Posts Tagged: minimalist

Reader Request: Color and the Well-edited Wardrobe

well edited wardrobe

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.

Fascinating and Fashionable: Sarah the Minimalist

This is the first in a new series of interviews with fascinating folks about their unique perspectives on style, fashion, and body image. I’m launching with Sarah Von of Yes and Yes, who is one of the most stylish women I know yet owns an absolutely tiny number of wardrobe items. Call her a minimalist, a capsule wardrobe aficionado, or a thrifty shopper, she’s got a good thing going. Let’s hear from Sarah!

How many pieces of clothing do you own? How many are thrifted?
Without actually counting each piece of clothing, I’d say I have somewhere between 20-30 pieces, not including accessories. I have 4 or 5 pairs of shoes that I regularly wear, but I have approximately a gajillion scarves and bangle bracelets. About 80% of my wardrobe is thrifted. If it’s not thrifted, it’s from Target, Old Navy, or TJ Maxx. 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