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Minimalism Challenge | Detox Your Life Before Year-End

I’ve been writing about minimalism and achieving a more streamlined lifestyle in recent months. I’ve found the subject really interesting the last few years and have worked on making changes in my lifestyle and my perspective.

I’m also a huge fan of New Years and starting the year off with a clean slate. So why not tackle both of those and do a final clean-out to start 2018 off right?

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Here are a few tips for tackling your spaces with a minimalist mindset:

(1) Check out my closet cleaning tips here and my post on de-cluttering and letting go of your fantasy self here. Try breaking down your purging by category to help you stay focused:

  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Shoes
  • Skin Care & Beauty
  • Kitchen
  • Office

(2) Organize what you use. It’s great when you can get rid of things, but it’s just as important that you be able to find what you’ve chosen to retain. Spend some quality time organizing everything from your closet to your cupboards to your medicine cabinet.

(3) Set aside time on a daily basis to MAINTAIN. It’s easy to do a big clean out, but you may find it more challenging to keep things tidy and not accumulate junk on a day-to-day basis.

My solution to this problem is spending a few minutes each day on maintenance. Clearing off the counters, putting clothes, accessories, and beauty products away that were taken out over the course of the day, putting away cat toys etc.

Be sure to check out Pick Up Limes’ 30 Days to Minimalism for some serious inspiration. She is absolutely lovely and her approach to minimalism is nothing short of motivational. I highly recommend giving her channel a follow!

Are YOU going to tackle a life detox before 2018?

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Minimalist Wardrobe Essentials | Fall Edition

Over the last year I’ve been working on simplifying my life and that has meant decluttering my wardrobe. So, with a more minimalist approach to fashion in mind, here’s a peek at my wardrobe essentials for Fall.

I’ve never loved the concept of a “capsule wardrobe,” but in my late twenties and early thirties have learned to appreciate the “quality over quantity” approach to shopping and building a useful closet. There’s no denying that having high-quality, perfectly fitted pieces that can be effortlessly mixed and matched for a given season is a great approach.

It simplifies getting ready, reduces the wasted space of tons of pieces in your closet that you don’t wear, and it allows you to save money that you may have spent chasing a trend or buying fast-fashion pieces that would fall apart in a few washes.

So what are my minimalist essentials for Fall? So glad you asked. 🙂

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What are the minimalist basics that YOU need for Fall?

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Looks of the Week – Minimalist Edition

As much fun as mixing prints and pops of neon are, sometimes nothing is chicer than a simple, sleek look. Solid colors, clean lines, great tailoring – They can all be just as dramatic and striking as a bold pattern.

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{All-over white and gold is a timeless warm-weather style and this is just how to do it.}

Minimalist-Orange-Suit-Crop-Top

{Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a chic little suit, and you barely need accessories when you choose a flattering, bold color.}

Minimalist-White

{Chic head-to-toe white is one of my favorite styles right now and the loose, flattering silhouette of these pieces is perfection!}

Minimalist-Slouchy-Grey-Layers

{Slouchy grey layers channel the perfect laid back look for this Summer-to-Fall transition period.}

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{Mixing & matching structured pieces in neutral hues is the picture perfect way to put together a chic minimal look.}

Are you a fan of less-is-more fashion? Which of these minimalist looks is your favorite?

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