This post was updated on 13/05/21

First of all, I am so pleased to say Simply Shine has been selected as one of the Top 10 UK Simple Living Blogs! You may wish to have a look at the list and see if there are any other blogs you’d like to follow.

This is the third post in a series on How to Live Simply to Shine in Life. You can read the second post in the series here-Ten Tips for a Simple Home. This post will focus on revealing the reasons for a simple wardrobe.

Imagine opening your wardrobe doors and seeing all your clothes neatly on hangers or folded in draws. The hanging clothes are facing the same way, on matching hangers. They may be colour coded, or sorted depending on item type

All the colours co-ordinate, so you can mix and match with everything. It is easy to pick out an outfit to wear, because you can see where everything is/what you have.

If you like the sound of this so far…keep reading!

The Why….

I hated the feeling of opening the wardrobe and not knowing what to wear, or having an event coming up and spending longer trying to decide what to wear than the event itself! I would also buy clothes, thinking I needed something-not even realising that I had a similar item already. My wardrobe is still work in progress-but even my husband says it is

  • organised
  • accessible
  • and easy to view

Wow, music to my ears!

So without any further introduction, here are my reasons for a simple wardrobe.

Reasons for a Simple Wardrobe:

You will feel fab

You will realise you have lots of clothes. Everything in your wardrobe fits you, in colours that work for you and in a style that flatters.

Simply Shine Revealing the Reasons for a simple wardrobe

It will save you money

Before a simple wardrobe, I felt the need to go shopping every time I had an event coming up. Instead I now know what I have so I shop less. When I do shop, it is intentional; to replace an item or buy something I know would complement what I already have.

You will simplify your morning

You won’t need to stare, trying to work out which clothes to pull out for that day. Gone will be confusion. In it’s place, you will quickly and confidently be able to choose items for the day.

Less washing!

Less clothes = less washing. It’s that simple.

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Less stress-More Calm

I don’t know about you, but when things in my home are ordered, I feel a sense of calm. And less decisions means less decision fatigue. You have to make decisions all day long. When you have less to choose from for your clothes, you can start the day with a clearer mind.

You will have time for other things in your brilliant life

When you are not spending so much time shopping, doing laundry or trying to decide what to wear, you will have more time for things you really enjoy. This might inspire you to simplify other areas of your life.

Simply Shine revealing the reasons for a simple wardrobe

You can have one too

So there you have it; my reasons for a simple wardrobe. Has this inspired you to have a simple wardrobe?

About Tina Russell

Tina Russell is a Mindset and Wellbeing Blogger and Coach who helps busy women to calm the chaos in their mind and life, prioritise themselves and shine in all they choose to do. After years of not valuing herself and being a perfectionist, Tina suffered from anxiety and exhaustion and knew something had to change. She set about retraining her brain and getting her shine back, making self-care and self-development her passions. Now happier in her life, Tina uses her coaching and influencing skills from her corporate HR career, and years of experience in making positive changes to her life, to inspire and motivate other women to do the same.


  1. I love the idea of having a very simplified wardrobe, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. I look in my closet and see 4 distinct things.
    1. Professional
    2. Casual
    3. Classic and clean
    4. Quirky

    My job requires me to be professionally dressed, but I don’t necessarily want to wear suits on my off-days. And Sometimes I’m feeling quirky, and sometimes I’m feeling simple. I’m a Gemini, what can I say?

    You do list some great reasons for a simplified wardrobe, and I think I can let go of a few things!

    Keep up the great work!

    Jacqie, @

    1. Hi Jacqie!

      I completely understand what you’re saying and do agree that you’ll need professional and casual clothes etc. The key for me would be; when you are getting ready for work, can you quickly pick out an outfit?
      Thanks for your comment

  2. I would love to have w simple wardrobe, but at the moment I’m still getting used to my (ever changing) body after having two children. My weight is fluctuating a lot and I’m still breastfeeding so clothes that fit me now possibly won’t a few months down the line! I am looking forward to the day I can have a proper sort out x

    1. Hi Sarah. I understand what you’re saying. This might still work for you as you could currently have a Summer capsule wardrobe and then have a sort out at the start of the next season?

      1. Yes!!! Although this week I’ve worn summer and winter clothes ? good old British weather lol

        1. LOL yes true! A few jumpers needed in “Summer” too!

  3. Sometimes simple is better less is more. They say samething about jewelry don’t look like mr t look simple n basic it’s more rich.

    1. Very true; I agree

  4. I wish my wardrobe was like this! I have a pair of purple jeans with nothing to match them, and I have lots of crazy patterns! This was more pleasing to my eyes than my chaos ?

    1. Perhaps you could work towards it?

  5. I love your reasons! It makes total sense. Sometimes I spend so much time in the morning going through my wardrobe. Less stuff to choose from will definitely save me time and money! Have a great day Tina.

    1. Exactly! I’m happy with anything that cuts out decisions. Enjoy your day too

    2. I’m working on a capsule wardrobe, and this post has re-motivated me 🙂 thank you!

      1. So pleased to hear 🙂

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