Posted on June 02 2017
How many times have you said to yourself, “I have nothing to wear,” meanwhile you are staring at a closet overflowing with clothes? We are all guilty of this mindset and with the WRITTEN Woman’s fast-paced lifestyle, there is simply no time for this. Especially when you are in dire need of an iced vanilla latte before your morning meetings.
Now what if I told you that you didn’t have to live like this any longer? The reason you’re struggling getting dressed in the morning is not because you don’t have enough in your closet, it is because you have too much. Closet minimalism is a trend that is rescuing all WRITTEN Women from the dreaded “I might wear this one day” phrase that haunts us. Closet minimalism is “in” and stressing over what to wear everyday is sooo “out”! I am not saying that bringing the closet minimalism into your life will solve all of our wardrobe dilemmas, but it most definitely will give you back your precious time.
By definition, in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, minimalism is a style or technique (as in music, literature, or design) that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. What we can interpret that as for ourselves, is the stripping away off all excess stuff to create a more simplistic lifestyle. In the WRITTEN Woman’s case, this “excess” is clothing items that no longer suit our personality, don’t fit like they used to, have been damaged, and lastly, those stubborn pieces we want to keep but cannot for the life of us explain why.
It is time to say good riddance to any article of clothing that doesn’t show what kind of Girl Boss you really are. So fear not WRITTEN Women, here are some easy step-by-step instructions to adding closet minimalism into your own lifestyle.
Step 1: Grab Your Go-To’s
Go To’s are those beloved items that have always treated you well. They are high quality, fit like they should, show your personality, and make you feel like you can take on the world. Grab them, hug them, remember why you love them, and put them into a pile.
Step 2: Pluck Those Maybe’s
In the bottom of your heart you know the Maybe’s don’t belong in your closet, but you keep them there for “someday.” If “someday” hasn’t come for at least a year, then take them out, grab a bin, and throw them in.
Step 3: Say Goodbye To Garbage
Anything with a rip, a stain, or clear wear and tear, has no room in your closet. Go ahead and throw it out in order to avoid having that pesky stain be the highlight of your next business meeting rather than your pitch.
Step 4: Say Hello to Closet Minimalism
Once your closet is clear of all the Maybe’s, take the bin and hide it from yourself somewhere in your house or apartment. If a full 30 days goes by and you don’t try to steal something out of your “hidden bin”, then put that bin in your car and take it to a thrift store.
Once you have forgotten all about the Maybe pile, go back to your Go-To’s. Now is the time to slowly put them back in your closet, giving yourself time to admire their quality and effortless flare.
Author and WRITTEN friend, Justin Kerr, gives other great tips on closet minimalism in his book CLOSET ZERO. Although this is for a men’s perspective, many of the basic principles still apply. The book offers a simple system and checklist for the ultimate men’s spring cleaning. “Stop wasting time. Stop wasting space. Stop wasting money. Zero waste is the goal.” – CLOSET ZERO
There you have it WRITTEN Women…you are on the right track to adding simplicity into your busy life. Adapting to the closet minimalism lifestyle is not only beneficial to your time, but it also only leaves room for the high quality pieces that truly belong in your closet. It will be a great feeling knowing you can open your closet, scurry into any item, and be able to take on whatever your day may throw at you.
You already have the passion and drive of a true WRITTEN Woman, can you imagine what you could accomplish by bringing those characteristics into your wardrobe?
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