Minimalism is dead in 2023
Remember when the minimalism movement was taking over the internet? Influencers were talking about it, Pinterest boards dedicated to minimalism were popping up and the term was all over Youtube. But then, it vanished.
Sure, there are still dedicated online spaces for minimalism but it’s no longer the raging movement it once was. The goal of minimalist men's fashion is to create a timeless, sophisticated look that is both stylish and practical, without relying on flashy or trendy items. The minimalist aesthetic often involves a neutral color palette, such as black, white, gray, and navy, and focuses on classic pieces that are easy to mix and match.
Safe to say, minimalism is pretty much underground in 2023. And we think there’s a lesson to be learned from the death (or decline) of minimalism.
It’s not a good decision to jump on every trend movement that emerges.
Not that minimalism was the ‘big bad wolf’ or something. Some people, however, took it to the extreme. Suddenly, minimalist fashion was all the rage and people were buying blank notebooks and grayscale calendars with the promise of a new, simpler lifestyle. However, for many, that promise never materialized. Those minimalist items ended up gathering dust in the back of people's shelves in 2023.
That’s the thing about internet movements. They’re short lived but have massive influence. Take fidget spinners for example. Everybody was fiddling around with a fidget spinner back in 2017-18 and now, barely anyone remembers them.
It’s important to approach trends with reflection and consideration.
It’s hard to resist the allure of the next ‘cool’ thing and most of us gravitate towards the herd when it comes to rends and cultural movements. But we suggest taking the time to reflect on the movement's merits before diving into them.
Assess whether a trend aligns with your core values and beliefs before investing time, money, and effort into it.
For instance, while we appreciated the frugality that minimalism promoted, we never transformed our living spaces into bland, uninspiring environments. We believe that beauty and decor can bring joy to a room, and we value that in our homes and workplaces.
Next time, take a step back and assess what a trend is about. Ask yourself the following questions:
Do you really want to be a part of this trend? Is it something that aligns with your core values and beliefs? Is it worth investing money and effort into?
You’ll end up with more clarity and make better decisions. Despite the ‘hype’
See you next week,
- Forte Team