Go back a decade and the two words: Mum and Fashionable were just two things I never would have placed together (no offence Mum). Back in the early 2000’s all you would ever catch my Mama in was cargos, a tee shirt, hoodie and converse. Sometimes the hoodie would be swapped out for a chunky knit, but that was about the extent of her everyday wardrobe.
Last weekend my friend Lucy Hurwood and I, attended the London Fashion Week Festival at The Store Studios, Strand. We purchased tickets for Saturday lunch-time purely to have a mooch around and soak up the atmosphere. As students we opted for the Bronze ticket, which included event access, 150+ brands to shop and Industry Insider Talks (subject to availability). When we went to book on for a couple of talks it transpired that there was an additional fee for these, so ended up not actually attending any. We did figure that we could perhaps book onto some once we were there, but honestly the shopping and photo opportunities were plenty to keep us occupied for a few hours.
Minimalism is an art many (myself included) find near to impossible to achieve. It’s clean-cut simplicity is something which could calm the most wandering of minds and has what seems to be the most timeless of all palettes. Yet, when one attempts to achieve this minimalism, whether this be with interior decor or simply with one’s own Instagram it will never be as perfect as that which you have envisioned.
Minimalism requires one to be strict with oneself; to not deviate from the central theme and to completely de-clutter. This can prove seemingly difficult especially since many thinks may not actually fit into this category. I know through my own experience that many things I like do not necessarily tie-in with such a theme, such as when I am on holiday and am in awe of the vibrant colours of the umbrellas down below on the beach.
However, many do achieve such beautiful simplicity and I feel it really should be appreciated. Two of my favorite Instagram-ers manage to do this in a way which seems completely effortless these are; @thegreylayers and @fongminliao. Jeanne Grey (@thegreylayers) achieves this through her subtle theme of ‘grey layers’ in her everyday life, whilst Fong Min Liao (@fongminliao) encapsulates her minimalism through her core theme of red entwined throughout her page.