Many CEOs adopt a “uniform” strategy to cut down on the number of daily choices they need to make. Wearing the same clothes every day allows them to spend more time on what matters to them. I am not as extreme but I do adopt a similar concept. Aside from being a time and decision saver, a minimalist wardrobe has many other advantages. Here are a few that I really enjoy:
- You get to wear your favorite pieces every day.
- You can curate a few items each season to update your capsule collection. Keeping in mind you will also donate a few to keep the balance.
- You will be more creative with how you pair your pieces. Having fewer items really pushes you to figure out how you can maximize their use.
- You will curate a more balanced wardrobe. Instead of having hundreds of tops that may be very similar, you’ll start to focus on specific cuts and styles — a turtleneck, a button-down, a v-neck, a t-shirt.
- You will fine-tune your style. You’ll realize that you favor a certain cut or style very quickly with this method. If you find yourself avoiding a piece, donate it. That way you can find a piece that makes you happy and someone else can benefit from the piece you are avoiding.
Now that you have your capsule collection, rotate the items in your closet so that you can keep track of when you wore them. This keeps things spaced correctly so that you don’t wear a piece too often and also urges you to wear all of your pieces.