Minimalist Wardrobe: 19 Timeless Essentials

Having style is both simple and complicated. Simple when you master the codes of fashion and complicated because no one teaches them to you. The wardrobe of a woman should have this list of 19 timeless fashion pieces, easy to combine according to fashion trends and seasons. Between must-have basics, timeless timeless and clothing essential, you will hold the secret of the ideal minimalist wardrobe by the end of this article. Here we go!

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1. The white shirt: key piece of the minimalist wardrobe

The white shirt is a timeless and graphic piece that structures the silhouette and gives a lot of allure. A classic version in cotton or cotton poplin, luxurious silk, breathable linen or a mix of materials, the straight or fitted white shirt can be equipped with elegant details.

Aurélia short-sleeved white shirt - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop women's white shirt

White short-sleeved shirt Aurélia - Les Petits Imprimés

Pretty mother-of-pearl buttons, ruffles, English embroidery or even lace bring a delicate originality for a romantic and feminine touch that we love. Combined with beautiful fine jewelry, the look produces a remarkably elegant result. You can oversize the shirt to maximize style in the oversized trend.

Discover all our models of white short-sleeved shirt and long here

2. The black blazer jacket

The black long blazer jacket is a must-have piece for classic preppy looks and professional outfits in combination with a white shirt. But the long suit jacket also contrasts with shorts or a short skirt associated with pretty fantasy tights that break its strict look. For a more street look, wear it with light denim jeans and black rock boots.

We love the straight cut of the very masculine/feminine Elliot black blazer jacket and the little details that make all the difference: the matte gold buttons and the reverse of the sleeves with a houndstooth pattern.

Jacket straight black blazer Elliot - Les Petits Imprimés

3. The knit sweater

A vast subject than that of the sweater: fine, loose, close-fitting or totally oversized, the sweater reinvents itself in its materials, cuts and patterns according to the seasons. However, some trends remain timeless. The sweater knitted with a quality natural wool such as mohair or cashmere of course, the turtleneck sweater, the sailor, the jacquard pattern. Les Petits Imprimés had fun creating chic and original sweaters to discover here .

Jacquard women's turtleneck sweater - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop women's sweater

Women's Jacquard turtleneck sweater - Les Petits Imprimés

4. The wool cardigan

The wool cardigan is perfect for between seasons, layered over a dress or shirt, to give style thanks to the layering technique while being incredibly soft and comfortable. Fine knit cardigan, buttoned wool cardigan or long chunky cable knit cardigan with tie belt. With so many styles available, it's easy to find the perfect mesh vest for your wardrobe! Discover our vest collection here

gray cashmere vest - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop thick knit women's vest

Gray cashmere cardigan Aihnoa: a chic and timeless essential - Les Petits Imprimés

5. The pleated skirt

6. Denim shorts

Shorts are a relatively new staple in women's fashion. However, it has been able to impose itself in summer and winter to display our beautiful legs in all seasons.

Light blue high waisted denim shorts (available in white, dark blue and dark gray) - Les Petits Imprimés  - chic woman fashion eshop

Light blue high waisted denim shorts (available in white, dark blue and dark grey) - Les Petits Imprimés

Faux leather, suede, high waist, etc. The shorts vary cuts and materials for our greatest pleasure. So have fun with this adorable little basic, emblematic of liberated femininity.

7. The black dress: a timeless glamor of the minimalist wardrobe

Admit it: you've been waiting for it since the beginning of this article. The black dress is the star piece of any self-respecting feminine wardrobe. Iconic of the Coco Chanel brand, symbol of the free and modern woman, the little black dress can be worn in all circumstances: at work, in the evening, when traveling, for a romantic dinner and even every day for pleasure.

Isa Split Bodycon Dress - Les Petits Imprimés

Its success in a stylish look depends on the accessories that surround it, if possible colorful and shiny to energize this strong piece that may sadden your face. However, avoid the total black look which often weighs down the silhouette and risks making you look depressed.

8. Chic black pants

Black pants are a wardrobe staple for any woman at any age. Whether you're dressing up for an event or playing it casual with a denim jacket, black pants can be styled in many ways to suit your personal aesthetic. With the right accessories and styling tips, you can create a chic and trendy look.

Helyn suit pants - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop chic black suit pants for women

Tailor pants Helyn - Les Petits Imprimés

Try pairing it with a brightly colored blouse like Romane pink oversize shirt , add texture with an embellished belt or opt for a colorful blazer. For casual days, keep it simple by tucking in a white shirt and pairing it with trainers and minimal jewelry – this will achieve an effortlessly stylish look.

9. Well-cut jeans

Slim, straight, fuzzy, push up, flare, boyfriend, bootcut in pure denim jeans or in stretch for elasticity, jeans have fun with cuts, materials and dyes. However, the absolute feminine timeless remains the slim jeans, in other words, the jeans fitted to your legs for maximum sensuality. It highlights all morphologies, especially with a high waist (except for H morphos who will prefer the normal size).

10. A long beige trench coat

The coat is THE star piece of your winter look. Be sure to choose a timeless piece from the women's wardrobe to mark your style from the first glance. At the office, in the street, arriving at your friends' house or for a shopping trip with the girls, the coat is your asset for the cold season to keep you warm but also to punctuate your general look.

Invented by the famous English tailoring specialist Thomas Burberry at the beginning of the 20th century, the gabardine trench coat, the first waterproof, resistant and breathable textile, is revolutionary. So much so that the inventor became official dresser of King Edward VII of England in 1919.

For the record, the trench coat first dressed the soldiers in the trenches of the First World War before climbing the catwalks where it is unanimous (and the signature of the Burberry house even today) .

Ena beige trench coat - Les Petits Imprimés  - women's trench eshop

Ena beige trench coat - Les Petits Imprimés

The classic trench coat is worn in beige with a midi length for an ultra-feminine look, very structured and chic as possible. For a harsh winter, opt for its warm woolen version. It will wrap you in great softness, give you a “crazy class” while being very comfortable and warm.

11. The floral dress

12. The basic tank top

13. The leather handbag

The shoulder strap model wins the palm of the handbag at the moment. Indispensable for carrying everything a woman needs on a busy day, the handbag is chosen according to her size, build and morphology. Pay attention to the width and length of the shoulder strap. You wouldn't want to draw the eye where it shouldn't...

Cognac leather handbag and matching clutch bag Milan - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop chic women's leather handbag

Cognac leather handbag and matching clutch Milan - Les Petits Imprimés

Small fashion tip: the color combination between the handbag and the shoes is undeniable: guaranteed success!

14. Chic and fine jewelry

Daisy diamond earrings - Les Petits Imprimés  - eshop women's fancy earrings

Diamond Daisy Earrings - Les Petits Imprimés

Earrings, necklace, bracelet, rings, hair jewellery... There is no shortage of ideas for giving a beautiful and timeless look a twist. Jewelry brings color and light around your face and on your hands. Of course, they are chosen according to the morphology of your hands, your face and your bust.

15. Scarf and gloves

Wool scarves are the perfect warm fashion accessory for cold winter days. They can be dressed up or down, depending on the look you're going for. You can pair them with a simple t-shirt and jeans to stay warm on your runs, or dress them up for special outdoor events. Wool is also known to be very soft and comfortable against your skin, so you won't feel too restricted while wearing it. Plus, they come in all kinds of colors and patterns that will add an extra touch of style to your ensemble!

Les Petits Imprimés had fun making the large woolen scarf with check patterns, a timeless piece that is sometimes embellished with fantasy. Discover our collection of women's checked woolen scarves

The wool scarf, your best ally in winter - Les Petits Imprimés

When temperatures drop, keeping your hands on is essential. That's why investing in quality woolen gloves (or knitted fleece-lined mittens) is a practical and stylish solution. Lightweight, breathable and incredibly comfortable - these three protective solutions for your hands are perfect for those chilly fall days and freezing winter days.

Beige wool tactile mittens - Les Petits Imprimés  - women's mittens eshop

Beige wool mittens convertible into mittens - Les Petits Imprimés

Discover all our winter accessories here

16. A pair of beautiful black high-heeled boots

For an evening, a romantic date or a professional interview, a pair of pretty black high-heeled boots will complete your look perfectly. Choose a beautiful material such as leather with half-round, half-pointed ends. The black color is more elegant than camel and brown, not chic enough in the evening. Properly cared for, they will only skate better over time. Their glossy appearance completes your well-worked look for a successful effect from head to toe. Rest assured: no need to be perched on 15 cm of heel. Small heels of 3-4 cm are enough if you are not comfortable. You'll see, it relieves back pain a lot ;)

17. A pair of beautiful black flat-heeled boots

For everyday life where you have to walk fast, run between different places, catch public transport and climb flights of stairs, nothing beats a pair of beautiful black flat-heeled boots. Comfort should be your number one criterion of choice. Leather will be your best ally to perfectly match the morphology of your foot over time. Above all, your shoes will age much better than faux leather or canvas shoes.

19. Effective and invisible underwear

Ideal minimalist wardrobe: list of 19 essential and timeless pieces

As promised, you now hold the secret to a stylish, feminine look. With these 19 essential and timeless pieces, basics or flagship pieces, it is impossible to commit a fashion faux pas.

You may not have all of these pieces in your wardrobe yet. No problem: everything in its time, a wardrobe of this quality is built little by little over time. Learn to recognize beautiful materials and effective cuts. Discover what suits you best, according to your morphology, your colorimetry and your personality.

To be right on trend, pimp your look with jewelry and accessories, as well as pieces combining a timeless cut with a pinch of originality, the small prints women's fashion collection.

Less is more

Quality over quantity

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