I’ve spent a lot of time in the last year thinking about how I can minimize my wardrobe, consume less, and also give you guys some inspiration and ideas on how to do the same. Embracing a minimalist wardrobe hasn’t been a cake walk, that’s for sure, but I’ve become really passionate about it and want to keep challenging myself (and you!) to keep it up.
There are a lot of ways you can start “going minimal.” For me, I think the best approach to buying things more intentionally is to take baby steps. I kinda learned after 2018’s shopping freeze that not buying things is easier said than done, but it was fun and totally worth it to become a more conscious shopper.
So, if you’ve been wanting to do something similar, but haven’t been sure where to start, I’ve put together five different ideas for minimalist wardrobe challenges. Some of these ideas you may have heard of, others might be totally new. Either way, I hope you give one a try. And not only to learn to consume less, but to also learn something about yourself in the process!
I hope you all had a truly magical, wonderful holiday season! I ended up taking the rest of last week off because I just plain needed a little bit more time to myself. But now I’m ready to jump back into the blog and share what we’ve all been waiting for… my final update about my No Shopping Challenge of 2018! I shared a bit about it on Instagram, but it’s time for a full recap.
Does your household wear matching holiday pajamas on Christmas morning? If there is one holiday tradition that I still love as an adult, this is it. As a kid, my and mom would splurge on pjs just for this occasion. Usually the pajamas were matching, but sometimes not… mostly they were just really cute pjs with a holiday spin to them! And, while this goes against everything my reduced waste, minimalist brain believes in… sometimes you just really want festive pjs, amiright??
It’s been a hot minute since I shared an update with you about my No Shopping Challenge! Between the kitchen renovation and planning the wedding, I haven’t really had the time, energy, or resources to do much shopping… which is sort of awesome because it’s really helped me to get back into the groove of this challenge. The last time I checked in, I had slipped up a little over the summer with my shopping and was hoping to get back on track. Let me just say… having all your money wrapped up in a renovation is a great way to avoid buying new clothes!
Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite season. I love the crisp air and the changing leaves, I love the hot apple cider and cozy blankets, I love making hearty soups for dinner and I love updating my closet with all sorts of cool, cozy things. At the beginning of fall, more than any other transitional season, I really crave an update to my wardrobe. It’s a great time to add to your stockpile of basics as well as to try out a few new trends. Joanna asked me to curate a list of fall fashion trends because she’s still on her No Shopping Challenge kick. So with that in mind, I’ve highlighted six key fall fashion trends with a round-up of great options for each… because you know ya gurl loves to shop!
Finding the perfect vintage tee is like finding a needle in a haystack: it requires months of painstakingly pouring through rack after rack of not-so-cool tops and online vintage shops. Alternatively, you can get the perfectly lived-in look by splurging on a designer tee like this or this, but I just can’t bring myself to spend a few hundred dollars on a ripped shirt. I mean… seriously?? After I started seeing cool, distressed tops on some of my favorite bloggers and style icons, I started thinking about how I could create a DIY distressed t-shirt myself and get the exact look on a budget.
Back-to-school season is upon us, folks! Personally, I’m super excited about this. I was always that over-eager kid who asked her mom to take her to Target for school supplies the moment we got the list from the school. And clothes? I spent hours and hours shopping and planning my first-week-of-school outfits in my head until I was satisfied that I was going to put my best foot (and new shoes!) forward. Inspired by this feeling of fall and new beginnings, I’ve rounded up my favorite vintage-inspired varsity pieces that conjure images of freshly mowed football fields and perfectly dusty chalk boards. All the pieces are under $100, so get to clicking!