Hello there! This is my debut post since I decide to take a break from my weekly post. Living away from blogging world bring me anxiety somehow. But thanks God, the weather here in Semarang lately is a bless. I enjoy everytime the gray sky arise, complete with clouds hanging weighty as if they don't want to stay there any longer. Well at least, the weather is on the top list in the good part of my daily assessment lately.
In line with a great weather, last weekend was also a pleasing moment for me. I barely remember when was the last time I have a quality time with myself. Just me, doing what I enjoy to do, with no one else around. I dislike the hustle. Maybe that was one of the reason why I started living in minimalism in the first place. Too many things, or too many people can be exhausting and distance me from clarity. Therefore I crave for a simple, yet more fulfilling life.
Speaking of minimalism, ever since earlier this year, I've been trying a new way to simplify my wardrobe. As what I've said in my older post about minimalism, that choosing everyday outfit is an everyday decision that I want to reduce. So far, this method works for me. That's why I'm taking up time to share about it here. So, here is my step to step advice to simplify your wardrobe and reduce your everyday outfit decision:
- Analyze it, pick 3 colors, and stick to it!
- Keep the neutral color.
- Wear one color for a whole week.
In the beginning it feels so easy because I no longer need to think about "which color should I wear today?." But after 3 months implement it, I often feel bored to wear the same color in a week. It's frustrating to stick even to my own decision. Right now I free myself for once or twice in a week to wear another color instead of resist it while grumbling.
So far I love this method so much. I no longer need to think about what color I should wear today, and nobody pointed out to me that I wear the same cloth everyday. Anyway, I wear just the same color, right?
- Have your own role model
- Do it slowly. But do your best!
I myself is not too strict since I still keeping some pastel (OMG, I love pastel color so much!) and greyish stuff. I still keep them, even wear them often. I sometime wear pastel in a white week, or grey in a black week since it's not stray away too far from my main color. But I swear myself to not buy any other color apart of these three in the future. You know, allow yourself to compromise but do your best!
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Minimalist means less. Right now since I decide to live my life in minimalism, I no longer think that more options is better. Instead, I start to feel more free and content with limited option. Maybe you can give it a try.