All posts tagged: minimal fashion

living lighter with less

’Til 2022, a deep desire for “less” has continued to well up in my being. Perhaps partially driven by a complex, heavy world around us. Simplicity is uncomplicated peace, and excess is no more than baggage. I’ve applied this not only to a more capsule approach to my wardrobe, but throughout my home and life as well. It’s become easier and easier to let go of the baggage that builds up with time, and more and more rewarding as the piles of unneeded disappear leaving more time to kick back and enjoy what you have. Not only in things which are material, but also in matters of the mind.    We are a generation of over thinkers. Of excess, and emotional weights we carry with us throughout our lives. It’s a new year, and it’s time to eliminate and reduce baggage – physically, mentally and emotionally. The cause and effect is simple, with less, we are lighter. With less burdens, we can stand up straighter. We become free to pursue what makes us truly happy without …

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items from my wardrobe I always re-wear over and over

The absolute chaos, hangers pressed so tightly together you could get blisters from pulling them apart – we all know what it feels like to have too many pieces crammed in our wardrobe. And, as much as we like the idea of a truly minimalist wardrobe, sometimes it’s not as easy as it sounds. If you’re trying to create some extra space, I’ve shared a few of my hacks for minimizing to a capsule wardrobe. But one of the most important factors we often overlook, is: Don’t purchase items you’ll rarely wear in the first place. Let’s be honest. Most of us only wear our favorite 20 or so items, and the rest of our clothes sits untouched month after month… sometimes longer. What if you only purchased those reworn items? With dozens of pieces arriving every month for features on Day in my Dreams fashion blog, I’ve had the opportunity to wear new outfits just about every day. But amidst the piles of trendy fast fashion pieces, there are a few items I find …

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I know we’re not supposed to

There are some things which are hard to let go of. Grasping onto whatever strands may be in reach, whether for love or hate, out of desperation or hope – there is something in our nature that resists parting with something that we were once in position of. Material things, people, a grudge, a lifestyle, a memory, a dream. As they pull farther away, our reach lengthens and our grip tightens to fight the loss. In some spaces, this action can be a beautiful thing. Fighting for people we love, hanging on to hope for a better day, believing in a dream – it’s a strength. A willingness to not let go, a pull towards something better or something we hope to achieve, the grip is persistence, and it builds character and personal development. It can also be a crutch. Hanging on to toxic memories, resentment, useless things, scar tissue, the past – it can be a fetter binding us to things which are better to let go of. The grip becomes sweaty, anxious and …

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minimalist fashion essentials – the leather legging

Whether you know me from my fashion blog or as a personal friend, if you see me around more than a couple times a year, you know my best friend is a pair of quality leather leggings. In fact, if you see me a few times a week, the likelihood of you seeing me in a pair is pretty much 100%. Leather leggings are the ultimate minimalist fashion must have, making paring outfits and looking effortlessly chic a breeze. As one of my most worn items, I partnered with David Lerner to give you the whole scoop. Here’s how to wear them, where to where them, and what to look for in quality leather leggings. Let’s start with what to wear with leather leggings. The beauty of this fashion trend – the combinations are endless. Consider your leggings the sexier version of a black skinny jean. You get the point, but if you want a bit more guidance, here are a few of my favorite ways to wear them. photography:JOEY PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK …

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Mondaine Helvetica No1 Timepiece Review

Sleek, bold… italic. Yes, I’m talking about a font and not just fashion. Who here is a fan of the ever fresh Helvetica typeface? Well there’s good news for you font feens, Mondaine has just released a new timepiece collection in ode to the iconic style, and I have partnered with them to give you a Mondaine watch review. Introducing the Helvetica No1 collection, a minimalist timepiece collection designed with a modern play on design. The collection itself is quite broad with a wide enough selection for every minimalist timepiece lover. You’ll find options in gold, silver, leather and mesh bands… even faces in different styles and designs. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III & iPHONE X | minimalist fashion timepiece c/o:MONDAINE   Steering towards the direction of sleek style, I chose to review the 38mm Helvetica No1 Light. Simple and concise, it’s definitely the ideal for everyday wear with a clean, modern design and attention to details in the components. The rim of the face is in a muted brushed steel with a …