What KonMari taught me about style

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denim dress outfit

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I’m the one to always hate hyped-up things. I usually get so annoyed of the hype, I end up ignoring the subject and later I find out that I missed out – big time.

That was the case with the famous KonMari as well. Until this year, when I finally  did some research on the matter and actually decluttered the whole apartment with my boyfriend.

Before going into the title, I want to say something about this famous book and the KonMari method: KonMari isn’t about minimalism. I had this vision of an empty room with only a few things in it. That all of a sudden I have to throw everything away and that’s the thing here: throwing things away. It’s actually the other way around: you should keep the things you like, the things you love at your home. You should gather the things you enjoy and show some respect to them. Sure you have to throw away a bunch of stuff away as well, but only things, that you don’t need or want to keep.
And throwing away useless stuff really makes you think. It makes you think of your spending habits and it really shows you, what things you truly enjoy. One of the big areas that we went through were our wardrobes. That was a huge deal to me. I learned a lot about my style and the kind of clothes I like to wear. Here are my style tips.

What Marie Kondo taught me about style

  • Buying your own clothes is super important. Since I’m the youngest sister of four, I always got the old garments. I rarely shopped for clothes and I think that’s why it took me a long time to find my own taste. I threw away most of the ‘old clothes’.
  •  Life is too short for feeling nothing more than comfortable in your outfit! There were some uncomfortable clothing in my closet, that I never wore. Too tight, too small or just a cheap fabric. I threw away those bastards, that made me itch by just thinking of them.  Also: comfortable doesn’t mean dull or unfashionable.
  • You don’t need all the ‘Must have’ clothing items. You only need clothes, that you like and personally enjoy. Of course there are some of the classics you probably do really, really need, but it’s always up to you. You got this!
  • You should buy clothes, not color. I wear a lot of black and sometimes I feel bad about it and buy something colorful – only to never wear it. It’s better to buy clothes, that you’re gonna like to wear, even if it means it’s mostly black. You’re probably gonna find a way to bring some color to your outfit anyway – if you like. For me it’s usually a bright lipstick, colorful eye makeup or a scarf. On these photos I’m wearing light blue eye shadow (and that denim shirt is colorful for me).

After going through my clothes using the KonMari method I’ve actually bought some new things, that have instantly become one of my favorites. So I also ended up becoming a better shopper! Nowadays when I’m buying new clothes I always make sure the fabric is of good quality, that I actually love the item and I think of all the other clothes I could pair it with.

denim dress

On these photos I’m wearing two new things that made it through the sifter: an oversized denim shirt and simple black leggings from gina tricot. Apparently the store acts only in Europe, so I found similar shirts for you like this  and this  (boohoo*).

Have you read KonMari? What do you think of this outfit?


12 Replies to “What KonMari taught me about style”

  1. Love this outfit, you kook great. I love the sound of KonMari, it’s not something I had heard of previously but I apply a lot of those principals already so am going to read up. I am looking forward to getting some new capsule pieces for Summer.

    Amy – http://amyevans.blog

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Thank you! Yeah the book was interesting.

  2. I always make sure I buy clothes that I like and not only because they are on trend. And it is extremely important to feel comfortable and enjoy what you are wearing. I enjoy wearing dresses in spring and summer and some of my old ‘friends’ used to comment all the time that I look like an old lady in my dresses. I haven’t stopped wearing them! x


    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      That’s good, always stay true to yourself -and your style 🙂 !

  3. I love the outfit. I’d hesitate to wear a demon shirt myself, just because I don’t think it would suit me, but an oversized shirt, for sure. I try not to buy what is trendy and fashionable though, I’m not into that at all. That’s why I sometimes wear clothes that I’ve had since 10-15 years ago! They still look good, fit and do their job nicely

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Yeah trends aren’t important. 🙂 Sometimes what I’m wearing is in fashion and sometimes not. So what. 🙂

  4. I hope we all figured out that I meant a denim shirt in my previous comment! The joys of autocorrect xxx

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Yeah haha I laughed so hard 😀 !

  5. I love this comfy outfit. This shirt looks gorgeous on you.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  6. I haven’t read the total book..only some pages..so I don’t have a full opinion but there were some things I didn’t like..Like to speak to the objects! For me there is no life in “things” whether it is my bag or a pair of shoes etc. I like the declutter idea and I agree to have things you like and feel comfortable in but I never give importance to things…thanks for sharing xxx

    1. Charlotta Takkula says: Reply

      I’ll have to admit, I didn’t read it all the way through either. And I agree with you, things are just things. And not all the things I own “spark joy” to me, some things I just simply need in my life. Thanks for commenting!

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