Where To Find Minimalist Lifestyle Hacks In The Middle Of America

In a world fraught with busy schedules, packed to-do lists and endless technology at our fingertips, it’s easy to understand the appeal of the pared-down approach to living. Bringing more simplicity into your day-to-day routine starts with lifestyle choices. 

Checking out these boutiques and individuals in the middle of America who are dedicated to helping you let go of clutter.  

Photo credit: Lark Skin Co.

Photo credit: Lark Skin Co.

LARK Skin Co.: St. Louis, MO
Launched just last year, LARK’s line of no-fuss products has already solidified itself as a go-to skincare regimen staple. The brand prides itself on taking a minimalist approach to attaining a glowing complexion, with each product containing only fresh and 100-percent natural ingredients. Simplify your nighttime skincare routine with the line’s Beauty Potion, which offers an easy way to moisturize and consists of only three luxurious ingredients: rosehip oil, sacha inchi oil and citrus sinensis. Feeling a little tense? LARK’s Crystal-Infused Essential Oil Kits, with delicious options like lemon, lavender and sage, are sure to melt the stress away in no time.

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Photo credit: Mindful Closet

Mindful Closet: St. Louis, MO
Getting dressed in the morning doesn’t have to be stressful, and Dacy Gillespie wants to keep it that way. Gillespie founded Mindful Closet to provide personal-styling services to guide clients toward building a wardrobe for everyday style that serves them in a positive way. Taking part in a closet cleanse with Mindful Closet is a surefire way to pare down your wardrobe, fast. Gillespie will work with you to pull your most beloved, favorite pieces from your closet and then figure out to do with the stragglers: you know, those pants that used to fit, or that ’90s sweater that you can’t seem to part with just yet. Want to learn how to pare down your closet, but on your own time? Mindful Closet’s upcoming Making Space course might be just what you’re looking for.

 

Photo credit: Two Son

Photo credit: Two Son

Two Son: Nashville, TN
From candles to artisan clothing and ornate ceramics, Nashville’s own Two Son brings together an eclectic array of minimalist goods in perfect harmony. Located near the city’s Five Points neighborhood, Two Son offers Nashvillians one-of-a-kind shopping, as many of its goods are only for sale in small, exclusive quantities. Its selection of women’s clothing all feature clean lines in monochromatic hues of linen, while its menswear touts chambray and premium denim for days. If you’re in the mood to pamper your home with minimalist touches, don’t miss out on the boutique’s array of BKB Ceramics and artisan coffees, which are sure to liven up any space.

 

Photo credit: Ruthie Spark Photography, courtesy of MADI Apparel

Photo credit: Ruthie Spark Photography, courtesy of MADI Apparel

MADI Apparel: Kansas City, MO
MADI ApparelMake A Difference Intimate Apparel—is a slow-fashion lingerie brand and boutique founded with sustainability and giving back in mind. MADI offers a line of luxurious bamboo fabric undergarments, and for each intimate that is purchased, another pair of new underwear is donated to women in need within domestic-violence shelters or sexual-abuse clinics. All of MADI’s intimates are appropriately named after women—like the Karen Restful Robe and the Kaydee Wide Lace Brazilianand feature clean, thoughtfully designed silhouettes.

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