In my efforts to own less and streamline my wardrobe over the past couple of years, one thing I’ve learned is that the fewer things I keep in my closet, the more I realize I really don’t need much at all. Recently, I’ve taken up the habit of storing only the things I want to wear now in my main closet and packing everything else away… and it’s probably been one of the best sartorial decisions to date. It’s been refreshing to be able to put outfits together more effortlessly in the mornings, and I strangely no longer feel the need to update my wardrobe constantly. And sometimes, after keeping a piece in storage for a while, I realize that I haven’t missed it at all and can continue to purge further.
It’s certainly helped to convert to an almost entirely neutral palette (save for touches of army green, navy, and denim… but those all count as neutrals too, right?), but I’m convinced that if you know what you like and are consistent with that, it could work well just the same. Each piece in this outfit could, and is, literally worn with almost everything else that’s currently in my closet, which definitely helps me get my money’s worth!
Photos by Brian Chan