Having a family also means dealing with a lot of stuff that after some time, turns into clutter that needs to be cleaned and removed. But also, being a parent with kids who’re constantly growing out of their clothes means that you need to make sure they’re always prepared and have something to wear.
Many parents fall into the trap of buying too many clothes, and they often end up with too much stuff that they don’t need. In that case, it’s much better to have a minimalist wardrobe, with carefully selected pieces of clothes. This way, your whole family will be well-dressed but you won’t have to worry about the clutter.
Here are some minimalist wardrobe essentials that you need:
1. For special occasions: elegant timeless pieces
Every woman has encountered this specific nightmare: not having anything to wear, despite having a wardrobe full of clothes. This can all be avoided by planning your purchases according to your needs and your personal style.
So, if you’re a busy mom, it’s always best to have a few elegant classic pieces of clothing such as a little black dress, a white buttoned shirt, a pair of elegant black pumps, and a pencil skirt.
That way you can always make sure that you’ll be well-dressed for every occasion that requires you to be elegant. Instead of buying every piece that looks good, you should invest in a few quality pieces that are durable and can be matched with almost any other item in your wardrobe.
2. For every day: basics and essentials
Fancy events are one thing, but what about everyday situations? Many women own too many sweaters, jeans, and tees that end up at the bottom of the closet without actually being used.
However, it’s better to focus on owning clothes that are neutral, comfortable, and stylish, but also warm enough for cold winter days. Therefore, owning a puffy jacket for freezing temperatures and an elegant winter coat is more than enough for a few winters.
Similarly, you don’t need ten pairs of jeans, instead, focus on purchasing a few quality pairs with different cuts that will last you for some time.
3. For toddlers and kids: only what they need at the moment
Kids are often given clothes that mean nothing to them, and they often end up wearing only a small portion of what they own, since they grow too fast and what fits them one day, will be definitely too small or too tight soon.
Therefore, it’s better to shop for basics that they will be able to wear every day without worrying about what will happen when they get too big. Babies and toddlers don’t need too many clothes, especially during the summer, but they still need to be protected from direct sunlight, so owning a comfortable, sun-safety baby beanie is something you should definitely consider purchasing.
Additionally, when your child grows out of their clothes, you can always donate that to charity to avoid unnecessary cluttering.
4. Treat yourself, but carefully
Owning clothes in black, gray, brown, and beige may be practical and helpful, but also boring, if you’re someone who prefers more colorful clothing. In that case, feel free to treat yourself once in a while, but it’s advisable to buy clothes that you’ll actually wear.
Shopping malls and online retailers always have enticing offers, therefore you need to be careful with your shopping habits if you want to keep your wardrobe minimalist and tidy.
Basically, focus on buying pieces that you can match with what you already own, no matter how unusual or colorful they are, because the point of having a minimalist closet is to be able to mix and match all of your clothes, without overstuffing your closet.
Being a minimalist is something that you learn as you go, and remember that your focus should always be on owning something that is made of quality fabrics and long-lasting, as then you won’t be tempted to shop all the time.
Finally, the minimalist wardrobe should be able to sustain you for every occasion, but also, don’t forget to do what makes you feel comfortable and at ease with yourself and your family.