Friday, December 10, 2010

Gift Guide: The Minimalist

minimalist gift guide


A minimalist has a keen sense of style that's chic and effortless. She understands cut, fabric and design. Don't mistake her fondness for simplicity as boring. She's just extremely selective.When shopping for the minimalist look for pieces that exude style without being overly trendy. You can't go wrong with timeless pieces like Mublerry's Baywaters handbag and Burberry's cotton trench coat. If you're on a tighter budget pick out a clean smelling perfume or a classic notebook. {I've tried this look here}

My favorite minimalists: Gwyenth Paltrow, Kate Bosworth, Katharine Hepburn, Sofia Coppola, Ashley Olsen
My favorite minimalist fashion designers: Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Stella McCartney, Chloe, Celine

{1. Gwyenth Paltrow's chic button down 2. Kate Spade Belle Boulevard Cylinder Vase 3. T By Alexander Wang Ribbed Jersey Top 4. Tocca Eau de Parfum-Colette, 5. Postalco A5 Pressed Cotton Notebook 6. Emersonmade 1960's Jacket- The Tweed 7. Topshop Marie Faux Snakeskin Pointed Pumps  8. Mulberry Bayswater Leather Bag 9. Jonathan Adler Dog Bowl 10. Burberry Cotton Blend Trench Coat }

50 comments:

Nicole Lisa said...

Oh I have been wanting a Burberry Trench for years and years.
First real paycheck and it is mine!
<3 Nicole Lisa
http://www.blushcode.com/

Katie said...

great post! i really love gwynneth's style (especially after watching her in Spain on the road again, she travels so stylishly!)

am going to head to topshop & get those flat shoes! (so long as there aren't any more protests closing the flagship store down, as there were last saturday!)

glass-of-fashion.blogspot.com

The Pantry Drawer said...

as a minimalist, i absolutely love these picks! especially that tweed blazer!

www.ThePantryDrawer.com

KcomeKarolina said...

great selection! love your posts!!!


xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Josie said...

SUCH pretty things; I love the trench and bag. So simple and very chic.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Oh, I really, REALLY love everything here! Guess that makes ma a minimalist, huh? So be it!! :)
Hope you have a great weekend!

Bog-Bog said...

Great list! Thanks! By us my sister is the minimalist.

Emy said...

I love this:) Keep 'm coming:)
xx

Emy

http://sweetpromises.tumblr.com

Kate said...

Gah, so classic & perfect, I love your choices here! A burberry trench is pretty much a life long dream! I want everything on this list except maybe the dog bowl. ;) But if I had a dog, i'd take that too!

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Great post dear, love that included so many trendy ladies :)

XoXo-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Gorgeoussss!! I want the Burberry, haha
I was going to do a minimalist gift guide, but you already did so I don't need to, ha ha. ;)
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Carly said...

All the picks are lovely..I love Calvin Klein for minimalist design as well:)
C
www.thirtysomethingfashion.com

Jen S. said...

I love Burberry....I will get one of their trenches someday....

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

No me mires ♥ said...

all the picks are lovely(L)(L)

kisses♥

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

Everything is so nice:) ~

Christina said...

I really like this. I find myself coming back to minimalism every time I am lacking inspiration.

the chirpy bird said...

You hit my fashion nail on the head! That's it!
xx tash

Miranda said...

Reminds me of an Audre Hepburn list.

I'm hosting a giveaway:
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Megan said...

Love all of these.

http://fashiontriedandtrue.blogspot.com/

Anna Jane said...

i guess i'm a minimalist because i'd take ALL of these!

xx http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I'm thinking I agree with Anna Jane! I'd never really considered myself a minimalist, but after looking at all of these gorgeous things, I think I may be. That Mulberry is free to appear under my tree at any time this Christmas:)

Styles 'n Cream said...

What a beautiful list - I love all of your suggestions. You can never go wrong with minimalist style!

Have a fabulous weekend, taylor!

xo

Taylor Sterling said...

Ladies, I agree. I never considered myself a minimalist till recently. I am not a perfectionist when it comes to my dress so I think I have aspects of this. As I get older I want to look more and more like this! I want that Mulberry handbag!

Mary said...

Love all of these! Less is always more! :)

Happy weekend!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

DiamondsandTulle said...

I often wish I could adopt this minimalist aesthetic more. it looks fab on others - especially those Emerson girls. I'm such a maximalist that this is a great guide for how to shop for others. :) Have a great weekend Taylor!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

The Iconic Blog.com said...

Charming picks!x

Corinna said...

this is me! i'm a minimalist and very selective- but of course I play around with different styles. I love head to toe of the same color, just in different shades and textures. Calvin Klein had a gorgeous collection this fall/winter.

Kristen said...

such a great post. i want one of everyting! Love your blog!

xx. Kristen
http://mikieandkristen.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

Aw, I love the Jonathan Adler doggie bowl!!! And Gwyenth, Kate and Ashley Olsen are all my favorite minimalists! Excited to see you tomrw!! xx

Taylor Sterling said...

Me too Alicia!!

Jasmine Lee said...

Hey Taylor! Andrea from blonde bedhead mentioned your blog in her most recent post and so I had to check it out...and I love it!

This post on the minimalist is perfect!

Have a great weekend! I'm sure I'll be back!!

xoxo,jaz
fashionstatement101.blogspot.com

Glamour Bbey. said...

I love everything!

Natalie Brooke said...

I love everything - especially that trench!! Great list, thanks for sharing! :)

http://nataliebrooke.wordpress.com

Dylana Suarez said...

That trench is lovely!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Sarah Klassen said...

love the pieces on this gift guide as well as the bit of added inspiration... I have a few of these ladies in my life, so thank you for sharing!

hope you have a wonderful weekend, xx

Angie Aquarius said...

great inspiration! thanks for sharing!

Feel free to visit my blog and follow if you like it!

From Munich With Love
Angie -> http://munichstylelover.blogspot.com

Peaches said...

I am definitely a minimalist, keep it simple, chic.

peachy-keen11.blogspot.com

Peaches said...

I am definitely a minimalist, keep it simple, chic.

peachy-keen11.blogspot.com

libys11 said...

such a sophisticated and posh set!! :D

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Lindsey Regan Thorne said...

Just beautiful!

Gudrun and Iris said...

perfect selection! i'd buy everything off that list for work!!!

londonviennacologne.blogspot.com

November Grey said...

Great gift ideas. #3 is perfection.

xx

November Grey

Rebecca from See You in Sweden said...

I'm a minimalist and this is spot on!!

Ola said...

i really like ur blog!

please visit

fuckthatfashionart.blogspot.com

cheers

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Kate Bosworth and Sofia C are incredibly chic. Loves!

Irene's Closet said...

Minimalist but stylish! Love it!

xo
kisses from Florence!
Http://ireneccloset.blogspot.com

classiq said...

I love Gwyneth's style and also Celine and Chloe for their classic collections

Cookie and Kate said...

You just nailed my style, Taylor! It's all in the details. :)

amber said...

i think this gift guide was meant for me! haha

Liz said...

Love your gift guides! I included this as a part of my Guide to Holiday Gift Guides. If you want your link taken off the list, let me know. Happy holidays!
-Liz

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