Hey heyyy there! I’m real excited to pick up where we left off from in my most recent post on mindfulness with a few ways that I practice mindfulness in my wardrobe!
In case you missed it – to me mindfulness means:
“practicing awareness of what is happening and how we are doing in everyday life without placing judgment on self or overreacting to what we feel might be out of balance.”
Thinking on this idea I put together 8 ways I am already putting mindfulness to practice in my wardrobe that are very doable for anyone who is looking to put a little more TLC in their closet.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
- Paying attention to what I am not wearing and why so that I don’t make those same purchases in the future. The reason this is so beneficial is definitely for a better understanding of personal style, but also because it helps me to be resourceful with money, and aware of my consumer habits.
- Styling my clothing in many different ways so that I get a lot of use out of one item instead of just a single wear, or a single outfit. This is great also because it keeps the creativity of style alive in your wardrobe!
- Reselling my clothing on platforms like Poshmark, where I know the individuals who are buying my clothing want to be wearing it. I feel like it’s an important way that I can be mindful because I know my old clothing has a higher chance of being loved/reused instead of being thrown out where it likely won’t biodegrade! For the sake of gratitude and being kind to the earth, this is important.
- Buying vintage, second hand, or swapping! Anytime I can resurrect an old treasure and make it new I want to! Still very new to this, but I’m slowly dipping my toes in!
- Saving to buy from brands I can trust are treating their designers/makers/employees/fabrics with care and integrity when I can! Doing what I can to purchase from slow fashion brands is something that I am very interested in and constantly growing in. I still am very much in both worlds with this, having a mix of slow fashion brands and regular or fast fashion brands. But I believe learning and being a part of the slow fashion movement is a journey (and one that we all should take a pace that is healthy and positive for us).
- (Speaking of learning) Educating myself on the BTS of the fashion industry! I’ve done this through documentaries and various findings on the interwebs, but I am currently hunting down all the reads to go more in-depth! If you are new to this check out a documentary on Netflix called “The True Cost,” or search “slow fashion” books on Amazon and you will find so many good reads!
- Trying on an item with multiple outfit combinations when I first purchase and then letting it sit in my closet with the tags on for a little bit. The reason being is I know I won’t be able to wait to throw it on if its something that is truly my style that I’m excited about. So if it sits in there for a couple weeks untouched, probably a sign to take back an item and stash the extra cash for something more relevant. You get me?
- Seasonally Trimm(ing) my closet! (Last but not least) out of all the things I’ve ever done, the number one thing that has helped me have contentment and clarity in my closet is surprisingly letting go of old things that no longer suit me, and making clear goals for the future, which is why I created the seasonal Trimm challenge!!
These things may seem great or they may seem small to you depending on where you are at with your relationship to clothing, but regardless of where you are at, I have found them to be great practices for me – and I hope you try some of them out!
Style Notes || For this honey of an outfit all credit goes to the coat, (and maybe those gorgeous coin necklaces I’ve been wearing every day – no shame). This beautiful teddy coat though elevates everything that I wear with it. I love that coats have a special way of taking basics up a level or two and making them feel special. Have you found this too?
Booties (old) / similar here
And that’s a wrap for now!
Hope there were some good takeaways for you in your own wardrobe – and as always please do share what mindfulness means to you, and ways that you practice it in your closet?
So much love,