Today I’m going to share with you why having a minimalist wardrobe has changed my life, with tips to help you create your own. Sharing about the peace and simplicity this brings, is such a joy because it is life changing, and I want you to experience it just the same.
Fascinatingly, I’ve had a minimalist wardrobe for the past five years, if not longer. Probably, not even intentionally, because I naturally wear the same thing all the time.
Realizing this, has helped me purge out whatever isn’t necessary, which in turn causes my wardrobe to be pretty minimal. I am the type of girl who doesn’t go shopping for clothes very often. To be honest, it stresses me out a lot. The idea of having to go into a store and try on a gazillion peices of clothing just to only like maybe one or two just doesn’t call out to me. LOL! Especially, after having children and going through postpartum two years in a row, certainly doesn’t make it super feasible to go shopping all the time. After giving you some background information, let’s talk about why I love having a minimalist wardrobe.
What I Love About Having a Minimal Wardrobe
Having a minimalist wardrobe, brings so much peace and simplicity when getting ready in the morning, therefore why I love it so much. The idea of going into my closet and seeing only a few options of clothes I love, doesn’t stress me out or cause decision fatigue. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to stand in front of my wardrobe and take longer than thirty seconds to choose something to wear.
I’m going to be sharing in another blog post soon, all about how I created a uniform with my minimalist wardrobe, but for now lets talk about a few well known people who wear a basic uniform everyday and why they chose to do this.
Certain successful people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, Amy Zinck, Barack Obama, etc… (not that I’m a huge fan of these people lol), explain how they found some of their success by eliminating the decisions they had to make everyday. Getting dressed being the first decision you normally have to make, they elaborate on how this isn’t an important one, and it shouldn’t take up a lot of time, energy, or thought at the start to your day. That is the view point I’ve taken into account over the years, and it has definitely changed the way I get dressed everyday, therefore making a huge change/impact in my life.
The Life Changing Part of a Minimalist Wardrobe
Lastly, before I offer some tips, I want to share why having a minimalist wardrobe is life changing to me… well its simple. I walk into my closet everyday choosing between two pair of jeans, light wash or dark wash. I then choose between five different sweaters of multiple colors, I choose a tank to go underneath, and then I’m done. Its so simple and quick. I don’t think, I just grab and go.
Another benefit/life changing part of having a minimalist wardrobe, is the laundry. My laundry routine is so simple and easy. I do one small load everyday and never have a mountain of laundry to wash. I could throw all the clothes I own into the washer, and that would equal a normal size load of laundry. Can you imagine the simplicity this brings? My children also have minimalist wardrobes, which also keeps laundry to a minimum as well.
A Few Tips to Help You Get Started
- Declutter, get rid of anything you don’t ever wear. Anything that is gross, ripped, has holes, etc… It needs to go.
- Simplify, your wardrobe by eliminating difficult decisions. Do you have certain items that don’t match? Try coordinating clothes or sticking with a color pallete that flows together. This will make it to where you can wear anything you pull from, and it will match.
- Decrease the number of clothing you have. This goes hand in hand with decluttering. If you have a closet filled to the brim with clothes, you most likely don’t wear half of them, and this for some people can be very overwhelming.
- Quality is better than quantity. I think this phrase speaks for itself, but just in case you’re needing a bit more help understanding it… I’m not saying, spend your entire clothing budget on one high quality, ethically made shirt. I’m saying, choosing nicer, long lasting pieces will save you from having to constantly buy new clothes.
- Thrifting is my favorite way to find nicer, quality clothing, at a much better price. Thrifting apps I love finding good deals on, are Poshmark (Use Code: ELLIAHURST to save $10 on your first order when signing up), Mercari (recieve $10 off your first order when you sign up using my link), and ThredUp (recieve $10 when signing up using my link).
Well I hope you all found this post to be helpful and inspiring! Be sure to check out my last post here. Also, join my Cozy Minimalist Community down below, by entering your email to stay up to date on all my latest content.
Hi! What about things like undergarments, socks, winter gear, workout clothes, jackets?? Do you have a dresser as well?