majority of the style options for this trend are loose and oversized, which is a lifesaver for us plus-size peeps.
If you’re interested in exploring the Japanese version of the minimalist look, here are some fashion ideas to get you started.
Opt for larger sized tops and bottoms that will basically show no signs of your figure. By looking for larger sized clothes, your shopping time would be cut down in half, as you won’t even need to go to the fitting room to try them on. Plus, baggy looks are less constricting for your body – thus, you’ll basically be comfortable the whole day.
Switch things up with your bottom by choosing skirts. Longer skirts are so in trend right now and it’s the next best thing besides straight-legged pants. It’ll make any of your casual fits much more sophisticated and elegant. It adds more of a feminine twist to your look even when wearing a plain ol’ baggy sweater.
Instead of wearing heavy coats or blazers, go for looser outerwear that gives a nice, flowing look as you walk down the streets. It’s lightweight and doesn’t feel heavy on your shoulders, while also adding some pizzazz to your whole ensemble for what otherwise would have been a normal and boring, casual fit. It’s all about layering and experimenting with this trend.
Gone are the days where skinny jeans were a thing – now people are embracing and donning baggy pants, specifically straight-legged pants. They’re comfortable, chic and versatile and you can simply layer any clothing over them, and they’ll still look sophisticated. Plus, you don’t really need to bother yourself with the fit, as the baggier the pants, the better.
Always opt for neutral tones, namely, earth tones. This colour palette will enhance that minimalist look and will be a breeze for you when you wish to put your outfits together. The palette blends seamlessly and will work regardless of how you wish to mix and match your fits.
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