Minimalism Movement

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With every year passing I can see my style and fashion preferences changing. However, one thing which never changed is my tendency to overly accessorise.

Recently I found myself more interested in crisp, clean cuts with a minimalist and comfortable design. I have slowly start to realise that part of my wardrobe contains various items which are now “out of fashion”. Because of the bad quality of the materials, some items even got a degraded and washed- off look. So I got rid of half of my wardrobe. This was not easy as I am one of those people that KEEP EVERYTHING. I kept holding into that tiny hope that at one point I will desperately need that bright yellow crop top that I bought on sale from Bershka when I was 14.  I was the definition of a ‘clothing hoarder’ and I needed a wardrobe detox.

I came to the conclusion that the only items which keep their original good looks and can still be worn no matter the current trends, are those simple, minimalistic and good quality items. This is how I truly started to appreciate and have an interest in the particular cut and fabric of my clothing. Luxurious fabrics can immediately change your aesthetic, offering you a more crisp and cleaner look. The 90’s minimalism style, based on monochromatic looks and basic lines is back on the runways for SS19, banning any extravagant show-off design. What can be more aesthetically pleasing than a crisp, head to toe beige look, finished with a pair of statement embellished sneakers. High-quality, minimal pieces always stay contemporary and won’t ever be outdated. Investing into such items might keep your wardrobe a bit smaller, but at most times, less is more, and quality will ultimately defeat quantity.

I recently fell in love with a Swedish fashion brand, named WEEKDAY. They focus on the quality of their materials and they created a very comfortable range of ‘organic cotton’ items.

I created the gallery below during one of my visits at London Tate Museum. The central element of today’s looks is the limited-edition paper tote bag, which was a special holiday collaboration between Gucci and Commes des Garcons. Such items are hard to get hold of so it’s a good idea to keep an eye at any new collaborations launched at Dover Street Market London.

Note: I haven’t posted recently on my personal blog as I focused primarily on my articles for CUB Magazine, which you can read here:

Fighting Big Fashion Houses for Cultural Appropriation

Get Ready: Fashion Trends for 2019

What to wear this Spring – 2019

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