For busy moms on the go, there’s nothing better than finding a little life hack or suggestion to make your days just a tad bit easier. I mean, our lives are complicated enough already, let’s not add any additional decision making throughout the day. To help with this daily task, let’s discuss how to build an inspired minimalist mom capsule wardrobe. It’s an easy way to both declutter your closet and create a functional and easy morning routine. Win, win… right?
A capsule wardrobe is one that focuses on a few high-quality pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. This allows you to have more time and energy for things in life that matter most. Another bonus – you end up shopping once a season, saving you money on impulse-bought items that (though seem seemingly small at the time) add up quickly!
One of the toughest challenges to overcome with culling your current wardrobe is the internal fear that someone will notice that you’ve worn the same outfit more than once in a week. Truthfully, no one will.
Now, you don’t have to do a complete overhaul and throw out everything you own in one afternoon. You can take a basic inventory of what you own and then decide what you love, and what you can part with. Give it a second home in a thrift store or donate it to a local women’s shelter! You’ll feel better its in a loving home.
Here are three principles to follow when it comes to creating your own “Minimalist Mom Capsule Wardrobe:”
Keep it practical
We all want to look as good as Blake Lively does carrying her toddlers around, that’s a no-brainer. But, do not buy pieces for your capsule wardrobe that is an idealized version of yourself. You need to decide on pieces that fit into your everyday life.
For example, if you’re a nursing mom, you’ll most likely want to have a few button-down shirts in your rotation so you can layer it over a nursing tank and comfy leggings. Moms with kiddos on the go should ditch the designer jeans and stock up on a few pairs of jeggings and joggers to help you feel more pulled together versus baggy sweats.
Some people like separating their clothes by color or type. Others choose to separate by season and only keep out what you are using for the current season, keeping the rest stored away.
Make sure you have enough hangers on hand, as well as other handy organization tools such as scarf holders, baskets, and jewelry holders. This will help you clearly see what you have and make it easier when it comes time to buy new items.
Keep it basic
You want to have tops and bottoms that go together without having to put much thought into your outfits each day. The best way to do this is to keep your style choices simple. You can easily accessorize your look with scarves and jewelry instead of flashy patterns and textures.
Having a steady foundation of “anchor pieces,” the term used for the most important and frequently worn items, is crucial. These are going to be your basics like jeans or black t-shirts. Other clothing things can be coordinated around them.
Maintaining a minimalist mom capsule wardrobe can be daunting, especially for those who are not used to parting with their belongings. But it’s important to revisit your allocation of time and energy to see where it is going versus where it should go. You may be surprised! Start today, and be thrilled that your days are now filled with one less complication.