A 3-Step Guide for Building a Minimalist Wardrobe

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5 Steps for Building a Minimalist Wardrobe

When it comes to a style of living, I find minimalism to be the best of the bunch. Mastering the 'less is more' philosophy has helped me get rid of any gluttony around me and focus on what I really need, instead of on what I think I need (translation: want). And I get it, with everything the entire world is constantly throwing at us, it's normal to believe more is more. Take it from me, it's not. And regarding a style of fashion, I follow the same rules. So, if you're considering switching to a more minimalist , downsized way of dressing, here's a step-by-step that'll help you master it à la Vivienne Westwood.


Make sure your closet is filled with pieces you really, really love, and get rid of all the rest -sell them on eBay or donate them to a local charity. Having pieces you just temporarily like will add up space and won't let you value what truly makes you happy and fit your unique style. Plus, decluttering will also help you stop any unnecessary spending when shopping.


It's better having 4 or 5 items that'll last more than a couple of years than owning dozens of different items that wear out after a couple of washes. If you still want to get some seasonal trends, make sure they truly fit your style so you can keep on wearing them long after the season ends.


Once you've selected your quality, timeless pieces, it's time to create your minimalist wardrobe. For a classic capsule, start off with 30 items: 4 t-shirts, 3 blouses, 1 button-down, 2 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of trousers, 2 skirts, 3 dresses, 4 pairs of shoes, 3 sweaters, 2 blazers, 2 coats, and 2 bathing suits. However, make sure most items coordinate so you can create endless combinations.

PRO TIP. Choose pieces in neutrals that are easier to combine -black, white, gray, navy, camel, blush.

Once you've arranged and downsized your closet, you'll automatically apply these to everything else in your life, you'll have more room for what's important, you'll start spending less money, and get a better sense of quality and value. From where I see it, it's a win-win way of living. 

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