jeans: AG / Sweater: Ca Va de Soi / Purse: WINNERS
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about managing a minimalist wardrobe, its that how you style your limited number of pieces matters. As much as buying quality over quantity plays a role in developing sustainable shopping habits, so does recognizing the versatility of a piece and taking advantage of it. Even if we’ve asked ourselves all the right questions, with busy mornings, and building an empire, etc. there isn’t much time to dedicate to playing around in your closet and coming up with new ways to wear what you have.
But restyling what you already have is a huge part of maintaining a sustainable wardrobe; it freshens up old pieces and makes you feel put together, polished, and stylish – resulting in higher wardrobe satisfaction (I don’t have facts to back this up, except for my experiences working with people and their closets for the past few years), and therefore winning at life. Or at least a small part of it. Because when you’re already happy with what’s in your closet, the need to shop dwindles.
So dear reader, since it’s February and the month of love – show some self love and do this trick to keep falling in love with your closet over and over again: plan your outfits in advance to get the most out of your wardrobe.
Maybe it’s 10 minutes before bed at night (once you get the hang of it, it really doesn’t take long and you’ll find yourself coming up with different ways to wear things faster) or maybe you spend an hour on the weekend planning your outfits for the week. No matter how you choose to do it, you’ll find that spending a little more time with your clothes will have you coming up with new ways to wear them. Not only are you perpetuating slow fashion by appreciating the clothing you have, you’re helping the environment by not buying into the thought process of always needing something new, reducing the crazy constant demand put on retailers to over-produce.
Remember to keep your iphone or vision board close so you can use those pictures for style inspiration and not envy. And have fun! In the end you will find you’re getting the most out of your closet. It’s great tricking people into thinking you’re wearing 3,457 different outfits when really you’re only working with a few key garments. Insert wink emoji here, and have a great week!
As always, thanks for reading XO