"Style & Life...minus the extra stuff"
With warm weather upon us, we are now obligated to switch around our wardrobe. How can we conclude our minimalist style of nudes and dark colors and make it fitting for the Spring seasons pastel trends. The answer is we don't because the whole idea of building and maintaining a minimalistic wardrobe is to obtain key pieces and essentials that go with everything, right!?
Back home, I went to an all Girl's Catholic school. I literally had the same routine everyday…. We had to wear this cream uniform ensemblefrom Monday through Friday and on Sunday for Sunday School! …. I HATED it . I couldn't wait to get older, finish with school and burn those uniforms…. But here I am about 9 years later willingly wearing uniforms….because now I realize that this was the simplest and happiest time of my life.
Since I've begun writing for this blog in December I've made the decision to make some minimal changes in my life from my daily activities to the way I dress.
I’ve always resonated with minimalism ever since I was a child without even being aware of it. My cousins would tease me about the fact that they seldom saw me not wearing black. Being a part of the blog, has made me a little more conscious of this fact and has pushed me to make efforts in trying to live a more simplified lifestyle
I honestly did not notice that I practiced minimalism until it was pointed out to me (by Christina of course lol). The more I thought about it, the more I was like "yeaa, I am extremely simple." I believe that as I grew up, I became more about removing the extra in my life, and focusing more on the core.
Since we've re-branded TheStreetQlo to be a Minimalist lifestyle blog in October from just a street style blog, many people have asked,"Well, what is minimalism? Why minimalism? Are you a minimalist?" To answer the first question simply, I'd define Minimalism as taking a "Less is more" approach for living and styling decisions.
Although having a successful music career, which catapulted in the 80’s and sustained through the 90s, singer Sade Adu’s normcore fashion sense still remains an inspiration for today’s generation. In an industry where women are constantly told that “sex sells” Sade was and still is a refreshing spirit, with her somewhat unparalleled image.
Grey is the prefect shade for any season, but I like to brighten up my fall/winter wardrobe with grey. My obsession with this shade started when American Apparel wasn't exactly relevant and Urban Outfitters was all the rage...