” Shop Less Think More “
After getting mixed reviews for the post All you need to Know about 5 piece french Wardrobe Part 1 , I decided to dig in some more.
Having a big walk in wardrobe overflowing with clothes, shoes, bags, accessories was the standard of luxury. Soon it became the norm and the luxury of having a huge wardrobe is no more.Lot of successful people swears by uniform/signature style that involves wearing the same type of clothing item as much as possible hence creating a uniform and their signature style.
Having a wardrobe full of quality item is the new luxury.
The idea behind the “capsule wardrobe” or “5 piece french Wardrobe” or “the curated Wardrobe” is Less is more .
Around 2009 Sheena Matheiken of The Uniform Project challenged herself to wear the same little black dress for the entire length of the year for 365 days. She took care to make the outfits fashionable and different every day.That does seem a bit extreme to me, wearing the same dress for a year everyday, avant-garde when it comes to less is more tribe. Most people will balk at the notion of wearing the same outfit back to back for two days. While repeating the same outfit over a week is definitely not an offence.
Fast forward to 2011 Daniel Dykes editor of Fashionising stated that The Curated Wardrobe is the new Luxury and a shift is in motion. The shift from wanting to own more and more towards the luxury of have fewer items of better quality.
With the rise of fast fashion and mass clothing production most people in developed nation have access to wide range of new trendy clothes each season. The curated wardrobe is definitely not some thing everyone can acquire quite as easily as it requires talent and patience.
A smaller wardrobe is an ethical choice too. We all know gallons of water is required in the making of a pair of jeans and this greatly add to pollution.The new age millennials need to be conscious of the environment and become more mindful while being as fashionable as possible.