A Seasonal Minimalist Wardrobe
Inspired by Frugal City Girl, who did a post on her 20 items for winter!
Note: she lives in London England, where the weather is much milder than oh let’s say Montreal Canada where temperatures can dip well below freezing into the -30C / -22F degrees.
I realized upon reading her post, that I do something similar because I ALSO wear basically the same things each season due to temperature restrictions (too hot, too cold).
Unlike BF, I don’t wear the same things year-round, nor do I care to.
Barack Obama only wears grey or blue suits apparently, thinks the same as BF (BOYS!) and only wears 5 shirts and 2 pairs of pants and has 5 pairs of exactly the same colour and brand of socks.
In order to manage the challenge of being president of the United States, Barack Obama hits the gym at 7:30 on the dot every morning, and wears only blue or grey suits in order to cut down on non-vital decisions. “You need to focus your decision-making energy,” he told Vanity Fair. “You need to routinize yourself.”
Seriously Obama!? Way to make me feel like I’m wasting my decision-making energy!!!
So I thought a great exercise would be to go through what I wear for each season… until I realized that I could basically do one major wardrobe for the year, and then another one just for summer.
I don’t need ALL my clothes (that, I knew), but I want to keep them.
If I was forced, here’s what my wardrobe could look like…
SPRING, AUTUMN & WINTER 20-PIECE SEASONAL WARDROBE
I really don’t deviate from this wardrobe during the 3 seasons…
The tops and shoes may change, but not by a lot.
When it’s cold, I don’t wear skirts or dresses because it is NOT doable in -30 C (-22 F) weather.
SUMMER 20-PIECE MINIMALIST WARDROBE
Notice a trend here? Dresses, skirts, tops, ballet flats, belts, accessories.
It’s what I love to wear in the summer and I make the most of it.