Welcome to the planner personalities series. In today’s post we are going to discuss another rather minimal style planner. It’s call ‘The Sophisticated’.


The Sophisticated planner is intentional from start to finish. It has true design and functionality oozing through every page. The aesthetic is created with ease because these planner makers know exactly what they like. These planners are equally purposeful and beautiful, and time has gone into making them just right. Let’s look at some of the elements of ‘The Sophisticated’.


The pages of this planner are certainly not filled to the brim. They prefer one simple statement piece on the page and don’t clutter up any of the rest of the page. They like that statement to stand out loud and clear. They very much subscribe to the motto ‘less is more’. They may not bother with doing different themes each month, they might be more likely to have a favourite style that they continue throughout their full notebook.


The pages of this planner are styled and designed; the decoration is key to the overall look. It’s not just about function here, they like a certain curated art or pattern aesthetic and that is important to this planner. It may actually take quite a long time to create the art on these pages, but it’s absolutely worth it, because they feel inspired and motivated by the art or pattern they see.


The pages of this planner will not be ‘foiled’ with colour. No. Colour is noise to the monochrome planner person. They prefer the quietness of a planner that has a look of sophistication and neutralness. The neutral look may be light or dark depending on preference, black being quite a popular choice. The important thing is seeing the beauty in the neutral.


The pages of this planner will have a defined structure. There will be designated spaces for each element. They don’t feel organized with open space, they feel organized with structure. The ‘feel’ that everything is set in place is the joy of this planner style. They get motivation from seeing all the organized boxes.


Here are some examples of ‘The Sophisticated’ planner…