New Year's Style Resolutions: Building a More Mindful Closet

New Year's Style Resolutions: Building a More Mindful Closet

For most people, New Year's resolutions are all about eliminating bad habits and creating healthier ones. It's easy to look at our monthly budgets and see if we are spending too much on takeout or drinks with friends. It's often less obvious how much we are wasting on clothing each year as purchases build up in our closets year after year. In reality, the average American throws away over 65 pounds of clothing away per person per year — a burden on our wallet and the environment. Mindfulness is a popular method of dealing with stress or bad eating habits. We believe women should apply those same principles of mindfulness to shopping for clothing.

The Senza Tempo guide to creating a mindful closet.

1.) Don't just shop, curate your closet. Approach shopping for clothing the way you would shop for a piece of art or other high-end purchase. Don't shop on a whim.

2.) Invest in high-quality versatile pieces you can wear over and over again. Buying pieces that can be styled in a variety of ways like our Diana skirt.

3.) Commit to knowing and caring who makes your clothing. Everything is made in a factory in downtown Los Angeles.

4.) Stop buying wishful pieces. Figure out styles best flatter your body type, buy those and always get them altered so they truly fit like a glove. We anchor every collection on three core silhouettes, the shift, fit-and-flare, and a-line, to fit a wide variety of body types.