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Minimalism gives me so much benefits and makes my every day decisions simpler. I want to spread the good message to inspire other people who could benefit from simplifying their lives. From my development and my search for a better lifestyle, I know, that what really makes us change are examples of other people’s lives. So today I’m sharing with you how my minimalist wardrobe look like.
Let’s take a look at current content of my wardrobe. Exactly it is a drawer. One drawer.
Here are photos of my non-perfect minimalist wardrobe and it is everything I wear (except for Christmas and Easter outfits).
Sleeveless tops serve me best. Their number is changing: when something gets worn out, I replace it, or not.
The red top I’ve bought in 2015, orange and yellow are at least five years old, white is the latest purchase from this year (and only one that is not 100% cotton, which I unfortunately feel), the next is also five years old and last one I’ve bought last year.
Another purchases from this year. I will definitely use the shirt with buttons. But is the pink one a good buy? The answer can be no.
Two sweaters: red (2015) and blue (2014).
A jacket (2014).
These are all my tops. It means I debunk the myth saying that a toddler’s mother’s blouses are stained with milk, soups, mashed carrot, other food and drinks.
I do not have a lot of tops. And I don’t wear dirty items. And I feel I have everything I need.
Trousers. Now in a hundred percent I like only these jeans (spring 2015). I almost wear only them.
Celadon ones (2013-14?) and checked ones (2012-13?) look great, but they are too loose for me.
Actually since high school my weight is within four kilograms of difference. And it makes me angry when the trousers I bought for example one month earlier, and they were good, start being too loose. That’s why I became a skirt and dress type of woman.
Now I’m making a break in this style, because of caring of young children. Leggings are more comfortable when I roll on the carpet, lift Boys and pull them from under the furniture.
A fantastic skirt (2011 or earlier), still in good condition. Actually, by reviewing all my clothes for this article, I packed the set from the photo above into a box with my winter cap and dresses. I’ll use it probably in the next winter season.
And sports bottoms – a must have for a mother and a person who cares of home. The blue are… six years old? Eight? I’ve bought them for PE at the university. Then they were with me in the gym and zumba classes, I ran wearing them, and now they are sometimes a part of my home outfit.
I’ve bought these leggings (2016) (2 same pairs) for my comfort while being pregnant and then being the mother of two toddlers, preparing for staying mostly at home for two months of autumn and seven months of winter.
To go out
I love this jacket (2015).
This shawl (2013) can be a winter scarf, a scarf worn with a jacket or worn over as an accessory. I can cover my back when it’s a bit cool in the evening. I can sit on it when the bench is still a bit wet after rain. It can be a blanket to sit on the grass or the beach.
I have three pairs of shoes: winter boots, flat shoes for spring/autumn and sandals.
Plus slippers. I use them also as flip flops to the pool or to the hotel shower when I’m traveling.
As for accessories and jewellery I have a scarf from above, a winter hat and a wedding ring which stays in a drawer. And I wear glasses when I use computer.
I know that at first sight, especially for people who are used to the default approach to clothes, my minimalist wardrobe can look radically.
But for me it’s just right.
I have everything I need.
Benefits of a minimalist wardrobe:
1. I look and feel exactly as I want. In a shop I choose every item of clothing to serve me the best, so I feel comfortable in my clothes as much as I expect it from clothes.
2. My head is free of worries about what to wear or whether some items match together.
How to achieve the optimal set of clothes?
1. Get rid of those clothes you don’t wear.
2. Get rid of those clothes you don’t like and don’t want to wear.
Remember the result of a research which says that an average person uses about seventeen percent of all his or her clothes on a daily basis. The rest are things we don’t like, that are not in our size or are proper only for certain occasion – used for example once a year.
So try to cut your wardrobe to your best, liked and used seventeen percent.
Minimal wardrobe – it makes you look and feel good every day, without much decision-making.
If you’re interested in my rules for buying clothes that will make a simple wardrobe – go here.
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