Since embarking on my minimal wardrobe journey, I’ve never been less stressed when it comes to figuring out what to wear each day. I literally have 5 work outfits. I rotate the items, change up the jewelry/shoes and go about my day. When it comes to weekend-wear I rotate 3 outfits, depending on what we have planned. Doesn’t get much easier than that, right? Well, here are 3 more ways to make having a minimal wardrobe can be even easier.
Related: The Start of My Minimal Wardrobe
1. Stop Using the Iron | Since creating a minimal wardrobe, I’ve started purchasing clothes made with certain materials. This tactic has saved me a lot of time in the mornings when getting dressed. Fabrics like spandex, wool, polyester-blends, and certain knits are great if you want to avoid ironing. These materials also have a tendency to be wrinkle-free. Granted, some items may need a touch up here and there, but for the most part, my closet consists of ready-to-wear garments that don’t need to be ironed.
2. Write Down Your Outfits | Knowing what you have makes shopping for clothes and getting dressed a breeze. I keep a notebook in my dresser drawer and it’s filled with all of my work, weekend and workout outfits. In the same notebook, I’ve written down sample outfits that I can wear for certain events, as well as my shoes and the outerwear. Granted I don’t write down every single item I own, but what I do write down keeps me on track especially when it’s time to shop for different seasons.
3. Buy More Than One | Even before creating a minimal wardrobe I did this. Having more than one of something you wear often just makes sense. Take black leggings for example; I have 5 pairs in rotation. 3 pair are the heavy spandex material and 2 are some kind of cotton spandex blend. They’re all thick enough to be worn with just a t-shirt, although I rarely do this, and they’re sturdy enough for me to wash weekly. I also have 2 more pairs that I wear on the weekends or while I’m walking/exercising.
So tell me, do you do any of these things? Let me know!
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Gorgeous look and tips! That kimono is amazing and really stands out against the black base.
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Thanks, Jennie! I love a good kimono! 🙂
March and May says
You had me at no iron. 🙂 Love this outfit on you. That kimono color looks so good on you.
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😉 Just say no to the iron! thanks for stopping by, my friend. xo!
The Editors Notebook says
Great outfit – love the kimono. these are great tips – another idea instead of writing down outfits is just to take pictures of what works. Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you! And yes, that’s a great tip to add! I do that often as well.
I admire the fact that you were able to be successful in building a minimalist wardrobe! I’ve tried, but to no avail lol. I do have a lot less clutter in my wardrobe & I’m all about iron free clothing! #blmgirls
Simply Chic says
man i need to take a page out of your book! i spend way too much time thinking about my outfits. i blame it on the blog/IG.
LOL! Trust me, it takes time. I still have moments where I think about my outfits. Especially if I’m going out to an event. The minimal wardrobe has helped me stay on track tho…for the most part. 😉
Antionette Blake says
I applaud you because I usually spend a good 3 hours ironing on Sunday afternoons!!!
LOL! That used to be me, sis. Hubs does the same thing tho. A lot of his work shirts have to be ironed. I help here and there, but he actually enjoys ironing! 😀