Ep. 83 Curating a Minimalist Wardrobe

If you’ve ever wanted to try living with a minimalist wardrobe, our latest episode is for you! We talk all about how we approach simplifying our closets and wearing fewer clothes. Click through to listen in or to read a recap of the episode!

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Ep. 83 Curating a Minimalist Wardrobe

If you’ve ever wanted to try living with a minimalist wardrobe, this episode is for you! We talk all about how we approach simplifying our closets and wearing fewer clothes.

We cover:

  • Why what you wear matters

  • The case for simplicity with your clothes

  • What a capsule wardrobe is and how we use it

  • How to define your style

  • Our best tips for planning your minimal wardrobe


Links Mentioned In This Episode

  • The Curated Closet- Our FAVORITE book when it comes to creating a capsule wardrobe, simplifying your closet, defining your style and loving the clothes you wear. It’s so good!

  • Un-fancy.com - A great website to get outfit ideas, simplify your wardrobe, how to pack light etc.

  • Kristin’s clothing and style Pinterest board - Kristin has a nicely organized pinterest board that has some great pins you might love!!

  • Ep. 76 An Interview With Our Husbands

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Recap of Episode

We’re talking about simplifying your closet today. Why what you wear matters, what a capsule wardrobe is and how we use it, how to define your style, and our best tips for planning your minimal wardrobe!

Why Liking Your Wardrobe Matters

Liking what you wear can effect your thoughts about yourself and how you feel throughout the day

Think of how you FEEL wearing certain things (confident, comfortable etc.)

Certain clothes make you feel like YOU!

Helps you focus on more important things throughout your day

It matters what you wear — even if it’s just a day at home, even if it’s just for you. This way you’re not preoccupied or concerned with how you look

When you dress true to yourself, you can focus on other things…things that really matter

It’s an easy way to be more intentional about your day

Plus if you have a minimalist wardrobe it helps with decision fatigue and takes away the drama


How to Plan your Minimal Wardrobe

Combine planning with shopping

KNOW what you want BEFORE you go shopping!

Know ahead of time what it is that you really need/want/are looking for. You’ll have more success & less buyers remorse when you take a little time to plan out what you’d really be happy with.

Get ideas & inspiration from others

  • We love browsing Pinterest boards like this one

    • Collect looks you really like that speak to you

    • Take a look at any Pinterest boards you’ve made and see what you’ve already collected

    • Notice patterns and typical pins

  • We LOVE the book called The Curated Closet that can really help define your own style and give you lots of great tips. It’s our absolute favorite!!

  • Check out websites like un-fancy.com for outfit ideas and tips for a minimalist wardrobe

Evaluating what you already have at home

  • Colors, patterns, textures

  • Tops vs bottoms

  • What you always wear vs. what you keep, but never wear

Fill in gaps or add pieces that sound fun

  • Look for a specific type of item - “green utility jacket” or “cognac ankle boots"

Been wanting to try out a capsule wardrobe? Listen in to hear our best tips on living with a minimalist closet, how to define your style, and how to plan out your wardrobe for the season. Click through to our site for a recap of the episode!

5 Tips For Creating A Capsule Wardrobe

  1.  Make a list of shopping guidelines: what you like and what you DON’T. Only buy what you like.

    • Ex. My shirts (mostly) have to be: longer short sleeves, long, to not require a shirt underneath. And I never buy uncomfortable jeans!

  2. Take the off-season stuff out of your closet.

  3. Use outfit formulas and give yourself permission to wear similar things regularly.

    • Men do this all the time

    • Embrace wearing similar things regularly (This is why I have 6 gray sweaters.)

      • ex. Gray drapey sweaters + dark leggings

    • Swipe from celebrities with similar taste

      • Kate Middleton wears button-ups tucked into skinny jeans and striped shirts under blazers :)

  4. Plan what you need BEFORE you go shopping instead of choosing things on the fly.

  5. Buy one quality closet staple each season/year to get nice things that will last a long time without breaking the bank.

We’re talking about simplifying your closet today. Why what you wear matters, what a capsule wardrobe is and how we use it, how to define your style, and our best tips for planning your minimal wardrobe!

The Benefits to Having a Minimalist Wardrobe

  • Creates less mental energy and fewer decisions

  • Clean visual space in your closet = less overwhelm

  • Helps you love everything in your closet instead of feeling guilt or “ugh I have nothing to wear”

  • Creating a capsule wardrobe means that most of your items will go good together



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