The Benefits of Minimalist Fashion: How Simplifying Your Wardrobe Could Make You Happier

February 15, 2023

This post is sponsored by VIVAIA. All opinions are my own.

What is Minimalist Fashion and Why Does it Matter?

Minimalist fashion has always been around, a little bit in the background, with fast fashion somehow constantly shoved in our faces. Since the debut of the pandemic though, minimalist fashion has made a proper comeback.

So what is it exactly? Minimalist fashion is a lifestyle choice that focuses on wearing fewer items of clothing and accessories, but with more intention. It’s about creating a wardrobe that is made up of quality pieces that you love, feel comfortable in, and spark true joy in your life. This encourages us to think long and hard about what we really need, rather than just buying for the sake of buying. With a capsule wardrobe, you can create multiple looks with fewer items.

Minimalist fashion rejects the chaos caused by fast fashion, namely widespread water pollution through the use of cheap and toxic dyes, mountains of textile waste, and the list goes on.

Simply put, minimalism in fashion is not only stylish, but it’s also sustainable as it reduces our environmental footprint. Let’s take care of our planet!

How a Minimalist Wardrobe Could Help You Find Happiness

You may be wondering, how could a minimalist wardrobe ever make me happy? I LOVE shopping!

Indeed, we all do, but if you’re anything like me, you probably have way too many clothes and STILL have no clue what to wear every single day.

What I’ve discovered with minimalism is that it can actually bring more happiness into your life by reducing the stress of having too many choices. Too many choices = headache. Less choices = less headache.

It also allows you to focus on the quality of the items that you own instead of quantity. You may end up spending more on longer lasting quality pieces, but overall, your simple wardrobe choices will be more meaningful and stylish. Plus, when you have fewer items in your closet, it’s easier to find the perfect outfit for any occasion!

How To Create a Capsule Wardrobe with Less Stress & More Joy

I’ve been personally working on my closet for the last few weeks going through each and every item of clothing I own and either donating or keeping each one. I think I’ve emptied out half of my closet so far! Now if I go shopping, I only make sure I buy something I truly adore. I won’t bring something into my home if it doesn’t genuinely spark joy.

You can do the same:

  • Fine-tune your own personal style: We all have a style, or a look that flatters us so begin by figuring that one out.
  • Go through your closet and sort out everything you own: donate, sell, gift, throw away or keep.
  • Take a moment to enjoy the empty space and the feeling of freedom having less brings you.
  • Next time you go shopping, have fun with what you buy, but only buy items that you absolutely love.

VIVAIA: A Brand Focused on Minimalist Fashion

Minimalist fashion brands are born every day, as minimalism is becoming increasingly popular as a lifestyle choice.

VIVAIA is a brand that creates minimalist styles, meaning that you can wear their shoes with pretty much any outfit. I’ve spoken about the brand before, whereby their footwear is made using natural fibres and recycled materials.

You’ll notice in the styles I’m wearing is that every pair is made using a knitted design. It’s part of the minimalist look and is a great alternative to leather.  

Here I’m wearing Renee Round-Toe Fluffy Slippers and  Vera Square-Toe Heeled Oxfords.

If you’d like to make an addition to your capsule wardrobe, use code VIVAIA10 to get a 10% discount on their website:

But only make sure to buy something you ADORE!

Conclusion: The Benefits of Minimalism

The benefits of minimalism are not just limited to physical space but also extend to emotional states. By reducing the amount of clutter in our lives, we can create more room for positive emotions such as joy, contentment, and gratitude!

Most importantly, I genuinely believe minimalism can help us cultivate healthier relationships by allowing us to focus on what really matters in life.

The best things in life aren’t things. – Art Buchwald

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