Parisian wardrobe, and minimalist wardrobe - differences and similarities

Parisian minimalismReading a book Be chic Émilie Albertini I noticed some similarities between the Parisian wardrobe and the minimalist wardrobe. Parisian wardrobe and minimalist wardrobe are almost the same! Parisian clothes are classic and of good quality. It's like a minimalist's wardrobe, right? Reading the book Be chic! it dawned on me why I like Parisians style so much.

How has my style changed over the years?

My style has changed a lot over the years. The corporation I worked in and the requirement to wear elegant clothes had a great impact on my wardrobe. I liked classic, elegant clothes, but I'm still not convinced by material pants. I definitely prefer jeans and those in two colors are in my wardrobe (lighter and darker). By the way jeans - for several years I have been buying High Waist Hannah jeans only at Cubus. This model fits me very much in terms of workmanship, I feel good in them (I do not like hipsters and I have been looking for high-waisted jeans for a long time), in addition, they do not wear off as quickly as the jeans I bought at H&M or Reserved.

A small black dress, which should be in every wardrobe click

In high school I used to reach for jeans (tubes), t-shirt and sweatshirt. For this sports shoes. This style suited me a lot, because then comfort was the most important for me. When I went to college, my style became more feminine. During my studies I also started my first job in the hair salon at the reception. Getting started also had an impact on what I started to wear. I changed my T-shirt to women's blouses, cardigans, I started wearing high heels, although I still reached for comfortable sneakers and sweatshirts. It was also the time when I started wearing makeup. Earlier I didn't paint at all, except for parties. Never to school because in my high school the headmaster introduced a makeup ban. Interestingly, junior high school students went painted and nobody made a big problem of it.

As I mentioned at the beginning of the note - I worked in a corporation, which had elegant office outfits from Monday to Thursday. Outdoor shoes, jeans or flashy outfits were unacceptable. Then I fell in love with classic and elegant styles. My wardrobe has changed dramatically. I threw out 95% of my clothes and went shopping. I started to wear shirts, cloth pants (which we didn't like) or jackets (which are with me to this day).

Polka-dot blouse (similar blouse) - click
Jeans click
Beige trench coat click
Silver watch click
MK Jet Set bag click (cheaper -15%)
Zing ballerina click

Parisian and minimalist wardrobe

There was a time in my life when I stood in front of my wardrobe and said that I had nothing to wear. It's probably a classic situation known to most women. I also belonged to this group until I read the book Slow Fashion. This book completely changed my life because I began to pay attention to the quality of clothes, and my wardrobe, despite the significant reduction in the number of clothes, is now very organized.

A book, or rather a guide on dressing is a great source of inspiration. The guide contains properly the most necessary clothes and accessories that will allow you to build a minimalist Parisian wardrobe. The coolest is that often specific models of shoes or bags are served that will work for every occasion. Of course, we do not have to suggest it, i.e. buy this model specifically, but it is a kind of inspiration.

Cosmetic minimalism - how to organize your cosmetics? click

Thanks to this guide, I realized the shortcomings I have in my closet (and I thought I had everything). It turned out that I have the biggest shortages in ... shoes. It's true, it's true - I miss Oxford, flip-flops for summer and flat sandals. And trench coat. Only here there is a bigger problem - there are trench coats in stores only with a weak composition (I looked at trench coats in Zarze, H&M, Reserved, Mango and I have no ideas where to find something decent). At the weekend I will go to TK Maxx hoping that maybe I will finally find a decent trench coat in the spring.

In my opinion, it is worth having a dressing guide at home, which is very helpful not only in completing the wardrobe, but also on days when you totally don't know what to wear. If you're struggling with this problem, this book will definitely help you tame your wardrobe.

You have a wardrobe full of clothes and you still have nothing to wear ?!

slow fashion

Many people asked if I recommend the book "Slow Fashion", which has recently become quite loud (in my opinion for a reason).

I was also persuaded to read this book after one with a blogger praised it to the heavens. I bought the ebook on woblink for 12,99 PLN.
The book was written by a blogger, whom I admit I did not know before, but since I read her book I have become a big fan of her style and fashion thinking. I heartily recommend it blogwhich I literally absorbed after reading the book.

We live in an era where consumerism is at a very high level. Not only do we buy large amounts of food (which are often wasted) but this also applies to clothes.

I have been interested in the subject of minimalism for a long time. I managed to limit the cosmetics to just a few that I really use. The problem was still in my closet. Every morning, when I opened it, I thought that the light trail would hit me. I was accompanied by the words: "I have nothing to wear".
The mistake lay in too many clothes that I didn't wear and that took my place. Today, when I open my wardrobe, I only have clothes that I like and that match. A few things still require minor modifications (sweater with the addition of cashmere from Orsay, which I need to shorten sleeves and narrow slightly, but it was on sale at a discount for PLN 40, as well as a woolen coat for autumn, which I must necessarily rip pillows from my shoulders).
This year, I managed to get two discounts silk blouses from H&M at a great price (both at a normal price would cost me 400 PLN and my husband invented it for 150 PLN!).
But back to the book, it is written in a light language, so you can absorb it in just one day. It took me 2 days to read, and at the end of the book I flew to the closet and started packing clothes in bags to give them back. Nice if you have someone you trust who you know these clothes can be useful for.
It is better to give them to someone who needs them than to leave them at the trash, where there is a good chance that they will be sold for second hand. Because who likes how someone else earns at our expense? I don't think anyone ...
I really liked the cheat sheet at the end of the book, where mixtures of fabrics that are worth buying are described. This cheat sheet has appeared in my notebook, which I always have with me. Thanks to this, I don't have to remember it, although it will probably become completely natural to me over time.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a problem with too many clothes and doesn't know how to get rid of them. I also recommend to those who do not know that they have such a problem. It's really a wonderful feeling when you open the wardrobe and find that you only have clothes that you like very much.