Whatever your style, accessories can make or break a look. Well chosen pieces can elevate an outfit from pedestrian to something unique and individual to you.
Minimal accessories never fail, and can add a subtle touch of elegance to workwear, smart casual or weekend looks. From bags to slippers, sunglasses to jewellery, these are the minimal accessories you need and the brands that do them best.
Renowned for its simple designs and top notch craftsmanship, Alex Orso jewellery comprises of minimal cuffs, rings, necklaces and chains. With subtly design elements including dappled surfacing and a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces, Alex Orso is a premier name in the world of minimal jewellery.
Sunglasses are at their best when the designs are pared back and simple, and VIU knows this well. The brand’s frames are typically retro styles which hark back to the mid-century, and they all feature a distinct lack of branding or extraneous detailing. VIU’s black transparent sunglasses allow the frames and quality materials to do all the talking.
A minimally styled backpack could be the most versatile of all bag styles, and as such wears well with a range of looks. Pinqponq’s backpacks are well known for their sustainable construction and use of functional pocketing, but it’s the pared back designs get our vote. Look out for one of the brand's best backpack styles, the Purik, which features a simple zipped clamshell outer for ease of use.
Minimal sneakers are about as easy to wear as it gets. Whether you’re wearing luxury sportswear, loungewear, jeans or overshirts, simply throw them on and they’ll go with the lot. Filling Pieces produces a blinding line in minimal sneakers, alongside its more fashion-forward silhouettes. Seek out the Low Mondo model, with its sleek nappa leather upper, lack of branding and chunky sole.
If you’re a photography enthusiast, a camera bag is an essential purchase. Annoyingly however, the vast majority of them lack in the looks department, instead prioritising function. While this is no bad thing, a minimally styled camera bag with all the necessary protection trumps every time. This Hardgraft take is made from Italian leather and wool felt, and boasts a simple design that ensures it won’t clash with what you’re wearing.
Slippers may not be at the top of your wishlist, but they should be, especially when they look this good. Crafted from premium suede or leather, Inabo’s slippers feature a paired back design that lets its materials and craftsmanship do the talking.
For more, check out our guide to men's leather accessories.
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