In a world of fast fashion, Prime, and getting everything on-demand, it’s easy to get sucked into wanting it all. While there are certainly perks to having everything at our fingertips, it’s also overwhelming.
Overwhelm often comes from having too many choices, and too many decisions to make. In an effort to regain some simplicity in my life, I finally read Marie Kondo’s best-seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
Skeptical of the hype, I initially found the book pandering but figured it couldn’t hurt to put the ‘KonMari Method’ to the test. After purging my wardrobe of all the joyless clutter, I started to see the benefits:
1: Reduces the time it takes you to get dressed in the mornings
2: Helps you identify true holes in your closet
3: Makes you a more deliberate shopper
I realized that the biggest hole I had in my closet was a jacket that was super versatile and comfy. As I went on a hunt for this jacket, it became clear that shopping with intent is much harder than shopping on impulse. In the past, I would make frivolous purchases on so-so things. Now, I’m much pickier.
Aside from being one of the driving forces behind my business, simplifying my wardrobe has benefited other areas of my life...
Instead of spending time sifting through my closet, or aimlessly shopping, I now divert my energy to self-care like meditating, running, and all the simple things that just feel good.
Oh and the overwhelm I talked about earlier? Turns out that after you learn to say 'yes' or 'no' to hundreds of pieces in your closet, you become much more decisive about everything, like what to eat for dinner, what to read etc.
I'm loving this new found clarity and continuing to find more ways to reduce the mental and physical clutter. Ready to start your journey to simple? Here are actionable tips to building your minimalist wardrobe.