Why I Only Own One Pair of Jeans

Simplicity is bliss.
The great thing about these jeans is that everything else I own can be worn with them. I have two smart shirts and four plain t-shirts – they all look good with my jeans. My smart, black shoes, and comfortable trainers also work well with my everything else I wear.

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Minimalism is something I discovered early. I was fifteen and sifting through the internet for something – as you do – when I came across theminimalists.com.

There was something that grabbed me straight away. A sudden desire to remove everything from my life that provided no meaning consumed me. After less than an hour of reading about minimalism, I went through my clothes, picked out the items that were necessary, and then I donated everything else to charity.  

Moving to university was easy when I did not own much anyway. I’m sure my parents were thankful of that! My bank balance is happy about it too. 

I only own one pair of jeans.

They are decent quality so have lasted almost a year and  am sure can last longer. Being dark grey, they are smart so can be worn for meals out as well popping to the shops or enjoying a night in at home. 

The great thing about these jeans is that everything else I own can be worn with them. I have two smart shirts and four plain t-shirts – they all look good with my jeans. My smart, black shoes, and comfortable trainers also work well with my everything else I wear. 

My aim was to own only what I needed. The efficiency of my wardrobe means I don’t have to think about what I’m going to wear in the mornings. I can get up, slip into my jeans and grab whatever t-shirt is on top of the pile, and make coffee. 

Simplicity is bliss. 

Some of you might be thinking, “But when do the jeans get cleaned?” 

The answer: Sundays. I have set every Sunday as my day off work, off shopping, of everything, so who cares if I walk around the house in my pajama bottoms for a day?

To have a simple life I needed to have a simple wardrobe. Sure, owning one more pair of jeans would not mean the end of the world, but I don’t need one. Another pair would not add anything to my life.

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