If you follow the minimalism scene, no doubt you have seen multiple posts about creating a capsule wardrobe. Sounds great, right? Get rid of some old junky things and then go shopping to create the perfect minimal wardrobe.
I’m telling you to forget that junk. Forget your capsule wardrobe. That’s what the ‘F’ in the title stands for – Forget. Were you thinking something else? Maybe that applies too.
Here’s the deal. When we start minimizing and decluttering, we are stuck in an old mindset of buying our way out of our messes. THAT DOES NOT WORK WITH MINIMALISM.
Your closet is a great place to start decluttering. Your clothes are yours alone, and nobody else has any say in what items you keep. You can keep or toss as you see fit.
Delay is the enemy of decluttering. Don’t get bogged down in creating the perfect wardrobe. Taking time to design a mix and match wardrobe will kill your motivation. You need speed. Declutter one spot so you can move on to the next. Create a series of successes that will keep your motivation high.
Use that ever increasing motivation to retrain your brain. Teach it to let go.
Let go of old thinking.
Let go of getting it perfect.
Let go of worrying that someone might see you in the same outfit more than once.
We’re not celebrities walking the red carpet. We’re normal people, and normal people don’t wear new outfits every day of the month.
Instead of trying to create the perfect capsule wardrobe where every piece can be mixed an matched, create a wardrobe of your favorite items, and then wear the everliving daylights out of those things.