There's a time and a place for statement jackets, bold printed shirts and brightly coloured backpacks, but sometimes, it pays to strip things right back to basics.
Make Marie Kondo proud and champion a 'less is more' approach by building your wardrobe around a foundation of well-made minimalist clothes and accessories that you'll wear time and again. Think plain black and white T-shirts, understated tote bags and leather cardholders and lightweight jackets in muted tones. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Minimalist sneakers will never go out of style, so invest in a pair you love and treat them well. JAK's dark blue leather trainers are a winner in our eyes, thanks to their clean and simple style that lends them ultimate versatility. Wear them as part of a workwear look, with a boxy overshirt and wide-leg trousers, or with selvedge denim jeans and a plain white tee.
This grey padded jacket from Aeance combines all the functionality of technical sportswear with the slick style of contemporary streetwear. Sustainably made in Portugal from recycled stretch fabric, it's designed for ultimate versatility and durability. Its lightweight padding makes it one of the most comfortable men's jackets we've come across.
Finding the perfect white T-shirt is a notoriously difficult task to achieve, but we think we've nailed it with this unisex organic cotton T-shirt from French masters of minimalism Neutrale. Its loose boxy fit and ultra-soft texture makes it an everyday essential. Wear it with washed denim jeans and low-top sneakers for laid-back casual appeal.
Handcrafted in the outskirts of Naples from luxuriously smooth Italian leather, this understated black laptop carrier from Carl Friedrik is perfect for safely carrying your laptop and documents. Its simple and practical design makes it the ideal travelling companion or desk accessory.
Nail the ever tricky smart-casual dress code with these classic cotton tapered trousers by Far Afield. Thanks to their versatile stone colour and flattering fit, they'll work with just about anything. Try them with a field jacket and suede sneakers for an easy weekend look.
A classic grey hoodie should be a staple in everyone's wardrobe. And not just for lounging around at home in, but for everyday wear - with indigo denim jeans and leather sneakers or underneath a blazer for a sporty twist on formalwear. Forét's version of the grey hoodie is made in Portugal from organic cotton, making it as soft and comfortable as they come.
Keep up the minimalist momentum with these minimalist men's accessories.
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