April 14, 2012

Less is More: An Overused Phrase that Upsets Fashion

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Warning: This is going to be long, because I am trying to laying out my thoughts about the certain saying of fashion without coming off like a superficial chick. How should I put it?

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Here’s the thing. “Less is More,” is a great phrase from The Faultless Painter poem that’s quite genius in a way that it implies how we should embrace a simplicity of life. Don’t get me wrong, I am Buddhist and I admire the logic of this phrase. However, when it comes to fashion, I feel that this phrase sometimes come in a way of the safety-zone breakthrough for many girls, and leave them stuck with same old play-safe outfit.

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Fashion is supposed to be a form of communication. It communicates who you are, how you feel, or what your values are. All in all, fashion is one of the easiest ways to have fun in your daily life. Yes, less is more, yet sometimes, less is plain boring. Be careful when you apply this idea, it’s cool if you actually believe in it. But many just use it as an excuse to cover up an insecurity of actually putting on what they want. There’s a difference there.

Sorry if it’s a little harsh, but I JUST WANT YOU TO LET IT GO AND HAVE FUN!!

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Our lifespan is too short, girls. Today we live, who knows if tomorrow we will also do? It’s not every day that we can accomplish the great goal of your life, but it’s every day that we have to wake up and repeat the same daily routine, so why not make it a little more satisfying? If you feeling like wearing your yellow dress with pink heels today, do it! If you really feel like wearing your polka dot pants with metallic top, there’s always a way to mix them up. Sorry, but I don’t believe in any fixed rules of fashion. If you feel right; then it’s right. Just follow your instinct!

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If Less is More really represents your style, well go ahead, you would just look fabulous in it if your personality is complemented. But, for the sake of fashion, girls, don’t use it for an excuse. If you’re wearing a plain T and jeans with a little voice in your head screaming for a leather skirt, maybe it’s time to follow that voice. Find a way to rock it. There are plenty of fashion sources out there that can give you mix&match tips. You will feel much better once you break through that line and get all eyes on you.
It’s a win-win situation.

You’re happy; and fashion is satisfied…

My job here is done ;)

Stay pretty,

Sally N. 


  1. Love your message, Sally. Life is to be lived and enjoyed. Fashion is a vehicle for that expression. Live it, love it, wear it. Great inspiration.

  2. Excellent post Sally. :) I couldn't agree more that since we have to get dressed EVERY DAY, we might as well enjoy it. Keep up the great work!

  3. love it! i completely agree that girls use 'less is more' to hide and not show their personality. I'd rather go all out than play-safe!! :) great blog

  4. Like with art, there are no rules for fashion really - so long as you feel confident in what you wear. Nice blog.

    1. One more thing - you mentioned you're a Buddhist. I just wrote a post discussing religion, spirituality... I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

    2. Thank you!! And I checked out your blog and replied. Good question you raised there :)

  5. I like the yellow transparent bag from the cigarette girl!
    Wonder where she get it?

    Thank you for your kind comments!


  6. I totally agree!