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Should I Wear The Same Clothes Every Day? (My Thoughts)

  • Zak 
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When I first got into minimalism, I was intrigued by the idea of reducing the number of choices I needed to make on a daily basis. Having to clean less was an awesome perk, but I wasn’t so sure about changing my eclectic wardrobe into one that consisted of a basic uniform of chinos and plain t-shirts. But I gave it a try, and you’d be surprised by my experience! If you’re on a similar journey as I am, you will probably find yourself asking the same question: Should I wear the same clothes every day?

Before you pull the trigger and throw away all the clothes you’ve amassed over the last 12 months, there are a few things you need to know.

There are some pros and cons to wearing the same clothes every day. I did run into some issues, but I also faced some positives that made it a worthwhile experience. By the end of this article, you should have a clear idea of whether this is something that will work for you or not.

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My Experience Wearing The Same Clothes Every Day

should I wear the same clothes everyday

1. Simplicity And Efficiency

Gone are the days when I had to get up in the morning and rush around like a crazy person searching for an outfit.

Now I can spend those extra 20 minutes planning my day and relaxing because I wear the same clothes every day.

What I wear is designed to be comfortable and semi-professional so that I can have meetings and also grab a quick lunch without feeling overdressed or underdressed.

2. Reduced Decision Fatigue 

I don’t know the science, but I believe that we all have a certain amount of energy to expend on decisions.

After a certain point, we experience fatigue and struggle to make the most efficient and appropriate decisions. I suppose this is why people like Steve Jobs adopted a minimalist wardrobe.

They saved all their decision-making capabilities or mental energy for the situations that mattered most to them and automated or simplified everything else.

I can vouch for this because I’ve reduced my morning routine significantly since adopting minimalism, and much of that can be attributed to eating the same foods on most days, wearing the same clothes, and exercising in the simplest way (walking).

3. People Begin To Notice

The problem I have is that I don’t just wear the same clothes on weekdays but also on weekends. After some time, friends and family begin to notice and question it.

Is it a problem?

Not necessarily.

But people begin to wonder whether you’re experiencing financial issues or if you’re using the same unwashed pair of clothes the entire week.

4. Limitations For Social Gatherings

Recently, I watched a video on Youtube of a celebrity’s daughter who got married. She was dressed to the nines, but her husband attended the ceremony in gym clothes!

It looked as if he didn’t care to make an effort for his own wedding day or spouse, and most people were upset to see this.

Some meetings and events dictate a particular style of attire, and it’s not appropriate to wear normal clothes to attend these social events.

I wasn’t comfortable attending a religious event in my new ‘uniform’ nor did I feel confident in my appearance while at the mall.

5. Personal Expression

Clothes not only make a fashion statement but also highlight attributes of your personality.

They can also be a wonderful way to make yourself feel loved and appreciated because self-care is necessary for a healthy outlook on yourself.

Wearing the same clothes every day doesn’t really make room for that unless you are someone who loves being perceived as regimented and disciplined.

There’s also the possibility that you might grow bored of it or start to dread the way you look on a daily basis, and that is not healthy for anyone.

6. Environmental Impact

A smaller wardrobe can contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Fast fashion and excessive clothing consumption have significant environmental consequences, so wearing the same clothes regularly can be a conscious choice to reduce your environmental footprint.

I chose to purchase outfits that were not associated with the exploitation of animals, and it felt good to do so.

It’s easier to do this when you’re wearing the same clothes every day.

8. Budget-Friendliness And Convenience

I can’t begin to tell you how budget-friendly it is to buy the same type of t-shirts and pants for an entire wardrobe of clothes.

You don’t have to waste money on traveling to malls or dealing with exorbitant prices from name-brand clothing stores.

Once you locate an affordable store with good clothes, you can pick up duplicates of the same item immediately.

Another advantage of this is that your clothes are guaranteed to fit and look good on you because they’re all the same, provided your weight doesn’t fluctuate significantly

If you’re someone who doesn’t want to waste their time on fashion, this is the best way to streamline the entire process and guarantee that you look presentable every single day.

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