We make a lot of choices during the day. But did you know there is scientific evidence of emotional, mental and physical fatigue from making too many choices in a day?
The dominant reason why I've recently decided to cultivate an even tinier closet is because, to put it simply, I'm busy...
After years of searching, experimenting and creating my own personal style and wardrobe, I know what I like.
And sure, I'll have events to go to here and there, host parties, go camping, travel, and do many fun things that call for something "a little different" to wear... but for the most part, day in and day out, I've got things to do! Daily.life.things.to.do.
So! Like Obama, like Jobs, like Wang, Lagerfeld and everyone else who has figured out what they can live without in order to have the creative energy to put towards more interesting things than, "what am I going to wear today?":
I found a uniform.
The tee, I made. The pants, I made. And the shoes? Those are Sam Edelman.
I walk in it, work in it, sit in traffic in the back of an Uber in it, eat standing up in it and even nap in it. Every morning this outfit is waiting for me to slip into and get moving. My choice-fatigue just got a little less fatigue-y.
The less choices we have, the more freedom and energy we can put to other things. Like, for example, energy to put towards these various questions I always leave to the last minute - or just don't get to at all:
What kind of outfit should I wear to that Fall wedding?
What cool stylish costume can I wear for Halloween?
Should I start wearing headbands?
What kind of dress do I want to wear for New Year's?
Should I start wearing proper women's pajamas instead of a big t-shirt?
What kind of camping wardrobe should I put together for the Fall/Winter season?
Would I look good in a cargo jacket?
Ah! Now if I can just start meal prepping... I might just be able to rule the world.