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Trend shopping list: minimalism

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This season minimalism gets seriously luxurious with silk, cashmere and leather taking centre stage. Reader Elizabeth Young picks the best pieces for autumn.

Of the trend, Elizabeth says: "“Clean cuts, classic lines and undeniable elegance have seen a return to style this season. I was drawn to this trend of new minimalism because I adore the elegant and pared-back aesthetic which I instantly associate with Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn. My favourite piece from the story is the By Malene Birger hybrid coat with leather panelling. It’s such a great investment piece for your winter wardrobe."

Click an image beloe to shop Elizabeth's edit of the minimalist trend...

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    Top, £11, Reiss, reiss.co.uk

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    Trousers, "270, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel at Harvey Nichols, harveynichols.com

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    Heels, £465, Stella McCartney, stellamccartney.com

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    Dressm £210, By Malene Birger, net-a-porter.com

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    Shirt, £590, Helmut Lang, my-wardrobe.com

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    Skirt, £645, 3.1 Phillip Lim, brownsfashion.com

    Tip: Leather is the ultimate fabric for this trend

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    Necklace, £515, Arielle de Pinto, net-a-porter.com

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    Dress, £2180, Giambattista Valli, brownsfashion.co.uk

    Tip: Hybrid pieces are an autumn essential. These are the items that contrast fabrics and textures – for example strong leather cuffs on a feminine cotton blouse”

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    Coat, £130, Topshop, topshop.com

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    Trousers, £440, No 21, thecorner.com

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    Bag, £75, Banana Republic, bananarepublic.gap.eu

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    Shoes, £50, Office, office.co.uk

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    Gilet, £350, Jaeger, jaeger.co.uk

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    Top, £40, Asos, asos.com

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    Trousers, £845, Chloe, net-a-porter.com

    Tip: Clean lines look best with metallic accessories in simple shapes

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    Bag, £390, Michael Kors, harveynichols.com

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    Choker, £213, Maison Martin Margiela, 020-7629 2682

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    Skirt, £510, Chloe, matchesfashion.com

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    Collar, £19, Cos, 020-7478 0400

    Tip: Don’t overload on accessories but remember pared down doesn’t mean dressed down.

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    Coat, £119, Zara, zara.com

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    Dress, £575, Stella McCartney, net-a-porter.com

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    Bag, £1,495, Lanvin, matchesfashion.com

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    Necklace, £98, Micahel Milloy, econe.co.uk

    Tip: Wear one bold piece of jewellery

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    Heels, £520m Casadei, thecorner.com

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    Coat, £409, Malene Birger, 020-7486 0486

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    Bag, £279, Raoul at Fenwick, 020-7629 9161

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    Shirt, £435, Stella McCartney, brownsfashion.com

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    Skirt,, £349, Freda, matchesfashion.com

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    Ring, £132, Erika Peña, econe.co.uk

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    Dress, £185, Topshop Limited Edition, topshop.com

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    Glvoes, £450, Maison Martin Margiela, net-a-porter.com

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    Dress, £840, Alexander McQueen, alexandermcqueen.com

    Tip: Elizabeth’s actual wedding dress

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    Top, £320, Acne, my-wardrobe.com

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    Skirt, £650, Bottega Veneta, brownsfashion.com

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    Coat, £499, Hobbs Unlimited, hobbs.co.uk

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    Trousers, £39.99, Zara, zara.com

    Tip: When putting together minimalist looks, choose pieces that fit you well. The key to mastering this trend lies in the cut and the way the simple pieces drape on your body

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    Earrings, £180, Astley Clarke, astleyclarke.com

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    Skirt, £255, MaxMara Studio, matchesfashion.com

  • About our reader fashion stylist

    Elizabeth Young, a freelance assistant, chose the trend, clothes and layout for our fashion story