Fashion

The Art of Minimalism and my favourite Gray Coat

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  • 24 January 2017

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You have already seen me wearing this coat in Paris, it’s my big oversized gray coat from Zara. I’m so in love with it. It’s perfect for this kind of day, where I just want to bundle myself up. Not only is it big and cozy, but it also gives your overall look a sophisticated edge.

So, I bought this particular coat a couple years ago, but I was hesitant to buy it at first. I guess it was due to the style of the coat- it’s not very form fitting. Nonetheless, I convinced myself to make it work. And now, I cannot stop wearing it! It’s definitely a daring piece to wear for anyone who is on the safer side- but I promise you this will look amazing on anyone.

Minimalism

Okay, let me ask you this. Were you ever in this situation where your wardrobe is full of clothes, yet you feel like you have nothing to wear? Yes, I believe we all have been there at some point.

I have been asked many times what I look for when buying clothes. My answer: a minimalist. “The less you own, the more you have”. I believe in consciously choosing items that I know for sure I’ll wear them later on. Items that can be easily combined with other various clothes from my closet. And to be honest, I have downsized my spending on clothes quite a bit over the years. Ever since I started to minimize my wardrobe, I feel like I got more clothes to choose from.

Funny, huh? Being able to lead a simpler life is one of the perks of minimalism.

Low vs. High Fashion

I also think that mixing high with low-fashion does give the overall appearance a more interesting touch. That means combining affordable pieces with more expensive items. I’m constantly on the look out for clothes that are chic and at the same time inexpensive. Honestly, I don’t think you have to spend a fortune in order to look good. It merely comes to the point how you style yourself. My go-to stores are usually the ones known to be pocket-friendly such as H&M, Forever 21, Bershka or Zara.

Of course, I like to splurge once in a while. Being a minimalist also means that you are more pickier with your choices. Quality vs. Quantity is the rule here. So, spending on a few items of a greater quality is definitely good to keep in mind. Obviously my weakness for luxury handbags don’t come unnoticed here. Thanks to my sister :)! I think treating yourself to something nice is just as important as  practicing to become a conscious minimalist.

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Oversized grey coat – Zara (similar here) | Trousers – Zara | Turtleneck top – Gina Tricot (similar here) | Red pumps – Aldo (similar here) | Bag – Saint Laurent

Have an amazing day!

Yours truly,

Nina

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