“Minimalism isn’t about removing the things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love,” – Joshua Becker
I love that quote. It gives me a clearer perspective on why I need to declutter my life. including my wardrobe. Ever since I was allowed to work part-time, I always chose to work in fashion retail. The love for both fashion and shopping are probably the biggest propeller of this career choice I have made for myself. For the best eight years of my working life, I have dedicated it to fashion retail and I have enjoyed most things about that experience, however I have also accumulated an insane amount of clothing items that I absolutely do not need. Here is the turning point…
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Over the years, my knowledge of who I am as a person have matured along with time. I have been quite comfortable with my being, body shape and all, for quiet sometimes now and clothes I wear have always been a my way of portraying who I am to the outside world. I am more drawn to simplicity, I am drawn to the quality of things rather than the quantity I own. My sense of style evolved and I am more drawn towards comfortable yet stylish outfits.
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Gathering my inspirations and thought on amazing platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, I slowly begin my style overhaul, so to speak. Finding items in my existing wardrobe, shopping from my own closet, curating items I love and wear often while donating items that no longer serve a purpose in my wardrobe. I began to notice my most loved and most worn clothing pieces are in grey, navy or black, how very Melbournian of me. The two pattern I seemed to love are stripes and polka dots, and clothing items within these two pattern qualifier I have managed to reduce in quantity to the bare necessities. I am glad that I go on this style journey towards Minimalism, because I now open my wardrobe everyday, with a huge sigh of pleasure. I am enjoying the moment of being with my clothing pieces and plan my outfit for the day. Most items are so easy to mix and match, and because I do not have unnecessary clutter covering clothing pieces I love, I have since stop saying to myself, I have NOTHING to wear…, which is a nice problem to not have. My current style obsession is matching hoodie/tracksuit pants with cool camel coat/jacket over the top, so effortlessly cool and comfortably chic on a different level.
What’s your current style obsession?