We’ve all been there. One too many “ooohhh, this looks amazing” exclamations and before you know it, you have more skirts than Charlie Sheen’s had women and warrants. It takes hours to throw together a simple outfit and you still can’t find your favorite shoes. Yikes. Looks like it’s time to declutter your style.
Check out these tips to become a fashion minimalista:
Decluttering Your Style
Don’t Dress Like a Coconut Tree: Be cart-conscious! Being more aware of your purchases is good for your style and your bank account, so ease up on how fast you scoop up that island-inspired handbag…and that adorable palm-leaf-patterned hat, and that (whiplash) “Oh look! Those bamboo-green shoes would totally complete the whole ensemble!” (See how this goes?) Before you know it, your over-the-top cart frenzy will have you looking more touristy than terrific.
Go easy. Think: one bracelet in that tropic-inspired pattern and a fun nail color to nicely accent your outfit.
Compromise with your inner “But I really, really want it all” self and instead, purchase just one or two elements instead of the entire product line. Your look and your purse won’t be as weighed down! It’s easy to get carried away, but with some careful thought and some self-control, your newly- decluttered style will be looked—not laughed—at.