Angie's recent post on utility jackets left me with some questions about my style (or the style I'm trying to reach). I always thought I was firmly entrenched in the minimalist camp but now I'm starting to think I'm not at all. I think instead I've confused my love of casual styles with being minimalist. For instance, I'm attracted to the details that make up utility jackets just like I'm mostly attracted to the details that make up a piece of clothing.
Previously if you had asked me I would have said my style leans more towards minimalist because: I favor solid colors rather than prints, I do not like bows and ruffles at all, I don't own very much clothing at all and have no desire to own a ton of clothes. However now I am warming up towards prints and I have to admit that I love scarves, big earrings, and chunky bangles... all at once. LOL.
When I think about my personal style icons, Tracy Ellis Ross springs to mind first, they are clearly NOT minimalists either. Maybe I thought I was min because I was attracted to the lifestyle???
Are there any other YLFs who figured out they weren't min at all and were more on the side of being maximal with their style? Can you be a maximalist without owning a lot of clothing? I think I remember seeing a post on this recently but more asking about the minimalist side of things...
One thing I do know is that I am casual above all else. Rarely do I have a need or desire to wear fancy dresses and heels. And even though I wear a lot of dresses I tend to dress them down with casual footwear. Maybe I am ready to embrace this casual maximalist lifestyle. LOL.
p.s. this is the second conversation I've started. Eek. LOL. It feels good to put my thoughts down though.