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Today, I’d like to continue on the subject of minimalism. However, I’ll be focusing on the clothing many of us tend to collect. Trust me, I know how wardrobes can quickly become overwhelming, full of items we never wear or that don’t fit. It can be hard to get rid of stuff, though, when you’ve invested your time and money into obtaining them. Also, our clothes are often a part of our identity. I can assure you that parting with some of your out-of-control clothing stashes will make you feel lighter and offers a host of other benefits. Known as a capsule wardrobe, this small collection of clothing items is meant to mix and match each other to make getting dressed easier, faster, and less confusing. The more clothes I threw away, gave away, or donated, the better I felt. Let’s take a look at what you can expect when you are minimizing your wardrobe. 

Less Stress to Get Dressed

You’ll feel less stressed out when you have fewer items from which to choose when you’re getting dressed in the morning. The fact that a capsule wardrobe is made up of clothing pieces that are meant to work well together further eases the process. Just grab a few things and go. You know they’ll match. They’re also likely to fit well because you have a smaller inventory to keep track of. 

Signature Style

Sure, your new wardrobe will be smaller in size, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have your special touch. You can still choose basics for your aesthetic and some essential accessories that radiate your unique style. It’s easy to make a wardrobe uniquely yours when it’s minimal because each piece must be chosen with care. In fact, you’re likely to gain a more genuine sense of your authentic style and learn what works for you when you take time to choose pieces purposefully.

Saves Time and Money

You’ll be out the door in minutes when you can take a quick visual inventory of your closet and grab a couple of pieces that suit your mood that day. Saving money has never been easier when it comes to clothes. You’ll have less waste, knowing you’ve put extensive thought into the coordination of your basic wardrobe foundation, plus you’ll need far fewer pieces. 

Less Laundry

You’ll also save time and hassle on laundry when you have a smaller wardrobe. Many of the pieces can be mix and match. Therefore, you can wear an item such as black pants more than once a week. You’ll also save money on dry cleaning if your capsule wardrobe contains fine fabric. 

These are just some of the main advantages of having a capsule wardrobe. Minimizing your wardrobe can go a long way toward helping you feel calmer. It can also be fun!

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