In many ways, the “less is more” concept never worked for me. I’ve always been partial to having more. More friends, more dresses, more drinks, more eyeliner, more work. I never buy one song off the album, I just buy the whole album. Even with something as simple as taking notes in school: I always wrote more than necessary because I was sure that having more notes meant that I would receive higher marks on exams.
Recently, I’ve come to realize that my philosophy is flawed. Cutting through the things I don’t need takes time and energy, two resources that unfortunately aren’t infinite. And in terms of my wardrobe (because clearly that’s where my mind goes first ), unnecessary items take up space… a precious resource to urban dwellers like myself.
Since this realization, I’ve been working on paring down. Everything. My morning makeup routine, my notes, my stacks of magazines and various knicknacks in my apartment. If I haven’t used it since I’ve moved in, it’s out. With regard to my closet, my new goal isn’t to have it all. Rather, it’s to have a curated selection of pieces that can be mixed and matched with ease. Ideally, I’d like to be able to shut my eyes, reach into my closet and choose two random pieces that will look great together because of the thought and foresight I put into the purchases. What do you all think? What is your wardrobe philosophy?
With that, I leave you with my new favorite simple black dress and a minimal makeup look – a baby step toward my new goal. Cheers!
Dress: American Apparel / Earrings: I made them! / Shoes: W3 for Just Fab