I ran this post last year. For me, as I continue to work towards a life of fewer, better things–which isn’t always easy and a continual work in progress–I need reminders. So….
Recently when I went down a Pinterest rabbit hole, I found this 2015 article from Another Magazine called, “The 10 Celine-isms: Live Life the Celine Way”. In my days as a magazine editor, I would have probably written an article like this, and the ideas in it have a lot in common with how I still like to think of style, clothing and its place in one’s world.
Maybe it’s age (though I also see plenty of younger women doing the same), but now more than ever, I want a uniform–a wardrobe with limited color choices and silhouettes, so there is consistency and a succinct, as rigorous as I can stand, point of view. I want my clothes to make me look good and feel good, I wanted pieces cut from the best (and ethically-sourced) materials, and I am only interested in items that will last…possibly longer then I’ll want to wear them. I took screen shots of the story in case you don’t want to click through and included the short list at the end; maybe it’s something to keep on your phone as a reminder when you get fixated on something you know you don’t need, or that is a waste of your time and energy (because an edited life is meant to be much more than clothes).