So as of late, as in almost four months ago, I’ve made the change of having a minimalist wardrobe. For those of you who don’t know, a minimalist wardrobe is a closet in which you have a limited number of items, purposely. To be frank, this is a project I’ve technically been working on for an extended amount of time. Between consistently selling clothes, donating them, and buying them all over again, this change was inevitably going to happen.
Why? Because I was exhausted. Fast fashion at one point became a really reckless habit of mine. And for the life of me I couldn’t understand why. As I was cleaning out the last of my closet, I pulled out things that I had either worn once, never worn, or barely remembered I owned. When I was growing up, I never had this problem, so when, why, and how did it rear it’s’ ugly head in adulthood? In a simple phrase: the Youtubers.
All Gen Z’ers and millenials have fallen victim to the influencer wave in some form or fashion. Influencers have become the new radio, televison, and billboard advertisements. And through platforms like Youtube and Instagram they sell us more than products, they sell a lifestyle. And that was the root of my problem.