Minimalism Movement

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With every year passing I can see my style and fashion preferences changing. One thing which remained the same is my tendency to overly accessorize, from wearing a statement silver ring on each finger, to my usual attempt of trying to introduce a scarf in any of my outfits.

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 either “out of fashion” and I only bought and wore them for a single season, or because of the bad quality of the materials, the items seemed to give 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, holding into that tiny hope that at one point I will desperately need that bright yellow crop top which I bought on sale from Bershka when I was 14. I simply sold part of my wardrobe online and kept certain oversized items for chilling around the house. I was the definition of a ‘clothing hoarder’ and a wardrobe detox was exactly what I needed.

I came to the conclusion that the only items which kept their original good looks and can still be worn no matter the current trends, are those simple, minimalistic and good quality items which I invested more at that time being. This is how I truly started to appreciate and investigate in the cut and fabric of my clothing. Luxurious fabrics can immediately change your aesthetic, conferring you a more practical and cleaner look. The 90’s minimalism style, based on monochromatic looks and basic lines also seem to be back on the runways for SS19, banning any extravagant show-off design. Don’t take me wrong, I am well known in my group of friends for owning such ‘in your face’ controversial items, but they should always represent that single central element in your outfit. What can be more aesthetically pleasing than a crisp, head to toe beige look, finished for example 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 High-quality, minimal pieces always stay contemporary and won’t ever be outdated.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 most times less is more, and quality will ultimately defeat quantity.

The following photo gallery was created after my visit at Tate Modern Gallery London. I recently fell in love with a Swedish fashion brand, named WEEKDAY, which focuses on the quality of their materials and created a special range of ‘organic cotton’ items. Maybe my favourite and central element of the outfit was 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 items and collaborations launched at Dover Street Market London.

ENJOY !

Note: I haven’t posted recently on my actual 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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Hype my look on Lookbook.nu

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