instead of keeping possessions ‘on the hook’, stringing them along, promising to yourself that one day I will wear/use this, think about eventualities.
Please note: This is an imported post from an old blog and as such may not cover the same themes or reach the same quality criteria as the rest of minimaldrobe.com. Thanks! I’ve been on Pinterest more or less since the beginning. I was initially very reluctant to get into contemporary social networking; I used […]
if you’re reading this, scouring the web for advice about what makes a capsule wardrobe…I’ll offer it, in my next post. But this post acts as a warning: a “definitive” guide to a capsule wardrobe is always an example. Do not leap on a (fast) fashion website and place a $500 order because I say you “need” this, this, or this. I personally, of course, think that you should have confidence in my opinion, on men’s fashion in particular; you can take advantage of the knowledge and experience I have had, if you want. But as ever, these kinds of posts are a helpful hand, nothing more. And that’s true whether the author is paid or not; it’s up to you.
Key to the contemporary minimalist enterprise is a confidence in your own evaluation of what is “important”; this means that the definition of a minimalist constantly shifts, that it’s hard to point to a hard truth behind the idea of “minimalism” today (as opposed to its application in architecture, visual art, music etc.), because it is an extension of our deep-seated service to individualism and self-reinforcement.
Last year I started 24 P.St., intending it to solely be about my tastes in fashion. It quickly turned into me blogging about minimalism, and thinking about whether I should pursue it as a mindset: that is, minimalism defined as not wanting to constantly accumulate, to have an “edited” list of possessions. Since researching the blogosphere […]
So is there really a ‘before’ and ‘after’ in minimalism? I don’t really know. There was certainly a ‘before’, looking back at my own autobiography above. I like to think I am approaching that ideal of owning things I love.
I know one thing, I wish I had taken that before photo.