We live in an age of surplus, not minimalism. We have too much food, too many products, and too many distractions. The last thing we need -– too many clothes. First off, it makes it impossible to find your favorite dress before date night. Secondly, it makes laundry annoying. Lastly, it makes packing for a trip way harder when you have five variations of the same T-shirt to choose from. Plus, minimalism is timeless and the best fashion trend in our opinion.
To minimize the amount of clutter in your wardrobe, we’ve come up with a 5 part criteria to make your minimalist wardrobe.
Minimalism In 5 Steps:
- The 10 per 1 test: have I worn this item of clothing at least 10 times in the past year? If no, it doesn’t belong in your wardrobe.
- Do I have a “heavy” representation of a certain color or style? If I have over 7 days of summer dress wardrobe changes, I’m getting rid of the extras.
- Is this COMFORTABLE? If it’s scratchy, irritates your skin, cuts off circulation, feels like a corset, then what is it even doing there in the first place? If you even have to question its comfort, it’s sucking energy from you and needs to be banished from the closet.
- Would I pack this on a trip? PJs and your best suit aside, if it’s not something that makes you feel 110% and you love to show off, it’s never going to be used. Bye-bye.
- Is this part of the 10% of my wardrobe I wear 90% of the time? If it’s not, then it’s time to donate it.
Wait, before you throw out all those extra clothes, try sending them to one of these three places.
3 New Homes For Your Clothes:
- Re-sell clothes at second-hand sites like Relovv and ThredUp.
- Donate to places such as Good Will or Salvation Army.
Let us know if there are any other criteria you use to make your wardrobe minimalist! We’d love to hear from you.