This post is all about why you should create a minimal wardrobe and the amazing benefits that come with it!
Many people (let’s be real, most people) have overblown wardrobes and closets stuffed with tons of clothes they never wear.
While this isn’t a bad thing, it can have some serious downsides. Decision fatigue (why Steve Jobs wore the same shirt every day) is one of those downsides along with a host of others.
But seriously who wants a mess of clothes that just sit there and don’t even get any use. That’s why I recommend going through your wardrobe and at the least removing clothes that you haven’t worn and old clothes that don’t fit!
Then when you’re ready to do some serious decluttering, you can make your ideal wardrobe and only wear the clothes you love!
I used to have so many clothes that I never wore but for some reason, I never got rid of them. It still blows my mind to this day.
Now that I’ve simplified my wardrobe I can say there are some serious benefits and I can’t imagine ever having too many clothes in my wardrobe!
If you’re ready to learn about some minimalist wardrobe benefits you’re in the right place! In this post, we’ll cover some of the best benefits of minimizing your wardrobe.
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Minimalist Wardrobe Benefits
You don’t need to be a minimalist to build a minimal wardrobe. You can enjoy these benefits regardless of your lifestyle.
Just keep in mind that these benefits will positively impact your daily life by making tasks easier!
1. Less Decision Fatigue
Don’t you hate getting ready in the morning and having no clue what to wear?
One peek into your closet sends you into a spiral trying to find the perfect outfit. What could take a few minutes, turns into 30 minutes, a messy closet with rejected outfits on the floor, and a frustrating start to the day!
A minimalist wardrobe saves us time and energy getting ready in the morning. Who wants to start their day tired and frustrated?
Pairing down the clothes you don’t wear and replacing them with new ones will give you many different outfits that you’ll want to wear! It will also save you time and energy when getting ready every day.
2. A Minimal Wardrobe Saves Money
When we don’t have clothes that can be interchangeable we feel like we are constantly shopping for new clothes. Constant shopping means constant spending!
Feeling like we don’t have enough to wear encourages us to go on spending sprees and to spend more money on clothes that are, for the most part, just going to end up being worn a handful of times (or not at all).
Being intentional with our shopping and finding pieces we will wear all the time, will help us spend less money on clothes in the long run.
3. Less Laundry
A minimal wardrobe allows us to spend less time cleaning and organizing our clothes. There’s nothing I hate more than laundry day when there are multiple loads to clean, fold, and put away.
Cutting our wardrobe down to a core collection of clothes will minimize the amount of laundry we have to do every week.
It will also make laundry day faster and easier! This is great because who wants to spend their Sunday morning folding and organizing?
4. A Minimal Wardrobe Gives You More Time
Do you spend most of your morning trying to pick out the perfect outfit? Are you usually left running late wearing something you aren’t fully confident in? A minimalist wardrobe can fix that.
Clothing that has multiple functions and can be interchanged with many different outfits makes getting ready in the morning easier and more efficient.
You can spend less time getting ready and more time doing other things to help start your day like:
- Sleeping in longer
- Cooking a good breakfast
- Prepping for your day
- Drinking your morning coffee
5. Capsule Wardrobes Allow You To Create A New Wardrobe
Who doesn’t love revamping their wardrobe? New clothes can make us feel like a new person! Creating a minimal wardrobe gives you a chance to either redefine yourself or get more in tune with who you are. When we create a new collection of clothes for ourselves we can make sure we have all the staples we may need such as:
- Tank tops
Having all these go-to’s in our closets makes it easy to mix and match clothes so we’re ready for all occasions in every season.
6. Gives You A Chance To Shop
If you enjoy shopping and buying new clothes this can be your opportunity to go on a shopping spree!
I know we discussed limiting our spending, but here’s your chance to spend on the clothes you’ll use and need!
This is the perfect way to be intentional with your shopping and go searching for the perfect pieces to put together in your wardrobe.
7. Allows You To Make Money
Purging your old clothes while you’re creating your new minimalist wardrobe is also the perfect way to earn some extra cash!
I know I had a lot of clothes that I either never wore or only wore a few times which are perfect to resell!
You can take the clothes that you are getting rid of and sell them to earn some more money you can use when buying your new core pieces.
8. Gives You A Cleaner Closet
It’s also very easy to collect clothing that we rarely wear. A minimalist wardrobe helps us get rid of these clothes which frees up space in our closets and dressers and makes it easier to stay neat.
A smaller wardrobe will help you keep a clean and organized closet. Keeping basics in all types of clothes can help you stay extra organized.
Grouping your clothes by color and function can also make your closet look nicer and make finding outfits easier.
9. Allows You To Get Ready Faster In the Morning
A core wardrobe helps you work with a limited wardrobe of clothes you like. This makes getting ready in the morning enjoyable!
Shortening the amount of time we spend looking for outfits can make you feel better about what you wear and about getting ready for the day. Clothes can now be a positive and efficient part of your every day.
10. You Only Wear The Clothes You Love
It is very common for us to buy clothes we think we’ll wear but don’t fit into our style as well as we think. If we get rid of the clothes we only kind of like then we can make room for clothes we will wear all the time.
Once you keep the clothes you consistently wear and carefully select new core pieces for your wardrobe, you will be left with clothing you love and reach for regularly.
Easier To Pack For Travel
Having a set of core clothing items makes packing for trips very easy. You can pack fewer items but still have plenty of options for different outfits.
When you have pieces that can be interchangeable with different styles you end up packing less. It is also easier to figure out what to pack because your wardrobe is paired down with the basics of what you need for all occasions.
11. Minimalist Wardrobes Give A Sense of Peace
Cluttered wardrobes are scattered and jumbled. This makes it hard to find things you want to wear.
It can also create anxiety in your life. When you see a messy closet it always weighs on your mind. It also makes getting dressed a nightmare!
When we have a neat organized minimal wardrobe it gives us a calming effect because our brains like “order” and why not keep something neat and organized that you use every day.
Final Thoughts On Minimal Wardrobes
There are so many pros to having a minimalist wardrobe! Whether you want to declutter your closet, save money, reinvent your style, or just make getting ready in the morning more enjoyable, anyone can benefit from pairing down your wardrobe!
Start your minimal wardrobe by purging unworn clothes today!