Less is more, as they saying goes. But is it?
When it comes to fashion I love taking a simpler approach by:
- investing in quality pieces;
- having a smaller, but more versatile wardrobe;
- using capsule wardrobe principles to get more mileage out of my wardrobe;
- adding subtle hints of colour and print to a mostly neutral colour palette;
- decluttering my wardrobe regularly.
However, I also love this quote by Joshua Becker. “Minimalism isn’t about owning less than you need. It’s about owning exactly what you need”. Sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in simplifying that we simplify too much. Take away things which we love, or in Marie Kondo’s famous words, things that “spark joy”.
I think this quote is a great reminder that we’re in control of how much we want to simplify our lives and our wardrobes – both when it comes to aesthetic and volume. We need to find that middle ground. Not too much so that we are weighed down by stuff, but nor too little. It’s about having enough of the things with purpose, function or meaning behind them. What this looks like for us is an individual journey. Black and white can be easy, finding the grey – the balance – hard.
So, for me, less can be more – but not always. As goldilocks learned, sometimes it’s about finding the “just right”.
What does your “less is more” look like?
Photos by: Lily