Hello everyone! New York Fashion Week is in full force, and so to celebrate I'm back to fashion blogging with you all. I missed ya! <3
As you might have noticed, my Minimalism Project started with a bang, but quickly fizzled out by the end of June. I did not discard the clothing I didn't wear at the end of the project, as promised. I haven't updated you on my wardrobe in over two months, And honestly, I haven't really been practicing minimalism in my life much at all. Life happened; I needed a break from the internet for a while and so I went on a social media hiatus, which affected my presence here on this blog as well. I also moved out of state and started graduate school (!!!). Life got so exciting and minimalism took a backseat.
Time to take a breath, reevaluate, and start again.
I still want to continue down this path of wardrobe minimalism. I know from my minimalism experience in the past that getting rid of things you don't wear or no longer like can feel so good, and that less can truly be more if you are true to your sense of style and ignore the lure of fast fashion trends. Not only that, but my new apartment is smaller than my previous one, so every closet space counts!
However, the idea of trying to minimalize my closet right now has never been less appealing. So what's going on? Part of it is that I can tell my style is shifting, and I've been feeling a bit stuck with my current wardrobe choices. Starting my career in teaching has made me reevaluate my closet, and begin to see that I can't live in the uniform of jeans and tight dresses forever (as much as I might want to!). Also, I think these past few months, with all of the transitions that have happened in my life, I have been reverting back to my old shopping ways, using shopping as "retail therapy." And, though it does feel like a bit of a step back, I've been giving myself a little bit of a break about this, knowing that this is a time of transition. But with school finally started, I'm ready to jump back in. Slowly, this time.
Here's what's going to happen. Every Monday until the end of the year I will post a new minimalist fashion blog post, complete with outfits from my wardrobe + whatever's on my mind that week. (It should be fun to see how I transition into fall, especially in a new part of the country!) I also still love the idea of taking a picture of my outfit each day, so I am going to try to do that as well, to chart the pieces in my closet that I actually wear (we'll see if I can keep that one up!)
At the end of the year I will reevaluate my fashion journey that I have taken with you over the course of these coming months, and decide where to go from there. I really hope this process will not only give me some accountability but also help me to be honest with myself about what I really wear in my closet and what I don't. And learn how to dress for the classroom in the process.
And I hope that it gives you some fashion inspo along the way!