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Posted October 1, 2022 04:45 AM

9 maximalists share their hardest-working wardrobe items

“I just keep adding different pieces until I feel like it might be too much – then I’ll add one more for good measure.”

Although the minimal ‘clean girl’ aesthetic has reigned supreme over the past five years, there’s always been a collective of fashion folk who’ve never changed their loud and proud ways. Now, with maximalism well and truly back in its moment (thanks to the return of colourful Y2K and ’80s aesthetics), maximalists are living it up.

As a styling approach, maximalism is a tough aesthetic to define – it’s something different to almost everyone. It’s usually plenty of colour, pattern, texture and variation in layering and silhouettes. As long as it’s slightly chaotic, it’s fair game to be considered maximal.

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Even with a ‘more is more’ mentality, most maximalist dressers have some method to their madness. Or at the very least, they’ll have one piece they rely on time and time again, helping pull a look together when they aren’t feeling the most creative. Below, I asked some of my favourite maximalist fashion people about the items they fall back on when all else fails.

Sean Galway, he/they, content creator

Is it cheating to say my hardest-working item is my jewellery box? I’m all about layering and stacking accessories, because you can add so many dimensions to your personality. I describe my style as ‘curated maximalism’. You don’t want to look like you’re playing dress-ups in your mum’s wardrobe, so having something that carries through the outfit helps it look cohesive.

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