Stark MinimalismTuesday, November 15 2011
It all started when turtlenecks began popping up here and there on the runways last fall. Better known amongst the geeks – a black turtleneck was Steve Jobs uniform after all – than the trendsetters, no one seemed to pay much attention to the growing trend until Phoebe Philo sent turtleneck after turtleneck down the runway, each perfectly layered under a minimalist silhouette during the Celine FW2011 show. The queen of effortless chic had struck again. A new kind of sexy was born.
And the best part is that this confident and sophisticated look is inordinately simple to execute at home, not to mention totally comfy and wearable. Follow the golden rules (keep the silhouette neutral and solid – blacks and whites are key to achieve this seamless look, aim for tailored clean lines and don’t over accessorise) and you will achieve the ultimate high-fashion less is more, without spending more than 10 bucks or so. Are you swooning yet?