I’m a minimalist at heart
But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like colours or patterns. It just means that I like my colours and patterns in a neat, streamlined package. And without any bells and whistles, please.
Which is why I’ve kept the accessories to a minimum here. Well, also because it was just unbearably hot when these pictures were taken. Hot weather makes me even more of a minimalist as I can’t stand anything touching my skin. I would go around naked if I wasn’t afraid of burning in the sun. Or getting arrested, whatever…
If you follow this blog, this isn’t the first (or the second, or the seventh…) time you’ve seen this old Custo Barcelona t-shirt. And it probably won’t be the last. I believe in only buying what I love and then wearing it over and over again.
And the trousers? Well, you’ve seen this pair of trousers a couple of times this summer, too. But as to whether you’ll see it again, it’s too soon to tell. Sure, the trousers are comfortable and fit me like a dream. But the polka dots may just make them a bit of a one-summer hit. We’ll see.
Putting these two items together was sort of inevitable. Not just because it was terribly hot and I was running out of clean clothes to wear (we were staying in Germany for a few days when these photos were taken), but because I thought it would be fun. You know, sort of pushing the envelope a bit, experimenting with maximalism by putting together an over-the-top outfit.
No? Not over-the-top enough? Well, guess what, I’m a minimalist, and for me, this is as over-the-top as it gets. I want my maximalism in a neat, streamlined package, too. In other words, no layering, no oversize jewellery, no elaborate accessories. That’s all lovely and inspiring, but it’s not me. So, I’ll keep it simple and uncomplicated and let the colour and pattern do the talking.
t-shirt: Custo Barcelona (old) / trousers: Zara / bag: Coach /
shoes: Jenny / sunglasses: Prada
location: Kreutzviertel, Dortmund (Germany)
Are you a minimalist or a maximalist? Or a little bit of both?
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