Posts Tagged: minimalism

Reader Request: Color and the Well-edited Wardrobe

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Reader A sent me this question via e-mail:

I was shopping with my sister, and she was telling me that her wardrobe is composed entirely of neutrals, plus green, purple and…yellow, I think. This, she said, is why she can spend as much on clothes as she does – everything she buys can go with everything else. I have to admit that the concept in theory appeals to me. I love clothes, but I’m more likely to wear favorites over and over again, and I’m always tempted to pare down my wardrobe to the essentials. I was taken enough with the idea that I even mentally picked my triad of colors and have been browsing my favorite shopping sites with an eye out for teal, purple and orange. read more

Originally posted 2011-12-02 06:15:51.

This Week I Love …

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… Grechen’s series titled The Minimal Closet.

We’re living in a polarized world, friends. Congress is the most visible example, but it seems like people are glomming on to extremes everywhere and in relation to issues both big and small. It’s been utterly fascinating to see polarization creep into the fashion blogging world: In terms of readership and definitely in the Instagram world, excess is celebrated. People love to see the pretty, the glamorous, the Louboutins on a white table next to some peonies and macarons. But in terms of discussion, minimalism is the buzzy topic. From Un-fancy to Into Mind, we’re all fascinated by downsizing and capsules. read more

Dressing Within a Defined Aesthetic: A Group Guest Post

There are definite constants within my personal style, but I refuse to be tied down to a single aesthetic. Which is why folks who have actively chosen to dress within a narrow set of parameters fascinate me. I thought it would be interesting to call upon a few such women and ask them to share their motivations and choices. So I reached out to Alicia of Sea of Ghosts, Casey of Elegant Musings, and Trystan of This is CorpGoth. And they were kind enough to oblige me! Read on to find out more about their wardrobes, their decision-making processes, and their lives within defined dressing aesthetics. read more