Thursday, June 20, 2019


By Renaldas Kaveckas

Tips On How To Build
Your Very First Minimalist Wardrobe

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Simplicity is what makes it special. You can apply the same rule to pretty much anything and all of a sudden everything becomes so natural and beautiful at the same time. A minimalist wardrobe is no exception in that regard. A minimalist wardrobe is an answer to your daily struggles early in the morning when you ask your self, "what should I wear today." But don't worry, I'm here to help you out to build your own minimalistic wardrobe.

So What is A Minimalistic Wardrobe?

The term was first coined in the 1970s by a boutique owner Susie Faux. It's a small well-curated collection of clothes that can be worn for many years to come that won't go out of style. These clothes are immune to fashion trends; therefore, they'll make you look stylish for seasons to come.

Versatility is a Key To a Good Minimalist Wardrobe

Versatility comes first when choosing clothes for a minimalist wardrobe. Avoid fancy fashion trends that go out of style in a couple of months. Instead, choose something that is going to compliment other pieces in your wardrobe.

The only take away here would be to limit your spendings on unnecessary items. Instead, buy one quality garment that is going to be a perfect match for other items in your closet.

Note that this technique can be applied both for women's and men's minimalist wardrobe.

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3 Essential Steps On How to Build Your First Minimalist Wardrobe

1. Reduce Clutter 

First thing I would recommend you to do is to purge your closet to rebuild it. Evaluate every piece of clothing you have and decide whether you really need it or not. 

Remember, you should keep the right stuff. Don't hesitate to throw away or even better to donate things you have doubts about.

2. Invest Into Versatile Clothing

Invest in quality items. Not many people realize how much money they spend on a low quality "fast fashion" items throughout a couple of years. Instead opt for something quality, handmade that is going to last for years to come.

3. Quality Over Quantity

Spending habits is something that seems so natural to us, and most of the time, we don't blame our selves for excessive spending. However, you don't need much to feel happy or satisfied. In fact, by reducing your spending, many great things can happen:

  • You can invest more in quality items instead. 
  • You'll feel less stress when choosing what to wear. 
  • Less clutter, less to wash. 
  • It's easier to pack if you are going on holidays. 
  • And here's a great part. Eventually, you'll create a distinct look that is going to be identified with you. 

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Downsides of Minimalist Wardrobe

Well, if to be honest there aren't many downsides to it. Perhaps it can get a little bit boring from time to time. But eventually, you are going to get used to it. And as I mentioned before you are going to be identified by your own unique style which is a win-win.

Ethical And Environmental Reasons

Many would argue, but ethical and environmental reasons are causing us to think twice before popping up to a local mall to buy some cheap dress shirt.

A lot of discussions are happening every day on a subject that fast fashion is one of the biggest polluters. It's an issue, and I think a minimalist wardrobe can address that in some way. 

Key Take Aways

It's not easy to change your spending habits or to reduce your wardrobe substantially. It takes time, and you can take it step by step. However, think of the outcome at the end of the day. Less clutter, less to maintain and most of all, less stress. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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