In many people’s lives, there comes a time when they realise the pointlessness of running after materialistic gains. A fancy car, posh house, luxury clothes, etc. don’t matter to them anymore as they understand chasing after such things is a vicious cycle and also, a huge waste of time and money! What matters more are memorable moments and experiences.
Seems like Vir Das has realised the same and taken significant measures to follow a more less-materialistic-more-adventurous life.
Vir recently took to Twitter to express how many people have been asking him if he wears the same T-shirt every day. He revealed that he was been trying something for a year – minimalistic capsule wardrobe.
For those who do not know, a “capsule wardrobe” is basically cutting your wardrobe into just the essentials/favourites – clothes which could be worn every day, fit well and could be mixed and matched. The idea behind this is to save time and get rid of confusion in deciding what to wear every day. Also, if you think about it, it saves a HUGE amount of money.
Vir Das wrote how a year ago, he decided that he wouldn’t be “buying stuff anymore”. Instead, he was going to spend money on books, music, food, travel, and experiences. Have a look:
He also posted pictures of his wardrobe and showed how he has a few clothing items, 3 pairs of shoes, and a few hats.
Have a look at his tweet here:
Some people asked. So I'm telling. No I don't wear the same white t shirt everyday. I've been trying something for a year. I'd highly recommend it. ✌️😁 pic.twitter.com/XXXnrwCGAj
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) July 28, 2020
People on the internet are inspired by Vir’s idea. Many said that they would try minimalism too. Some even talked about how celebrities don’t need to display brands and should be more responsible about the kind of lifestyle they project.
Well done @thevirdas our biggest stars don’t display brands. A show off of brands is a sign of insecurity or just a plain show off. Public figures should be responsible & not set fake aspirational values to their fans,but be true/real role models.
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) July 29, 2020
That's so sweet of you to share that ❤️
I hope people start believing in simplicity and stop judging each other over cloths and fancy stuffs
— Truth is Trending (@neelusharma1) July 28, 2020
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People getting triggered by the prayer flags right above shoes but I'm having a different perspective. I'm looking at the stand as a human body. Top most belongs to hats, bottom most belongs to shoes. Right under the hats is prayer flags. This is where the heart is.
— Gas Chamber (@StinkySince98) July 28, 2020
Awesome…. something I too have been trying for the past two years. If I buy any new clothes, I have to get rid of that many + 1 off my closet.
I am getting to your number….maybe by the next two years! (Sans the hats)
— Prachla Malhotra (@PrachlaBawa) July 28, 2020
After learning of the waste of resources in making clothes, I took a similar view. I only have plain coloured T shirts and jeans. They don’t get ‘old’ or ‘worn too much’
— Texas the Tweeter (@RandomImpeacher) July 28, 2020
Buying clothes is a waste of time and money. Agreed.
— Shams (@shamsulhaq23) July 28, 2020
i followed you coz I knew that you have some kinda greatness and humour.I was right. That changed my perspective toward owing lots of clothes.
— Abhishek Gupta (@Abhishek7_97) July 28, 2020
Very pragmatic..minimalism is the way forward. Even better than you're investing money in experiences!
— VT (@ItsMeVersailles) July 28, 2020
This is definitely how I wish to live. I just hope to have enough money to be able to travel whenever I want, go to the best places 😊
— Avinav (@avinav2712) July 28, 2020
Is anybody willing to try this? Because I am!