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Fashion trend alert: What you need to know about Maximalist dressing

Ashley Alt
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Ashley Alt
Fashion trend alert: What you need to know about Maximalist dressing

The minimalist fashion trend has finally faded, and has made room for a much more appealing way of outfitting. To serious fashion mavens, this is a commanding fad that will go down in history.

Maximalist dressing, simply put, is a reaction against minimalism. It is a celebration of excess and lewdness where “more is always more.” Maximalist dressing is a parade of loud prints, bright colors and embellishment, and we hope it takes the world by storm.

Fashion trend alert: What you need to know about Maximalist dressing

Because the general mood of the populace seems to be on the rise, may that be accredited to the acceptance of self-expression and advances in gender equality, people’s fashion choices are reflecting these cheerful, societal changes.

And unlike its thrifty and practical, yet boring, counterpart, maximalism is contributing to productivity and creativity across all industries. Dressing in this, to some, ostentatious approach may appear to be attention-seeking and self-involved, when it is really a reflection of modernity and freedom.

Fashion trend alert: What you need to know about Maximalist dressing

An important thing to note: If you think dressing like a maximalist equates to throwing a bunch of colors, patterns and textures together, that is not the case. Dressing like a maximalist takes serious thought and concentration, as doing so correctly sanctions applauded and admired sophistication.

A primer on trends from two opposite ends of the style spectrum? As mature yet street-style-worthy ensembles strike an invisible balance between understated and overstated, perhaps you won’t be able to pick between the two statements, but maybe you don’t have to.

If you’re ready to adopt a maximalist lifestyle, do your research. But above all else, minimalism, maximalism, or a combination of the styles, trial and error will uncover the real, authentic you. Good luck!

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