If you’ve taken a look in your closet recently and found that you don’t wear half the clothes that you own, it might be time to get rid of most of it and stick to a minimalist wardrobe. The minimalist wardrobe is something of a trend right now, but there might be something to only having a handful of outfits on hand. It’s a great way to save money and space, and having fewer items to pack will make it easier if you ever decide to move to a new home. Plus, it will take a lot of the stress out of choosing an outfit every day. If you’re not sure where to begin with your new smaller wardrobe, here are some tips that should help.
Invest in High-Quality Items
One of the reasons why people are always buying new clothes is because their old clothes keep wearing out. If you really want to save money on your wardrobe, don’t buy cheap clothing that only last a few years. Invest in quality garments that are built to last. They may be more expensive initially, but you’ll be happy you have them when they’re still a part of your wardrobe years from now.
Get Rid of Excess Clothing
When it comes to clothing, the less you have the better. You really should only keep a few choice garments such as those you wear regularly or the most stylish pieces that you know you will pull out for special occasions. If you haven’t worn recently and you don’t think you will ever wear it, get rid of it. The same goes for anything that doesn’t fit right now. This source talks about how keeping stuff as “goal clothing” will usually just fill you with negative emotions because you are not that size now. Just get rid of it. You might think you will fit into a particular pair of pants or a dress if you lose a little weight, but there is really no telling when or if that will happen. In the meantime, it’s just taking up valuable closet space.
This source explains that some clothes may have sentimental value, even though you might not wear them anymore, but you should still seek to throw it away. It is recommended that you leave it for last, and evaluate whether it brings you joy or not.
Go Through Your Wardrobe Every Three Months
Clothing accumulates whether you realize it or not, so you will want to go through your entire wardrobe to see what you still need every three months or so. You might find that you still want to keep everything that is still there, but you might also find a few things that can go away. This source recommends putting all of your clothes on your bed or in an area you can see everything. When you see everything you own in front of you, it help you get a better idea of what your really have.
When it comes to your wardrobe, less is definitely more. You probably already have a handful of go-to outfits anyway, so take the time to clear up some space and get rid of what you don’t need. You’ll be surprised at how much easier it will make your life.