Minimalist Series

There comes a time in everyone's life when you just simply and plainly outgrow your wardrobe, you know longer love what you own and you just buy a bunch of stuff  to compensate the clothes you hate. Consequently, you are now left with masses of clothes, making it a pain and a chore to get ready for anything concerning your daily life. If this is you, then sweetie you are a 'clothes hoarder'.

This post is dedicated to those who believe that 'Less Is More' and just want guidance to how to live that exact lifestyle, who want to reform and re brand their wardrobe and sees it as a necessity to cut and strip down clothes which no longer represents their own individuality. Moreover, to obtain a clutter free zone, which will then improve your quality of life when getting ready.

Before you read this, I suggest you get a bin bag and prepare yourself for the greatest cull you are about to experience because you are going to need it *laughs. It's funny how we naturally tend to hoard clothes that dates back to when we were 13, when our mothers used to shop for us and determine our style and what we wear and over the years we mistakenly seem to develop our own store of headache. It's now time to let all those things go.
Tips (Using my experience):

  1. Make sure that your room is tidy, clear and organised, you do not want to start culling your wardrobe with a messy room, because honey, the mess will make you want to shoot yourself, I am not even kidding.
  2. Set 2 piles, one pile of clothes that you will 'keep', and the other one you are 'letting go' and make sure that they are separate from one another to avoid confusion. Determining what you want to keep and get rid off can be a lengthy process for each individual, however if you ask yourself these questions, your mind will be made clear, making the process that much easier.
    1. Identify the items you have successfully kept and find a theme that is similar with all of them. By understanding the kind of things you kept, you now have a borderline understanding of what your style is based upon. For example, you may find out that you have a lot of neutral palettes, with very simple, minimal tones in your wardrobe. It's important to understand the things you are drawn too.
    2. Write a list of the items you need, the items that will be versatile with all the clothes/accessories you already own and will take your looks to the next level. For example, If you wear a lot of black and neutral colors find that popping, everyday accessory that will lift up your look. Mine is my signature red cross-body bag. It instantly makes my looks more exciting, adding a little sass to my minimal looks without being too much.
    1. Inspiration is the main thing that fuels and stimulates are ideas and visions and when it comes to our dream wardrobe and outfits, inspiration plays no exception to that. From platforms like Instagram to stylish people you see on the street, I'm sure we all pause and take that mental note in our minds that we must 'achieve that look by all means'. When you see any outfit that takes you to that frame of mind, Identify what that person does, the items that they have that allows you to appreciate their look. If you continue to identify the same theme of an outfit at every turn, you will then identify the next addition to your wardrobe, and overtime your dream wardrobe will come to life.

    Forming your dream wardrobe is something that develops with time but it can be such an enjoyable process because you are alternatively re branding yourself, tailoring your style to your own individuality . I hope you guys are inspired to always remain true to yourself even if it's just simply changing your wardrobe *laughs

    Until the next entry x

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