When it comes to clothing, the hallmarks of minimalism are streamlined silhouettes and a neutral color palette. If you’re a minimalist, chances are the golden age of fashion for you were the 90s, boho is a sin and Angelina Jolie is your fashion icon. You could say that I’m a “colorful” minimalist. For the most part, I wear simple silhouettes and outfits. Layering a la Coachella definitely ain’t my thing. I wear a lot of neutrals – blacks, beiges, whites and denim (I consider denim a neutral) – but add pops of color and patterns in bold ways.
I used to be much more experimental with my clothing, mixing and matching every hue under the sun. That changed when Colette launched their Wardrobe Architect. I was at a point in my life where I wanted to simplify, simplify, simplify. I didn’t follow along exactly, but I did start to edit and refine my style. When I posted about how I redesigned my sewing nook, I gave a glimpse of my new teeny tiny closet – just one rack of hanging clothing and 3 drawers stored all my clothes, including my intimates. It’s still that way today. Thanks Sarai.
When I first started sewing lingerie, I made frilly, girly and ultra feminine pieces. Just take a look back at my Watson, Marlborough and this halter bra. My lingerie wardrobe has gone down the same path as my clothing – simplified. Since that first pair of me-made panties, I’ve edited down to the shapes and fabrics that I like best and work for me and my lifestyle. Most of the time, it includes a halter or bandeau bralette in black, white or beige with pops of color via trimmings such as elastics.