There’s a recent trend that has had me rethinking my wardrobe. It’s called a minimalist wardrobe (or capsule wardrobe) and it’s aimed at making the most out of a few favorite pieces instead of a large wardrobe that you don’t wear half of. The idea apparently was created in the 1970’s by Susie Faux, a London boutique owner who focuses on using a few select pieces to create everyday, wonderful outfits.
It may sound like a bit of a drastic step, but many moms these days are choosing to give it a try. Essentially, the perks of a capsule wardrobe are this: an overall smaller investment, easier outfit planning, less stress when shopping, and more.
So how can you make this concept work for you? There are a few steps involved to creating your own capsule or minimalist wardrobe, and of course I’m going to give them to you with a budget in mind. So, here are my tips for developing an affordable minimalist wardrobe:
Put pile one back into your closet, that is the start of your minimalist wardrobe. With pile two, try on each item and decide whether or not you feel attractive or great in it. If you don’t, then it goes into pile three. Lastly, take pile three and bag it up, it’s going off to Goodwill.
When you have an idea of what types of pieces you need to have in your wardrobe, it will make your shopping process that much easier. You’ll know what you need to look for and also know what you don’t need.
This is a really simple overview to creating your own capsule wardrobe. You can really dive deep into creating your minimalist wardrobe and find plenty of resources out there to help you learn more about how the concept works and how to really make it work for you!
Have you heard of a minimalist wardrobe before? What are your thoughts on incorporating it into your lifestyle? We’d love to hear in the comments below!