Depending on your field of work, you may feel pressured to have several different dressing options ready in your wardrobe. If you work in a representative role, dressing appropriately is essential and the same may apply to specific sectors like finance or legal. Even if you have a classic office role, fashionable colleagues can urge you to keep up with your outfits. But how do you do that without buying new pieces every few weeks? Here’s how.
When I first started getting interested in a minimalist lifestyle, not buying anything new wasn’t the big difficulty. I found it hardest to reduce what I already had. I somewhat followed my instinct, but looking back it could have been easier with more guidance. That’s why I decided to create this small guide to help you downsize your wardrobe. I started writing the Minimalist Wardrobe series on my former blog and have now decided to re-vamp the posts and continue with the series here.
One very vital part of living minimalistic and reducing your belongings is becoming more picky with what you buy. Even a minimalist will have to consume (read: buy) stuff every now and then. I believe, that buying second-hand is the best way to reduce your impact on consumption. For the past few years, I’ve tried to reduce the amount of stuff I buy more and more. When I do buy something, I try to buy it second-hand. After some difficulties figuring things out in the beginning, I consider myself a thrift pro now and sincerely believe that you can buy almost anything second-hand – yes, even that specific pair of shoes you’re craving.