Fast fashion and online shopping are ever-increasing but so are people who want to get into a more grounded way of living. A minimalistic lifestyle is getting traction as people want to live a more content and sustainable life.
Here are ways you can kick start your minimalistic lifestyle without giving up on fashion.
- Go for good-quality products
When you are on your minimalist way of life you want to start the process by only keeping or buying anything of good quality. The materials have to be of good quality so most of the fast fashion outfits will go to the recycle bin. Invest in top-notch quality specially for your basics like trousers, cardigans etc. Go for natural materials like cotton or linen or wool and be mindful of the place you live as the weather can also play an essential role in your minimalist journey, so choose pieces accordingly and donate the rest.
- Invest in your capsule wardrobe
Now that you know the importance of quality products, we have to move forward to the need for your own capsule collection according to your style, invest not only your money but also your time in selecting pieces that go well with each other, so that you can mix and match them but still look stylish. If you have to wear formal, let that be your predominant piece in your wardrobe. But choose pieces that you can wear for a day or night out like a white button-down shirt that can be worn to your office and a day out with your friends or a silk top that can be transitioned into a day to night wear. Choose a color scheme for your capsule, this sure will make your life easier.
- Go for classic pieces
If you’re on your minimalist journey then trends will not be your best friend because they keep changing every few months, so stick to classic pieces like a good pair of classic blue jeans, white shirts, or a good coat if you live in a colder region, classic black heels, navy blue jacket or brown trouser, etc.
- Limit your accessories.
Limit your accessories to just solid pieces that will stand out and last longer than all the trendy products that come out every few weeks. A gold chain and earrings, watch, pearl necklace and earrings, diamond stud, and a good silk quality scarf can bring about change and freshness to your looks.
- Stop impulse buying
Always recycle and to have a successful way of living a minimalist lifestyle is to donate or recycle. Any new product should mean that one of your existing products will be donated so you can stop yourself from impulse buying. So, keep the one-in, one-out rule to save yourself from online impulse shopping, especially during the holiday season.
- Only keep pieces that spark joy
When you’re beginning your minimalist lifestyle keep things that really spark joy. It will be an uphill battle to empty your wardrobe, select a few pieces to keep and donate the rest. Select a number and stick to it. For the product, you want to keep. This will help you downsize and live a more content minimalist lifestyle.