Extreme Closet Minimalism: The 3-Pairs-of-Jeans Wardrobe

updated May 4, 2019
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I’m anything but a minimalist when it comes to my wardrobe, so I’m always fascinated by those magical people who can look great with so little. Such was the case when I came across a denim expert who only owns three pairs of jeans. Want to know what they are (it’s not what you think)?

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“This Year’s Jeans,” “Last Year’s Jeans” and “The Year Before Last Year’s Jeans.”

That’s right, she buys just one pair per year, rotates the previous two pairs down the ladder of importance and kicks the bottom one to the curb (or, actually, to eBay).

The newest (nicest) pair is for the office, parties and events, the older pair is for weekends, errands and hanging out and the oldest, ratty pair is for grubby work around the house or gardening.

This system is quite a minimalist feat considering the average American woman owns seven pairs of jeans (that’s my own towering stack below).

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But like most people, I do tend to wear the same pairs over and over, so it begs the question: could we all get by with just three pairs?

Well, could you do it?

Read more at Wise Bread.

If you do downsize then you’ll certainly need to know How To Clean Your Jeans Without Water (In the Freezer!)