It’s true that I’ve always been a minimalist. I’ve never like to keep anything. I have very few personal affects that I’ve kept over the years. I never kept my kids first haircut, or their many paintings or picture albums. Some might think this is a sad way to live, but I truly become very overwhelmed with clutter.
In January I found a show on Netflix called “Marie Kondo”. At first she kind of seemed a bit nutty.. but then Glen and I started to get really into it. The basics of her show is that if someone does not spark joy, you thank it for its service and pass it on. Which makes total sense. Why keep something that you don’t absolutely love?
Over the years I’ve kept a pretty small wardrobe. Since 2015 I’ve been doing a “capsule wardrobe” and so ‘Marie Kondoing’ our house was fairly easy as we didn’t have a ton of clutter to begin with
What you see above is what I own for sweaters and dresses. The two top baskets hold things like nail polish, hair items and personal affects.
My drawers look fairly similar & don’t judge them too much. I snapped these pictures in a hurry so the folding is anything but perfect.
The thinking behind a minimalist wardrobe or a capsule wardrobe is that you only have pieces that you absolutely love and reach for very frequently. 39 or so pieces. These pieces can be interchanged and worn together. Paired up or down. It’s minimizes the time and stress of getting ready.
This outfit is one out of the two dressy items I have. For me, I have very few dressy items as I RARELY dress up. It’s just not something I like to do. Of course if I have a rare special occasion like a wedding, I will purchase a dress for that event. But we’re talking about our every day wardrobe here.
The above dress can be paired with a jean jacket to make it super casual, or worn without the jacket to make it much more dressy.
Over the last few months we’ve gone through every room in our home and downsized from our already minimalist style. I highly recommend that you do so as well. It feels so amazing to not be controlled by stuff. Not constantly want to buy buy buy and fill your life and home with stuff!
Have you heard of Marie Kondo?