A growing number of Americans are embracing the beauty of minimalism, particularly when it comes to their closets. As much flak as they get in some arenas, this definitely seems to be an area that Millennials are getting spot on. Whether you’re a member of that up-and-coming generation or you’re a Boomer or a member of Generation X or Y, you might be able to learn a thing or two from your younger counterparts when it comes to your closet.
Reason #1: Budget-Conscious Purchases
There’s no doubt about it: with educational debt combined with entry-level salaries, our Millennial friends don’t have tons of money to blow on fashion whims. What are they doing instead? They’re choosing each piece carefully and wisely with longevity and classic style in view. While you might not think you can afford a $200 sweater, the minimalist next door can, because they don’t have ten $50 sweaters collecting dust in their closets. According to a recent study, “minimalists end up spending a whole lot less than every other ‘fashion group.’ They invest in clothing wisely, they are calculated and strategic.”
Reason #2: Fashionable Allure
If budget was the only concern, minimalism wouldn’t be a thing. But it is. And minimalists are famously stylish, without putting much effort into getting dressed each day. How do they accomplish this amazing feat? “The small number of hues in their chosen palette makes it easy to create impeccably chic outfits without a hitch, every single time. The fabrics go well together, the design and cuts also, so there is no chance of making a fashion mistake.”
While some think a limited and primarily neutral color palette seems boring, to the minimalist it’s a source of great power. As one blogger puts it, this very factor is what offers the greatest allure of a capsule wardrobe: “all minimalistic garments are in cahoots. They’ve made a secret pact to always get along and never clash.”
Reason #3: Proper Priorities
The minimalist isn’t primarily concerned about looking fashionable or saving money. Instead, the essential quality of a minimalist is intentionality. Instead of taking extra time to pair garments together, the minimalist collects pieces that will allow for easy coordination. While initial purchases are carefully considered, the assembled wardrobe will allow for quick and simple dressing on the daily. It’s “the opposite of time-consuming . . . and frill-free.”
And this kind of mentality extends far beyond the closet and reaches into other areas of life. And that’s where its real power lies: “When you bring fewer clothing items into your life, it sparks something, this marks the beginning of a change. Gradually you start seeing the world and coming to a realization that there is more to life than owning a bunch of things.”
Who knew that valuing people and experiences over things could actually lead to a high-end fashion shopping spree? Shopping at the Penny Pincher Boutique allows you to grow in valuing all the minimalist essentials listed here and more.
Penny Pincher Boutique
We’re Westchester’s luxury consignment shop offering women’s designer clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags and much more. Visit our shop at 184 Harris Road in Bedford Hills, New York or visit us online at www.pennypincherboutique.com. You can also find a selection of our items on sale on eBay. We ship throughout the United States.
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