New seasonal fashion advice is about to hit your favorite publications, websites, and inbox. You’ll get the 411 about key pieces you need to feel good, look good, and be stylish. And then in a few months, you’ll get a whole new list. Keeping up with the trends, and trying to shop your way into a better life is a losing battle.
The trends will come and go, but there are 5 essentials in your capsule wardrobe that you can’t find at the mall or on Pinterest. They are classic pieces that you can’t buy, and in fact, if you try, you’ll only replace them with shirts and skirts that you are unhappy with in a few months.
If you are looking for the perfect things for your capsule wardrobe, you’ve just hit the jackpot.
Feeling stressed out first thing in the morning because you don’t know what to wear or thinking, “I have nothing to wear” while staring at a stuffed closet is stressful, and even if you aren’t aware of it, you carry that stress into your day. Start your day with peace by creating a calm atmosphere in your closet. Fewer choices = less chaos = peace.
Why complicate the day by sorting through a stuffed closet that is constantly reminding you how much you spent on clothing you don’t wear? Keep it simple and only hang things in your closet that make you smile all day.
Purchasing something just because it was on sale, or because you saw it on the cover of a magazine isn’t love. Worrying about what other people think about you and your wardrobe isn’t love. Trying to squeeze into clothes that don’t fit is not love. The best way to wear your favorite things every day is to only own your favorite things. That’s love.
Too many choices make it difficult to know what you really want and like in your life. Limit your daily choices starting in your closet and you will eliminate decision fatigue and feel more confident with your choices.
When you dress with less, you naturally have more space in your closet. That space is a daily visual sign that you are making room for your life to unfold.
If you want these 5 essentials in your closet …
- Start a shopping ban like Cait did so instead of adding more things, you can create more space to figure out what you really want.
- Eliminate anything you haven’t worn recently and don’t plan on wearing in the near future. Let go.
- Box up anything you aren’t sure about and revisit in 3 months. Remove the pressure of deciding what to keep by simply hiding it for a while.
- Connect with other people who have found joy in dressing with less. Join me on Instagram and search #project333.
- Shift your focus away from clothing and fashion by engaging in a creative project, and by thinking about other people in your life.
If you landed here looking for the perfect pair of jeans, or a little black dress that you don’t want to live without, do a quick review of your wardrobe history. How many pairs of jeans have you owned in your lifetime? How many little black dresses? How many stylish bags? How is that working for you?
The truth is .. there will never be an item of clothing that changes your life, or convinces people you are someone you are not. Shopping won’t fix the past or secure the future. More is not the answer.