Minimalism is all about simplicity and spareness. Quality over quantity. The less, the better. In that spirit, we'll keep this intro short. But first let us say that Dunwoody's shopping scene is anything but minimal, especially with the famed Perimeter Mall within reach. However, with some shopping prowess and self-control, we managed to find the perfect 12 pieces* to complete any modern woman's minimalist wardrobe.

Denim Jacket Perimeter Mall

1. The Denim Jacket

This is a must. Find the right denim jacket and you'll keep it forever, for days at work and date nights at Novo Cucina afterward. This one's from Gap in Perimeter Mall. 
 

Striped Shirt Perimeter Mall

2. The Striped Shirt

Simple stripes are timeless, especially in the always-versatile navy. Wear this striped shirt from Banana Republic with a cardigan in the office or under a denim jacket for a girls' night at Vino Venue

Basic Tank Perimeter Mall

3. The Basic Tank

Tuck it in under a sweater or jacket, or wear it untucked with jeans and sandals for an effortless summer look. This soft tank is from Madewell in Perimeter Mall.

Mules Perimeter Mall

4. The Mules

Wear them to an art show at Spruill Gallery or to brunch at Alon's Bakery & Market. This perfect neutral pair is from Aldo in Perimeter Mall.
 

LBD Perimeter Mall


5. The LBD

The perfect LBD is one that works as well for a board meeting as it does for cocktails at Cowfish as it does for church the next morning. This dress from Banana Republic comes pretty close.
Sneakers Perimeter Mall

6. The Sneakers

Who's that cute girl wearing the denim jacket and tank top with those adorable sneaks at Brook Run Park? Why, it's you! Look at you gooo, minimalist maven! We got these Keds at Dilliard's.
 

Cardigan Perimeter Mall

7. The Cardigan

For wearing over the LBD, or with the striped shirt, jeans and mules, or with a tank top and sandals, or really with anything. Find this one at J. Crew in Perimeter Mall.

Heels Perimeter Mall

8. The Heels

Tall enough to work with your LBD, short enough to not break your ankle when boarding the MARTA on your way to ATL. They'd also go well with a pair of jeans, basic tank and jean jacket. Grab these in black at Dilliard's.


Blue Jeans Perimeter Mall

9. / 10. The Blue + Black Jeans

Gap's got a good thing going with their denim. Grab a classic blue pair in your favorite style and wear them rolled down in the winter, cuffed in the summer. You'll need the black jeans to wear with your denim jacket and black heels.
 

Sandals Perimeter Mall

11. The Sandals

Slide into these babies for a nice, low-key pop of color. They'll go with pretty much anything in your new minimalist wardrobe.


Shorts Perimeter Mall

12. The Shorts

Seeing as how hot it can get in Georgia, shorts are a must. Wear with your sandals, tank and cardigan for a girl-next-door look. These are from Express.


Would you look at that! With just 12 items, you have everything you need to make your name as a 21st century minimalist. Or at least you will once you shop at Dunwoody's Perimeter Mall, the second-largest mall in the Southeast.

*We've boldly claimed these are the only 12 pieces you need, but that's assuming you already have essentials like maybe underwear. We understand you'll need to supplement some pieces in the rotation. Don't worry, we won't rat you out to the minimalist fashion police.