The Fashion Influence of the Minimalist…

In fashion, the minimalist has become the new Influencer.

Just when you thought you had your style down pat…everything changes unless you’re a minimalist. Some think that minimalism will bow to maximalism but just the opposite may be true.

Every year the fashion world introduces the next big thing in fashion with peacock fanfare. We often sit breathless as models strut the catwalk with equally outrageous shoes wondering if they’ll make it unscathed. Then there are the fashion loyalists or lemmings (as I think of them) who immediately jump on board and just as quickly jump off if they don’t gain “likes” or “views”. However, the true icons and influencers often make appearances in monochromatic royalty and simplicity. Doing less has become the fashionista more. Streamline is the new timeless and monochromatic makes a statement in its simplicity. So, it only makes sense that shoes must follow and we have the top three must-have minimalist brands.

Streamline is the new timeless and monochromatic makes a statement in its simplicity.

TCG FOOTWEAR

Enter TCG Footwear the L.A. based luxury sneaker, whose sole focus is on maximizing the minimalist look. The shoes are created with Butter Soft Italian leathers and finished with its signature copper rivet branding. The TCG approach is all about balancing simplicity, quality, and technology to offer a luxury sneaker that can be worn from the beach to the boardroom. The company prides itself on their line of minimalist sneakers, many of which have become classics like the Kennedy White TCG’s flagship sneaker. TCG prices like the shoes are in the comfort range. $$

Kennedy White
The true icons and influencers often make appearances in monochromatic royalty and simplicity.

CONVERSE

Another iconic brand with minimalistic styling that is gender neutral and can be worn anywhere. Converse has become the gold standard of go-to sneakers. Although the brand does offer an astounding variety of colors, combinations, and novelty, they continue to be an ageless staple that is unrivaled by their contemporaries. While other shoe brands try to devise the next must-have, Converse is like the tortoise ‘steady and slow’, perfecting the classics and adding unique images and colors to a few new ones. $$

Doing less has become the fashionista more.

COMMON PROJECTS

Finally, we come to the New York-based luxury brand that built its reputation on minimalist styling at luxury prices. The brand is consistent in its sleek but plain styling. What makes the brand remarkable is the attention to detail. The subtlety of the branding that makes the shoe immediately recognizable and distinguishable. For the logo and name-dropping junkies, these sneakers meet every requirement. $$$

All in all, of the top three in minimalism you can’t go wrong. Although they are similar in their minimalist approach, there is variation and versatility between each brand that makes them a must-have for 2018!
Happy strolling…