I'm a minimalist at heart - or at least I want to be. I certainly don't always achieve it in dress. I often look back on my outfit posts and say "No! No! Too fussy! What was I thinking?" The philosophy behind my pursuit of minimalism is that the clothes should compliment the wearer, not the wearer the clothes. I think this is harder to achieve than it sounds. For one, I sometimes find it difficult to find basics - solid dresses in the right silhouette - and other simple clothes. Of course, I'm very picky, and have rules for myself - taking into consideration who made the clothes, who's selling them, and the potential quality.
Personal style does not mean you need a lot of clothes, though. Personal style is that magical blend of personality, appearance, and clothing, working together to create a unique look that says something about you. I still feel like I'm trying to find it, but I've come to realize it's not something you can discover in one go, like an Easter egg in the grass - it's a long creation, a process.
This green shift dress is from Curator, my favorite US-made "slow fashion" source. (This is not a sponsored post - just looks like one)! Like this dress, I can see myself wearing all year round.
By the way, I'm guest-posting on Kristina's blog, Eccentric Owl, today. Be sure to give it a visit!