Keeping up with the fashion world can be exhausting and expensive. The scene is dynamic, and a lot of new trends come out of nowhere. For most people, chasing after all these trends is not really budget friendly (nor is it eco friendly).
Worry no more, because fashion does not always have to be extra. A glamorous wardrobe is not a bad thing. It’s just that fashion is not always about glitter and sparkles. Keep things simple, practical, and stylish at the same time by going for a minimalist wardrobe.
Minimalism started a long time ago—way before Instagram and way before all the glitter and sparkles. There’s no telling which specific turn of events leads to the resurgence of minimalism in fashion. Whatever the reason is, thank the universe for it, because it has restarted a beautiful trend. More and more people are now looking into creating a minimalist wardrobe.
So how exactly is it done?
A minimalist wardrobe is versatile and functional. It’s usually curated using the most basic clothes, like black pants, white shirts, and boots. These essentials are always comfortable, always in style, and more importantly, always affordable.
Just like going for the basics, monotones are the pillars of minimalist fashion. A minimalist wardrobe is one filled with monochromes. Closets full of blacks, whites, and grays are a minimalist’s favorite. Throw in some pairs of sneakers, heels, and flats with the same color scheme, and it becomes heaven here on earth.
Denim Is Always an Option
Denim is part of a minimalist’s ensemble. It’s basic yet never out of style. Spice up a minimalist wardrobe by adding a few denim clothes in there. It is a known fact that a denim jacket can go a long way.
Pick an Icon
This trick is not new to anyone obsessed with fashion. It always starts with picking a role model. Having a minimalist icon is a huge help in starting out a minimalist wardrobe. This does not necessarily mean copying everything but just getting inspiration. Just a little push to achieve one’s minimalist goals.
Today, online is always a go-to option when in doubt. There are numerous sources of inspiration there. Most people nowadays don’t have the time to actually browse through every item in a physical store.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because a lot of people are creating fashion lookbooks now. Because, let’s face it, minimalism is about practicality and style in one body, skimming through lookbooks saves you time and money. You can get a preview of what certain pieces of minimalist clothing will look like when put together.
Pick Some and Not Everything
A minimalist wardrobe won’t be a minimalist wardrobe if everything is thrown in there. Creating a minimalist wardrobe means having a critical selection process. Go for the pieces of clothing that are actually vital and show personality. It can’t be called a minimalist wardrobe if the items exceed forty.
You can’t just throw away the ones you’ve decided to discard. You can sell your clothes online or have a garage sale so you can earn money while freeing up space in your closet.
The right accessories complete a minimalist’s wardrobe. They add flavor to a look and give it a bit more personality. Minimalists also choose their accessories carefully, making sure they are essential and fashionable all at the same time.
Completing a minimalist wardrobe is not always easy, but once it’s done, expect a total change of perspective in fashion. The beauty of minimalist fashion is being able to use everything and make it look like something new each time. Creating the wardrobe is just the first step. The real fun is in mixing and matching these outfits to create an exquisite look every day.
by Lindsay Steven
Mother, Blogger, & Stylist