Often, when I try to convey individualism in my mode of dress, I tend to pile things up in an incoherent jumble. Not that there's anything wrong with being a beautiful mess, but very few can articulate a powerful fashion statement in three garments or less.
Houman Farahmand in a Whyred coat worn over a sheer Helmut Lang turtleneck. Note the beautifully-stitched narrow shawl lapel.
The entire outfit:
Helmut Lang turtleneck, Whyred coat, Acne leather pants, vintage Western ankle boots
I think the key to being so elegantly concise with an outfit would be to have well-tailored basics of exceptional, yet subtle design.
back detailing of the Whyred coat
The shoes add a sense of history to an otherwise clinically Scandinavian look.
vintage Western ankle boots
And carefully-chosen accessories keep the look personal. The rings may be multiple and large, but they are of the same color and of complementary designs. Even the narrow moustache (not pictured) speaks volumes.
glasses from Jeremy's, vintage gold rings