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Style Type Series: The Minimalist

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Consider yourself a minimalist? Watch today's video to find out if this is really the style type for you. Everything always looks different on someone else, so you might be surprised once you try out this style type. Always ask yourself, why do you like this style before you dive deep. What I’m Wearing: Top, Vince Leather pants, Helmut Lang Shoes, Manolo Blahnik Ring, Eddie Borgo Get Styled by Lauren: Virtual Styling - https://laurenmessiah.com/shop/ In-Person Styling- https://laurenmessiah.com/about/styling/styling-packages/ Buy Lauren’s Book- https://laurenmessiah.com/product/the-book-of-style/ Style Freebies: Free eBook ‘The Ultimate Guide For Scoring Luxury For Less’ www.laurenmessiah.com/luxury4less Ultimate Wardrobe Checklist for Women: http://laurenmessiah.com/ultimate-wardrobe-checklist SUBSCRIBE for pro fashion tips, insider trends and new videos: http://bit.ly/1N7xVjn Connect with me on social media: Visit the Lauren Messiah WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/1wCjCxF Like me on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1IWQi4k Follow me on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1Tm2ruM Follow me on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1L4iGZ4 Follow me on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1WfU0Ah About me: I am a fashion expert, on-camera talent and a premiere personal fashion stylist in Los Angeles. I believe that style is for everyone. I work to educate and empower women through my daily dose of fashion advice, shopping guides and styling tips. Style Type Series: The Minimalist http://www.youtube.com/user/StylistLaurenMessiah
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Kpop All Day (13 days ago)
Awesome video! I wish you are my stylist!
Kathleen H. (15 days ago)
Hi there! I'm new to this vlog! I love your style. Where did you get the white top with the side tabs and tail? Where did you get the two tone bag?
Alaa H (1 month ago)
What a sad combination , no wonders that you don't like it!! Minimalism isn't about just white and black!! You can mix all Neutral colors, and different fabrics, cuts and designs!! And even a classic pattern. And it should flatter you!! it's elegant, beautiful and soft on the eye. And that bag isn't a minimalist design, there's too much happening in it...
sierra heart (1 month ago)
are you reading a script 😁
Adri (2 months ago)
What brand are those black booties from??? I have been looming everywhere for them!
Christina Fouts (3 months ago)
lol she is dying doing this video. I've never seen someone not want to make a video so bad. I'm dead lol 😂
Li Cheong (5 months ago)
minimalist style doesnt have to be black and white, i have various colours across the colour spectrum, you just need a cohesive palette. true minimalism in fashion is about having beautiful elements on a garment without excessive complications
Tiala Aier (5 months ago)
Why is she talking in slow motion?
KK Brown (6 months ago)
I feel like people in the comments are taking her the wrong way, she's EDUCATING on what minimalist style is and how to make it NOT be boring. On another note, if we can all take a shot every time she says style everyone will be in a better mood.
Greta Lamfel (6 months ago)
Is she reading?
Amanda Westendorf (6 months ago)
What pants are you wearing? You talk about your shirt but not the pants. I want the pants!!!! Love them.
Rina Ordonez (7 months ago)
I like this style. This is why I like BCBG Max Azria. But I like to mix it up. I don’t like to be labeled.ai wear what Ilike.
Nicholette Moore (7 months ago)
I think fans of the minimalist look are already "minimalist" in other areas of their life. They love simplistic and modern and it shows in other areas of their life (furniture, home decor, hairstyle)I feel like you have to already have a minimalist personality to really look comfy and authentic in this style. I love classic pieces that can take me through every single season...so this trend works wonders for me.
shalini Ranwa (7 months ago)
Hi.. I have denim sleeveless shirt..but I don't want to wear it sleeveless.. suggest me how can I wear it or with ?
Naznin Chowdhury (7 months ago)
This was painful to watch 😭
Lorene Austin (7 months ago)
Would Eileen Fisher be considered as Minimalist?
Alicia Mayevsky (7 months ago)
you can speed up the time if your annoyed with how slow she is speaking. She’s speaking slowly for a good reason. She is talking clear and slowly to be understood properly. Honestly think she did a great job presenting this information. Thankyou Lauren x I appreciate the content you are putting out and the way you are presenting it. Very well thought out!
Ruby Mendoza (8 months ago)
Where's the enthusiasm?
I'm a maximalist. More is more. I have a healthy amount of clothes and things. 🙂
brunswicksp kraushaar (8 months ago)
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oswaldsp hupp (8 months ago)
the survey was really easy.
studleyst henkel (8 months ago)
honestly worked.
schreibersp penny (8 months ago)
actually genius. really method
kiser sundberg (8 months ago)
Whoa At last worked
marcucciso girouard (8 months ago)
Terrific.. This helped me..
Mental Diets (9 months ago)
I like your candor and agree with your disclaimer. I agree people should think about weather a minimalist wardrobe is for them. I’ve had a minimalist wardrobe for close to two years. It took sometime to adjust to this style. However, overtime I added my own style and flare.
Selena Casper (9 months ago)
😴 💤 you talk sooooo slow 🤦🏼‍♀️
Chris Borghi (10 months ago)
I see how she can rub people the wrong way .but People need to chill !!!!! Ur not paying for her advice ,it's free & informative!
Rose Luii (11 months ago)
blink twice if you need help
Kirsten Sanford (1 year ago)
Are any other minimalostss cringing at how overcrowded her room is? Were all those decorations and space fillers really necessary?
ana Ferreira (1 year ago)
Good choices!
Laura Honey (1 year ago)
I love the minimalist look! I hope it's here to stay because it is so good for the environment. I myself like it because I can focus on makeup and jewellery! But that is soo true that it looks super super plain if you do it wrong. I will take this on board :) Cheers, Laura
K LOVE (1 year ago)
I love an all grey and taupe minimalist look but black and white pieces together is my least favorite look. I can't think if anything less imaginative. At least with a monochromatic look you can play with shades and textures and make it interesting and flattering.
ebbsislove93 (1 year ago)
If she talks any slower I’ll die before the video ends
jazzy xo (3 months ago)
adjust the speed to 1.25
Faye Watkins (1 year ago)
Great vid. But yur speech is slow and, just slow. Awkward is that the word ? Something.
Delia Coroama (1 year ago)
Wonderful!! Good job
Jvaldez210 (1 year ago)
If you didn’t want to do the video just don’t. Omg that voice just puts me to sleep 😴
Laughing Lark (1 year ago)
Good advice, but God what a boring host. She has NO personality or enthusiasm.
{insert unique name} (1 year ago)
I love the minimalistic style with some pink colors.
Thalita Sanches (1 year ago)
I am minimalist. My Instagram: @oldishsoul
Lyndsey Newman (1 year ago)
I gotta say if you were my stylist and I told you I wanted this style and you gave me this sarcastic attitude I'd walk out.
It is what It is (1 year ago)
She hates minimalism lol 😂😂😂😂 I personally have a minimalist look and love it! It makes it easy to create outfits and keeps my closet clutter free. She acts like it’s boring. To me it lets me as a person shine through. I feel like people look at me. Not my clothes.
Anna Pinho (1 year ago)
i´ll put this when i want to fall asleep
I feel like I am minimalist/modern romantic and something else
Elizabeth Henry (1 year ago)
This is certainly me
Andrea Guidera (1 year ago)
Really good video! Helped me to start trying to find my own version of minimalism vs the blogger take on it; which I am getting a bit bored of looking at and is feeling more like a 'trend'.
Frank Weißenbach (1 year ago)
Marita Jenine (1 year ago)
It would help to look at the camera and not speak soooo slowly. What are you reading? Haha
Alicia Mayevsky (7 months ago)
Marita Jenine you can speed up the time if your annoyed with how slow she is speaking. She’s speaking slowly for a good reason. She is talking clear and slowly to be understood properly. Honestly think she did a great job presenting this information.Very well thought out! She isn’t reading anything btw, if you’ve ever used a professional camera before you would know that it’s hard to figure out where to look sometimes. I’m sure you couldn’t do a better job if you tried.
Karianne Hylkema (1 year ago)
It's like she is reading from an autocue and making these kind of videos are a boring task to her. Check out Karen Britchick to see someone who embodies passion for fashion. Lauren's videos are informative enough but it's not very fun to watch or listen to. Also, no try ons :(
Shawna (1 year ago)
If we're being honest, and you kind of said this but you were more tactful than I will be, this look really only looks good if you are a model or close to being one. To look good in this look you need to be either thin or good looking and even better if you are both. This is what you mean when you say people aspiring to the style think it's going to make them look like the celebrity they see wearing it.
Sheila Ramey (1 year ago)
Shawna McComber Agree, although I practice this and am overweight, my eyes do love the clean lines. I also add pops of color with jewelry, and make sure the clothes are very well fitted.
Notesonpretty (1 year ago)
Love this series. Thank you!
Sean John (1 year ago)
she is on point,as usual
83 STUDIO (1 year ago)
I think Minimalism can incorporate monochromatic colors not just white and black. It could be different tones of red in one look or even color blocking with simple or architectural shapes.
Adriana Bastos (1 year ago)
Hey Lauren🙋 I REALLY enjoy the way you present your knowledge...the clear way you speak as well. I've been amazed at your videos' content. Cheers from Brazil ✨ and Thanxx \o/!
Benita Mussolini (1 year ago)
its called normcore ..right?
Apple Phillips (1 year ago)
I tried grey but it doesn't work for me. Black and white does. :)
Ashley rainbow (2 years ago)
great tips
V CR (2 years ago)
I love the 90s minimalist style. People seem to be confusing this fashion style w other things 🙄
Sandra Lewis (2 years ago)
What? The minimalist look has nothing to do with the colors a person chooses to wear. It's about limiting the number of items in your entire wardrobe and making sure they all work together. My minimalist look is based on black, teal, plum, and silver, with some white and silvery gray. It includes layering, edgy styling, statement jewelry pieces, and scarves. The minimalism comes down to my lack of a shopping habit and the styling is due to my interest in recycling and repurposing found items in a creative way.
NonStopParis (2 years ago)
Haha, it's pretty obvious you're not really into this style :)
ldyblssd (1 year ago)
Her comments totally ruined the video
oregon ally (2 years ago)
Thank you Lauren! I love minimalism and I tried it but I realize I look better with a little more detail more preppy/classic and more jewelry. I feel like people who are naturally gorgeous and have more of a model body type will do best with this style. On average people it ends up looking very average! 😴 I have a strong jawline and felt like I looked mannish in some of these pieces and I need more detail to up my femininity. Thank you so much for your honest assessment of this style, let's not jump on every trend!
Nels corner (2 years ago)
Was really cool and interesting to watch but it would be so much more fun to look if you would blend in some photos wearing this combos :)
K Dot (2 years ago)
I think some off you are confused. This title says "STYLE series" not lifestyle. Totally different. It is an actual style that has existed prior to the minimalistic lifestyle wave.
Misia M (2 years ago)
I thought it was a way of life not a "style"
Ayanna Thibodaux (2 years ago)
Lauren. I am def. a min dresser (volume and style). But I have a hard time with casual clothes. I like black white grey khaki navy and red. Plz do a video on min casual. Thanks!!
lotusquel (2 years ago)
Great video! Thank you!
Jacqueline Whelham (2 years ago)
I'm new to your channel but I have been going down the line and loving it. Thank you so much and I have found with these I'm a mix of like 4 of them. I wish as a single mom o had more money to throw around or the time to go threw thrift stores but I would go crazy but I'm so in love with your videos so thank you
stephanie xue (2 years ago)
too much talk...get to the pointttt
praslisa (2 years ago)
your best video! thank you so much for the advices <3
Josephine Salais (2 years ago)
Hey Lauren, Girl those braids look AMAZING ON YOU!
ChupChupon (2 years ago)
I loved your disclaimer! :)
Dionne Dean (2 years ago)
Was hard to stay focused with that GORGEOUS Chanel bag in the background!!! 😉 Awesome information as always!
Yali Bravo (2 years ago)
the way she talks really bothers me.
Xenatia (2 years ago)
Loved this video. Thanks so much!
Brianna Terese (2 years ago)
Drink! When she says personality.
Liv T (2 years ago)
I luv your style💅🏼
Michelle De Roo (2 years ago)
Hi! New subscriber here! Im really loving the vibe of this chanel! But I'd like to make a little bit of constructive criticism, you should stop filming with two cameras, i can see that when the camara changes your eyes look at th first camera and it seems little bit off, asides from that this video is flawless!
Ann N (2 years ago)
Can you do a video how to cover big arms lol! Thanks
frida (2 years ago)
You should've pointed out that this is a *stereotypical* minimalist style. Not all minimalists dress in black, white and grey. Most importantly: wearing minimalistic clothes does not make you a minimalist. Minimalism is a lifestyle. Everyone can wear simple clothing in basic colors, but that doesn't make them minimalists.
whitwhit87 (1 year ago)
frida is it that serious that people actually think this is a thing? lmmfao...im pretty sure there are people that have been minimalist before it became a trend...
frida (2 years ago)
+lestrange Good point :)
lestrange (2 years ago)
Her video series is just about fashion style types, not lifestyles. The same name can be used for both but it's two different things. Minimalist fashion is a legitimate style name. She's not saying anything about the minimalist lifestyle at all. It's the same with all the fashion styles- you can have a bohemian fashion style while still having a totally corporate, mainstream, non-bohemian lifestyle. You can wear sporty clothes all the time, and never do any sports.
Shana Hernandez (2 years ago)
Also, plenty of people claim to be when they aren't they just use it and try to sell stuff. Kind of like this video. It's more of having a small set of things that work all the time, not so much simple colors. Kind of bothers me when people use it as a trend when trendy things kind of go against the idea of minimalism.
Susie H. (2 years ago)
yes! that's what I was going to say too :)
Swear On My Chanel (2 years ago)
Thank you for a great video Lauren. New subbie here :) What brand is the white cut out top? I love it. Thank you!
el1061 (2 years ago)
WOW (sarcastic) ..... LIVe WITHIN UR MEANS
Cheuslove (2 years ago)
love the minimalist look. I found this vid really helpful. :D
LifeasLonan (2 years ago)
this aesthetic is my everything
Kelli Keele (2 years ago)
Loving your find your style series! Just found you last night and I have been binge watching your channel! It seems like you really know your stuff and I have been enjoying learning from you! Thanks for all your hard work!
Moonie Bo (2 years ago)
Minimalism is a spiritual path.
Moonie Bo (2 years ago)
Minimalism is a lifestyle.
chiara leoni (2 years ago)
i feel like she hates minimalism. lol.
LaSashy (2 years ago)
love the idea, HATE the dead cow on the floor
kayla (2 years ago)
Good video, but you're talking so slow it's weird/awkward!
OntheFront (1 year ago)
kayla what? she has a normal pace. It just takes someone with an attention span of more than a 2 seconds .
00side00 (2 years ago)
this comment is life!
Stela Roman (2 years ago)
i put it on 1.25 speed and it's perfect :)
TheJewelsparkles (2 years ago)
I was just thinking the same thing
Mandy _ (2 years ago)
Those black flats are awesome! <3 I did order a pair like that, but they were much too wide, and then I kind of gave up... But this makes me want to search further!
Rachel Moore (2 years ago)
SO OBSESSED with your new hair!!!! X
Zane zzz (2 years ago)
Amazing fashion related tattoos! :)
Stu cumins (2 years ago)
Interestingly minimalism and neutrals has been ubiquitous over recent years, yet at the spring/summer 2016 fashion week shows, maximalism and bolder colours dominated the runways. A change in the guard it seems. Yet another good video Lauren. Thanks and regards, Deb.
Stu cumins (2 years ago)
Whoops....that should read A/W 2017.
Sina Steck (2 years ago)
Hey Lauren, I love your videos and I really like the minimialist style.Thanks to you I discovered these amazing brands you mentioned like Iro and Vince. Where is that white top you showed at the beginning with the amazing side part? I really love it! Kind regards from a big fan from Germany!
MsOnitemi (2 years ago)
A great place to find nice affordable pieces (any fashion style, really) is Nordstrom Rack. It is amazing what you can find in the clearance ranks. Fashion Question - What are the best stores or websites to find classic shoes (pumps, wedges, nice flats, etc) for women with large sizes? I wear a size 12M. I dont know anywhere else but Nordstrom to buy shoes. Are there hidden gems out there somewhere?
Sofie De Schoenmaeker (2 years ago)
Hi Lauren , I really like your new series !! What do you think about COS as a store for the minimalist ? kind regards, Sofie
Sarah Smith (2 years ago)
Are there flat shoes I can wear with pencil skirts without looking sloppy? They just seem to look weird to me with my Chelsea boots or ballet flats. I'm a teacher and am on my feet all day so I only do heels a few times per month. Should I just stick to another silhouette that is more flat friendly?
V CR (2 years ago)
April D. I wear them w pointy toe flats. Looks better than w round toe shoes.
AlpheaMariae (2 years ago)
Love your channel ! I subscribed! Could you help us find our signature style? xx
Sandra Sequeira (2 years ago)
My second favorite style :)
Bre Alexandria (2 years ago)
That grey jacket is super cute, I'm obsessed!! Lol
Luxe PR (2 years ago)
Great video! I subscribe to this look - I'm Timeless and Minimal. But to really work these looks, I think you have to spend a little more money. And it's worth it because you'll have the items forever. Personally, I'm moving more toward quality over quantity.
yggirl511 (2 years ago)
Been watching your style type videos. It seems I can identify with a few of them...
shana r (2 years ago)
hi, Lauren. I'm a recent subscriber and I'm loving your tips and guidance. I know it's not strictly fashion, but I'd love to hear your professional opinion in tattoos, particularly ones that show when dresses for the office. thanks!
Lauren Messiah (2 years ago)
I have a tattoo video coming up :) stay tuned
Sandra Cos (2 years ago)
Please do a Corporate/Business Woman what to wear video. You are awesome 💓
i Am Mr Chazz (2 years ago)
+Lauren Messiah Lauren your a natural at this
Sandra Cos (2 years ago)
+Lauren Messiah I can't wait ❤️✨👌🏻
Lauren Messiah (2 years ago)
that one is coming soon :)
Hanna1993 (2 years ago)
I love this look for the lines, silhouettes and texture. But i don't think it's very difficult to make it flattering for my curve plussize body. I'm looking forward to your other videos!
Aatika (2 years ago)
Clicked your video so fast when I saw it, love these videos 💙

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