“The more you know, the less you need.” Chic Simple: Clothes is a book bought in London in 1995, and has been an endless inspiration to me. The photographs are amazing and it runs through the history of some of the garments you know as ‘essentials’ that continue to pop up onto all the blogs about fashion these days. This blurb from the loose leaf cover inside sums it up beautifully.
“Chic Simple: Clothes makes the acts of choosing, buying, and wearing them more rewarding. It suggests how to dress effortlessly and effectively. It illustrates how to recognise VALUE and SPEND LESS. A primer of affordable style, Chic Simple: Clothes offers freedom from the constant need to replace one’s wardrobe; it shows how to transform, how to extend.”
If you can get your hands on a copy of this book it is well worth having on your minimalist shelf.
Chic Simple: Clothes by Jeff Stone and Kim Johnson Gross with contributions from Christa Worthington, Robert Valentine, James Wojcik, John Mather, Holly Hillenbrand and Amanda Manogue Burch. Published in Great Britain in 1993 by Thames and Hudson Ltd, London