I’ve just come back from a weekend away in Manchester partying with my friends. Me and one of my close friends were discussing what we were going to be wearing for that evening. He started telling me that he’d taken a more minimalist approach to his wardrobe and as result of doing so buys more expensive pieces but buys less clothes and wears the clothes he has more. I tried to touch on such an approach in my post about the Mary Queen of Frocks tv show but didn’t really fully delve into it. So I want to talk about what I mean when I talk about a minimalist approach and how you can utilise it to spruce up your wardrobe.
The minimalist ‘trend’ tends to come around every few seasons, but it can be viewed as an elegant approach to style rather a seasonal trend. Forget about the notion that minimalist has to be boring, it’s about taking on a timeless elegance so put away those prints and OTT designs. While some people might think it means keeping things muted in terms of colour, I disagree. However, you want to think about utilising luxe fabrics and the sharpest of shapes. You don’t have to stand out from the crowd in anything loud to be noticed there is something quite enticing about a minimalist look.
When it comes to your wardrobe the concept minimalism is something I’m a strong believer in. It maybe ‘anti-fashion blogger’ to take that stand. Take a leaf out of my friend’s book and adopt a minimalist approach to your wardrobe, you don’t need 5 pairs of jeans, 5 dress, 5 jackets….and that’s me being liberal I know many women will probably have more. Really think about creating a capsule wardrobe and keep the number of pieces to a minimum. Instead of buying those 5 dresses go out and buy one really good dress, maybe spend a little more than usual but get your wear out of it. The beauty of keeping things minimal in terms of styling as well is that it all works. Back on the Mary Queen of Frocks post I talked about only needing 7 pieces and from those 7 pieces being able to create multiple looks. I think that concept especially when today we’re all about more, more, more, more is such a refreshing one and a concept more people should challenge themselves to adopt or at least give a try.
Photos: northenlight, vogue, Harper’s Bazaar
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