How streamlining your wardrobe can save you time and money

Have you ever heard of a capsule wardrobe or a mom uniform? These “trends” suggest streamlining your wardrobe for either your job, seasons or even everyday life. Imagine walking into your closet and feel like you know exactly what to wear for every occasion. No wasting 30 min. looking for clothes, accessories or things that match. How much time would you save each morning?

Let’s examine the capsule wardrobe: Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that don't go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.

Last year I have tried a 10x10 challenge where I only wore 10 pieces for 10 days interchangeable .

What I loved about it:

I always felt like had something beautiful to wear that day

It shortened my morning routine by 20 min.

It challenged me to wear my “nicer” pieces

Now the Mommy uniform is designed with similar intent in mind for feeling and looking good, but the most important aspect of this fashion practice is comfort and durability. Caring for a baby or multiple small children comes with challenges of its own; spills, food stains, burbs that turn into throw up, as well as potty training accidents on mom.

The Mommy Uniform allows you to play and have fun, get dirty and not feel guilty about having ruined a delicate fashion piece. Most Mommy Uniforms include, leggings or soft jeans, yoga or sweat pants soft shirts or maxi dresses that are not easily ruined by daily washing.

Another helpful tip is to streamline your undergarments; for example use all the same black socks and black undies, so you never have to spend another minute finding the socks mate, they are all the same.

Whatever your wardrobe needs are, Capsule or Uniform will make your daily routine a breeze and save you time and money by not buying more items you already have and love. Why not give it a try?

need inspiration? Check out Style Bee’s 10x10 fall challenge

Copyright © 2019 by Janine Morales, Certified KonMari™ Consultant, El Cajon, CA

Notes: If you are in need of motivation or guidance in your KonMari™ journey you can find a Certified KonMari™ Consultant in your area on the official KMI webpage