A guide to minimalist living for girls who love fashion
Minimalism is not just a pleasant aesthetic, it is really a lifestyle that yields extraordinary benefits in all aspects of life. When you think about minimalist fashion, you probably picture those skillfully curated wardrobes you see all over Pinterest. Filled with just a few pieces in neutral shades of black, grey, and tan; those curated closets surely give a soothing vibe.
To some though, this may seem monotonous and boring. The minimal approach to fashion owes itself to the defiant nature of the industry. But after flipping through glossy pages of fashion magazines, one wonders if you could love fashion and yet have a minimal approach to it.
Minimalists generally advise, creating a staple wardrobe, consisting of a collection of classic, well-tailored pieces that can be paired together to look effortlessly for any occasion. Although, simplifying your closet by sticking with a modernist aesthetic, might not be everyone’s cup of tea. For artistically inclined people, who love the game of mixing and matching and keeping up with trends; it’s almost impossible to follow the rules of minimalistic fashion.
So, is it possible for the fashion obsessed to give minimalism- maximum impact?
A minimal approach to fashion is more important than a minimal aesthetic for fashion. It is more about the attitude and process behind things than it is about your colour palette or the specific number of items in your closet. The only goal here is to create a closet you love. Imagine a world where you open your wardrobe in the morning and only see pieces you absolutely love, and no matter what you pick, you feel confident, positive, and unequivocally you. It’s not about owning as little as possible, but adding things that add value to your life and wardrobe.
Being happy with your style, and your outfit is one of the greatest gifts of all! And here’s how you can achieve this goal!
Style trumps fashion: Think about discovering your own signature look! There’s no problem in getting enthusiastic about fashion trends, but find those that suit your individual style, and ignore others. Personal style is about celebrating creativity. Be super-trendy head-to-toe if that’s what you’re passionate about you love it, or dress up in something that’s not in line with what’s currently considered to be on trend.
Do your work: It’s great to discover new brands, but also important to know your body and your style, whatever your budget may be. Find out what you feel best in. Invest time and thought into developing your style and selecting the perfect garments. It takes time to train your eye, experiments with different aesthetics, and develop a sense of style that feels natural and effortless to you.
Quality over quantity: Find pieces and brands, whose style you like and will also last you a long time. You want to own pieces you can use for a number of years to come. When your wardrobe will have clothes that feel good on your skin, are sturdy and durable and that won’t fall apart after a couple of seasons is what will make you the happiest.
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There you go! Embrace fashion and curate it thoughtfully and we promise, you will love being a minimalist