It's simple to determine. Are you Solange (uber-minimalist)or are you Beyonce (uber-maximist). Are you so over the "more is more" mentality in the fashion industry? You might actually be a fashion minimalist. Dare I say, a fashion purist? There are 2 main ways you could be a fashion minimalist.
1. Practical: You have a lean wardrobe.
Rather than having 200 items in your closet of which you only wear 30, you might have 50 items in your closet. Those 50 items are all high quality. In other words, quality over quantity wins here. This is totally contrary to fashion consumerism today, but I tend to sip the minimalist Kool-Aid. Do you?
In today's lingo, it appears in the difference between slow fashion and fast fashion.
2. Aesthetic: You wear "simple" silhouettes and solid colors.
Ok, there's more to it than that. And yes! You can wear colors other than black! Minimalism is part of a larger movement. It was a way of life, an art movement, an architectural style, and, yes, it trickled into fashion around the 1960s. Think mod, space age. It's evolved since then, but it's still a powerful way to enter a room!
I classify myself as both the practical and aesthetic minimalist. You see it in the Brave New World Collection.
And, this week, I released the a customizable 3D-printed minimalist ring. It's great because it's 3D-printed metal, it has a minimal form, and you can write a 6-letter word or code on it for someone you love or just for yourself! Clearly, mine says AZ!
Still not sure where you fall on the minimalist spectrum? Take this quiz to see how much of a fashion minimalist you are.
You can check out how other people are being minimalists via Youtube. Prime example: Youtube minimalist, Jenny Mustard does minimalism!