In a world where trends come and go faster than the blink of an eye, there’s a growing realization that less can truly be more. For me, my journey into minimalism started back in 2017, and over time, I’ve also embraced the concept of “quiet luxury,” which is becoming more popular this year.
Five years ago, I reached a point where my closet was overstuffed, yet I felt like I had nothing to wear. My drawers were filled with trinkets I had been holding onto since my teenager years. I used to feel the urge to place a new online order, but the excitement would fade shortly after I received it.
Then, I watched the documentary “Minimalism” and my life changed.
The concept of buying smarter has become my guiding principle and I fell in love with creating a capsule wardrobe (read here “Capsule Wardrobe. The Complete Guide.”). I invested my energy in understanding what was my personal style, and then I began to purchase clothes that fitted that style.
Over these years my purchase decisions have always begun with a simple question: do I truly need this item? This moment of reflection has saved me from countless impulse purchases and needless accumulation.
Whenever I buy a new piece of clothing, I make sure to check the composition in order to choose natural fabrics and, overall, a piece of amazing quality regardless the price tag. Being a savvy person, I’m diligent about my finances (and I enjoy YouTube channels like Nicha’s) and I use tools such as Karma App to help me maximize my savings.
I see myself fitting into the description of quiet luxury, even though I appreciate buying designer things only if the craftsmanship or the design is truly outstanding and goes along with the high quality.
Quiet luxury, I’ve come to understand, is like a fancy tune played softly. I think that the allure of it lies in its understated elegance. It doesn’t scream for attention; it doesn’t need to, because as a person, you understand who you are and what you want at your core (thanks to minimalism), and you don’t need to seek validation.
If we constantly seek approval from other people, we’ll end up compromising our own values and desires to meet their expectations. Would you grow old and realize that you’ve never embraced your truly authentic self?