Minimalism: Quality Over Quantity

(3 minute read)

Minimalism is not just a trend; it is a lifestyle that can de-clutter the mind while reducing environmental impacts. How, you might ask? It’s pretty simple: buying less demands fewer natural resources, reduces shipping and packaging waste, and limits landfill impacts. 

We understand this might sound strange coming from an eCommerce business. Why would we tell you to cut back on buying things? 

Recognizing Earth's finite resources, we at Cheyanne Symone strive to do business in a good way and operate as sustainably as possible. We are doing this by responsibly handcrafting high-quality, ethically-made products that last a lifetime. With each pair of earrings purchased we offer earring repairs so customers can opt to fix their favorite pair. Basically we are in it for the long haul, and our quality over quantity approach complements the minimalist lifestyle. 

Q&A with Miah about Minimalism

We sat down with the most fashionable minimalist that we know, the inspiring Miah Davis. We asked her questions about minimalism, what recommendations would she give a person who is just starting to become a minimalist, and why it is the right lifestyle for her. Thank you Miah for sharing your wisdom! We hope you enjoy the quick read.

What does your staple or go-to-earring look like?

Because my wardrobe is so neutral, I love large statement earrings. Whether they’re geometric gold earrings, hoops, or beaded with beautiful stones, the bigger the better!

Miah's closet

Pictured above is Miah's wardrobe.

How does minimalism make you feel?

Minimalism makes me feel grounded. I used to be the kind of person who had to leave a store with something in my hands, but after a few years of minimalism, it still surprises me that I can finally enjoy the act of shopping without feeling any self-induced obligation to the retailer to spend my hard earned cash!

Why minimalism?

Minimalism keeps me level headed. I am quickly flustered by decision fatigue, and the more I streamline my life the more I can relax and focus on things that are important to me.

Pictured above is Miah's gorgeous and chic plant-filled apartment.

What recommendations would you give a person who is just starting to become a minimalist?

It’s ok to own things! It’s ok to still have desires. Minimalism isn’t about getting rid of all of your belongings, or being bound to a specific aesthetic. Minimalism, for me, is rooted in living happily with the things you already have, appreciating them, and being mindful of any new additions you plan on adding to your home, wardrobe, or life.

Pictured above is Miah.

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NOTE: We acknowledge that we are living in surreal times as we face the COVID-19 crisis. This article was compiled before the crisis. In the spirit of minimalism and as so many of us self-isolate and socially distance ourselves, we thought this post about minimalism might apply to the present situation. Consider going through your closet and donating clothes, deep cleaning and disinfecting your kitchen, or reviewing bills to see where you can cut cost. We will get through this together. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR EFFORTS TO BE MINIMALIST BELOW:

Seventh Generation Promise Repair Program

How to Care for Your Fine Seed Bead Jewelry 

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