Why you need a minimalist wardrobe in 2018


It’s no secret that we love a minimalist wardrobe at James Smith. Our leather slides have been designed to be understated but chic, with emphasis on the luxurious leather, materials and colours used.

Fast fashion is rapidly declining this season as fashionistas opt for staple pieces that will last the distance. The older the better as each piece improves with age. But how do you choose the perfect minimalist wardrobe? It’s all about embracing less is more.

How to create the perfect minimalist wardrobe

Decluttering your wardrobe makes it easier to organise and focus on the key fashion pieces you love. Some of the key staples to building a minimalist wardrobe are:

  • A good pair of jeans in a blue denim and neutral colour (black often works best)
  • Soft material high quality tees – white, black and nude
  • Lightweight neutral jumper
  • Structured blazer or leather jacket
  • Woollen coat (if the weather calls for it)
  • Silk camis in neutral colours
  • Ankle Boots
  • Minimalist Slides (not that we are biased)
  • A cute mini skirt
  • Some summer wrap dresses

This isn’t to say you can’t purchase your next favourite on trend outfit but the above will form your go-to wardrobe pieces for the basis of a chic tailored outfit.

The other key points to a minimalist wardrobe are that you should love each item and they should be comfortable and easy to throw on.

Shop our minimalist leather slides here.

We’ve got you covered for each season with our new arrivals to James Smith. Starting with our latest edition Café Society.

Café Society is available in 5 colourways and the enclosed toe makes it the perfect transeasonal shoe. The Café Society leather shoe also features a small heel to add some height to any outfit.

Shop Café Society here.

If you are lucky enough to be coming into summer then the Streetstyle Mule is the perfect addition to your minimalist wardrobe. The street style mule features a small heel and is currently available in black and red leather.

Shop our Street Style Mules here.

Finally, we have our Brooklyn Boot which is soon to be available online and with stockists. This new boot features an ankle height cut and medium heel. You can read all about our favourite new James Smith addition the Brooklyn Boot here.

Why you need a minimalist wardrobe in 2018 | Shop Mules here | James Smith