Minimalism and Fashion

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Last year I watched a documentary about minimalism. Ever since I’ve been fascinated with the topic. Something about living a more simpler life sounds so amazing. Imagine you won’t have to spend the entire day cleaning and wake up to an immaculate home. Sounds like a dream come true to me.

Those of you who love fashion and styling just like me, here are a few ways I like to keep my closet as minimal as I possibly can.

  1. Just buy what you need. Having a closet full of 8 v-neck black shirts is unnecessary. If you prefer a black v-neck, get a really good one that will last you through the season. 
  2. Know your style. I talk a lot about personal style here, but knowing your personal style will take you a long way when building a wardrobe. For example, I prefer a more basic color palette, so when I come across that neon green cardigan, I know it won’t work in my closet and therefore I need not buy it. No matter how cute it may be.
  3. Stick to basics. Basics will bring you a long way. Now, if you have to have that neon green cardigan, you could buy it because your basics will make a great backdrop to this cardigan.
  4. Don’t keep up with the Joneses. This is what minimalism is all about. Not being sucked into consumerism. You can have everything you need to style an outfit but not go overboard. You don’t need those Gucci slides in the summer just because everyone has them, the black sandals you already have are just as cute.
  5. Discard often. I like to get rid of things very often, simply because I shop a lot. It’s the one in one out principle of minimalism.

Overall, if you want to live a minimalist lifestyle you can, but you may just put your joy into your closet. Which is fine because you can do minimalism your way.

A Casual Uniform

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Hi friends, I’ve missed you all so much. I have taken a break while on vacation. I will be sharing my trip with you all in a later post. How was your Thanksgiving? Did you all participate in Black Friday, or Cyber Monday? I did, and I am so excited to share with you all what I purchased 🙂

On to the outfit: I love the concept of having a style uniform. A uniform wouldn’t work for me because I get bored easy, but if I did this would be it! Cardigans and a scarf is the easiest outfit, and you can remake this outfit 100 ways over. All you need is a few scarfs and different color cardigans. It is so simple to pull off, in this post, I’m wearing a long sleeve tee.

Cardigan: H&M ~ Shirt: Gap ~ Jeans: Nordstrom Rack similar here ~ Scarf: Old Navy similar here ~ Shoes: DSW similar here

Becoming Minimalism

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So I have a lot of stuff! There is nothing wrong with having things that bring joy to your life. At some point when you look around your space and become overwhelmed with the amount of crap round that serves no purpose and is never used, such a waste of space.

Of course, I watched a documentary that solidified my idea of becoming a minimalist. One thing I am so interested in is a capsule wardrobe. For those ladies who can look so chic in 30 articles of clothing, my hat goes off to them. The creativity it takes to not look the same every day. I have been spending so many (way to much) hours on Pinterest looking at women who have a capsule wardrobe. I am so interested in adopting this in my lifestyle. We shall see how it turns out, sometimes I just need a change!

I am here to tell you, I want to be a minimalist… I know it takes baby steps. Here are a few images that has been inspiring me on this journey.

 

 

all photos via weheartit.com