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'Quality Over Quantity' - A Guide To Minimalist Fashion |Fashion Know How

Did you know that the average person only wears 20% of their wardrobe on a regular basis? Maybe it's time to keep things to a minimum.

Minimalism doesn't have to mean "shapeless-looking pieces in various shades of black and grey," according to blogger Sarah Hayes. There are the presumed advantages of making easier, less fussy choices when getting dressed. But then, there is also the possibility of getting bored with your wardrobe.


In my opinion, minimalism can be an aesthetic, but it can also be a philosophy towards your whole lifestyle. Yes, clean and neutral colours can be signs of minimalist fashion, but so can bright, punchy colours.

Having a minimal philosophy in fashion means approaching your closet with intentionality - "your aim is a wardrobe that fits your lifestyle, and is filled with high-quality pieces you absolutely love that will last for years," according to Maggy Griswold.

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These StyleCaster models above show that minimal fashion does not have to be boring. They play with florals, quirky accessories and interesting textures like fringe. As you can see, minimalism is often putting together really unique pieces in the same outfit, instead of lessening their impact with accessories and jackets and scarves.

You can benefit from a minimal wardrobe because you will lessen the effects of decision fatigue: "the more choices you have to make, the harder it is to make a decision, and the less confident you are in the decision you ultimately make".

Don't confuse minimalism with perfectionism, though. Remember that your fashion reflects your very unique personality, along with its flaws. Don't be afraid of statement jewelry or chunky accessories just because you are trying minimalism. As long as there is intentionality and reason behind your outfit, you're on the right track.

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That is what a minimal approach to fashion is all about - the model in the hat and sunglasses has many accessories on but they all have a purpose. That's how she manages to look effortless but very put together. The model in the gold dress might be attending a formal occasion, but even without shiny jewelry and an over-accentuated dress, she looks glamourous.

As a minimalist shopper, my opinion is to look for clothes with clean and simple lines. This gives you the freedom to play with prints and patterns, while maintaining a timeless silhouette. Empire necklines, wrap dresses, blazers and crisp button shirts provide the structure you want in a minimalist wardrobe.

On the other hand, soft draped fabrics, wispy hemlines and more feminine cuts offer natural silhouettes that accentuate the figure, but aren't busy, like these pastel outfits below.

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The model above shows the best aspects of minimalism: multi-style clothing that transforms for every occasion.

That's another factor of minimalist fashion: timelessness. Trends come and go, but certain styles just work in any era! Always ask yourself how long you intend to wear an item of clothing before you buy it. Picture yourself wearing it from your 20s to your 60s - if it doesn't work for any of those ages, then it might be frivolous, not your style and the opposite of minimal.

Certain celebrities like Kim Kardashian-West are famous for their minimalist look contrasted with a big million dollar lifestyle. But I don't see her as minimalist, as she wears a new outfit with special accessories for every photo and occasion.

So that's your guide to minimalist-fashion - intentionality, function and timelessness. When you apply these principles to your wardrobe and fashion, you'll see that you will be effortlessly stylish and forever beautiful.

Like Dianic Boutique says, "It's always a good idea to choose quality over quantity when it comes to buying clothes!"

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