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Minimal in Spring

Above is the definition of minimal according to Merriam Webster. Minimal can be applied in numbers, art including sculptures and architecture and style. Some even think of minimalism as a way of life. Minimalism in fashion has been explored since the mid 20th century and it has had its iconic eras. In the 1960s shapes and lines met clothing. From the Bauhaus movement (1919-33) and artists like Frank Stella, fashion designers were inspired. In the 1990s the slip dress reigned, but designer Halston created it in 1975. Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss wore slip dresses on and off the runway. Fast forwarding to after 2010, Rihanna brings back the slip dress and Kim Kardashian has been linked to the minimal trend this past year. Minimal can be applied to fashion through textiles, including their texture and colors, through cuts, and design. Solid colors especially white and black, lead in minimal clothing.  Leather and mesh also are great textiles in this trend. The easiest way I can explain is simplicity. Some people may call is boring, plain and too "matchy-matchy", but designers like MaxMara and Calvin Klein have mastered it. I decided to do this post to inspire some minimalism for the spring. Black fabrics may get harsh towards the summer but white is great alternative. I may get around to doing a Minimal for Summer post to inspire more, but for now, this.

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Happy New Year! Here we are in 2015, and of course it just feels like another day. Holidays have started to fade and seem like just another day of the week, or maybe its because I'm away at school, still doesn't take away from the joy and hopefulness it puts upon people every year. We've found that New Year's resolutions are also becoming pointless and we try to make very vague goals now. But do we reach those? My goals for this year seem so big, but at sometime you've got to stop looking at things and actually do them. Blogging has been one of my hobbies and stress-relievers for the past two years. Staying consistent has been a problem, but not this year (am I presenting a New Year's resolution of not procrastinating? lol). I want to be serious about blogging and although I'm coming at the end of the fashion blogging train, I'm going to keep on, because it's more than just a trend to me. I'm excited for what may happen this year, so I hope everyone else is. I'll leave with a quote because those are my favorite. Look around the site & my past posts and enjoy :)
"Ask for nothing less than inspiration."
Deepak Chopra