It would take some degree of creativity and cleverness to portray me as a minimalist, and yet in some areas I am.
Being a minimalist or a maximalist is rather a relative thing. I wear three rings on my fingers at all times, never taking them off even when I go to bed. I have three piercings in each ear which are always filled and a small stud in my nose. These adornments are on me always. By the standards of my peer group this disqualifies me as a minimalist. I also own masses of jewelry which I rarely wear; necklaces and bracelets are seldom worn things as I find them irritating throughout a regular day, despite loving the individual items and the look of them when I put them on. I will put one or two on if I am going out somewhere, to meet friends for a drink or a meal, and really only have to sit there looking adorned but non-functional.
I wear a wider variety of colour and more colours combined than most of my peers, but I am not a fan of wearing really bright colours; primaries and neons do not feature largely in my wardrobe and given that I also don't care much for pastels, I have a difficult time with summer clothes. I also favour more layers than most of my peers do and am willing to experiment or wear something that is a decorative layer as much or more as it is a functional one. In fact I like layers so much it is a bit distressing for me when the temperature gets so warm I can't wear them with any comfort.
My preference is no makeup or very little and even if and when I go all out and feel as though I am piling it on, I pretty much always achieve 'the natural look'. I feel like an imposter in styled hair, with wash and go being more to my liking.
And then there is my love- hate relationship with embellishments. I love embroidery, paisley patterns, velvet trim, ribbons and lace but will pick the sequins off any item of clothing that comes with them unless it is a wedding dress and will pass up clothing items that contain metalic threads. I am finding I do not love wearing pom poms either. But fringe is good if it isn't really long.
So, in my minimalist/maximalist world my ideal outfit might be a catsuit that is body conscious and sleek but covered in embroidery and velvet trim. I would wear boots with it, of course. By now you realise that in this fantasy world I am a super hero. Able to conquer mounds of laundry and fast moving dust bunnies in a single day!
Looking nothing remotely like this super woman, I did spend a day flouncing around in pom poms, which is how I know they are probably not for me. I will leave you with this outfit to contemplate. It's a bathing suit cover up, posing as a caftan. I quite love it and the fabric is so delicious. But not..... you know, the pom poms.
Mrs Roper called.....and she wants her caftan back.