Minimalist Wardrobe Mania; All the tips for simplifying in 2018 with a capsule wardrobe.

Minimalist Wardrobe Mania; All the tips for simplifying in 2018 with a capsule wardrobe.

 

Best Intention:  Keeping the closet clean in 2018!

Happy 2018, Mom!  

Way back in September 2016, my sister came across Project 333, Be More with Less, after watching this documentary.  333 is all about simplifying your life by eliminating the constant desire to buy new clothes, as well as the all-too-familiar problem of outfit regret (a plaguing issue in our society!)  It requires that you choose and wear only 33 items for 3 months (get step-by-step instructions here).  I shared my closet for Fall 2017 in this post, in addition to my 6-item work uniform here and (for pregnancy) here.

In the past 6 months, I’ve written a lot about how much I’ve valued having a simple wardrobe. I keep doing it for 3 main reasons:

1.  I buy less stuff I don’t like.

2.  I spend less time getting dressed.

3.  I like what I’m wearing every day (that is, until I got pregnant and couldn’t wear most of what I like).

I am hoping to continue this regimen, despite a swiftly growing mid-section.  If you’re thinking you might want to try it out, there’s ALL SORTS of inspiration online (Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) but, since sifting through all of that isn’t in the spirit of simplification, I thought I’d share some posts from my favorite minimalist fashion blogger, Jessica Doll, author of Hej Doll.  

Jessica makes her own rules for a simplified closet.  In 2014, she chose 50 items to wear for a year— to span all seasons and weather possibilities (she lives in California which is why you don’t see any Snowpocalypse gear).  Check it out:

Minimal Closet:  50 Items for an Entire Year 

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 Jessica’s 2014 wardrobe. 

Jessica’s 2014 wardrobe. 

Isn’t it insane?  

How the heck did she do this?  She’s written dozens of posts on how to get started DIYing the capsule closet biz.  

Tips for Building Your Capsule Wardrobe 

 From Tips for building your capsule wardrobe

From Tips for building your capsule wardrobe

She also provides helpful hints for making your clothes last longer, which often starts with buying the good stuff from the start (oops!). 

5 Tips for Keeping a Minimal Closet

Maintaining Your Closet

 

Most recently, she’s shared some great some great winter style posts, including this one...

10 Days of Winter Outfits

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And this one, in which she shares her top 10 minimalist style posts of 2017.  

Best of 2017, Style

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She even has amazing visual packing lists, like this one for the Canary Islands... hey, a girl can dream!

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So, hmmm, after all that minimalism, don’t you just want to buy stuff?! I mean, those woven espadrilles aren’t going to magically appear in my closet!!!

Here are some more SCM posts to inspire you to go with what you’ve got: 

An Art-Inspired Maternity Capsule

Megan’s Not-So-Corporate Lawyer Capsule

Back to School Uniform:  How to create a 6-piece capsule work wardrobe

Please keep me updated with all of your efforts to keep things simple in the new year!

 

-Cathleen

 

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