'Less is more' are words that you have heard me say a hundred times before. Of course, I am French, so this normal pour moi. The notion that having fewer material things gives you some kind of advantage may seem strange to some of you. So I shall explain this in more
detail in this post.
Are you among those who have too many clothes in their closet?
If so, you are among a large crowd. You are of the popular mindset that the more clothes you own, the most stylish you look. Yep. Adverts repeat the same message ad nauseam: Your girlfriends will envy your wardrobe and your sense of style. Men will fall at your feet.
However, you will admit that this is far removed from the cold, hard truth. You do have many clothes, that's true. However, nobody envies your sense of style, and men haven't beaten a path to your door yet.
So, do you buy new clothes every week because you don't want to wear the same old things all the time?
Are your shopping habits a complete mayhem and your purchases impulsive?
Do you have plenty of clothes but your outfits do not reflect a great sense of style?
Then you will agree that this is a case where 'more is less'.
There are a few things you can do to remedy this. Why not take a leaf from French Women's style book?
French women buy with discernment and restraint. They prefer to buy in less quantity but better quality. You will seldom see them laden with clothes carrier bags in shopping centres. Mind you, this may also be due to having a limited budget after paying countless taxes and bills!
I have noticed that the more choices you have the more difficult it is to make a decision. When your closet is full to the brim with tops, skirts, dresses and trousers, it takes ages to create an outfit. You are faced with many options of WHAT to wear. But what you really need to know is HOW to wear your clothes.
Isn't it funny that French women have this reputation to dress well and chic, yet they work from a pared-down wardrobe? This proves that you don't need an overfilled wardrobe to dress well. They are not afraid of wearing pieces over and over again. These pieces are worth their weight in gold.
So, to recap on this notion of 'less is more' in the closet:
French women have long known about 'less is more', where fewer clothes mean better style.
Over to you now. Are you ready to embrace 'less is more' in your closet? Please let us know in the comments below.
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