How Many Pieces Should You Have in Your Wardrobe?


May 07 2014

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How Many Pieces Should You Have in Your Wardrobe?

What does it mean to be a minimalist?

And why would anyone want to be a minimalist?

Having less stuff enables me to live lightly and travel freely. It helps me make calculated choices, and expend energy in the right places. Now I put more thought into purchasing clothes than I do in putting clothes together.

But as for a specific number of pieces? It’s up to you.

Project 333 [3 months, 33 items] is a good starting point for many, since it is achievable for most people, and is customizable.

Minimalism is not about reaching a certain number of possessions. It’s about your deliberate choices.

I’ve come up with three points that determine how many items you should have:

  1. How much storage space you have
  2. What kinds of different occasions you need/want to consider
  3. How often you can/want to clean your clothes

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What do you think about my three points? Did I leave any out?

miss xandra bee

P.S. my 10-item wardrobe for autumn/winter

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