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Senior Digital Writer Shermin Ng embraces the allure of minimalism 

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Few trends can truly stand the test of time like minimalism does, and for good reason. At its core, minimalist fashion is reductivism, so pare down your closet to timeless basics and key essentials that can easily be put together. This season at Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller made a strong case for romantic minimalism, melding the classic cool of ’90s New York with the dreaminess of Parisian couture— best captured in a bowed bustier dress with a single winged puff sleeve (#2). Channel that same sensual confidence with an Ellery cropped top with voluminous sleeves (#5) and a high-waisted skirt from Balenciaga (#4), or throw on a Jacquemus dress with bold sculpted shoulders (#10). Add flair with lapis and gold double-link earrings from Bottega Veneta (#9) and a chunky ring from Pomellato (#6), then slip into a pair of luscious mules from The Row (#8). The finishing touches: a flick of eyeliner (#7), a slick of a rosy-hued lippie (#11) and an oversize nappa leather tote bag from Loewe (#1), carried as you would a clutch for a touch of casual insouciance.

1. Tote bag, $3,150, Loewe
2. Givenchy spring/summer 2020
3. Sunglasses, about $328, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello at Net-a-Porter
4. Skirt, about $1,600, Balenciaga at MatchesFashion.com
5. Cropped top, about $332, Ellery at MatchesFashion.com
6. Ring, about $4,752, Pomellato at Net-a-Porter
7. Eye Defining Pen, $90, Tom Ford Beauty at Sephora
8. Mules, about $1,072, The Row
9. Earrings, about $1,200, Bottega Veneta at SSENSE.com
10. Dress, about $359, Jacquemus at Net-a-Porter
11. MatteTrance Lipstick in Christy, $59, Pat McGrath at Sephora