25 Best Brands with a Minimalist Aesthetic
A minimalist aesthetic isn’t the same thing as a minimalist wardrobe, which means a wardrobe with the least amount of garments you need to do your thang. I interpret a minimalist aesethetic as a loose, easy silhoutte, characterized by boxy crop tops, high waisted wide leg pants, usually cropped to the ankle, work jackets, and wrap dresses. It can be colorful or it can be muted, and a lot of designers take advantage of the simple designs to highlight gorgeous, luscious textiles.
As always, the brands I recommend utilize natural, recycled, deadstock, or upcycled fabrics (making them sustainable), and pay their workers a fair wage or produce in a low risk region like the USA or EU (ethical). For more info on what I look for, check out Sustainability 101.
** Indicates a company that produces ethically, but may use regular cotton or polyester in some of their garments. Check the tag for fabric content & decide for yourself.
For minimalists that love color…
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