I am confident by now that we have all heard about minimalism and how a minimal lifestyle can be healthy. If you can answer yes to any of the questions below… you might want to continue reading…
- Do you have trouble finding things in your house?
- Do you have a lot of clothes but nothing to wear?
- Do you have boxes or bags of things that haven’t been opened in years?
- Are you tired of fast fashion and ready to wear clothes that do not fit?
- Do you really need X number of (Insert what you have too much – shoes for example)?
- Do you know what minimalist living is about?
There are so many ways to become minimalistic, not only in general but in our wardrobes. One way is the 3 X 3 X 3 grid that will provide you with a total of 27 possible outfits. This is limited to only garments. When I began looking at the 27-hanger system I began to see it has more options and includes not only garments but other items. So without further ado:
- 7 bottoms (skirts, pants, shorts)
- 14 tops (t-shirt, button down, boatneck)
- 3 layering (jackets, sweaters)
- 3 dresses
- 1 bag
- 3 shoes
- 7 accessories
The bottoms, tops, and layering alone provide 294 possible combinations. The skirts and layering provide another 9 possible combinations. For a total of 303 possible outfits before you would need to wear the same one again. This is your capsule wardrobe. Now imagine opening your closet or your dresser drawers and only seeing garments that fit and coordinate. The key to this system (or any other) is to keep the garments in color harmony.
The benefits to this system are outstanding. Less time deciding what to wear. Less time doing laundry. Fewer garments when you pack to go on a trip. Less clutter. Less time cleaning up the clothes that are piled everywhere. There are many more but these get you seeing the benefits.